The holidays are upon us! And that means for many of us – knit gifts! But it also means, shopping. I know a lot of us have been trying to change our shopping habits and support small businesses. It’s so hard when we don’t know what small shops have, and Target has great gifts that fit a wide range of people. That’s why I decided to create a 2022 Holiday Gift Guide!
I reached out to some small businesses I know, and to a lot of small businesses I don’t know to tell me a little about themselves and the awesome items they have for sale. To tell you that I had no idea some of these things even existed would be an understatement. I’ve been blown away by the sheer creativity of these shop owners!
These items have a wide range and so I’ve done my absolute best to get them into categories, but honestly, look through them all – there is a gem in each and every item here. One more tip, if you aren’t wild about the item that’s shown, check out the whole shop. They have more than just the one thing I’m highlighting here.
Discounts on Holiday Gift Guide Items!
Oh! And did I mention discounts? Each of these fabulous small business owners have offered a discount, if you shop through this guide. This is no cost to you, no perks for me (I’m not an affiliate). It is all just small business, helping small business, helping shoppers.
If you would like to get the discount, be sure to download the guide. Otherwise, you can preview all the items below!
Ornaments & Decor
deb Milstein’s shop
The ceramic knit ornaments I offer are some of my favorite designs. I, personally, do not have the patience to knit ornaments, but I love the charming homemade look that these give to a tree. I think they even make great non-denominational winter decor. They would look really cute hanging from window locks or door knockers. You could even use them as a fancy gift tag on a bottle of wine.
More about deb Milstein
I am a former Costume Designer turned graphic artist and knitwear designer. I design knitting patterns using the technique of encoded lace. Each pattern has a word or a message written into the design. I also design crafting themed t-shirts, totes, and ornaments. My style is minimalistic, usually with bold colors.
We are a small business based in Devon focussing on selling up cycled seaside bits into home decor. This Christmas we have a new range of oyster shell Christmas ornaments to inspire this festive season. We have loads of different themes from traditional Christmas imagery like Santa, to winter woodlands and lots of cute animals. We have gifts for everyone. Available in the UK only.
These wine bottle gift bags are one item that has been fun to make and see take off. They dress up that bottle you’re bringing to whatever holiday party you’re going to. We have colors appropriate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Easter (thinking ahead!), as well as colors that correspond to favorite teams, both professional and college. We even take special orders. Personalize your gift with these unique and reuseable gift bags!
AlyCat Creations is a collaboration between two friends who love fabric, yarn, and all their accoutrements. You’ll find items made with love and care for you, your home, your baby, and sometimes even your pets. I am Catherine, the Cat of AlyCat, and I love to crochet and sew. Whenever I am sedentary whether on the train, on line waiting, or watching TV with the hubs, my fingers are working with yarn.
Janelle Rene Photography
The Hummingbirds in flight trio has been one of my most loved photos. Hummingbirds are a sign of hope, healing, and good luck. To some it is a sign that the spirit of a loved one is near.
About Janelle Rene Photography
Nature, Wildlife, Landscape, Fine Art photography based in Albuquerque, NM. I have been an amateur photographer for over thirteen years and a professional for four. I’ve always loved photography- it allows you to capture fleeting moments on this ever-changing planet. My hope is for others to experience the beauty I witness when capturing these images.
black sheep 303
The Four Seasons Card Bundle consists of digital design files in SVG, PNG, EPS, DXF and Studio 3 formats for use with Cricut, ScanNCut and Silhouette machines. The bundle includes seven A2-Sized and Slimline Card designs for Winter/Christmas, Fall, Summer, and Spring along with A2 and Slimline envelope templates. Please see the listing for all the details!
About black sheep 303
Elena Anderson is the owner/designer for black sheep 303 creative, LLC in Denver, Colorado. A lifelong crafter, her blog began in 2016 with traditional card making tutorials on stamping, dies, inks, markers and more. In late 2020, however, Elena decided to pivot to teaching people how to use their Cricut, ScanNCut and Silhouette machines by providing fun paper, vinyl, infusible ink and other project tutorials. She also designs SVG files to sell and sometimes to give away to email subscribers. She offers SVG designs for a variety of projects but particularly loves creating layered card designs that are easy enough for anyone to make.
Amigurumi Foundation Course will help you go from basic crocheting to creating crocheted toys called Amigurumi. Confidently make your first children’s toy! Learn the step-by-step process to crocheting a toy for a child with your own hands in just 2 weeks without hours of frustration or confusion. Specifically designed for mothers who would love to pick up crocheting and create toys for their children with just a hook and some yarn! Buy for yourself, or for someone crafty!
More about Huipei
Huipei a practicing family physician hailing from sunny Singapore, mother to a 3-year-old daughter, and an avid self-taught crocheter for the past 7 years. She enjoys working with miniature amigurumis and most of her inspiration mostly comes from her daughter and her toy preferences! When she’s not playing with her daughter or seeing patients, she sometimes indulge in crocheting little yarnlings and making stop motion animations of them.
Gifts for All
All Aboard Whistle
Here at All Aboard Whistle we love making your lil engineer the star of the show! From hats and whistles to train party decor, we have everything you need for your train fanatic! Come visit our blog for party planning tips, party decor and game ideas, or check out our shop for all things Train! We always love helping to make sure train-loving kiddos look and feel just like real train engineers!
To get your customized hat before Christmas, orders must be in before December 15th.
Fab Party Planning Mom
Remember this Christmas for years! Our bundle includes 6 printable kid-friendly games for up to 14 players that you can play with family on Christmas day, or play anytime during the holidays. If you can’t be with those you love during Christmas, you can play our virtual version!
More about Fab Party Planning Mom
I’m Katrina, a spunky wife, a mom with a mohawk, frugal fanatic, loyal dog lover, business owner, runner, devoted brownie eater, lover of all things glitter, and above all else I love Jesus, and I know He loves me – even when I don’t get this “mom” thing right. I gave Jesus my heart when I was 5 and have loved helping and serving others since.
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A note of thanks!
I’d like to thank all of the small shops that contributed to this years gift guide. It is my first-ever gift guide, and I appreciate them taking a chance with me.
Thank you to all who shop small, and especially if you find something through this gift guide.
Hugs & Happy Knitting