Shopping Small this Holiday Season: Local Gift Guide

Local Holiday Shopping Guide

Looking to shop small this holiday season?

You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together thirteen different guides with some of our favorite Grand Rapids local businesses so that you can get your holiday shopping done for anyone and everyone AND do it locally!

Local Holiday Shopping Guide

Here you’ll find gifts that are unique to Grand Rapids from locally owned businesses who are crushing it and deserve all the love! What better way get your shopping done this holiday season? And you don’t even have to think about what to get, we’ll give you only the best recommendations! 

list of holiday guide businesses

1. Accessories Guide

Selling dainty, handmade jewelry, Dime & Regal located on Wealthy Street, has so much to offer. They are 100% women owned and sell unique, handcrafted products ranging from wedding jewelry to everyday jewelry.

Like it says in their name, Gemini Handmade sells amazing handmade products. They specialize in leather craft and sell so many great quality‑made wallets, clutches, and handbags.

These hand‑inked, carved, and burned original earrings are so unique and chic. Piper Adonya Design offers an array of amazing originally designed earrings that make an amazing gift to bring to your next gift exchange!

And good news: She is running a sale through the end of the year and everything is 50% off! 👏🏻

Some best sellers include:
‑Cocoa Brown Angel Wing Fringe with Graffiti Love Painted Vegan Leather Earrings ‑ Extra Large
‑Friendship Wood‑burned Earrings

Welcome to an amazing shop that sells leather earrings that make the perfect staple pieces! If your looking to make your outfit a little more colorful and fun, Lovable Lobes is your answer!

Lovable Loves is having a 25% off sale that goes until 11/28!

The triple petals, leather and metal combos, and the OG teardrops in pebbled gold or silver are some of the best sellers at the moment!

Urban exchange is a consignment shop located on Fulton Street that always has the trendiest brands available in their shop. Their collection of women’s clothing and accessories sells for up to 75% off the original retail prices.

Urban Exchange carries a variety of accessories including a great bag collection featuring brands like Coach, Kate Spade, Steve Madden, and even more!

 

2. Artist Guide

1. Shelby Kregel Art

https://shelbykregel.com/

Shelby is a freelance artist, working mostly with acrylic paint, watercolor, India ink, and more and she is so good at what she does! Check out her page to see some awesome murals she has painted along with some of the products she is selling in her shop! She sells shirts, mugs, ornaments, bags and more all with her artwork on it that would make perfectly unique gifts for the wonderful people in your life!

We love Copper Corners for many reasons, one being that this work is so so unique and has such a creative flare! They are offering an awesome sale right now including 20% off paper prints with the code PAPERPRINTS20 which is good through Cyber Monday! After that, 10% off with the code ARTLOVER. —> https://www.coppercornersart.com

Some of the best sellers over at Copper Corners:
‑No Place Like Home
‑Can’t Make Me Blush
‑Laundry wallpaper
‑Silly Goose

Keemo is a GR artist that makes great pieces to display in your home! Here’s the coolest thing: He is able to do personal portraits! Great for family photos, friends, relatives, yourself or even your pet! (Yes, he’s painted pets!)

Some best sellers:
‑“Heart in Hand”
‑“18 ways to see more clearly”

ByKyleighRose sells BEAUTIFUL pieces of custom made home decor that is super aesthetically pleasing. What’s better than buying adorable home decor for your friends for Christmas? Buying adorable home decor that’s local and custom made!
Right now she’s selling ornaments that will make your Christmas tree pop!

Honey and the Hive sells an array of trendy products that make the perfect gifts for this holiday season. They sell art prints, enamel pins, mugs, DIY kits and more for super great prices! And bonus: the Small Business sale for the shop is going on THIS WEEKEND from Friday‑Monday at midnight with the entire shop being 20% off with code “gratitude”!!
Watch out for some new items that are launching on Friday too, you won’t want to miss it.

3. Gifts for your 21+ Friends

Local Holiday Shopping Guide: 21+

Leon and Son sells so many great red and white wines that will surely bring life to your dinner table! You can shop online or in person, yay! So go grab something from Leon and Son to wrap up for your next gift exchange!

These handmade kits to infuse your booze using fruits, spices, and herbs make around 8‑10 cocktails and are perfect for sharing with friends! They have so many unique flavors too! Support small this holiday season by buying In Booze.

House of Wine

houseofwinegr.com

House of Wine sells tasteful wine, quality food, and they are offering outdoor dining at the moment with cute tents!

