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Gift Giving Guide – Shop Small Edition

When it comes to this time of year Black Friday and Cyber Monday are what most people are waiting for to score some great deals! Not going to lie I’m the same way. But did you know that Saturday, November 24th is “Shop Small Saturday”? It’s a great way to support your local small businesses and get some great things too!

Not sure where to start or what shops to check out? Don’t worry we have you covered! Here they are in no particular order.

*We were not compensated in any way for this post. Everything is our own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of any of these shops.

1. The Purple Giraffe

The Purple Giraffe is a super cute children’s boutique. This place has a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as friendly staff to help with all of your shopping needs. Not sure what you are looking for? Just ask and they are happy to help you find the perfect gift!

Large variety of toys and books for all ages! Photo Courtesy of The Purple Giraffe

From children’s books and toys to adorable clothing and teethers they are sure to have something for every kid on your list. You can even find coordinating pajamas and outfits for your kids. Hello, perfect family picture attire!

Adorable PJ sets! Photo Courtesy of The Purple Giraffe


Coordinating outfits! Photo Courtesy of The Purple Giraffe

The best part is you won’t find a lot of these items at your big box stores so you can be sure it is a unique gift that won’t be a duplicate for your favorite little person. 🙂 If you are local to Oconomowoc, WI be sure to check it out! In the meantime you can follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts and check out The Purple Giraffe Website here.

Gift sets you won’t find anywhere else! Photo Courtesy of The Purple Giraffe

2. Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique

Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique is the cutest little shop! When you walk in you are instantly met with wonderful smells of all of the yummy smelling products! There are so many options to choose from. This is a great place to get gifts or shop for yourself or both! 🙂

Bath bombs galore! Photo Courtesy of Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique

Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique has options for a bit older kids to teens and adults! Everything is handmade and that is evident by the great quality. You can find a huge selection of bath bombs, bath salts, bar soaps, scrubs and shaker soaps.

One of the most popular products is the Peppermint Orange

Walnut Scrub. I have personally tried this and currently use it. It is so refreshing and makes my skin feel amazing! The bath bombs and bath salts are also a wonderful way to relax and enjoy some much needed “me time”.

The best scrubs out there! Photo Courtesy of Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique

If you are looking for something fun for kids on your list check out the shaker soaps and bath bombs! Scentsory even does parties. You can schedule a birthday party or just a fun pampering party. Such a great idea for even a fun mother/daughter outing!

Shaker soaps make hand washing fun! Photo Courtesy of Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique
Great place to have a party! Photo Courtesy of Scentsory Bath & Body Boutique

Be sure to check out Scentsory’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. If you aren’t local you can order online here as well! And if you aren’t sure what you want and need help just give the store a call (262-354-3131) and they will be more than happy to help get you what you need!

3. Smiling Tree Toys

Smiling Tree Toys has the cutest wooden toys for every kid on your list this year! They put a lot of detail into each of their pieces so you can be sure you are getting a toy that can be treasured for generations to come! They even have the option to personalize them if you want.

From wooden teethers, puzzles, memory blocks and christmas ornaments you are sure to find something! Not shopping for a kid this year? No worries, they even have items for your home that make great gifts for adults too!

Porter loves his teethers he has from Smiling Tree Toys and his “My First Christmas” ornament is all ready to go too!

Checking out his adorable wooden fox teether! Photo Credit: Sam Siewert

Ella will be getting this name puzzle which will be great for learning to spell her name as well as just learning to do a puzzle. But she doesn’t know she’s getting this yet so be sure to keep it a secret! 🙂

Beautiful wooden name puzzle.

Then there is the keepsake blocks. This was a gift for Porter’s baptism and it is the perfect piece to display in his room as a reminder of his baptism and a beautiful piece he can keep with him as he grows.

Baptism keepsake block displayed in his room.

Be sure to check out their website here to get a one of a kind gift that can be treasured for years to come! You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

With these three shop small options you are sure to find exactly what you need for all of your gift giving needs this holiday season!

Do you have a favorite small business that you shop at? Tell us what other small shops you think we should check out!

Happy shopping!

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