I am SO SO SO excited to introduce you to my 2020 Small Business Gift Guide.

I have had this idea for a few years in a row and always put it off for “next year!” This year, I decided no excuses – I am going to make it happen!

I know so many of us love to shop small this time of year and I wanted to make it easy. I created categories so you know exactly what to get everyone in your life! Enjoy + thank you for shopping small!


There are some people in your life that don’t want anything or LOVE to give back. This is the perfect opportunity to make a difference and give them a gift that will warm their heart! Here are two local non-profits that are making a difference in our community and deserve all the love + attention they can get!

Here at Happily Ever After Farm we are giving animals destined for slaughter, a safe place to call home. My dream Is to make this world a better place for animals and children to grow up in.
DONATE HERE: https://www.paypal.me/HappilyEverAfterFarm?locale.x=en_US
or via Venmo @HappilyEverAfterFarm

HurriKanen’s Kids is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and education purposes in order to enrich the lives of families affected by pediatric cancer.
DONATE HERE: https://www.hurrikanenskids.com/donate


We all know + love one or two of them! They’re always dressed adorably… even in sweat pants! Help them discover new small business boutiques + stay in style!

Thread & Root Clothing Co. was established in 2019 through a common found love of fashion and style between mother and daughter.  Ever since Thread and Root was a simple thought our mission was clear. To drive and inspire women of all ages to be comfortable and confident in their own skin. The age difference between my mom and I has given us the tools to provide functional, cute, and stylish clothing for all ages. All of our love and hearts go into Thread and Root, and we hope you enjoy the pieces that were purposely hand picked with you in mind.

SHOP HERE: https://threadandroot.com
Maison’s DC actually started out right here in Cape May County! Their first store was in Stone Harbor, but they decided that DC was more of a fit for them and just opened up shop down there this year – IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC! Their style is so good and I really love what they carry! Featured here is some of their new Gift Items, but don’t forget to check out their clothing and accessories!

SHOP HERE: https://shopmaisons.com
Maggie’s Boutique in Wildwood, NJ is a Chic and colorful seaside boutique located in Wildwood, NJ. Their style is so adorable and laid back!

STORE FRONT: 3415 Pacific Ave Wildwood, NJ 08260
OR SHOP VIA SOCIAL: Facebook + Instagram
Simply Vintage Designs creates beautiful hand made jewelry with vintage vibes!

SHOP HERE: https://www.etsy.com/shop/simplyvintagedesigns


Skin care, hair care… who doesn’t need it!? Shop small this year with these amazing Small Businesses!

Salon Meraki is a salon that believes in serving our guests at the highest level, with the highest standards, rather than serving our own agenda and egos. Our team understands the importance of excellence, education, and communication between the stylist and guest. We take pride in learning the latest techniques, trends, and styles. We incorporate fundamental techniques that have brought us to the forefront of being one of the most premier salons in Cape May County. We attend classes and training’s several times a year that promote second to none knowledge of hair color, haircuts, and the latest in styling. We also attend inspirational and motivational classes so that we can offer you the best version of us.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://salonmerakiofnj.com/gift-certificates/
Shore Soaps is a gourmet soapery located in Cape May, NJ specializing in cold process soaps, organic bath and beauty products, gifts, and hand poured soy candles.

SHOP HERE: https://www.shoresoapscapemay.com
Raiant Soap is a small business making handcrafted artisan soaps that are locally made in super small batches in Fishtown

SHOP HERE: https://www.radiantsoap.com


This category is for your friends / family who love to make their house a home! The decor loving, home bodies in our life!

Cedar Mill Lane is a full service interior home design company. We specialize in furniture restoration, and refinishing as well as interior decorating, staging and design. Be it farmhouse, transitional, coastal, rental, residential or commercial. We’re here for all stages of life from planning renovations to bringing a family heirloom back to life.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://cedarmilllane.com
Sign Me Pretty is a husband and wife duo making signs, decor and odds & ends for your home. Check out our projects and let us know if there is anything you would like us to make for you! Have an idea? Send it our way and we’ll see what we can do!

SHOP HERE: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SignMePrettyNJ?fbclid=IwAR0pFdG9UlI_BPRlohnvVHHGU1lY71RUr7P_Jlr1TE8w1uZJVwwMYfYALx0
Mama’s Junk Co’s offers Luxury Home Decor, Seasonal Decorations, Women’s Accessories & More!

SHOP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/MamasJunkCo/


These gifts are the perfect way to make the food lovers in your life happy

Cut + Board specializes in creating memorable charcuterie + cheese boards in South Jersey and the surrounding area. They cater to all events from Date Night to Weddings, Business Meetings to Dinner Parties. No celebration is too big or too small!

