Top Gift Picks + all support women-owned businesses!

Welcome to my 2012 holiday gift guide where all featured items are made by women who own their own businesses.

If you support the Shop Local and Shop Small concepts, this is for you!

For Him:


Bella Merce Hand Stamped and personalized key chain.  Dad, coach, grandpa…all the guys in your life could use this special item.

Based in Texas, Bella Merce has loads of personalized jewelry, home decor, gifts and more.  Check it out!

Bella Merce, $38.50

All of these featured businesses are on Facebook too.  I’d love it if you would give them a LIKE there 🙂



A Guitar String Ring from Evil Pawn Jewelry.  Based in Kansas City and gaining national exposure!  Designer, Faith, has recently seen her designs on celebrities and in magazines.

Get him a fabulously unique item.  Truly!  It’s made with guitar strings wound around a stainless steel ring.  On sale for $49.99 and only a few left in a few sizes.  While you are on her site, take a peek at the amazing new necklaces and maybe pick something for you too!

Evil Pawn Jewelry, $49.99


For Her:

I am always wishing I had a mirror in my purse!  Kari Lind Creations (Kansas City)  just made that possible and totally fashionable.  Customize this cute compact mirror with her initial or a favorite quote.  Either way she’ll know you went the extra step to make it especially hers.

Just $18.50 for this sturdy compact includes customizing!

Kari Lind Creations, $18.50


One of the most unique earring sets I’ve ever seen.  Deanna Burasco, of Kansas City, make some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces from resin.  Necklaces, rings, bracelets and more.

The “On The Rocks” earrings are blinged out with Swarovski crystals and just $24!  She has this and much more on her Etsy shop.

Deanna Burasco Jewelry, $24



Tell him with the most obvious hints (like a note with directions to the shop) that you want a handcrafted exquisite corset from Monkey Wrench Clothing, in downtown Kansas City.

Best of all, all corsets in stock are 50% off!  Yep. That’s no typo girlfriend.  Half off one of the beautiful creations by Celine Collins.  The sale is this week only.

Monkey Wrench Clothing – prices range $150-250.



For Everyone:
Decorate your holiday dinner table with a take home party favor, by Nature Favors (Texas).  The pine cone is actually a fire starter.  Put it in the fireplace, light the wick, and smell the beautiful pine scent.

Was $2.80 each but currently on sale at 25% off.  Just $2.10 each to make your table even more beautiful and send your guests home with a gift.

Nature Favors, $2.10 each.


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