30 Unique Gifts for Shopping Small This Holiday Season

NOV 11, 2020 updated Dec 1, 2021

Headbands by Terrance Williams Designs
Featured designs: Space, The Night Sky, Moon Phase, Galaxy Compilation, Starry Night and Rainbow Zodiac

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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Clothing

Illustrated Pomegranate Tailored Short Sleeve Shirt | $99

A.E. Kieren is a watercolor illustrator based in Brooklyn, NYC and a curious textile designer.

Why A.E. loves this gift:

I’m very proud of this textile design. I watercolored each little pomegranate seed by hand and the garment features Spoonflower’s Performance Piqué.


Adult PJ Set | $120

Beechwood Crew offers coordinated collections of clothing and accessories for the whole family.

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.

Use code “SPOONFLOWER10” for 10% off at beechwoodcrew.com. Valid through 12/5/21


Satin Collection | Coming Soon!

Herelove is the Toronto intimate apparel brand for the frisky femme. They create lingerie with a nostalgic aesthetic sprinkled with romantic feminism and proudly Canadian.

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!

Use code “SPOONFLOWER” for 10% off at herelove.ca. Exp 1/31/2022 at 11:59PM


Road to Argyle Falls Shirtdress | $150

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.”

Use code “SPOONFLOWER GIFT” for 10% off your purchase of a Road to Argyle Falls Shirtdress at photosynthesisdesignstt.com. Exp. 12/31/21.


Accessories

Nate Kit | $170

Ruth Nathan’s offers high-end, handmade bow ties, masks, and lapel flowers created for the Urban Peacock– changing America one dapper look at a time. Give confidence and style this holiday season!

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.”


The Sindarin Scarf | $20

Junipine NYC provides handmade, thoughtfully crafted products for your best friend. Crafted by dog lovers for dog lovers!

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.”

Use code “WELCOME20” for 20% off your purchase at myjunipine.com. Exp 12/31/21


Written In The Stars Headbands | $16

Terrance William Designs provides ethically sourced and sustainably produced clothing and accessories.

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!”

Free shipping on all US domestic orders at terrancewilliamsdesigns.com. No code needed.


Window Face Mask | $35

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!”


Neon Polk-a-dots Fanny Pack | $39

The Honest Crook is a bright and colorful handmade brand. Focusing on inclusion, sustainability, and artistry.

Why Armand loves this gift:

“These are quality hand crafted bags for any occasion, perfect for your on-the-go essentials.”


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 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.


Specialty Box | $32-55

SciPaws provides nerdy, yet stylish bandanas to pets around the world.

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!”


Designer Masks | $15

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.”

Use code “HAPPYHOLIDAYS” for 10% off any order at tiffanymcknight.com. Valid from 11/27/21 through 12/12/21 (unlimited use).


Lifestyle

Half Size Blankets | $65

Small Joy provides unique durable outdoor blankets made with eco-friendly and socially responsible practices to spread small joy everywhere.

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.”

Use code “SPOONITUP” for free shipping at smalljoy.org. Exp 12/31/21


Sierra Florals Cotton Rounds | $35

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

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!”

Use code “SPOONFLOWER15” for 15% off at freoncollective.ca. Exp 12/31/21


Large Sensory Toy with Bells, Balls and Sequins | $20

ReggioBaby LLC provides handmade sensory toys for people of all ages & abilities. Safe exploration of materials through sound, color, touch, and shape.

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.”

Use code “HOLIDAZZLE20” for 20% off at reggiobaby.com. Exp. 12/01/21


Abstract Rainbow Tea Towel | $28

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 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!”


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.


Kitchen Apron Set | $60

Mary Elizabeth Home’s concept is about adding color and art to every corner of your home, whether it’s a planter in your office or a colorful apron in your kitchen.

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.


Pastel Abstract Cloth Pad | $8.06+

Leaf Pads offers reusable cotton cloth pads for periods that are 100% free from plastic and synthetic materials.

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

Printed Pants | $28

Dino+Pony is an 100% organic, unisex baby clothing line, where we believe boys can wear pink and girls can wear dinosaurs!

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.

Use Code “SpoonFlowerHoliday21” for 15% off your purchase at dinoandpony.com. Exp. 12/15/21


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.


Pastel Sunflower Giftbox

Mama Bear is the home of handmade creations, specializing in unique baby clothing, accessories and gift boxes.

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!”


Winter Sky Joggers | $30

Genderish is a neutral baby boutique.

Why Sabrina loves this gift:

“These baby joggers are cute, comfy, small-batch and USA-made making them a special gift for baby.”

Use code “SFHOLIDAY15” for 15% off at genderish.com. Exp. 12/31/21.


Play Kidde Doll | $70

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.

Use code “SPKIDDEPIPPE10” for 10% off your doll purchase at whirlykidde.com. Exp. 12/31/2021


Farm Pretend Play Toy Bundle | $68+

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

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.”

Use code “SPOONFLOWER” for 15% off any play set bundle (farm, camp, or ocean) at campclever.co. Exp. 11/28/21


DIY

Stars Ornaments PDF Pattern | $8.50

Karen Barbé Studio explores new ways in embroidery and color and offers digital patterns for the contemporary craft enthusiast.

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.”


Solar System Embroidery Kit | $30

PopLush Embroidery provides bold embroidery design kits for confident, nerdy people who can’t get enough of roller skating, novelty socks, and big books.

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.”

Use code “POPSPOON” for free US shipping at poplushembroidery.com. Exp 12/15/2021


Seasonal Birds Embroidery Kits | $10-33

Jessica Long Embroidery is a specialty notions shop and educational resource, featuring unique hand embroidery patterns, kits, supplies and tutorials.

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!”


Baby Nest DIY Kit | €58.5

Mamahoela DIY kits and patterns make it easy to create original, sustainable gifts for little ones.

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!”

Use code ‘SPOON” for 10% off at mamahoela.com. Exp. 12/31/21.


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.

Use code “FUN15” for 15% off at littledear.etsy.com. No exp.


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  • The comment by ‘Kenya’ under the kitchen apron needs fixed, as it is the same as the comment for the cotton pads underneath.

    • Thanks for letting us know! This blog post has been updated with the correct comment.

      Best,
      Anna
      Spoonflower

  • 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!
      Amy
      Spoonflower