Tis’ the season for giving to others. Giving back and supporting women-owned small businesses is what we are all about at Balance CFO, LLC. This is why Jamie Trull and her team have put together this AH-MAZING Shop Women-Owned Small Businesses: 2022 Holiday Gift Guide made up of businesses right from our own community!
We aim to support tons of women-owned small businesses during the year and we invite you to join us! Scroll through our first-ever Women-Owned Business Holiday Gift Guide and shop for those on your list for gifts that will surprise and delight them from these fantastic businesses.
Each business we are highlighting has selected one bestselling item to share with you in our guide below, however, we also encourage you to check out their shops for additional product options! None of the links or products are affiliate links, and Balance CFO LLC is not compensated for these features. We are not affiliated with these companies, so please direct any and all questions about your orders to individual businesses.
As you shop these amazing products and businesses keep in mind that shipping dates for small businesses can have earlier deadlines than Amazon, especially for custom-made products! So get those orders in early! You can use the links below to do your shopping and take you to their sites.
Top Essentials for Holiday Gifting
Handmade Luxury Christmas Crackers
Looking for unique, beautiful, quality bespoke Christmas crackers/poppers? We make the best in our shop on Bainbridge Island, WA. We offer premium chocolates and caramels in our crackers, in addition to sustainable prizes (no plastic junk!) Truly a step above mass-produced factory cracker
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Mini Gourmet Peanut Butter Gift Box
This mini gift box is filled with 4 – 1oz jars of my gourmet flavored peanut butters. It includes a sample jar of my best-selling Maple Crunch, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, and Espresso peanut butters. It’s the perfect gift for you peanut butter addict!
Shop the Gourmet Peanut Butter Gift Box here
more from Reid’s Gourmet
Mini 5″ State Shaped Resin Wall Art – Christmas Ornament
Bring the beach inside without the sandy mess! Share your love for the beach and your home state with this 5” ornament, perfect to add a coastal Christmas touch to your tree.
Shop State Shaped Resin Christmas Ornaments here
more from WLB Designs
A Moment of Zen
A fun and aromatic twist to the traditional zen garden. This little zen garden kit makes a great addition to any desk and gives you a moment of zen during the busy work/school day.
more from Blooming Light Botanical Alchemy
2023 Sara Steele Originals Calendar
This is the 43rd edition of my wall Calendar, a perennial favorite for gift-giving. It’s easy to write in and features original paintings, moon phases, multi-cultural holidays, and classical Chinese women’s poetry (in Chinese calligraphy and English.)
Shop Sara Steele’s 2023 Calendar here
more from Sara Steele
Top Gifts for the Life-Long Learner
MN YOGA + Life Magazine (Print Subscription)
Minnesota’s local magazine celebrates yoga, wellness, and lifestyle. Real People | Local stories.
We are a community dedicated to making yoga and wellness welcoming to all. Discover top wellness industry writers, local teacher profiles, product reviews, events calendar, studio tours, meet & greets wellness tips, and more! Every subscription benefits the LoveYourBrain organization which offers free yoga and meditation to brain injury survivors across the country.
Buy One Give One now with MN Yoga+Life here
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Guitar For All: A Primer for Beginners Paperback
GUITAR FOR ALL is an introduction to guitar carefully designed by a Board Certified Music Therapist for many different types of learners. Progress at your own pace as this book guides you through fundamental concepts a little bit at a time, aiding comprehension and mastery. Kids and adults alike will find that by the end of this book, they will have a thorough understanding of guitar fundamentals to carry into future playing.
more from MusicAbility
Dinner is Done Cookbook: Simple Weeknight Recipes
A beautiful hardcover cookbook with 100 of Marcia Smart’s favorite cooking class and dinner recipes. From salads and veggie sides to meatless mains, fish, chicken, and desserts, you’ll be set for weeknight meals! There are even simple cocktail recipes you can make to celebrate a dinner well done.
more from Smart in the Kitchen School
[email protected]: The Experience! Board Game
Perfect gift for your favorite leader, holiday party, or next team retreat! Connect with Coworkers, Build Emotional Intelligence, and Improve Engagement.
