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Small Business Favorites From the Team

This year, my team of 5 all reviewed our favorite small businesses for the holiday season. We can’t wait to share with you!

As a small business owner myself, I’m all about sharing small businesses and giving them some love during the holiday season. My team is built up of 5 women at all different ages and stages – to college students to mom’s of college students, we have you covered!

MERRICK’s SMALL BUSINESS FAVORITES 

Covo Goods

  • MA1CVGDS – 30% OFF
  • Covogoods offers real books by color for decoration, clever hidden storage book boxes, blank hardcover books that are perfect for home or office decor, and secret door books, and other custom decor to discerning clients everywhere. I got the hidden book cover and love it! 

Toxic Potato

  • MERRICK20 – 20% off and free shipping over $35 
  • This is a fun, quick, and easy card game for ages 7+. It’s basically a card game version of Hot Potato – my boys have really liked it so far!

Wooly Bear Knits

  • MERRICK10 – 10% OFF
  • These are modern knit accessories that are hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn. They’re perfect for my first St. Louis winter!

Little Books and Nooks

  • MERRICK15 – 15% OFF
  • I love these felt garlands to help decorate for fall and winter!

Alexis Gorham Art

  • MERRICK20 – 20% OFF
  • Alexis makes gorgeous custom home and pet paintings – we got a gorgeous one of our new home and I love it. Would be a great gift for a parent!

Pippi Post

  • MERRICKSART20 – 20% OFF
  • As a bookworm, I love these book-inspired shirts, calendars, and puzzles!

BookRoo

  • MERRICK50 – 50% off their first box in their subscription
  • This is such a cute book subscription for kids (think a book of the month but for little readers) with varying age ranges, titles, and interests to choose from. I love that the spines are color-coordinated. 

MamaMadeKC

  • MERRICK10 – 10% OFF
  • This is an ornament shop where she focuses on a lot of cute, unique LDS items! I got a St. Louis temple ornament! 

Cork & Mill

  • L4RDEJE8
  • 10% off and active now thru Dec. 31st
  • Valid for: Black Coasters, White Bookends, and White/Gray Bookends
  • Cork and Mill makes home decor products where modern style meets classic design at an affordable price.

Better Screen Time

  • MERRICK – 20% OFF 
  • I just LOVE this company’s mission! Their courses “Creating a Tech-Healthy Family” (parents of kid ages 5-12) and “Untangling Teens & Tech” (parents of pre-teens/teens ages 13-17) are great. And they have a discussion guide on Amazon called Creating a Tech-Healthy Family (for families of all ages)

DadBod Games 

  • November – 10MERRICK
  • December – 10ARTGIFT
  • You know that my family loves games – and these DadBod Games have been a hit with the boys so far!

Mauve Jewelry Co

  • MERRICK15 for 15% OFF
  • Dainty, everyday jewelry! I love a good simple everyday piece.

Tiny Expressions 

  • MERRICK – 20% OFF
  • These large poster-style coloring sheets will be perfect when we’re hosting family over Thanksgiving! 

Coco’s Bead Co

  • MERRICK – 20% OFF
  • I own a couple of these stackable bead bracelets and they’re a fun statement piece – these would be great to give to women of all ages!

Royal Army 

  • MERRICKSART – 20%
  • Cool BYU gear for men, women, and kids that are unique! My boys LOVE their pieces.

Mr. Figster 

  • MERRICK – 20% OFF
  • These are really cool LEGO Brick Boards for MiniFigurines for kids to display in their rooms.

LAURA’S SMALL BUSINESS FAVORITES

Finn Stitch & Co

  • MERRICKSART10 – 10% OFF
  • I couldn’t be more obsessed with my things from Finn Stitch. I got a name-embroidered sweater for my 1-year-old daughter and want to put her in it every day. I think these would make great gifts for new moms!

Balance Bound Planner

  • MERRICK – 15% OFF
  • I am a planner and paper girl and literally SQUEALED when I got this package. Their 2024 planner should be on your list for any working girl who has a busy schedule to keep. The daily to-do flip pad would also make a great stocking stuffer!

Future Fans

  • MERRICK15 – 15% OFF
  • If you have a young sports lover, you need to gift them Future Fans. It’s a book, game, and interactive combo focused on helping kids understand the rules of the game. They make it SO easy! It teaches the rules of a sport in fun and unexpected ways with an adult + child experience, guided by a storybook but with fun surprises along the way. I got this for my almost 6-year-old who is football-obsessed! I know he’ll love football even more when he really gets it. 

Eventide Pennants

  • MERRICK10 – 10% OFF
  • If I could wrap my aesthetic up in a brand, it would be this. They couldn’t have cuter things! For the new mom, I would get a name pennant or a month pennant for the baby’s monthly pictures. They have darling pennants for everything from the first day of school to the holidays. The celebration calendar (a yearly calendar to use every single year) would be a great gift to parents or grandparents!

 

KRISTY’S SMALL BUSINESS FAVORITES

Avryn Co 

  • MERRICK10 – 10% OFF ENDS NOVEMBER 27
  • Leather wristlets- These Leather wristlets are so cute and a great accessory for anyone who just wants a grab and go wallet.  I have gotten where I never want to carry a purse and these are so easy to just tuck my cards and cash in to run my errands.  