A bottle of wine or a gift card would make a wonderful gift for your loved ones!

Their motto is making dope beer for dope people and that says something! They care about their customers and they care about their brew. They have an online store and also sell exclusive merch.

Long Road Distillers

longroaddistillers.com

Long Road Distillers has a beautiful location and at the moment is offering take‑out, cocktail kits, and canned cocktails!

Brewt’s Bloody Mary & Hot Sauce

https://www.brewtsmix.com/shop

100% natural and 100% handcrafted! Nothing better than that! They have an online store with products that make perfectly unique gifts for all your 21+ friends!

Other requested businesses:

Let’s Stay Home Cocktail Kits

https://www.letsstayhomeanddrink.com/shop

This is a genius company, seeings how were home more than normal right now! Let’s Stay Home offers some amazing flavors that make for an exciting gift!

New Holland Brewing

https://www.newhollandbrew.com/

Definitely a Grand Rapids Favorite, New Holland Brewing offers quality brews with tasty food! Even a gift card would make the people your gifting to jump for joy!

Pink Barrel Cellars

https://pinkbarrelcellars.com/

This local GR business sells locally crafted beer, wine, and hard cider. They are the tap room inside Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm Market, and you don’t want to miss out on the goods they have to offer!

4. Boutiques Guide

Boutique Shopping Guide

Lee & Birch is a darling boutique with four West Michigan locations, one being on Wealthy Street! Their “Merry Everything” sale goes through tomorrow so get your deals while you still can! They sell darling clothes that will add flare to any outfit!

We love Lennon and Willow for many reasons, on being that they sell clothes that fit the perfect aesthetic! They offer a variety of unique clothing and accessories that are sure to set you apart in the fashion world. And they even have free shipping which makes your holiday shopping, easy, fast, and affordable!

Woosah is the perfect place to buy a gift for your adventurous friends! They sell an array of extraordinary apparel with gorgeous designs.

Some of their best sellers include:
‑tumblrs
‑beanies
Shop local this holiday season and shop at Woosah!

Exciting news! Covet Leisure is opening up a location at Gymco Gymnastics soon and we can’t wait! For now though you can grab some comfy apparel for your next gift exchange and put a smile on someone’s face by shopping their online shop!

Best sellers:
‑Cozy loungewear
‑Chenny Splatter Sweatshirt $54
‑Fiona‑Apple green dyed sweatshirt $52
‑Active set: Tay sports bra $38 and Tenille biker short $32

Fresh Apparel is woman‑owned and so stylish! Makes for the perfect place to pick out all of your gifts for the amazing gals in your life!
They. Have. So. Many. Options. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Shop small, support local, and get your holiday shopping lists checked off at Fresh Apparel!

Basic Bee is located on Division and sells trendy clothing that can make up outfits all your friends will be jealous of! Not only do they sell clothes, but they also offer a variety of gift items such as candles, soap, cards, etc.

Best sellers at Basic Bee:
‑Adeline crop
‑Vintage one shoulder crop

Other requested businesses:

Adored Boutique

https://www.adoredboutique.com/

This boutique will blow. You. Away. 

They sell such a huge selection of amazing apparel, accessories, gifts, jewelry, and so much more. You guys want to visit this adorable place!

 

5. Children Boutiques Guide

Welcome to this darling children’s store located on Cherry Street! They sell unique toys, gifts, games, gear, diapers, books, and more‑options for a wide variety of ages! They have an online shop open for delivery and curbside pick‑up (whoop!) and orders over $75 ship free!

Hopscotch’s best sellers:
‑Jellycat Bashful Penguin
‑Game Detective Club

2. Aunt Candy’s Toy Company

https://www.auntcandystoycompany.com/

Located in Rockford, Aunt Candy’s brings so many great toys to the table that will look good under your Christmas tree! They are taking phone orders with a pickup option and are open for indoor shopping!

Best sellers:
‑Aaron Thinking Putty
‑Puzzles
‑Jellycat Collection

Spending and afternoon looking through all the books at Books and Mortar while getting holiday shopping done sounds like a dream right now! They are located on Cherry Street, so grab a book for your littles and head over to Hopscotch down the street to pair your book with a toy!

Pink Lemonade screams bubbly and chic! Their children’s section makes us swoon, and anything from there will make your child the trendiest kid on the block! They are open for in store and online shopping.