Team connection and development are more crucial than ever, yet keeping it fresh, and real and making it stick can be a challenge. Whether virtual or in-person we’ve got you covered with thought-provoking prompts that help build the most ‘in-demand’ skills of today’s workplace.
Shop The Expereince! Board Game here
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7 Signposts: Find Your Direction in Life’s Foundational Decisions
7 Signposts by Jamie Hillman is a guide for young women on how to navigate 7 of the most important decisions she must make to create a life that’s aligned with her. The book explores the two most often debated “right” choices for each decision and encourages the reader to trust the compass, not the map when deciding which is right for her.
It’s Harvest Time: Reaping the Treasure God Has Waiting for You
An inspiring book, by Chandra Danner Livingston about how to flourish and thrive in the face of life’s challenges. Discover how to begin to truly LIVE…
LIVE like a meadow stream, allowing your stored blessings to begin to flow through your life, nourishing all that it touches.
Top Gifts for Children that Build Connection
Special Time Cards
All it takes is 15 minutes a day to build a stronger connection with your kids – but sometimes playtime can be exhausting. This unique, color-coded deck of idea cards was created to make playtime fun for parents AND kids! Choose from seven pre-filled ideas in each theme: Active (purple), Chill (blue), Art (pink), and Play (orange). You and your child can also fill in your own ideas using our 20 blank cards (5 in each color).
Shop the Special Time Cards here
more from Mighty & Bright
Children’s Picture Book: The Three Of Hope – The Miraculous Rescue of Puerto Rico’s Beloved Banyan
A beautifully written & lavishly illustrated picture book inspired by a true story with themes of Community, Resilience, and Hope at its core. School Library Journal (SLJ) has given The Tree Of Hope a starred review with the VERDICT: “A powerful debut picture book about community, the determination of the Puerto Rican people, and a majestic and resilient tree. Purchase for all picture book collections.” Written by Anna Orenstein-Cardona & Illustrated by Juan Manuel Moreno.
Top Jewelry & Accessory Gifts
A Headband With a Twist
Simple. Warm. Classy. Double-stranded for added warmth and designed to make a statement. Handmade with 100% Acrylic yarn. One size fits most. Care Instructions: Machine Wash – Cold, Delicate Cycle, Lay flat to dry
Shop the Headband with a twist here
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Bestselling Crystal Bobbies
“Man I love this ponytail that I wear every day of my life,” said no one ever. Our bestselling crystal bobbies seamlessly elevate so many of our everyday hairstyles! Imagine them with a ponytail, messy bun, top knot, French braid, or even a half-up or all-down ‘do. With a few bobbies, you’ll go from an “everyday” look to something special, attention-grabbing, and confidence-boosting!
Shop the bestselling crystal bobbies here
more from Sweet Olive Hairpieces, LLC
Pearl and Amazonite Triple Wrap Leather Bracelet
Freshwater pearls and natural amazonite stones are hand knotted on leather for a versatile triple-wrap bracelet. The fun part? It’s also a necklace! Available in three leather colors.
Shop the leather wrap bracelet here
“Home” Pendant Necklace
Minimalist fine jewelry with meaning empowers women to celebrate life with beautiful pieces they can hold onto forever. Our “home” necklace is a reminder of those in your life who make you feel at home when you are in their presence. Offered in 14k solid gold or Sterling silver. It’s sure to be a timeless piece.
more from Crystalyn Aucoin Jewelry
Mina & Vina Smart Scarf
The patent pending Mina & Vine Smart Scarf provides style and versatility. The first and only of its kind to be designed with a magnetic closure, temperature regulating fabric, and can be styled 10+ ways! Use it as a stylish accessory or as a nursing cover.
more from La Belle Bump
Top Skin Care Gifts
Make your skin glow with Kimi Wilson’s all-natural, organic body polish. This gentle scrub will leave your skin feeling refreshed, hydrated, and lustrous after your bath and shower. Our mission is to provide you with clean, natural and organic, cruelty-free products that are good for your body and home while featuring and promoting other women of color creators.
