My 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is here! I love the local movement happening in cities across America and I have a few small business shops that I am truly passionate and want to share with you today. Each of these organizations and women create beautiful, custom products and for some their proceeds go to exceptional causes. Take a peek around and explore if there's a few gifts that might be perfect for the individuals in your life this Christmas!  

Better Life Bags // Handbags


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I am in LOVE with the mission of Better Life Bags, "Make Lives Better!" This family owned business started in 2010 to give back to the communities of Detroit. BLB hires women, who otherwise cannot get jobs, to work for BLB. Their bags are incredibly beautiful and I would highly encourage you to check out their mission page to read more about how they are partnering with women in Detroit and abroad!


FashionABLE // Scarves & Accessories


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FashionABLE's mission is to create sustainable business for Africans so they aren't dependent upon charity, but instead earn the dignity of a job. They offer opportunity to everyone, with a primary focus on empowering women. Through purchasing scarves and accessories from FashionABLE, you are ABLE to provide opportunity, and a woman is ABLE to have a new choice. Check out there website to read personal testimonies of women's lives changed.


NS Pottery // Handcrafted, Functional Stoneware Pottery & Accessories


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Natalie is passionate about pottery and passionate about every piece she makes. I personally am in love with her mugs and stamped vintage coffee spoons. They would make the perfect gift for close girlfriends or mailed to someone far away!


Naptime Diaries // Print Shop


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Jessi Connelly and her husband Nick run a family owned print shop that seeks to help you as you creatively write scripture on the walls of your home. They have a HUGE selection of prints available. I'm tempted to buy a few for my own walls!


Little Suzie // Girl's Clothing & Accessories


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Jessi Cross, from Suzie Studios, just opened her handmade shop, Little Suzie, which offers a small line of girls leggings, headbands, and cowls, all in patterns designed by Jessi herself! If there's a little girl on your list, how cute would these be?