Something really popular right now are their children’s stocking stuffers!

5. Blue Bridge Games

bluebridgegames.com

One of our favorite local game stores! Stop by Blue Bridge Games to grab a gift that will get your kids minds rolling for Christmas and bonus: You get to support local while doing it! They even sell stocking stuffers that will make your kids boom with excitement, go check out their full gift guide on their website!
Popular game: Everdell

6. Freshwater Whale Boutique

https://www.freshwaterwhaleboutique.com/

This adorable consignment shop is the perfect place to get some of your holiday shopping done. Get some books, cute clothes, shoes, and more at unmatchable prices!

Best sellers:
‑Holiday PJ’s
‑Winter Apparel
‑Books!

6. Coffee & Tea Guide

Family owned and community focused — Can it get any better? Schuil focuses on bean quality, roasting consistency, and product freshness wanting to provide all of it at a great value. Pick up a bag of their many holiday flavors for your favorite coffee‑loving friend!

Global Infusion is so unique and we love it! They sell so many favorites like coffee, herbal teas, chai tea (along with bottles of chai concentrate!), and more. They also sell some super great handcrafted goods, and if your thinking what I’m thinking: You’ve got all your shopping done in one trip. Grab some tea or coffee and pick out another gem in the shop to go along with it and there you go!

Joven Coffee is new and crushing it! Joven means young in Spanish which explains the fact that their goal is to support young coffee farmers. At the moment they are selling two roasts that will twinkle your tastebuds, and they make wonderful gifts to add to your holiday shopping list! Also! This just in: They will be releasing gift baskets on their website soon!

MudPenny is one of our favorites here at IHeartGR for many many reasons, one simply being: The coffee is amazing! As pictured below they even sell a gift pack that is perfect for this time of year and makes for the easiest gift exchange gift!

Ferris is one of the many West Michigan favorites brewing specialty coffee since 1924!! Not only do they sell fantastic coffee but also a variety and nuts and dried fruits. Shop local this holiday season and get the best gifts for your favorite people!

Other requested businesses:

Madcap Coffee

This shop is very much a staple of Grand Rapids and there’s a reason for that: They brew really good coffee. Give your loved ones the gift of a miraculous cup of coffee for Christmas from Madcap!

Wildroast Coffee

Ok we definitely couldn’t leave Wildroast out, especially because they just launched an online shop with sweatshirts, tshirts, and more coming soon! So get the coffee lovers in your life a hoodie and a giftcard from Wildroast to make their holiday season!

Stovetop Roasters

If you’ve never been to Stovetop Roasters, you should definitely take a visit because frankly, it’s adorable. And so is everything in their shop, we’re not kidding, even the design on their bags of coffee beans is cute! And they even sell steeped bags of coffee that act like a tea bag, but it’s coffee! Sounds like the perfect stocking stuffer to me!

7.Health & Wellness Guide

1. Koki by Ivana

koki.life/about

Koki by Ivana cares a lot about you and your skin, we’ll start there. They are all about all natural, non‑toxic, vegan friendly, and affordable products (hand claps all around! 👏🏻). Their products make for the best gifts.

Some best sellers:
‑Hand sanitizer (perfect for right now!)
‑Rose face and eye serum
‑Whipped citrus body scrub

2. Funky Buddha Yoga

yogahothouse.com

We love all things Funky Buddha. Right now they aren’t open for in person classes, but hold live sessions 7 days a week! And who doesn’t love a gift that provides them with a) An experience, and b) Something that can keep them healthy and boost serotonin

3. Fox Naturals

Amazing products and an adorable store location. Fox Naturals is a great place to head to to get your holiday shopping done in an aesthetic atmosphere. Like it says in the name, everything is all‑natural! Head over to Fox Naturals to grab only the greatest gifts to gift to your natural and organic loving friends!

Holistic Joy sells all things elderberry and brings unique products to the table! And here’s something your going to want to hear: Holistic Joy is offering free shipping until the end of the year 🤩. So go support local and buy from Holistic Joy for all of your holiday shopping needs!
Their best sellers include the Elderberry syrup and their Elderberry kits.

Urban You offers amazing products and services. Looking for the perfect gift? Go treat yourself and a friend to one of the many many services they offer! Wanting to stay home? We have answers: The subscription box!

“Your box is delivered directly to your doorsteps with our luxury full‑sized beauty and wellness products and an experience customized for YOU! Get exclusive access to your LIVE and on‑demand videos with your licensed beauty experts and featuring World‑Leading Face Yoga Expert, Danielle Collins.”

