Small Businesses you can support this season and beyond

: November 26, 2020

We’ve been lucky to connect with and learn about nearly 300 small businesses across the country in the past handful of months, so when Small Business Saturday approached, we reached out to ask if we could showcase some of our alumni for those looking for an easy way to shop small this year and support locally owned businesses.

Here’s a wonderful assortment of businesses, mostly in retail, we encourage you to consider shopping with this season.

Small Businesses you can shop with Nationally

Billy’s Bakery

Billy’s Bakery is a local neighborhood bakery founded in 2003. We have 4 locations in NYC, namely the flagship in Chelsea near the High Line, Tribeca, Upper West Side and The Plaza Food Hall. We pride ourselves on traditional American baked goods – cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, cheesecakes and bars. 

The Billy’s model is based on 3 pillars: great product, excellent customer service and welcoming aesthetics. All this results in our tagline, Celebrate Homemade! We want our customers to Celebrate Homemade with us.

We developed our DIY baking kits a few years ago, but over time they have really gained traction especially during COVID. 

Try our cookie decorating kit this holiday. It’s a way to Celebrate Homemade with you and your loved ones: 
Billy’s Bakery Cookie Sandwich Kits

Nourish & Refine

Nourish and Refine empowers you to practice self-care through all-natural and conscious wellness products. Our luxurious line of skincare and candles offer you the freedom to take a moment for yourself each and every day. 

We are proud of our formulations because we source the very best organic and completely natural ingredients. We make it easy for you to feel confident about what you put on your skin, and we promise your skin will love you for it.

We’re happy to offer 10% off and a deluxe sample with code: SBSC10

Thank you!

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company

Christopher Weck created Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company in 2011. The idea behind the business ties back to his family roots and the joy he can bring to others, young and old.  

From the look of the confections to the flavor combinations to the emotions evoked with a single bite, we hope it’s something your family will treasure as much as we do.

Espresso Yourself

Espresso Yourself is a monthly coffee and wellness box created to help women improve overall well-being in addition to discovering new products that they will love! Many of the products featured are from women-owned, minority-owned, or eco-friendly businesses. 

New holiday items are available on the website, so you can order custom-made boxes or create your own box with these amazing products!

Trout Cove Studio

Original paintings printed onto 100% linen scarves make the perfect gift!

Trout Cove Studio is an artist-owned gallery in beautiful Nova Scotia with artwork that celebrates our connection with nature: inspired by meadows, flowers, and the color of the seasons.

New in and popular for the holiday season:  Limited edition, colorful 100% large linen scarves printed in eco friendly dyes that can be worn as a scarf or cover all, whether it’s for an evening event or wrap for beachwear. Makes the perfect gift for a friend or family member!

More details and for ordering online with free shipping to the US and Canada
Shop Trout Cove Studio Online

Explore Culinary Arts 

We offer remote cooking classes but now my sweet spot is pastries and other sweet and savory desserts.

Most notably, sugar cookie decorating kits. 

We have thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and ugly sweater

We also have pre-decorated cookies and custom cupcakes 

And holiday pies 

And French pastries 

Lots more –

Explore Culinary Arts with Chef Tina online

Elaine Marie

Elaine Marie connects today’s evolving consumers with artists and makers across the US. 

Shop small this holiday season.

We’re your one stop shop to support local artisans and shop unique, hand-crafted goods. 

Regional small businesses you can support

River Queen Voyages | Nashville, Tenn

River Queen Voyages is Nashville’s River Fun Authority! 

We offer a Pontoon Pedal Pub and a river Scavenger Hunt in Nashville, as well as kayak/canoe rentals in Nashville and Franklin. 

This holiday season, we are offering 2021 kayaking season passes, 2021 gift certificates, RQV mermaid logo t-shirts and merchandise, and gift boxes with either season pass or gift certificate + RQV t-shirt and river swag.

Hot Water Now! | Lakewood, CO

The toughest problem you’ll face this holiday season is how you’ll gift wrap endless hot showers, lingering soaks in the tub, and the joyous feeling of getting instant hot water when you turn on the faucet. 

How will you spend all the rebate money? A new set of soft, fluffy towels or matching bathrobes? 

Wait, there’s more! You’ll also end each month with a few extra dollars in your pocket from savings on your energy bill! A tankless water heater is the fun and functional gift that keeps on giving.

Hot Water Now! specializes in hot water systems, tankless and tank water heaters, recirculation pumps, smart leak detection technology for homes and businesses. We are factory trained and certified, licensed, insured and a local, family owned company. 

PRO-TIP: Need a little more incentive to pull the trigger on a new water heater before the end of the year? Manufacturers will raise water heater prices 9% Jan 1. Follow Hot Water Now! for Pro Tips, Product Updates, Rebates and More!

Or if you’re local to Lakewood, CO, ask them to help upgrade your water heater at

Pot Pie Factory | Seattle, WA

Pot Pie Factory creates healthy meals that bring families together.

Whether you want a meal on the go, something special for your kids, or a meal for your specific dietary needs, we always have you covered with carefully-crafted comfort food.

Wherever you plan to spend the season, we hope you’ll think about shopping small for any of your gifting or entertaining needs. It’s one more way to support the local business owners who make up the communities you love to live in.