Christmas is almost here! If you haven’t gotten your holiday gifts yet, then you have to do it now! Today, I’m sharing great gifts that are from either local shops here in Pittsburgh or small businesses. Like I mentioned before, supporting local and small businesses have become more important to me. So it was only appropriate to create a holiday gift guide highlighting these amazing shops! And yes, there’s a giveaway too!
Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Small and Local
Catstudio has the cutest collectibles that you can find. CAT – Carmel And Terrell are a husband and wife team that started this original geography design company. They are available at boutiques throughout Pennsylvania including, Kitchen Kaboodle in State College, Open House Living in Philadelphia, and Contemporary Concepts in Pittsburgh. But of course, you can always order them online at www.catstudio.com.
Catstudio has a Christmas Collection. But as a gift, I’m all into their Geography Collection. It’s the perfect gift for someone with a great sense of love and pride for their city. But if you want to collect memorabilia for places you’ve been to or love, their products are perfect! They also have a Collegiate Collection that’s perfect for showing your college pride!
I am so in love with my Pittsburgh pillow that I want to add a Dallas one too!
Also, are these glasses awesome or are they awesome? They look like big shot glasses. Now I absolutely need to get other cities as well! They also have dish towels that I have yet to take photos of. As most of you know, we are in the middle of a move. So the kitchen is one of the messiest rooms at the moment. You’ll see the finished rooms in my highlighted stories on Instagram if you want to check the progress of our move.
Cat Studio, now Lazy Caturday? I’m seeing a pattern here! Hah! But on to more important things – this Pittsburgh-based online shop has the cutest pieces that your recipient (or ahem, you) will love and wear. Maybe get her a cute cardigan to keep her warm or this velvet wrap dress for NYE. FYI, wrap dresses FLATTER everyone – any body shape and size! See these three holiday looks I came up with wearing Lazy Caturday below. Click on the images to get directed to the post.
Feel good jewelry that will inspire and motivate you is what KIS Jewelry specializes in. While you can find them now at Boscovs for your last minute holiday shopping, you can shop for their jewelry at kis-jewelry.com. I love the good vibes and positive messages included in their jewelry, making them a perfect gift!
They also sent me a pineapple charm necklace that I can’t wait to show you in an upcoming outfit post!
DIY Candle at The Candle Lab Pittsburgh
Customized candle made by you? Who wouldn’t enjoy that! The other week, I went to The Candle Lab Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville to make candles with fellow Pittsburgh bloggers. It was so much fun. We got to pick our scents, mix and match them, and name our own candle! Mine was Sweet Holiday! Such a CREATIVE NAME, right? Hahaha! Okay, I’m not creative at all. But my scent was honey crisp apples, baked bread, and caramel! YUM!
Now, my candle is sitting pretty in our entryway shelf! But I want to go back to The Candle Lab to create ones to give, or to just make more for our new house! It’s so much fun to do with friends too. Make it a weekend activity with the whole squad.
LXMI Hydrating Illuminator + Give Work Book
I love my LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt. So this hydrating illuminator is another great product from the brand. Now the founder and CEO of LXMI (and Samasource) Leila Janah came up with this book, Give Work, which is such an inspiring read about lifting people out of poverty by giving them work! Leila Janah is truly a #GirlBoss making great things happen! We can use more Leilas in this world and this would be a great book to give to another girl boss or aspiring business owner in your list!
Nature Box Snacks
Want a practical gift for the whole family to munch on? Even great when they are actually better-for-you snacks! NatureBox has made a name for itself in the food industry with the belief that snacks can (and should) be crazy delicious and also better for you. They have over 100 different products in a dozen categories all made from high-quality ingredients with
- No artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners
- No corn syrup of any kind
- No hydrogenated oils
- No MSG
Let me tell you, they are DELICIOUS! So far, the jerky and the crunchy BBQ twists are our favorites. But I have yet to open the other snacks. I HIGHLY suggest them as a gift for the whole family! And you’re in luck too because I’m giving a lucky reader a $50 gc to shop their products! It’s perfect for getting you switched to better snacks for 2018, right?
I know you love giveaways, so I’m giving you one! This is open to U.S. residents only and ends on December 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. The prizes are:
- $50 Naturebox Gift Card
- 2 KIS Jewelry silver bracelets shown above
- Give Work book + LXMI hydrating illuminator
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is follow me on Instagram and look for the Naturebox post giveaway that I’m posting on December 16 at 8 pm EST to enter!
Full Disclosure: All products featured here are c/o the respective brands. All opinions, including this roundup gift guide are completely my own.