27 Unique Gifts for Shopping Small This Holiday Season

NOV 11, 2020 updated Jun 14, 2021

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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.



Elisa Tote | $150

Inner Beauty Effects handcrafts waxed cotton bags designed around their belief that true beauty is within. They pair minimalist, tough-as-nails exteriors with beautiful and unexpected linings designed in collaboration with independent, female artists.

Why Kate loves this gift:
A classic-meets-modern design, Elisa is all about utility dressed up with timeless style.”

Acrylic Pour Wrislet | $45

Terrance Williams Designs specializes in handmade clothing and accessories created with ethically sourced and sustainably produced materials. Genderless and inclusive styles made for everyone!

Why Terrance loves this gift:
These wristlets are the perfect gift because of their versatility! They come in a variety of prints and patterns, making them perfect for any age and any gender!

Green Mountain Fanny Pack | $50

Dirt Chalk Bags offers artist-designed, eco-friendly, & handmade outdoor gear as beautiful as you are.

Why Julianne loves this gift:
This design just sits right with my soul. The functionality of a fanny pack for all your life’s needs matched with a stunning design.

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Port of Spain Curved Mask | $30

Ruth Nathan’s is dedicated to transforming the world one dapper ensemble at a time. They serve Urban Peacocks who love exclusive luxury face masks, matching bow ties, pocket squares, and lapel flowers.

Why Nicole loves this gift:
It matches almost everything! The colors are bright yet encompassing, and men and women both love it.

Fancy Masks | $45

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 socially distanced 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.

Window Face Mask | $35

Rebirth Garments is a made to measure line of clothing for the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. Their 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!

“Troptics” Designer Mask | $15

Give the gift of color this holiday season with a one-of-a-kind designer mask hand-crafted by TLMcKnightART.

Why Sky loves this gift:
TLMcKnightART designer masks are 100% cotton featuring custom patterns on Spoonflower fabric. They are incredibly soft, comfortable, hand-made and make the perfect gift for a loved one to stay safe and stylish in a global pandemic.

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Heirloom Tomatoes Tailored Button-Up | $110

A.E. Kieren is an illustrator specializing in watercolor portrait, zoological and botanical illustration and maximalist textile design.

Why A.E. loves this gift:
I am especially proud of my watercolor heirloom tomato print.

Destination Wrap Dress | $115

Photo-Synthesis Designs is a photography-based fashion and soft furnishings brand bringing you beautiful global scenery in the form of wearable art and one-of-a-kind accent pieces.

Why Martrecia loves this gift:
This Destination Wrap Dress features a beautiful shot of the famous jetty at Maracas Beach in Trinidad and Tobago. This beautiful image with the sea and mountains in the background resonates with locals and tourists alike. The versatility of this piece which can be wrapped and worn in many different ways plus the fact that one-size-fits-all makes it an easy, thoughtful gift item

Loungewear/Activewear Set | $85

Shopday specializes in stylishly comfortable loungewear sets for every day, every night, and every size. Sometimes worn in, sometimes worn out, always worn effortlessly.

Why Elisabeth loves this gift:
William Morris prints are iconic and timeless, and this one feels like a perfect transition piece from autumn to winter, with all the holidays in between. It’s without a doubt my favorite from the Everywear Holiday 2020 Collection!

Champagne All Day Quick Escape Coat | $398

Suite creates vintage inspired party dresses & quick escape coats in whimsical prints. This holiday season, add a matching mask, scarf or headband to your favorite escape coat!

Why Jennifer loves this gift:
We love the joy of popping a bottle of bubbly to celebrate and wanted to share that joyful feeling.

The Cattlemen’s Daughter Shirt | $229

Sundial creates rodeo/riding apparel cut from a different cloth! They use stretch performance fabric for the best fit & function, from fun & unique prints for the best fashion!

Why Kaitlin loves this gift:
This shirt really captures how using Spoonflower fabric helps us embody the Western spirit in a fashionable and super functional way!

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DIY Kits and Books

Winter Birds Embroidery Kit | $32

Jessica Long Embroidery is an online notions shop and educational resource, featuring hand embroidery patterns, kits, supplies and tutorials.

Why Jessica loves this gift:
Winter Birds is my new embroidery design and I’m excited to offer the kit in two fabric color options. This beginner-friendly project is perfect for newbies who can follow along with me as I demonstrate the stitches in an online video tutorial.

Embroidered Notebook Kit | $55

Karen Barbé is the designer and owner of her craft-based design studio that delivers embroidery kits, digital patterns, and learning opportunities for makers who want to express their creativity and build a personal style through contemporary designs and beautiful color palettes.

