Looking to impress with thoughtful gifts this holiday? Recipients of the Spoonflower Small Business Grant have you covered with everything from embroidery kits for the friend that is always ready to pick up a new skill, to toys that will take children’s imagination to new heights.
We encourage you to shop small (always!) and start your holiday shopping early this year with these gift picks from extraordinary entrepreneurs from all over the world! You can virtually window shop by scrolling down the whole list or browse by category using the buttons below. Each entrepreneur has chosen a gift to highlight this holiday and are sharing why it’s made their must-have list, but feel free to explore further by visiting their online shops to check all your loved ones off your shopping list from the comfort of your couch.
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Why Elizabeth and Emi love this gift:
“Our holiday PJ sets come in styles for the whole family, from cozy sets for the parents and kids, to adorable footed onesies for babies and toddlers. Our chic plaid Vail collection is a holiday classic that will never go out of style.“
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Why Carly loves this gift:
“Beautifully crafted and flattering on any figure, this satin set is the perfect gift for the one you… or perhaps YOU are the gift, wrapped in this satin set!“
Photo-Synthesis Designs is a Trinbagonian born photography based fashion and soft furnishings brand bringing you beautiful global scenery in each design from swimwear, to resort wear, street wear and gowns plus throw pillows and accessories.
Why Martrecia loves this gift:
“This piece is a hit with nature and print lovers alike. But, I love the Road to Argyle Falls Shirtdress as a gift because it is an easy to wear statement piece, the gorgeous storybook image of a tree-lined road on the back moves elegantly when you walk – the person wearing it simply cannot be missed. So, you are guaranteed that the person you gift it to will get all the love, attention and appreciation they deserve when they walk in the room.”
Why Nicole loves this gift:
“Does your loved one need another box of steaks that will expire before the holiday season or another pair of slippers to add to the pile? Instead, we’d love to suggest our Nate Kit that ticks all the boxes: bold, dapper, distinctive, useful, under $200.00, and a conversation starter – not to mention our company is BIPOC-founded.”
Why Junipine loves this gift:
“Junipine’s matching doggie bandana and human scarf combos are the perfect way for both you and your pup to keep warm and look stylish this winter season.”
Why Terrance loves this gift:
“Astrology and the zodiac are super popular and trendy right now so these headbands cater to any sign! Featuring prints ranging from rainbow zodiacs, moon phases and a galaxy. As a Spoonflower grant recipient, I used the grant to create this collection!”
Rebirth Garments is a made to measure line of clothing for the full spectrum of gender size and ability. Our current focus is on gender affirming undergarments for trans folx along with d/Deaf and disability centered clear face masks that take mobility and communication style into account.
Why Sky loves this gift:
“These masks make communicating more accessible to d/Deaf and Hard of hearing folx while also being great for speaking to people who don’t speak your language as their first language, Autistic and other neurodivergent folx, or if you work with children or as a therapist and you need to be able to communicate your emotions more! These come with a choice between 11 different accessible attachment styles for limited mobility and many color options!”
KatieStew.art is an inimitable one-woman design shop that specializes in creating immersive photo booths, custom props, & unique wearables. Founded by namesake photographer, graphic designer, and maker, Katie is a self-described maximalist and rainbow incarnate.
Why Katie loves this gift:
“Fancy masks are PPE with pizazz for celebrations or a way to stunt on ’em in style in the produce aisle. Each mask is meant to help you be safe and have fun, created using my original surface design patterns printed by Spoonflower on Petal Signature Cotton.“
Why Corelle loves this gift:
“This is the nerdiest themed box I have yet to offer and I’m obsessed with all 3 of the microbiology prints that are offered in this box (only 1 print shown here). I also am including a GIANT Microbe toy with every box!”
TLMcKnightART creates colorful and unique patterns, fabrics and wearable designs. Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur and visual artist, Tiffany McKnight, is a self-described color enthusiast and aspires to create her distinctive blue-print as an emerging, Black and female designer.
Why Tiffany loves this gift:
“TLMcKnightART designer masks are handmade and feature Spoonflower fabrics that are 100% cotton. They are incredibly soft, comfortable and make the perfect gift for a loved one to stay safe and stylish in a global pandemic.”
