Back at it again with another round of small business gift guide! There are countless brands out there creating wonderful products that could make the perfect gift for you or someone who know. These businesses are innovative, fresh, and waiting for you to discover them. Small businesses of the 21st to have attention to detail, whether it's with their branding, ingredients, or mission! Let's go window shopping! 

Small Business Gift Guide Carmen Varner San Diego Blogger La Parea Wellness

La Parea Wellness

La Parea Wellness has a range of plant-based aromatherapy products for mind, body, and soul! The shop has items like all-natural candles (which can double as a body oil), tranquility mist, and herbal bath salt soak meant to leave you feeling peaceful and relaxed. Founded by Samanta Moise, with a background as a nurse, La Parea Wellness pays attention to ingredients by using both traditional and innovative recipes. The Beach Day candle smells like a soothing tropical beach vacation.


I use my PediPocket on a daily basis. It's a fleece blanket with a foot pocket. I take mine outside on the patio with me for my morning tea. I use it while I sit on the couch to watch TV. It has the PediPocket signature nook for your feet so you don't have to flail around to create a burrito to warm your toes. There are ones for both kids and adults, and they come in a range of colors and patterns (from plaid to paisley to red to blue).

Small Business Gift Guide Carmen Varner San Diego Blogger Flax4Life double chocolate cherry cookies


Brownies, muffins, cookies, oh my. I also featured Flax4Life in a previous gift guide, they're a family-owned & operated bakery that has been making tasty gluten-free products for over 20 years. They have a new line of cookies in flavors like Ginger Snap, Chocolate Chip, and Lemon Zest. I was most surprised by the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I'm not usually an oatmeal raisin fan but these were incredible and had me coming back for more. The mini choco brownies are scrumptious too.

Kombucha Town

I love trying new-to-me drinks and beverages. There are so many excellent brands and fascinating flavors out there. Kombucha Town's Live Seltzers contain shelf-stable live probiotics. They are USDA organic, non-GMO, and fair-trade certified. These refreshing kombucha seltzers come in Grapefruit, Ginger Energy, and Cucumber flavors. I Ginger Energy has a tasty zing to it! Kombucha Town Live Selzters are non-alcoholic, rich in antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and good bacteria. 

Small Business Gift Guide Carmen Varner San Diego Blogger Nature's Beauty Walgreens body wash body butter body scrub

Nature's Beauty

You can find this plant-based line of cruelty-free bath and body care products at Walgreens throughout the US. Nature’s Beauty is clean, vegan, and made in the USA woot woot. Nature’s Beauty products are priced between $8.99 and $13.99, making it an affordable option for those on the hunt for clean bath and body wash, body scrub, body butter, body lotion, and bath bombs to boot.

Sometimes getting yourself a little gift is good for the soul, makes you feel good, taken care of.