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!
FOR THE GIVER
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 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. Happily Ever After Farm DONATE HERE: https://www.paypal.me/HappilyEverAfterFarm?locale.x=en_US or via Venmo @HappilyEverAfterFarm
is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and education purposes in order to enrich the lives of families affected by pediatric cancer. HurriKanen’s Kids DONATE HERE: https://www.hurrikanenskids.com/donate
FOR THE FASHION LOVER
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!
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. Thread & Root Clothing Co. SHOP HERE: https://threadandroot.com
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! Maison’s DC SHOP HERE: https://shopmaisons.com
is a Chic and colorful seaside boutique located in Wildwood, NJ. Their style is so adorable and laid back! Maggie’s Boutique in Wildwood, NJ 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
FOR THE BEAUTY LOVERS
Skin care, hair care… who doesn’t need it!? Shop small this year with these amazing Small Businesses!
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. Salon Meraki GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://salonmerakiofnj.com/gift-certificates/
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. Shore Soaps SHOP HERE: https://www.shoresoapscapemay.com
is a small business making handcrafted artisan soaps that are locally made in super small batches in Fishtown Raiant Soap SHOP HERE: https://www.radiantsoap.com
FOR THE HOME BODY
This category is for your friends / family who love to make their house a home! The decor loving, home bodies in our life!
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. Cedar Mill Lane GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://cedarmilllane.com
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! Sign Me Pretty SHOP HERE: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SignMePrettyNJ?fbclid=IwAR0pFdG9UlI_BPRlohnvVHHGU1lY71RUr7P_Jlr1TE8w1uZJVwwMYfYALx0
offers Luxury Home Decor, Seasonal Decorations, Women’s Accessories & More! Mama’s Junk Co’s SHOP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/MamasJunkCo/
FOR THE FOODIE
These gifts are the perfect way to make the food lovers in your life happy
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! Cut + Board 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Scallop Shack Farms 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
FOR THE ADVENTURE LOVER
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’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! Cape May Carts GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://capemaycarts.com
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. Steger Beach Services GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://stegerbeachservice.com
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. Steger SUP GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://stegerbeachservice.com/stand-paddle-board-rentals-lessons/
FOR THE BRIDE TO BE
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!
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. Say I Do Hair + Makeup 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
FOR THE WELLNESS LOVER
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!
is a chiropractor that specializes in yoga rehabilitation and movement restoration. Dr. Marina Mangano GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: https://www.chiroyogaflow.com/
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! Veronica Harwood SHOP HERE: email@example.com
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. Court House Fitness GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: http://www.courthousefitnessnj.com/
FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR
Small Business work hard and you can help their business grow with these gifts!
Yes! I am offering Gift Certificates this year! specializes in full biz marketing to keep you on brand! Offering Graphic Design, Web Design, Print, Branding, Social Media, Emails, Logos + other marketing services. Wren + Harry Creative Studio GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Smith Bookkeeping Solutions GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: email@example.com
specializes in promotional films, wedding events, sports, and documentaries. Red Beard Films GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!