Why Sally loves this gift:
“The size and versatility of the half-size blanket makes it a perfect travel companion to create an outdoor spot to sit or activity mat for games. Being washable and durable means it’ll last for all of life’s adventures.”
Why Nancy loves this gift:
“This set is one of our bestsellers, and makes a great eco-friendly choice for a holiday gift and/or stocking stuffer!”
Why Elysia loves this gift:
“This is a great grab-and-go attention keeper that is screen free, easy to throw in a purse or backpack, easy to clean, and an exciting exploration of different textures, colors, and sounds.”
Why Sydney loves this gift:
“I chose the Abstract Rainbow Tea Towel as it is my favorite design from my new tea towel collection. It is handmade from my favorite Spoonflower fabric, Linen Cotton Canvas. It is a perfect gift to brighten anyone’s home and bring some holiday cheer!”
Why Kalli loves this gift:
“You are so loved. We all need to hear it – we all need to FEEL it. We all know someone who could really benefit from this reminder every time they use their Warm Fuzzy blanket.”
Why Kenya loves this gift:
“The Kitchen Apron Set makes a great gift for the home chef that wants more than the standard, simple linens for their kitchen. The prints and colors of the set also add some fun to the kitchen. Add cooking utensils, like wooden spoons, or a great cookbook to complete this set for gift giving.”
Why Ruth loves this gift:
“Cotton cloth pads can be a unique and thoughtful gift for those you love, and can be a way to encourage friends or family on their journeys of being more eco-friendly.”
Kids & Baby
Why Teresa loves this gift:
“I love the printed pants! It’s super comfy and versatile for baby and made from 100% organic cotton. It comes in a variety of super fun prints– from Dinos and ponies to bowls of ramen (new prints dropping soon!). Parents can mix and match with any top in the collection, or just pair them as a onesie.“
Why Sarah loves this gift:
“This car play mat is a big hit for kids and parents alike. In such a screen heavy world I want to create toys that inspire kids’ creativity, imaginations and help them appreciate the world around them.”
Why Cath and Lucy love this gift:
“As soon as we found Erin Kendal’s sunflower design, we knew exactly what we wanted to do with it. This is now one of our all-time favorite sets and It makes us so I happy to share it with you!”
whirlykidde is a line of poetic capsule collections of children’s products which consists of clothing, soft plush toys and poetry books. Everything is designed, illustrated and ethically produced in Illinois by Heather Thornton.
Why Heather loves this gift:
“I love the Kidde and Pippe dolls from this season’s “Play” Collection because they are all full of happy smiles. The dolls are wearing 100% handmade organic clothing made from Spoonflower fabrics and each one comes with a set of crayons and a set of downloadable coloring pages for the little ones to engage in some creative work too. Each doll is handmade with love and packaged in a reusable muslin bag for years of play.“
Why Lauren loves this gift:
“Camp Clever play set bundles are customizable, so gift givers can thoughtfully choose the perfect fit for their recipient. Selecting from three collection themes, gift givers pick the play mat size and decide the number of plushes included. Each customized play bundle comes wrapped up and ready to gift in a keepsake muslin bag with a list of open-ended play benefits, ideas to get playtime started, and care instructions.”
Why Karen loves this gift:
“These embroidered-on-paper stars are perfect to show your love during the Holidays as a gift or table decoration. This is a step-by-step digital pattern that introduces you to the craft and includes different stars motifs and background options.”
Why Megan loves this gift:
“It really doesn’t get much bolder than an embroidery design on black fabric. Plus, this solar system design is sure to inspire the future astronauts, astrophysicists, and Star Trek nerds in your family.”
Why Jessica loves this gift:
“These beginner friendly embroidery kits are the perfect gift for your crafty friends. There are four designs to choose from (autumn and winter birds pictured) and each features an online video tutorial to stitch along with!”
Why Eva loves this gift:
“Our latest patterns and kits allow you to make a cosy cocoon and matching blanket for new babies. With organic cotton and 100% wool filling, these naturally soft items make very special handmade gifts!”
Why Aimee loves this gift:
“So many lovely crafters have learned hand embroidery on this fun and easy stitch sampler, making it the perfect creative gift! New and experienced stitchers alike will love practicing 14 basic embroidery stitches and creating a beautiful and handy stitch reference/ art piece.“