If you are an artist or you have an artist in your life, you know that we value thoughtful gifts that enhance our creativity while supporting other artists.
As you shop for gifts this season, consider using the time you would’ve spent standing in line at the mall to research some unique, quality businesses who could really benefit from your support.
To help you get started, I’ve compiled a list of 7 small creative businesses (in no particular order) where you should consider purchasing holiday gifts from this year!
WaZeil & UaZit are long-time friends of mine and the most creative couple I know! From multimedia art prints to music, apparel, accessories, and body care, everything they make is skillfully crafted with love. Everything on their site is genderless, natural and handmade.
This year, they are offering free shipping on orders $50 and up. Everything on their site is 30% off with code: SHOPsmall until 11:59pm on Monday, November 30, 2020.
2. Ray Day Art
Artist Rachel Day began investing more time in her love for painting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her watercolor and acrylic paintings are creative interpretations of modern-day happenings, such as the Black Lives Matter movement. What I love most about her business is that she shares the stories behind her artwork’s inception, progression, and completion.
This year, she is offering 20% off all products, including art prints, framed prints, and original canvas paintings with code: BlackFriday20. She is also open for commissions.
3. D’Nique Photography
A photographer and videographer based in New York City, Dominique Maddox loves collaborating with artists on experimental photoshoots as well as professional studio shoots. Her open-mindedness makes her a great photographer for unique artists who value a photographer who will help their vision come to life.
Does the artist in your life need to brush up their website photos, headshots, or book cover photos? Dominique is offering a photo retouching special this year: 5 photo edits for $15.
4. The Creative Squares
Most artists are avid tea or coffee lovers. Help them brighten up their sipping sessions with custom coasters from The Creative Squares! All coasters are handmade and highly customizable. Last year, I ordered multiple sets of coasters for my parents and in-laws. Customer service was on point, and the founder, Aurielle, kept me informed on the design process every step of the way, just to make sure she was accurately bringing my ideas to life!
Click here to submit an order request today.
5. Madison & Grayce Candles
Give your artist the gift of cozy vibes with hand poured candles by Madison & Grayce. The owner, DeSheria, named the company after her two nieces to inspire them – and other young women – to take risks and go after their dreams. How fitting for the artist in your life! All candles and wax melts are made with 100% soy wax and premium fragrance oils that are phthalate free, cruelty free and vegan.
All orders over $60 will qualify for free shipping, and a free tea light candle is included with each purchase. This offer ends November 30th, so order today!
6. Four Taste, LLC
Who can say no no cookies? I know I can’t. Gift your favorite artist with a small treat for finishing a project or hitting their word count goals by ordering homemade cookies from Four Taste, LLC. Cookies can be customizable, so just think of all the creative options you could come up with!
Enjoy an extra 25% off all Christmas-decorated cookies through Monday, November 30, 2020.
Spending money feels 10x better when it’s spent on a good cause. Ear.Idescent, a handmade jewelry business that is proudly Black-, Queer-, and nonbinary-owned and operated, sells quirky gender neutral earrings. 50% of their profits are donated to Dangles 4 Wellness, a non-profit organization committed to financially supporting community members in need.
Contact the business by clicking here to purchase or commission a pair.
The best gifts are made with quality and love in mind – not just profits. Support one of the small businesses listed above, and receive a special offer on writing and editing services from Vee Helene! Just send me an email with a screenshot of your receipt! This offer ends at 11:59pm on December 31, 2020.
Have a small business you’d like to promote? Link their website in the comments below!