SUCH a great idea and such a heartfelt gift!

 

8. Local Markets Guide

Local Holiday Guide: Markets

Located in downtown Grandville, Changing Thymes is a two story shop with plenty of vendor booths selling things ranging from crafts to antiques to clothing. They actually have two locations in Grandville so if you’ve gone through one store and want more, they’ve got you covered!

2. Pinky’s Place

http://pinkysplacegr.com/

Pinky’s Place is a hidden gem in Comstock Park with so many unique treasures! Pinky’s place has an array of great gifts for any occasion including collectables, furniture, decor, clothing, and more!

3. The Found Cottage

https://thefoundcottage.com/

We could spend hours in The Found Cottage. Seriously, step foot in this place and you’ll be in awe of all they have to offer! And they are always up with the season, so especially if your looking for holiday decor and gifts, The Found Cottage is the place to be!

4. Jenison Artisan Market

https://jenisonartisanmarket.com/

Jenison Artisan Market always carries the trendiest goods that make the perfect gifts for any of your holiday endeavors! They sell everything ranging from name brand clothing, to crafts, to decor, to even baked goods!

Anything from Rustic Corner will make your house look like Joanna Gaines decorated it! And anyone that your gifting to would swoon at the decor from this cute place! Family owned, your not going to want to skip over this business!

9. Modern Gift Shops

Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Gift Guide

Commune is adorable and just the aesthetic you need. West coast inspired, this chic shop carries an amazing selection of home decor that will give any home some pizazz. Giving a gift from commune will brighten anyone’s day and put a smile on their face!

Rebel is a shop that we could stay in for hours and hours and spend a lot of money at….They have plenty of trendy items that make great gifts! They also sell adorable cards that you can pair with anything else in the shop, and will gift wrap your items. Sounds like the perfect place to pick out a gift to me!

Anything from Shop Counting House will make anyone walking in your house instantly jealous. They sell the most adorable and clean looking home decor that will make anyone’s house more “homey”—which makes this the best place to do your shopping this holiday season because who doesn’t want a gift that will add some beautiful touches to their home?

And here’s some good news: They are doing a gift with purchase over $50 for the next two shop hop dates. If you spend over $100 on those dates you are entered in to a raffle for a few different giveaways!!

4. Oh, Hello Co.

https://ohhelloco.com/

Located on Monroe, Oh, Hello Co is the perfect place to shop after taking an afternoon stroll downtown! And let us just let you in on a little something: This place is insanely adorable! We’re not kidding, but you better go see for yourself! These are only some of the amazing things they sell: Mugs, stationary, accessories, art, and home decor.

Other recommended businesses:

I wish I could get all of my home decor at @stofferhome 🤩 They sell so many wonderful accents to add to any home and would make a wonderful giftto receive! They are also donating 5% of their sales to Tree Top Collective during their Shop Hop dates and you can click on this post to learn more about that!

MODRN GR is a modern furniture and home accessories store that’s all the rave! Receiving anything from here as a gift this season would be such a joy! Redecorating is never out of style ;))

10. Pup Parents Guide

Holiday Shopping Guide: Pup Parents

1. A Pleasant Dog

apleasantdog.com

A Pleasant Dog offers gentle, modern dog training, and they are great at what they do! They offer a variety of classes that you should definitely go check out on their website! All of their services are giftable and can be sent to you in gift card form!

Fido and Stitch just opened up their online shop (👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻) and they have an amazing variety of things that will have your dogs itching to open their presents under the tree! Head to their online shop here! —> https://fidoandstitch.com/shop/

Some best sellers include the Fluff & Tuff dog toys, Earth Animal No‑Hide Chews and the Primal Frozen Food Toppers.

3. Beer City Dog Biscuits

https://www.beercitydogbiscuits.org/

Beer City Dog Biscuits create quality treats for your furry family members and have an amazing mission. “We believe all people, regardless of their abilities, enrich our community. Those with disabilities are essential; without their presence in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and churches, our community is incomplete!” You can order on their website and they offer free shipping on orders $40 and up!

Handmade bow ties for your pets that will leave them looking snazzy for the holiday season! (Hint: These would make a great accessory to put on your pets for your holiday family pictures!) Made by Meowmy has both an Etsy shop and you can sometimes find them at Fulton Street Market as well!

