So @MoMoshaty had an awesome idea to cut out the middleman (*cough* Amazon) and create a list of small creative businesses to do your #Christmas, birthday, pandemic etc shopping. I have a lot I wanted to share so I'm doing the same. Please feel to add to this list!
For your favorite home cook. Chef made spice mixes. https://www.joyofspices.com/s/shop
For anyone who loves LOVES tacos. https://tacogear.com/collections
Latina-owned Sew Bonita has tees, pins and all sorts of cool gifts. https://www.sewbonita.com/
Black woman-owned Brookai Scented Candles https://bybrookai.com/
Another Black-owned candle boutique, Calwicks. Because you can't have too many candles or shop Black too much. https://calwicks.com/
Black woman-owned Dame Body for head to toe body care gifts. I literally bought the orange cranberry scrub and vanilla cardamom butter just before I started this thread!
For those with a sweet tooth who love deliciousness, @iamlaurenp's Bourbon & Buttah. Shipping limited to VA, DC, MD, NC... for now. https://www.bourbonandbuttah.com
For the tea lover, Bird Pick Tea. https://birdpicktea.com/
Here's Mo's list. Starting with her own biz. https://twitter.com/MoMoshaty/status/1326265023715479553?s=19
Latina-owned holistic skincare, Brujita. The lip balms are friggin' luscious! https://brujitaskincare.com/
Note cards, tees, prints and more from Kristina Heredia Art. I have several of her fashion note cards. Currently coveting the surfboard hoodie.
I loves me some @RStewartJewelry! She's creates soulful art and beautiful jewelry. Plus, she's just cool. https://rstewart.artspan.com/artwork-gallery/251480-3352256/Paintings/Painting/Acrylic/Portrait/serpentine-fire.html
Tome Ceramics is all handmade. I just out one of their tea cups on my Christmas list. https://www.tomeceramics.com/shop
Local sweet treats in the LBC courtesy of Kirsch Baking Company https://kirshbakingcompany.com/
Bonblissity has cute candy colored body care https://bonblissity.com/
Colorful handmade ceramics https://www.ren-vois.com/
Striking art by Paul Lewin https://paullewinartshop.squarespace.com/prints
Latina-owned shop full of cool sh*t. Super cute planners if we're ready to try those again. https://hijadetumadre.com/
For the make-up customizer, Another Soul sells pretty, magnetic palettes. I have two.
I MOLAA in Long Beach and can't wait to visit when it's safe to do so. Until then, shop their shop. https://shop.molaa.org/
Cute tees, jerseys, jewelry etc. https://bella-dona.com/
Make Collective has home decor, jewelry, plants, candles, clothes all in one stylish shop. https://makecollectives.com/
This shop has lovely plants and beautiful stands. No shipping for obvious reasons but you can arrange pick-up in Long Beach CA.
Okay, I'm cheating now but all's fair when supporting local small businesses. This site has curated over 200 LA businesses in one place! https://laoriginal.com/collections/all