The Holiday season has just begun, and unfortunately they are going to be a little different this year. With quarantines in place and the closing of stores and restaurants, small businesses need our support more now than ever before.
At Dog Threads, we've committed to shopping small this year, as much as possible. It isn't always as easy as Amazon prime, but this year especially, it can make a big impact on small businesses we love. To make it easier for you, we've created a gift guide with some of our favorite small online shops to help you find the perfect gifts and cross off some names on that list of yours.
1. Animals Matter
Animals Matter is based in California where they design and make their super cozy, cute, vegan and eco friendly dog beds. Plus proceeds from their products go to help funds like Dogs Playing For Life.
2. Seltzer Goods
Seltzer Goods is a women-led company based in North Carolina. They work with makers and merchants, and collaborate with artist to curate a unique selection of goods. We love the Library Greyhound Puzzle. Its the perfect gift for the winter months when you and the fam just want to stay inside and bond.
Bellroy was started at a kitchen table in Bells Beach, Australia, and after 10 years have broaden their range to include not only well crafted wallets, but iPhone cases and bags. Check out the Note Sleeve Wallet, with its slim design and variety of colors.
Bombas designs and makes comfy & durable socks and shirts. And for every item you purchase for yourself, they donate an item to someone affected by homelessness.
5. Milk Bar
Milk Bar makes delicious and beautiful sweets. The Holiday Cookie Tin is a perfect gift for the sweet toothed loved one in your life.
6. Primarily Pure
Primarily Pure was started by Bethany McDaniel because of her passion for real & recognizable ingredients. The Spa Kit will be greatly appreciated by anyone who is missing those days of going to the spa.
7. Withco Cocktails
Withco makes it simple to make an elegant cocktail. Their mixes are handmade, using only fresh ingredients, and no preservatives or additives. All you need to add is the liquor!
8. Yerba Buena Tea Co.
Yerba Buena Tea Company was founded by Chad and Grace Smith, and inspired by their passion for artisan teas, and love of San Francisco. Their hand-crafted small-batch blends are a wonderful gift for any tea enthusiast.
Areaware is a home and gift brand based in Brooklyn, NY & Columbus OH. With a small team of 24, they work with independent designers to bring their design ideas to life. We especially love all the magical kids toys like the Blockitecture wooden block set.
Catbird works with jewelry designers, and also designs and manufactures their own Catbird line. They accomplish this all in their Brooklyn studio, with ethically sourced gold and conflict-free stones. You are sure to find a timeless piece that will make a perfect gift.