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 who 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 made by 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 former small business grantee has chosen a special gift to share with you this holiday season. Learn below why these selections made their must-have list and feel free to explore further by visiting their online shops—meaning you can check all your loved ones off your shopping list from the comfort of your couch.
36 Gift Ideas To Check Off Your List
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Ellie Day Activewear makes golf and tennis clothing women love to wear. By offering sportswear that merges fashion and performance, we make it just a little bit easier for our client to do it all… from desk to course to patio.
Why business owner Ellie loves this gift:
“This top features a stunning floral print on a beautiful 100% recycled fabric made in Chicago, IL. Golf is very male dominated and everything about this top celebrates women on the course… from the princess seams to the ruffle collar. Also it looks fabulous at the office or on a Zoom call peeking out under a blazer.”
CharlieBoy is an Australian made clothing brand specializing in bespoke shirt making.
Why business owner Carol loves this gift:
“This is the perfect holiday party shirt. The large scale poppy print is a stand out—monochrome vibes with a pop of colour.”
Waku Waku Baby offers cute and comfy baby shoes and accessories for all the little ones in your life! All products are handmade in Pittsburgh, PA, from high quality designer fabrics that capture the magic of childhood.
Why business owner Seiko loves this gift:
“This exclusive Hello Sunshine Baby Gift Set features one of my favorite patterns from the Seiko Sisco Debut Collection! Constructed from the softest 100% Organic Cotton Knit from Spoonflower and plush 100% organic cotton/bamboo fleece lining, these baby shoes and bibs are made to bring instant joy to families this holiday season and beyond!”
Photo-Synthesis Designs is a Trinbagonian-born, photography-based fashion and soft furnishings brand bringing you beautiful global scenery in each design. They take destination wear literally and their pieces speak to that and the landscape of the places that you come from, have visited or dream of visiting one day.
Why business owner Martrecia loves this gift:
“The Maracas Lookout ‘The View Before You’ Strappy Whole Piece Swimsuit is a show stopper! It features a breathtaking view of the famous Maracas Lookout (the view before you) along North Coast Road in Trinidad and Tobago. The crisscross design can be worn in a number of ways making this an incredibly versatile piece that can fit a variety of body types… a perfect gift for anyone planning a vacation getaway.”
SO Handmade provides eco-friendly travel toys for children. Being a mother to two children, Sarah develops toys that she sees the need for in her and her children’s lives. These fill the gap between organization and fun and give children the chance to explore their own imaginations and engage in self-directed play; especially on the go.
Why business owner Sarah loves this gift:
“It’s a rainbow, it’s a bag and it has crayons! Perfect for carrying around for some creativity on the go.”
Fun Mom Band is on a mission to make moms feel seen with Mom’s Fanny, a pack built as tough as motherhood. The perfect companion for a hike to the coffee shop, a grueling kids party, a Target expedition or a walk with your fur baby, lighten the mother load with Mom’s Fanny!
Why business owner Naomi loves this gift:
“Wanting to spread joy one fanny pack at a time, I’m over the moon when I hear from a customer, “Obsessed with the convenience and big time coolness of my new Fun Mom Band fanny!””
All Scrubbed Up Scrub Hats helps veterinary and healthcare heroes become more sustainable by switching to reusable scrub hats—not only are they better for the environment and our patients, they also help you look and feel good while operating!
Why business owner Laura loves this gift:
“Scrub Cats is THE perfect print for any veterinary or medical professional! Super cute and smart as well as lined, durable and long lasting, with tie backs for comfort and secure fit. PLUS they are reusable to help reduce waste.”
Wild Brush provides artist-designed and eco-friendly outdoor gear.
Why business owner Julianne loves this gift:
“It’s an all around favorite for an human who loves to bike. The tricycle bag converts from a handlebar bike bag easily to a hip pack or a sling bag! Wear it from work to fun times with friends and never lose your keys from your pockets on the ride over ever again.”
Why business owner Nancy loves this gift:
“Our makeup bags are large and spacious, perfect for carrying all of your toiletries and some of our other products like our reusable cotton rounds, face cloths, and scrunchies. They’re made with Spoonflower’s high quality Cypress Cotton Canvas and this print is the perfect holiday-themed design.”