Holly and Stone Co

  • MERRICK20 – 20% OFF
  • Customizable and cute designed doormats- I have always wanted a doormat that has our family name on it.  This one is so cute! It has a simple flower design with our family name and I love how it welcomes visitors into our home. 

Sew Little By Jessica 

  • MERRICKCHRISTMAS – 15% off 
  • Little girl princess dresses to play in, all handmade- We LOVE these dresses.  I wish that I could have filmed my daughters reaction to opening the dress for her and one for her doll.  These are so well made, such vibrant colors and just the perfect dress for play, a Disney trip or even school.  They are machine washable and with such great fabric. LOVE THESE!

Salted Mule 

  • HELLO15 – 15% off 
  • Scented bath and body products- I am a makeup and skin care lover!! I was so excited to get these products and have not been disappointed! They not only all smell amazing, but they have left our skin and lips feeling so good.  I especially love to lip scrub.  My lips have never been so soft!

Beloved Sensual Care 

  • MERRICK20 – 20% off 
  • Sexual wellness products for women over 40- This package made my day! Beloved sent me all of her products and I can honestly say that they are all so great.  There are several different packages that allow you to pick what works for you.  They have a vacation package that any couple would love to take on vacation, it would be such a great surprise to bring out of your suitcase! I can say that I have tried and recommend ALL of the products.  10/10!

 

SHELBY’S SMALL BUSINESS FAVORITES

Rose and Clay Earrings

  • MERRICKSART – 15% OFF
  • Rose and Clay has so many dainty, unique jewelry pieces that never tarnish and are hypoallergenic. I got the prettiest ring, necklace, and earrings from them that are all super unique and beautiful! Their pieces would make such a great gift because they’re so original and dainty!

The Comfy Cactus

  • Mention MERRICK in your DM order to get 10% OFF (makes them just under $35)
  • I’m in love with these blankets! They’re both cozy and lightweight and have been perfect for the chilly fall weather. The Comfy Cactus has so many adorable patterns at such an affordable price point. I also love that you can throw them in the wash and they come out just as soft and cozy. These would be the perfect gift for college aged kids just moving out, parents who need cozy easy-to-wash blankets, or teens looking for a cute addition to their room.

Mayzie Phone Cases

  • MERRICK15 – 15% OFF
  • I’m OBSESSED with my phone case from Mayzie Co.! She sells custom floral press and stamp phone cases that make the most special personalized gift. I chose the stamp case and picked stamps from Europe/Italy since I lived there for awhile. They were so easy to work with and my case came so beautifully designed! These cases are not only adorable, but can make such a special gift if you choose flowers/stamps that are significant to the person you’re giving it too. 

 

MARY’S SMALL BUSINESS FAVORITES

VOLO Beauty 

  • MERRICK – 20% OFF
  • VOLO Beauty has the SOFTEST, VERY absorbent hair wrap towels.  They are so easy to use, wrap up, and secure into place with the attached elastic band on the back.  I wrapped my hair up after my shower and went about doing my beauty routine, and when it was time to dry my hair, it took half the time to blow dry!  It was such an easy step to add that saved me so much time.

CorEats 

  • MERRICK – 10% OFF
  • Having both Celiac Disease and Diabetes, I am always on the hunt for gluten free items that are lower in carbs so I can maintain my blood sugars while enjoying a yummy treat.  CorEats sent me 4 of her baking mixes, Brownie, Banana Bread/Muffin, Pumpkin Bread/Muffin, and Pancake/Waffle Mix.  They were all SO DELICIOUS!  I would highly recommend CorEats to anyone who is looking to stock healthy baking mixes in their pantry for an easy, quick, TASTY treat.

WhitneyRain Studio

  • MERRICK10 – 10% OFF
  • Whitney Rain Studios is incredible art that Whitney has turned into truly one of a kind, special gifts. Whitney is so talented and has such a great eye for beauty that the items she has created for her shop are simply exquisite. With each little package I opened, I would gasp with delight.  Her Nativity print is gorgeous, and I love that she turned her artwork into beautiful wrapping paper.  But honestly, if you were to ask me to pick a favorite item, I wouldn’t be able to.  They are all amazing. You couldn’t go wrong with a single item in her shop.

Grandy Photography

  • MERRICK – The class is normally $497 and the discount makes it $347.
  • Grandy Photographer was so generous to give me access to her online photography class. I’ve always loved taking pictures and was intrigued by the idea of taking a photography class in the comfort of my own home.  The classes are so well organized and easy to reference again and again if you want to go back and focus on something in particular.  There are 20 classes total and cover everything from how to organize a photography business, to what gear to purchase, to how to use your camera manually, how to download your photos, how to edit your photos, and on and on.  Catherine is a fantastic teacher and there are so many complex things in photography that she makes simple and easy to understand.  I would 10/10 recommend this course! Like run! Take advantage of this incredible deal she is offering to Merrick’s Art followers.  You will not be dissapointed.

4 Comments

  1. Sage says:

    Thank you for sharing small businesses! This year, my family is trying to give more intentional, sustainable gifts. I’m hiring professional tile and grout cleaners to deep clean our kitchen and bathroom floors as a gift to myself and the whole family. I have a few other ideas, but these recommendations might have changed my mind! I love the custom embroidered sweater idea! Will definitely be getting one for my three-year-old. Love these ideas!

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