Holiday Wish List:: Local Love 2021


We’ve partnered with our Sister Sites around the country to feature unique and thoughtful gift ideas from local businesses owned by members of their communities. We know you have a lot of options when shopping for your holiday wish list but whenever possible, please support that local love!

We’ve designed this guide by region with a Midwest, East and West section. Special thanks to each of our Sister Sites for showcasing so many wonderful shops, products and businesses in their local communities. This special edition Holiday Wish List gives the feeling of shopping like a local – from the comfort of your own home!

Note: Be mindful of shipping timelines. To ensure holiday delivery – ordering earlier is better! 


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Designed by Lindsay Sherbondy in Madison, LindsayLetters.Co offers a beautiful selection of meaningful art and thoughtful goodies that are a true pleasure to gift!

MADISONMOM for 15% off all art and framed calendars

Retail Value Varies


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Big White Yeti is a small batch home fragrance company started in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin led by wife and husband team Katie Daly Weiss + Cody Weiss. Their soy candles are 100% soy wax, pure fragrance oils and undiluted essential oils, and cotton wicks.

Retail Value $18


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Collections by Joya is an exclusive line of locally designed jewelry featuring semi-precious gemstones and crushed diamonds. Run on a “by women for women” platform, a portion of our sales goes to women’s charities in St. Louis and around the country. As seen on QVC, Anthropologie, and more! Their starbust drop earrings are a trademark piece from their collection.

Retail Value $69.95


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Grateful Cratefulls LLC, a woman & family owned business, is a premier gifting service making gifting thoughtfully simple. Whether it’s for a birthday, new baby, wedding, new home, or just because, we help send curated gift crates to the special ones in your life.

Retail Value $57.45


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The Beauty Dashboard helps you share your bathroom sink space with your littles! It was specifically created to be long enough to be placed over the sink, reaching side to side, providing you with a platform to get ready. Handles make it super easy to lift out of the way when your little one needs to brush their teeth. Simply store it away when you are done so your bathroom counter is kept clear & clutter free! Each Beauty Dashboard is laser engraved with a motivational saying & 100% acrylic so it is super sturdy & washable. Made by a mom for moms, to make getting ready easier for the whole family.

Use code mom25 for 25% off

Retail Value $29.99


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Doe A Deer is an online boutique specializing in kitchen décor, home & paper goods designed to brighten your home, uplift your spirit, and make for the best, most thoughtful gifts. This sweet mug is the newest in our collection of reminder mugs. This time around, we’re reminding you to Find Joy in the Little Things.

Retail Value $22


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AVIATE is a company that was founded in Birmingham, AL and is still headquartered in the heart of the city! For millions of travelers, the three-letter airport codes assigned to major cities instantly evoke the memories of journeys past, the anticipation of adventure ahead, or the satisfaction of heading home once business is done.

                                                                                      Retail Value $40+


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Simplified by Emily Ley is an amazing local business owner who also sells her products nationally too. She is a mom of 3, female entrepreneur and wife. She is a cheerleader of all women owned businesses and her products are created for that in mind. mission is to inspire and empower women with the tools they need to simplify their lives.

Retail Value $40


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Waterproof mascara + stubborn makeup doesn’t stand a chance against the Selah Skin Studio Makeup Magnet Kit. In fact, you’ll take your daily makeup removal from a chore to a luxury! The Erase Pre-cleanse Makeup Remover (A.K.A. one of the most indulgent makeup remover to exist) is made with fractionated, skin-grade Coconut + Jojoba Oils, Lavender Bulgaria and Grapefruit Oil. This makes for a moisturizing, dirt-removing, nourishing and EASY makeup removal process.

                                        Retail Value $28


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Brown and Coconut is a Boston-based sister-owned and operated skin care company with a focus on plant-based formulas. They offer “luxurious botanical skin care that you simply can’t wait to come home to.”

                                           Retail Value $20-$100 


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It’s So Johnson Design specializes in personalized items- custom shirts, one-of-a-kind tumbler designs, and handmade home decor pieces. Our shirts are custom made to any sayings and celebration themes desired.

Use code BMCMOM for 25% off purchase

                                         Retail Value $35


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The Vermont Flannel Company is an iconic Vermont brand that fits every budget. This beautiful flannel, produced entirely in Vermont, is the cozy comfort your family needs. And while it’s true that many places make and sell flannel, you’re simply not going to find flannel like this- that is so thick and warm, and only gets softer each time you wash it. Our favorite product is the pajama pants and I love getting my family matching pants for the holidays!

Retail Value $43.80-68.80


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Celebrate States is a subscription box service that “Celebrates” a different U.S. State each month. The boxes are packed with useful, unique, and yummy items from small businesses local to the celebrated state. Boxes also contain fun travel and educational material about the state. Everyone in the family will enjoy exploring the state and there are items that both parents and kids will love! Come “travel” with us and support local U.S. small and family-owned businesses.

Retail Value $45


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After nearly 20 years of early childhood teaching and a lifelong love of writing, Carolyn Perry decided to take the exciting plunge and start her own custom pencil shop. Perry Pencil Company offers pencils for every occasion: work, school, gifts, or just a little something for yourself, they’ve got you covered with high quality #2/HB pencils made by one of the last remaining family owned pencil companies in the United States. Each pencil is individually hand pressed on a vintage Kingsley foil press.