Morganeliz focuses on providing made-to-order, size-inclusive (XXS-8X) clothing, accessories, art prints and home goods that celebrate the divine in all of us. Through the use of earthy, ethereal and afro-centric prints and designs, Morganeliz takes pride in creating intentional, one-of-a-kind pieces that highlight the beauty in fashion as a form of self-expression, art and liberation.
Why business owner Morgan loves this gift:
“I love the “Adorn” waist chain (available in XXS-8X) because it’s the perfect accessory for practically any outfit and the draping + gold cowrie shells create a very effortless statement piece. Also, as the name suggests, I made the waist chain as a reminder that you deserve to feel adorned in everything that you wear (regardless of the occasion).”
Terrance Williams Designs provides ethically sourced and sustainably produced clothing and accessories.
Why business owner 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!”
Junipine is inspired by the extraordinary bond we share with our canine companions. Thoughtfully-crafted dog and human apparel that expresses this mutual love and respect.
Why Junipine loves this gift:
“Create new memories with your best friend this holiday season with one of Junipine’s matching scarf/bandana combos. Perfect for you and your pup, or makes a great gift for someone you love who loves a dog!”
The Honest Crook is a bright and colorful handmade brand focusing on inclusion, sustainability and artistry.
Why business owner Armand loves this gift:
“These are quality hand-crafted bags for any occasion, perfect for your on-the-go essentials.”
Love, Frankie creates playful, boldly colorful, retro-inspired handmade accessories and home decor items for the fashionable homesteader. Whether it’s an apron, tea towel or coordinating set of table linens, Frankie’s quality, handmade items are sure to become your next cherished family heirloom.
Why business owner Frankie loves this gift:
“Both practical and oh so darling, this Egg Collecting Apron is the perfect gift for the chicken-owning friend or family member in your life. And with two rows of pleated pockets, it is also a great item for gardeners, artists and crafters. Constructed with fabric featuring playful, colorful surface patterns, this apron is sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.”
Ruth Nathan’s provides high-end, handmade bow ties, earrings, and lapel flowers that are created for the Urban Peacock. We’re the guaranteed choice to give confidence and style this holiday season.
Why business owner Nicole loves this gift:
“It’s the perfect take on the sharpest of all bow ties, the Franc Bleu Diamond Point Bow Tie. For a little extra, each tie can be monogrammed with the embroidery color of your choice.”
Damsel Fly Fishing designs fishing accessories for women anglers with an emphasis on simple designs, timeless patterns and flexible sizing.
Why business owners Lynae and Kara love this gift:
“We love our fleece-lined snood because it blocks the wind, maintains body heat and keeps your nose warm in the most extreme situations. It’s almost as if you’re wearing a hug around your neck while adventuring in cold climates.”
Oaty Bear creates original pet bandana designs for dogs who’s always hungry for adventures.
Why business owner Patty loves this gift:
“Nothing sweeter than holiday cookies, am I right? This will be the sweetest holiday gifts for your favorite dog who always show up whenever you’re snacking on something. Our original holiday cookie dog bandana design is especially for your best dog who’s always hungry for a treat or two!”
Monty & Mabel make bespoke hair accessories handmade to order, using fun and colorful fabrics.
Why business owner Claire loves this gift:
“Whether you’re young or old, the thought of Father Christmas visiting on Christmas Eve is the most special memory that sums up the excitement of Christmas. I love this fabric as it’s fun, colourful and perfect to wear in the run up to the big day!”
Oh Doggou offers stylish, premium pet bandanas and dog snoods made with comfort, style and functionality in mind for everyday wear.
Why business owner Sara loves this gift:
“These Classic Waterproof Dog Snoods, are a game changer for dog owners with long-eared dogs. You don’t have to worry about your dog’s ears getting wet, dirty or matted anymore! They’re a great accessory for mealtime or when your dog is out on a sniffari.”
The Spoonie Society makes products for the chronically ill and stock a range of hot/cold packs suitable for every day use.
Why business owner Helene loves this gift:
“Our Wrap Around Hot/Cold Pack is perfect for any occasion! It can be used on the lower back, pelvis, upper back and whereever relief is needed. This product is Australian made and filled with lupins, which have so many amazing benefits when compared to wheat bags.”
For all those that bleed, Red Cat Cloth has got you covered. Fun and sassy reusable cloth pads for a modern and stylish period.