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://cutandboard.com
Momma’s Pop Shop created the most amazing Cake Pops I’ve ever tasted! I order them as often as I can and eat way more than I should!

SHOP HERE: https://mommaspopshop.com/
Momma Jo’s is a local dessert maker that kills it with her old school homemade goods! From cakes to pies, she does it all! Also, her Rice Pudding is famous around here!

ORDER HERE: pojo731@yahoo.com
Scallop Shack Farms is a Husband and wife team, Brady (commercial scallop captain) and Amanda (wine sales rep) who started selling scallops and shrimp after friends/family couldn’t find fresh seafood locally (all fish markets were closed due to covid19). After extensive planning, Scallop Shack Farms was born! Brady’s passion for the ocean and his career shines through SSF.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://www.scallopshackfarms.com
Carney’s in Cape May is a classic! Join them for family-fun, food & drinks with a view! A landmark restaurant nestled along the Cape May beachfront, Carney’s is the perfect stop at any point of the day! With robust lunch and dinner selections and a variety of nightly entertainment, there is something for everyone in the family here at Carney’s.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://www.carneysnj.com


These ideas make the best gifts for those who have everything and want nothing! Shop local and give them the gift of great memories!

Cape May Carts, Cape May’s only Low Speed Vehicle Rental opening May 2015, will cater to the island of Cape May renting out “street legal golf carts” or “low speed vehicles.” Get a chance to see the town, travel to the beach, lighthouse, winery or check out the victorian homes.  We can do pick up and drop offs or you can come get one from our West Cape May location.  Our vehicles are made by Club Car and plug right in to a normal outlet to charge. They are fun and exciting to drive. We hope everyone is as excited as we are to check us out!

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://capemaycarts.com
Steger Beach Services has proudly served the beaches of Cape May for over 80 years. Their family owned and operated business accommodates beach goers with all amenities required for a good old fashioned day at the Jersey Shore.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://stegerbeachservice.com
Steger SUP offers an introductory lesson on the basics of stand up paddle board and a guided tour of the Cape May Harbor by our experienced instructors. For those familiar with the sport, SUP rentals are available at our Utsch’s Marina location.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://stegerbeachservice.com/stand-paddle-board-rentals-lessons/


2020 has been a rough year for Brides to Be. Help make wedding planning (or re-planning) a bit easier and give the a gift towards their big day!

Say I Do Hair + Makeup is a team of passionate beauty expert’s, we’ve made it their life‘s mission to enhance the beauty in you on your most special day of your life. For over 5 years, their experts have specialized in the art of bridal hair and makeup providing personalized one-on-one attention for not only the bride, but for each person in your wedding party.  As The Knots “best in weddings 2019” winner, their company has built a reputation on quality work that focuses on creating a personalized look highlighting the brides natural beauty at an affordable price.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://sayidohairandmakeup.com
Have Heart Photography is a team of wedding creatives with a passion for wanderlust. They are Inspired by joy, light and our victorian culture.  They are  lovers of travel, fresh flowers and the charismatic bride.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://www.haveheartphotography.net
Chrissy Marie Designs creates beautiful jewelry for all, but specializes in custom jewelry and styling for brides to be!

SHOP HERE: https://chrissymariedesigns.com


We all have those friends who love to work out, eat right and take care of their mind, body and soul! Give them the gift that keeps on giving + shop small with these local establishments!

Dr. Marina Mangano is a chiropractor that specializes in yoga rehabilitation and movement restoration.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://www.chiroyogaflow.com/
Veronica Harwood is a Health + Habit Coach! Honestly, I think she’s a positivity coach too because she’s always showing you how to love yourself and show up for yourself! She’s offering 50% OFF any package right now so make sure you reach out to snag that deal!

SHOP HERE: vwoodfitness@gmail.com
Court House Fitness is a fitness and health club located in Cape May Court House, NJ. Court House Fitness offers state-of-the-art equipment catered to all fitness needs.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: http://www.courthousefitnessnj.com/


Small Business work hard and you can help their business grow with these gifts!

Yes! I am offering Gift Certificates this year!
Wren + Harry Creative Studio specializes in full biz marketing to keep you on brand! Offering Graphic Design, Web Design, Print, Branding, Social Media, Emails, Logos + other marketing services.

Smith Bookkeeping Solutions aims to go beyond the basics of standard bookkeeping by providing a comprehensive service tailored to meet your business needs; including external accountant role, business consultant and operation solutions.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: csmith@smithbksolutions.com
Red Beard Films specializes in promotional films, wedding events, sports, and documentaries.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: timcproductions@gmail.com

I hope you enjoyed this post and it’s inspired you to shop small as much as you can! Small businesses appreciate your support this year more than ever! Let’s make 2020 extra special for them all!