Why Karen loves this gift:
“It is the perfect craft kit that will make you feel satisfied and proud of the results. The kit includes multiple levels patterns and EVERYTHING you need to stitch two notebooks (that’s over 25 items between materials and tools you can use with future projects).

Stitch Sampler Kit for Beginners | $27.50

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 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.

DIY Baby Animal Doll | $9.50

Leesie and Pip is a handmade heirloom doll shop. All dolls are made with love in North Carolina.

Why Ellyse loves this gift:
“Make a little baby animal doll for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. The perfect stocking stuffer!”

Everyday Embroidery for Modern Stitchers | $24.95

PopLush Embroidery designs bold embroidery kits for nerdy, confident people.

Why Megan loves this gift:
The holidays and New Year are a time to make dreams come true. This book was written for crafters dreaming about venturing into a new craft, whether that be embroidery or machine sewing, to create beautiful, approachable projects.

Baby Blanket DIY Kit | €42.50

Mamahoela DIY kits make it easy to craft original, sustainable gifts for babies and kids.

Why Eva loves this gift:
Mamahoela’s easy organic cotton baby blanket DIY kit makes the perfect all-season snuggle. With four standout designer prints to choose from, there is a blanket DIY kit for every baby’s taste!

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Fabric Planter with Leather Trim | $32-$36

Mary Elizabeth Home is all about adding art to every corner of your home, whether as a planter in your office or a laundry tote in your bedroom.

Why Kenya loves this gift:
The combination of fabric and leather of the Fabric Planter w/ Leather Trim makes it a great piece to dress up your plant babies. The versatile design makes it easy to add to your desk or to hang in a window by the brass grommets.

Organic Cotton Rounds | $28

Freon Collective is a low-waste lifestyle brand with small-batch production practices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We offer reusable products as an alternative to disposable products.

Why Nancy loves this gift:
This set is one of our bestsellers in the cotton rounds category. It highlights the key product of our brand, and makes a great holiday gift and/or stocking stuffer!

Kobo Pillow Cover | $59

Rochelle Porter Design creates boldly printed, ethically crafted decor, textiles, and activewear that bring people joy.

Why Rochelle loves this gift:
I chose the Kobo pillow cover because of how striking the abstract white lines appear against the black backdrop, and because it’s the “star” of my new holiday decor collection. Black and white is a great alternative to the traditional red and green holiday palette, and it transitions well into other seasons so you can use it all year round.

So Loved Blanket | $129

The Warm Fuzzies Co. offers custom minky blankets with encouraging messages, affirmations and personalization.

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.

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Kids & Baby

Woodland Pretend Play Set | $44.08+

Camp Clever creates handmade pretend play toys and home decor for curious kids.

Why Lauren loves this gift:
Kids are spending more time at home this year than ever before! Parents appreciate quiet toys and less screen time with Camp Clever pretend play sets. Kids have the opportunity to learn through play and use their imaginations with open-ended toys.

Free shipping on orders over $35, no code needed.

Organic Milestone Baby Blanket Set | $45

Chelsea and Marbles provides thoughtfully mama-designed cute things for little humans.

Why Katie loves this gift:
This is the perfect gift set to welcome a new baby to the world and commemorate all of the beautiful milestone memories your family will share in their first year.

Large Pinwheel Clip | $10.99

Club Cuckoo is a clothing and accessories shop for playful kids and their mamas. Building spots of joy into your everyday with colorful illustrated prints.

Why Emily loves this gift:
The large pinwheel clip is our bestseller and the ‘Winnie’ pattern will transition perfectly from the holidays to the spring.

100% Organic Baby Leggings | $28

Genderish is a neutral & natural baby boutique

Why Sabrina loves this gift:
Each purchase plants a tree and what a better theme than winter to promote forest restoration! Gender neutral baby leggings are the perfect stocking stuffer for little adventurers and family moments.

Car Playmat and Storage Roll | $30

So Handmade offers fun and eco-friendly toys for the little ones in your life. These organic playmats and toys are ideal entertainment for using when traveling and out and about.

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.

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Interested in learning more about the Spoonflower Small Business Grant Program?
Don’t miss our top tips on applying for the Small Business Grant.

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  • Dianna M Voisin

    I have a request from a client for a huggie. Do any of your grantees make this type of “garment”? The request also has specific colors, graphics and two printed messages.

    • Hi Dianna,

      Thanks for your interest in our gift guide! You can meet all of our previous grantees in the posts linked here. If you are unable to find anyone creating what you need from these posts, we’d recommend exploring custom makers on Etsy.

      Best of luck with your project!