Why business owner Sheri loves this gift:
“A great option for those looking to start using cloth pads or to build up their current collection. There is a reason that this is one of our most popular sets, it includes several different sizes of cloth pads to try as well as a variety of luxury topper materials, allowing you to try out what works best for you!”
Small Joy creates one-of-a-kind picnic blankets and playmats for adventures big and small. Featuring bright, bold colors and contemporary designs, they’re both beautiful and rugged.
Why business owner Sally loves this gift:
“It’s the perfect, unique, yet practical gift for those who enjoy being outside, regardless if it’s in the front yard or on a beach. I’ve had so many customers tell me how much they LOVE their picnic blanket and get compliments all the time, which brings me such JOY!”
Little Mae & Co is your one stop baby shop where you can find all the modern day essentials and accessories that you need everyday for your little ones.
Why business owner Ruth loves this gift:
“This product is a top seller in my shop!”
little dear is the perfect place to find unique and beautiful hand embroidery patterns, DIY craft kits and fun felt sewing patterns to delight your crafty heart.
Why business owner 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.”
Karen Barbé Studio inspires new ways of embroidering and provides contemporary and accessible embroidery patterns for crafters.
Why business owner Karen loves this gift:
“These embroidered paper stars are perfect to show your love during the holidays as a gift or table decoration. This year’s version comes with three new colors! Besides the original Pine Green, we’re adding Sapphire Blue, Dark Copper, and Burnt Orange stars so you can create your perfect Christmas style. Just print the templates on thick paper and start embroidering with this step-by-step digital pattern.”
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Fox & Fables is a brand under artist, Emma Adams. She creates whimsical illustrations & printed soft goods.
Why business owner Emma loves this gift:
“I chose this product because it’s a great gift for all ages as it’s playful enough for kids, but adds a sophisticated, whimsical touch to any room. This product is also my best seller!”
Empowering people to make a splash in the world through joy, color and confidence, Iris + Sea embodies a spontaneous spirit through playful prints for apparel, accessories and home decor.
Why business owner Sydney loves this gift:
“The new Holiday Tea Towels are the perfect stocking stuffer/holiday gift to brighten anyone’s home and bring some holiday cheer! They are made with my favorite Spoonflower fabric, Linen Cotton Canvas, and have a twill tape loop for easy hanging.”
Mama Bear has been operating for the last 10 years, specializing in handmade baby clothing & accessories along with some wholesale goodies and curated gift boxes.
Why business owners Cath and Lucy love this gift:
“The designs featured in these products and on Spoonflower are unlike anything you find in fabric stores, we love the uniqueness of the designers style.”
Leila Simon Hayes provides artful, handmade, small batch prints, homewares, quilts and stationery for creative souls who thrive with a mixture of vibrant color and playful pattern.
Why business owner Leila loves this gift:
“The quilts are small, versatile art pieces that can drape across your couch as a pop of color and pattern, hang on the wall, become a baby play mat and are quite warm and lush.”
Rochelle Porter Design is a lifestyle brand and design house that brings bursts of joy to the everyday. RPD’s home decor, textiles and activewear feature vibrant prints derived from our founder’s original artwork and colorful Caribbean roots. True to their tagline, “Design for abundant living,” they believe everyone along their value chain should live well—from the farmer who picks the organic cotton for our throw pillows, to the customers who puts them on their sofas.
Why business owner Rochelle loves this gift:
“The Pangea Pillow Cover has been a fan favorite for years. The vibrant yet calming combo of seven brilliant colors add a cheerful pop to every couch or bed it’s on.”
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 business owner 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, plus 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. Each doll is handmade with love and packaged in a reusable muslin bag for years of play.“
Camp Clever creates surface designs for housewares and stationery as well as handmade pretend play toys and home decor.
Why business owner Lauren loves this gift:
“Gift givers can thoughtfully choose the perfect fit for their recipient by selecting from three collection themes and customizing the play mat size. Each Camp Clever 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.”
ReggioBaby LLC provides handmade sensory toys for people of all ages & abilities. Safe exploration of materials through sound, color, touch, and shape.
Why business owner 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 has an exciting exploration of different textures, colors and sounds.”
Cream Tea and Lace provides embroidery and sewing kits that combine delicate shapes with bold colors, designed to nurture your creativity.
Why business owner Karin loves this gift:
“A craft sewing kit has everything you need to make something beautiful and perfect for any creative friend.”