Use code PERRYPENCIL10 for 10% off

Retail Value $8-$10 for a pack of five pencils


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Magnolia Families will help educate you on safe sleep, the science of infant sleep, and empower you to give your child the gift of healthy sleep, from the beginning. This is a great gift for new mothers! A package includes: Initial 45 minute phone call to get to know one another and discuss any concerns and address questions and a newborn sleep guide with tips on timing sleep, soothing techniques, and how to create habits that promote quality sleep from the get go.

                                           Retail Value $150


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Piper and Harper is a mom owned clothing brand that specializes in beautiful, functional, and sustainable pajamas made from the buttery soft mixture of 95% bamboo viscose and 5% spandex. We offer monograms for an extra personal touch. Our Yuletide family pajamas come in size newborn to a kids 12/14, women’s size XS-XL, men’s S-XXL, and one size bandanas for your fur baby.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Shop the Triple Decker Candle Co. 2021 holiday season candles. Available in 8 oz jars with white metal lids. Located in Dorchester, Boston, each candle is hand poured from a small batch, using 100% soy wax. The candles are free of dyes, phthalates, and adhere to RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) standards. They only use natural hemp wicks, which are coated in beeswax. Beautiful label artwork by artist Kaitlyn Burdick.

                                           Retail Value $17


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City Bonfires is made with love in Maryland with American-made materials by two Dads whose jobs were impacted by Covid-19. Gather around our portable and reusable bonfire.

Retail Value: $20.95


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Leo+June gives children the opportunity explore their senses in a hands-on, fun, and interactive way! Sensory play strengthens language development, cognitive growth, memory, and motor skills.

                                           Retail Value $16 – $38


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Indigo Laine & Co. is a fine leather goods shop from Texas. Clean lines, attention to detail and functional pieces are our priority. Each piece is created with you in mind!

Use CITYMOM for 30% off Zip Bags

Retail Value $40+


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Golden Dew Night Serum – It begins in the gardens of their Beauty Farm in Scottsdale, Arizona – where they cultivate and nurture healing botanicals that are formulated into their Bespoke Collection– for healthy skin.

                                           Retail Value $20+


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Simple Modern exists to foster relationships and support the community, donating 10% of their profits (over $1M dollars and $1M worth of products!) back to causes they are passionate about. With a commitment to sustainability, Simple Modern offers an incredible selection of drinkware, lunchware, and backpacks! Purchase in your favorite sports team, Disney character, or personalize with your name!

Retail Value $23.99


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Every Stories in Sensory book box is centered around a beloved children’s book. The box is created to be an invitation to open ended play for your child to return to over and over again! Choose a book or theme that interests your child and get to “reading with all your senses!”.

                                           Retail Value $12-$35


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It’s hard to build a sense of togetherness within a school community, especially in a more hybrid world. illume is a digital group card tool ( that makes it super easy and meaningful for multiple individuals to pool videos, photos, GIFs, and notes to appreciate or celebrate a recipient whether it’s a teacher or school staff. All for free.

Retail Value: FREE


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cuteheads is an heirloom quality kids wear label specializing in your special occasions. We design and hand make gorgeous dresses and rompers for birthdays, the holidays, weddings, family photos and more. cuteheads is designer with comfort in mind, meaning our pieces are cute enough to celebrate in and comfy enough for the post-celebration nap! Made fairly and sustainably in Texas every day. This holiday season, we’re featuring a gorgeous new line of Christmas dresses and bubbles as well as Hanukkah outfits for the first time ever. This season’s best seller is our gorgeous cardinal print Christmas dress (and there’s also a matching bubble romper!).

Take 10% off your order with promo code HOLIDAY21

                                           Retail Value $70


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Tumbleweed Texstyles was built by two high school teachers that have a passion for Texana. The inspiration for our handcrafted designs is drawn from the unique culture of Texas. We love these products for anyone who’s from Texas, loves Texas, or is missing Texas! // Texas Chica Papel Picado T-Shirt. Flagship store located in Frisco, TX.

 Use code CCMOMS for 20% off through December 11th.

Retail Value $25


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TWELVElittle diaper bags are purposefully and intuitively designed to assist parents through every milestone, from the newborn days to daycare drop-off—and beyond. made of high-quality water-resistant fabrics and vegan leather, each bag is crafted with individual style and is the perfect bag to carry both baby and mommy essentials. And since all of our products are engineered to be durable and long-lasting, once you’ve outgrown the diapering stage, our bags carry over seamlessly for personal use, whether for travel, work, or play. // LUXE DIAPER CLUTCH IN BLACK CROC

Use DALLAS20 for 20% off thru 12/15/21

                                           Retail Value $79


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Every child needs a buddy to go out into the world with. During times of stress or heightened anxiety, many children find comfort in articulating, naming, and sharing their feelings and fears. The Bigfoot Kin is just the right size for little ones to play with and confide in as they find their voice in the world.

Use code PDXMOMCOLLECTIVE, valid for 15% off through 12/31 11:49pm PT.

Retail Value $45


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Magical Munchkin offers preschool kits and other fun kid activities made of non-toxic epoxy resin to encourage themed sensory play.

                                           Retail Value $9-$30