“We strive to create our goods almost entirely from reused or repurposed materials.” —> Woohoo!
Moddest Co sells their recycled billboard vinyl dog leashes online and they are amazing! Who wouldn’t want a recycled, good‑for‑the‑planet gift that will make walking their dog more fashionable!

11. Tasty Treats Guide

1. Mokaya Chocolate

https://www.mokayagr.com/

Mokaya Chocolate is incredible as is, but then you add two together: Mokaya + Christmas, and you get something pretty spectacular! Seriously you guys, they ship, have curbside pickup, and local delivery, so go grab a couple (or all) of the gifts you need to get from Mokaya ASAP!

2. Le Bon Macaron

lebongrandrapids.com

Everything about Le Bon Macaron makes our tastebuds water! Not only are these French cookies absolutely stunning, but also super tasty. Make the people you love feel fancy and give them the gift of these delicious macarons!

3. Art of the Table

artofthetable.com

Located on Wealthy St, Art of the Table is the perfect place to pick out your gifts this year. They sell unique goods and a lot of tasty goodies that anyone would be delighted to open up at your next gift exchange!

4. Mosby’s Popcorn

mosbyspopcorn.com

This popcorn will blow you away! And who doesn’t want to receive a bag of delicious popcorn as a gift? “We consider ourselves popcorn connoisseurs and only use the finest ingredients to enrich the taste of our product.” You won’t want to miss out on Mosby’s Popcorn and neither will they people your gifting to for the holidays!

5. Martha’s Vineyard

https://mvwines.com/

Martha’s Vineyard is a GR favorite for a ton of great reasons! They have a holiday guide up on their website right now with some of their recommendations that you won’t want to miss. Martha’s sells an array of wine, liquor, and local craft and imported beers along with cheese, charcuterie, meats, side dishes,and desserts from Nantucket Baking Co.! ⁣

 

12. Shopping with Purpose Guide

1. Treetops Collective

Here’s the first thing you should know: Treetops Collective’s online shop has free shipping ALL WEEK! So your definitely going to want to head over to their site to order your gifts ASAP!
Their mission is to connect New American women and teen girls with the community in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas “so they can flourish, stand tall, and impact others.” They offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, have amazing programs, and as you can guess, have a shop full of beautiful products — trust me I could buy everything on their website!

Shop and support local with a purpose!

2. WAR Chest Boutique

https://warchestboutique.com/

The WAR boutique sells everything from jewelry, skincare products, clothing, children’s products, ornaments, and so much more! Order some of their amazing offerings online or get out and shop in person at their Grandville location on 44th Street!

“We sell handcrafted items made by at‑risk and rescued men and women from around the world, supporting culturally sensitive, value‑added intervention projects.”

With an impressive mission, WAR is the perfect place to pick out some gifts this year!

It’s my goal to try every flavor of tea that RefuTea offers because oh man! They all sound amazing! RefuTea is women owned and supports refugee needs. Anything from their shop would make an amazing gift for any occasion! Looking to buy a gift for a friend but they aren’t much of a tea fan? No worries, RefuTea’s got you covered. They also sell tees, onesies, tumblrs, tea infusers, mugs, and more!

Seriously you guys, your going to want to check out this shop for yourself!

4. Public Thread

https://publicthread.co/

“Public Thread is a community‑based upcycling company working to divert scrap and surplus textiles from our landfills, create living wage jobs, and support a growing creative economy.”

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Public Thread sells ADORABLE bags, accessories, and masks all with an amazing purpose. We don’t know why you wouldn’t pick out a few of your holiday gifts from here! (P.S. if you are still trying to figure out what to get for sticking stuffers, they have some super unique and sustainable products that would be perfect!)

5. Bloom & Grow Coffee

https://bloomandgrow.coffee/

Coffee, mugs, clothing, bags, stickers, OH MY! Bloom and Grow sells all of these things and they are super cute and trendy — obviously making for great gifts!! They are also selling a gift box (with what you see in the picture below) and it’s at a discounted price right now.

Their mission is “to foster community and support for women in recovery through education, personal development & advocacy. “

We are so grateful for all of these purposeful GR businesses!!

 

13. IHeartGR Apparel

IHeartGR Apparel GUide

http://iheartgrandrapids.org/

Introducing our very own apparel! We are now selling cropped hoodies, zipped hoodies, tanks, tees, hats, and childrens shirts (and they are so adorable!). These all make for great gifts to go under your tree!

 

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