Ugly & Beautiful

Shop Small: Finding Gifts for Readers and Writers

Today might be Small Business Saturday, but you can support small businesses every day, in your neighborhood and online. There are so many small businesses out there, selling so many different kinds of wares–but sometimes, they can get buried under the big businesses’ SEO and ad budgets. So today I’m highlighting a few small businesses I admire to help you find the perfect gift for those you love.

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Friends & Family

SBT Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman (or -Woman)

It’s the Christmas shopping season, people! Maybe you’ve got someone on your list who loves to be outdoors–maybe they hunt and fish, or maybe they just love to commune with nature. Maybe they love to watch TV shows about survivalists just so they can quibble. They own more than one pair of hiking boots and know why people say moss grows on the north side of the tree (and that they’re actually wrong).

Unless you are equally outdoorsy, this person might be tough to shop for. So here are a few ideas, and all of them from small-time sellers on Etsy (including my own shops–gotta be up front about that). {For more info on any item, just click on the picture.}

My first idea when giving to just about anyone is to find the perfect book:

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