more from Kimi Wilson Co
French Lavender Calming Body Oil
The Calming Body Oil is the ultimate multi-purpose lightweight beauty oil that restores the appearance of both hair and body by reinforcing the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This Lavender-infused luxurious blend of precious oils is incredibly hydrating and protective. It restores suppleness and softness and brings a healthy, youthful-looking glow to the skin. A calming and clean French Lavender scent is perfect for massaging into freshly showered skin for naturally fragrant skin with a sexy sheen. The lightweight yet potent formula is 100 percent natural and preservative-free. Its ingredients are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, silicone-free, and non-GMO. This product is also free of PEGs, TEA, propylene glycol, petrolatum, synthetic color, synthetic fragrance, and mineral oil.
more from Sopranolabs Bath & Body Products
Bexi’s Face & Neck Serum
“The Serum is a nourishing, hydrating, and moisturizing skincare product for the face and neck. It’s made with local goat’s milk and local honey. The milk is from a single goat called Lafawnduh who lives on a small farm roughly 10 miles from Bexi’s Bespoke Revitalisation in Northern California. The honey comes from hives 2.5 miles from Bexi’s and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the honey goes towards organizations that support local pollinators. The Serum is especially effective for revitalizing dry, sensitive skin caused by eczema and/or a chronic illness(es).”
more from Bexi’s Bespoke Revitalisation
Top Subscription Boxes to Gift
Do A Shot of Yoga Deluxe Box Gift Subscription
Give the yoga lover in your life some yoga inspiration with Do a Shot of Yoga Deluxe Box, a monthly subscription box featuring a new yoga book and 4 to 6 yoga lifestyle items each month. The items included in this curated yoga experience are designed to help your yoga lover explore their practice both on and off the mat, learning how to apply the principles of mindfulness, meditation, and self-care to their on the mat asana practice.
more from Do a Shot of Yoga
Feminist Book Club Gift Subscription
Give the gift of resistance in a box! Each month, you’ll receive a box of goodies from woman-, queer-, and BIPOC-owned businesses plus our book of the month and access to discussions with other members and the authors themselves!
more from Feminist Book Club
Sparkle Hustle Grow Gift Subscription
The perfect gift for your budding entrepreneur friend, or yourself – a subscription to the #1 subscription box for female entrepreneurs! More than just a box, Sparkle Hustle Grow offers tools, training, and a rockstar community to help you grow your business. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, difficult and overwhelming, you don’t have to do it alone – let’s do it together! Ships to the US and Canada.
more from Sparkle Hustle Grow
Top Meowy Holiday Gifts
Catnip-Infused Felted Ball Tin
Catnip-infused Felted Balls have all the power of catnip without the mess of loose catnip. Fair Trade felted balls come fully charged with B Happy (Our custom catnip blend) and are ready for play. When kitty seems to lose interest in the balls, return them to the tin to recharge. The Catnip pod in the bottom of the tin will magically recharge the balls.
Shop catnip-infused felted balls here
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Understanding Cat Behavior, A Compassionate Guide to Training and Communication
Understanding Cat Behavior is an essential guide for both new and old cat owners. Beth takes you through the key basics of feline behavior and helps teach you to speak meow.
How to Shop Women-Owned Businesses
Let’s talk about holiday shopping! It can be so easy to do all of your holiday shopping at Walmart, Target or Amazon, but in this video, I’m going to show you how you can support women-owned small businesses this holiday season. Only 4% of all revenues are earned by women-owned businesses. That’s a HUGE disparity. It’s important to think about this when shopping with our dollars.
Here are a few tips you can use to support these women-owned business from my video [1:52 – Shop early 2:48 – Know who you’re buying from 7:15 – How to use Amazon as a tool 10:16 – Use affiliate links ]
Looking for tips on starting a business and choosing a business structure! Our blog has you covered!
A Note from Team Trull
We are so incredibly thankful to each of these business owners for allowing us to share their products and businesses with you as options for holiday gifts this year. Have no doubt we are 100% using this gift guide and these businesses in our own shopping this year too! But it goes beyond just these products we are sharing here; each of these listings is from a Women Owned Small business and they have so much more available to shop from all year round.
Remember when we choose to use our dollars with a small business we are supporting individuals, families, and communities. Each of the businesses we have featured is also dedicated to giving back and helping others, meaning that the dollars spent on our favorite small businesses go much further than we can typically imagine and continue to give back in so many ways.
Make this holiday gift guide go even further and share it with others today!
Learn more about Jamie Trull and Balance CFO, LLC here.