Holiday gift giving is an wonderful opportunity to stretch your crafty muscles and to support small businesses. If you’re feeling particularly DIY this season, this post has you covered with 100+ handmade gift ideas (if you are pressed for time, try one of these ideas). But if you’d like to support some small businesses this season, I’d love to introduce you to the following shops, all of them run by homesteading women whom I greatly admire.
Farmstead Soap and Salve from Reformation Acres
Quinn formulates nourishing, long-lasting bars of farmstead soap made with rich and creamy Jersey milk. Her herbals soaps and salves are created with botanicals harvested right from her organic farm. She also offers gathering & harvest aprons as well as Homestead Managment Printable worksheets to help you organize your garden & homestead (I have some – they work!).
A brand new Etsy shop, featuring handmade herbal salves and lip balms with organic and local ingredients and lots of love. Colleen says, “I truly believe that herbs are a huge part of the natural healing process, and want to share that with everyone.”
If you are looking for a blend of whimsical and functional, this is your shop! MereWare features ceramic fun-ware in the form of robots, monsters, and gnomes. Their pieces are all food safe and are not only functional, but make great conversation pieces as well!
ScheniderPeeps makes gorgeous coiled rope harvest baskets that are great for gathering small harvests and eggs. These also offer produce baskets made with burlap and canvas, and beeswax collected from their own hives, and local bee removals (candle-making anyone?). Note: their shop will only be open until December 7th, and then again in the New Year.
Original Organics makes amazing handcrafted herbal products from organic and wildcrafted ingredients (plus the owner and creator, Rachel has a lovely homesteading and healthy blog, which you can read here). I’m currently admiring her healing and aromatherapy lines!
And lastly, my family’s shop, Acorn Hill Handcrafts. We feature hand-forged wrought iron pieces such as triangle dinner bells, stocking hangers, hooks, coat racks, and hanging rods, as well as black walnut serving and cutting boards, made from wood from our land. If you find something you love from our shop, please use the code “HOMESTEAD10” for a 10% discount off your order!
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