2018 Small Business Gift Guide
Over the past year, we've had the privilege of partnering with and learning about a number of wonderful companies and makers. It's inspired us to give more intentionally this holiday season - whether that's purchasing from a small business or finding products perfectly suited for the recipient.
This year, we want to make it a little easier for you to give gifts that are loved by your friends and family and support small business along the way.
Here's a collection of products we love that are sure to please (tried and tested by us!) We hope it will inspire your gifting this holiday season!
1. Berlin Skin The perfect gift for the minimalist.
The embodiment of simplicity in skincare, Berlin Skin was created to complement the minimalist’s lifestyle.
We first connected with Monica of Berlin Skin two years ago. We took the full facial line along on a trip to Paris & Italy and fell in love with the way it made our skin feel! Berlin Skin recently launched two new products - Black Spruce Body Oil and Bamboo Facial Clothes - must haves for the drying winter months.
2. Wax Cabin Candle Co. The perfect gift for those who enjoy a cozy night in.
All candles from Wax Cabin Candle Co. are handmade by Jennifer Gunn in her cabin in New Jersey. We recommend the Cozy Collection! The scents in this collection are classically masculine, and set the perfect mood for colder winter months. Buy this set of 4 to piece apart for gifts (and be sure to keep one for yourself!)
3. Instrmnt The perfect gift for lovers of form and function.
Instrmnt is a Glasgow-based, multi-disciplinary design studio focused on creating industrial-led products with an emphasis on quality, simplicity and attainability. Their watches are designed with care in their Glasgow studio and take inspiration from the industrial design of the mid 20th century, combining high quality swiss components with simple, utilitarian design. The minimal, sophisticated design of this watch makes it easy to wear and keeps us on schedule during busy shoot days.
4. Bellroy The perfect gift for the on-the-go.
Equipped for the open road, dressed for the job. This bag has the performance you need while shifting through life’s environments. The Shift Backpack features padded storage for your laptop, quick access side pockets, multiple closure levels for expandable storage and it’s water-resistant! This is the bag freelancers dream of.
Nossa Familia Coffee is a Portland, Oregon-based roaster that was founded in 2004 by Brazilian native Augusto Carneiro. Early on, all of Nossa Familia's coffee was imported directly from his family's farms, and today these Brazilian fazendas remain at the core of their direct coffee trade model.
Nossa Familia is one of our favorite coffee roasters in Portland. When we want to escape the office, we pack up our laptops and go work in one of their cafes. They have several product pairings available this holiday season, so spoil the coffee lover in your life with a sampler box set or a coffee & chai pairing!
6. Courant The perfect gift for the busy business owner.
Courant fuses practicality and style to create a covetable, wireless charging pad that keeps you connected. Every product by Courant is designed for seamless integration into your daily life, featuring cutting edge hardware and premium materials. We keep our CATCH:3 on our desk, so we can set our phone down between work calls and social media planning, knowing it will be charged and ready for the next task.
Drifter Organics is certified organic, plant-based, and cruelty free - A skincare line you can indulge in with a clear conscience. Founders Micaela and Dawn Marie started making body butters together after a deep dissatisfaction with the “high quality, dermatologist recommended” skincare products they found on the market. They have several sets available for purchase, perfect for easy gifting!
8. Fetch and Follow The perfect gift for your pampered pooch.
Fetch & Follow is an East London-bred dog lifestyle brand, offering thoughtful designs that are stylish, functional and expertly fitted to meet the daily demands of the urban dog.
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve likely seen snaps of our Sheepadoodle pup Hobey! He’s the third member of the Mayne Marketing team and our gift guide wouldn’t be complete without including a few items from his wish list! He picked out a beautiful collar and lead in natural leather and a festive, warm sweater that he’ll be wearing to our office Christmas party.
9. GloryBee The perfect gift for the foodie.
GloryBee is a family-owned business that started in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy food products. It began as "a simple family honey stand, farming honey in the backyard and processing it in the back of the garage--the deep freeze even doubled as the sales counter." Over forty years later, they are still providing the highest quality organic and natural ingredients with the same spirit as those first years of business. Add some sweetness to your gift list this holiday season!
Rachel loves to create completely personalized, unique imagery. She works closely with her clients to elevate their visuals by harnessing the unique perspective of abstract art: Art that’s inspired by your brand, your colors, and your vision. Each of her Art & Branding packages come with the original paintings, high quality digital files, transparent line drawings, and a customized notepad utilizing the art in the design.
All pieces from MGG Studio are eco-friendly and handmade with the modern woman in mind. The minimal, sculptural designs elevate any outfit and have quickly become an accessory staple in our wardrobe!
12. Mohinders The perfect gift for the ethical fashion fanatic.
Mohinders is a small shoe business based in San Francisco, Mumbai, and Athani, India. They work with families of 3rd-and 4th-generation shoemakers and leather tanners to create shoes that last and age beautifully. They uphold respectful design and sustainability from start to finish, which means heirloom, regional processes, and intentional choices to reduce waste and use lower-impact materials.
Matter Prints & Mohinders shoes have collaborated to create a limited edition dust bag, hand block-printed by Matter's partners in India. They’re available this holiday season, but quantities are limited, so be sure to place your order soon so you can receive this lovely reusable packaging with your purchase!
Adele designs homewares and lovingly makes them by hand at her studio in the UK. Her designs are thoughtful, functional and beautiful. We’re particularly fond of her concrete desk tray, which helps us stay organized.
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is a contemporary fiber artist. Her luxury fiber jewelry line Zelma Rose is sold in brick and mortar and museum stores around the world. Lisa's work is deeply influenced by the wild and natural surroundings of her mountain top home and studio, Casa del Cielo. Her designs serve as modern day wearable art and a fresh interpretation of the ancient and classic craft of hand weaving and knot work. Each piece is handcrafted by the artist and represents her mission to create ethically crafted jewelry that is distinctive and memorable.
15. Miel The perfect gift for the woman who prioritizes self-care.
Miel was created to wrap you in luxury. Kayla, owner and maker, is inspired by the women in her life – her goal is to make them feel beautiful and promote rest. Each piece in the loungewear collection is designed and made by hand in Victoria, British Columbia from natural fibers. We love the elevated style and functionality of the Miel collection.
Thank you to our clients and brand partners for a wonderful year! We're proud to work with such amazing small businesses and are looking forward to continuing to provide social media management and content creation services to brands we believe in. Do your part to support your favorite makers this holiday season and remember to gift intentionally.
- The Mayne Marketing Team