Some of the best products and services come from small businesses. Our purchases help support them, so consider giving these gift ideas to the loved ones on your list. It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for certain people. Friends, relatives, colleagues, it can be hard to shop for people. Sometimes it helps to get them something practical, something they can use. Consider supporting them by buying some of these small business options for your loved ones.

Photo of Liquor Whaaat?! Belgian chocolate cream beavers for Small Business Gift Guide, Carmen Varner

Liquor Whaaat?!

These delicious Belgian chocolate beavers are filled with creamy liquor! Liquor Whaaat?! contains six Belgian chocolate beavers: three dark chocolate ones with rum truffle filling and three milk chocolate with champagne cream filling. These make for a fun holiday gift, but many reviewers said they just like eating them for themselves. They are creamy, decadent, and cute to boot. Browse the Box of Creamed Beavers on their website.

Photo of a bottle of Fungies Lion's Mane Mushroom Gummies with a few additional Fungies packets and a sticker of an cute drawn lion's mane mushroom Small Business Gift Guide  Carmen Varner


These lion's mane gummies are tangy, tart, and perfectly chewy. Fungies® gummy contains 500mg of dual extracted lion's mane mushroom. Founder, Rob Kaufman, wanted to create a tastier lion's mane option that didn't involve capsules, powders, or tinctures. Check out this WebMD article and their sources for information on lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus). Check out the Lion's Mane Mushroom Gummies (60 Count) on their website.

Photo of Jøyus (Joyus) non alcoholic wine next to a plant in a pot for Small Business Gift Guide


Jøyus is a non-alcoholic wine brand that creates alcohol-removed wines like Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine, Sparkling Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rosé (non-sparkling). If you are sober or enjoy non-alcoholic beverages, these are perfect to have on hand or to give as a gift. The Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé has notes of blackberry, strawberry, and citrus blossoms. Check them on their website.

Maui Vera 

It's no secret that the harsh sun can damage your skin and cause serious health issues if you're overexposed to the UV rays. Meet Maui Vera, a collection of spa-quality natural sunscreen products designed to soothe and protect your skin and our planet. There's the flagship product, Sunburn & After Sun Gel, as well as their new Reef-Friendly SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen formulated with a clear zinc oxide. You can purchase both on Amazon: Sunburn & After Sun Gel and Maui Vera Mineral Sunscreen. They use organic ingredients formulated without Parabens, EDTA, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances.

Small Business Gift Guide NOPE


Boring mocktails are a thing of the past. You can have delicious alcohol-free drinks that come in an array of flavors and possibilities. NOPE shows off its fruit and herbal flair with drinks like Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade, Strawberry Basil Smash, Mango Margarita with Jalapeño, and Raspberry Lime Ginger Beer. The flavors pack a fun punch with each sip. NOPE is gluten-free and vegan as well.

Support Your Favorite Small Businesses

So many brands are trying to hustle, so you're guaranteed to find an item, theme, or thought that resonates with you.

What gifts are you looking for? Do you have any favorite small businesses you want to support?