Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Shop Small Business!

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When you think of Valentine’s Day – what do you think of? Your special someone, romance, sparks, dinner, flowers and chocolate right? Well, you had me until the “flowers and chocolate”. Flowers and and chocolate has been the “go-to gift” for years!!! And I’m kind of tired of it. Its been over done, to the point that its now boring and unimaginative. When I am looking to give my “Valentine” a gift, I know he’s going to appreciate something aside from the standard thing. Something that’s thoughtful and creative, something that he’ll instantly know I took the time and invested more into it! Well look no further, I have LOTS of gift ideas in this post, lots of DIFFERENT ones brought to you by small businesses! Now I would consider that a win-win; getting a creative, handmade gift WHILE also supporting small business!!!

Did you know that (worldwide) over 50 million roses are given each year on Valentines Day? That each year men shell out (on average) $130 on cards, candy, flowers, jewellry etc? That more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year on Valentine’s Day? That 189 million stems of roses are sold each year (in the USA) on Valentine’s Day??? And given the outrageous prices of these popular, go-to item; can you imagine what an impact on our economy and small business it would have, if we ALL purchased handmade for Valentine’s Day??? And don’t forget, you’re getting a hand-crafted item, made with love by someone, not an item made in a factory by “something” – (a machine)~!!!

So to inspire everyone to shop with small businesses this Valentine’s Day, I’m bringing you this article featuring several businesses each with their own specialty. And each one made with love. <3  Here they are, in no particular order:

 

 

 1. SunyIslandBlu Soap Company

SunyIslandBlu
SunyIslandBlu Soap Company

 

2. Purple Cupcake Soaps

Purple Cupcake Soaps
Purple Cupcake Soaps

 

 

3. Aqua Dragonfly Creations

Aqua Dragonfly Creations
Aqua Dragonfly Creations

 

4. CremeBruLove Bath Products

CremeBruLove Bath Products
CremeBruLove Bath Products

 

 

5. Passionfruit Island

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Passionfruit Island

 

6. Bath Sweets and Body Treats

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Bath Sweets and Body Treats

 

7. Lisie’s Pieces

Lisies Pieces
Lisie’s Pieces

 

8. Soap Much Love

Soap Much Love
Soap Much Love

 

9.  Her Best Apple Cold Process Soap

Her Best Apple
Her Best Apple

 

10. Four Seasons Natural Soaps

Four Seasons Natural Soaps
Four Seasons Natural Soaps

 

11. Lagniappe Couture-Spa

Lagniappe Couture-Spa
Lagniappe Couture-Spa

 

12. Swallowtail Soaps

Swallowtail Soaps
Swallowtail Soaps

 

13. Heffernan’s Little Craft Shop

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Heffernan’s Little Craft Shop

 

14. Table-This Cheesecakes

Table This
Table-This Cheesecakes

 

15. Clean By Ali

Clean by Ali
Clean By Ali

 

16. Creative Concepts By Kristen

Creative Concepts By Kristen
Creative Concepts By Kristen

 

17. Candle Scents

Candle Scents
Candle Scents

 

18. Coco_Boho

Coco_Boho
Coco_Boho

 

19. Stc & Company

STC and Co
Stc & Company

 

20. Oak Street Soaps and Candles

Oak Street Soap and Candles
Oak Street Soaps and Candle

 

21. The Burtley Soap Co.

The Burtley Soap Co
The Burtley Soap Company

 

 

Wow! Lots of amazing, creative and different gift ideas here, right??? I’d like to thank all these businesses for sharing their talents with us and inspiring us to shop HAND MADE~!!! Let’s all make the effort to shop with small businesses this Valentine’s Day and support each other AND our economy~!!!

Well, in the ongoing Valentine’s Day themed series, the next article will be all about different Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks~!! So stay tuned for that~!!!

That’s it for me today!!! Remember it’s all about giving Valentine’s Gifts that are THOUGHTFUL, UNIQUE, HAND-CRAFTED, and MADE WITH LOVE, while also shopping with SMALL BUSINESSES~!!! Much love, peace and blessings my beauties~!!! xoxo

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