The title of your home page Your Content Here

Shop Small

If you want unique items to give as gifts this holiday season, it’s best to shop small businesses instead of the big box stores. I know you can get lots of deals at places like Target or Walmart, but then you’re not supporting a family or an entrepreneur, you’re giving money to a huge corporation.

While these corporations employ loads of people, most of them are underpaid and offered no health benefits. Spend your money wisely by putting it toward a real artisan or craftsman, someone for whom every sale counts.

The best place to find small and micro businesses is Etsy. I’ve had an Etsy shop for several years. I used to design and make handmade soap and bath products. But then I stopped to focus on my coaching. I put a few products in my shop this year, but mostly for my friends and long-time customers, so they could pick up their favorite products for the holidays.

There are many women out there who are far better than I at handcrafting soaps and other items. For years, I’ve belonged to the Indie Business Network. It is filled with hundreds of talented women who handcraft all kinds of products like soap, lotions, sugar scrubs, skin care, jewelry, hair care, candles, cosmetics and more.

Your #DolceVita practice of the week: Shop Small

Go to your local markets, shop the businesses in your area, or peruse the Indie Business Handmade Gift Guide.

Buy something unique and handmade. You won’t regret the love and care that went into your purchase.

Be unique. Give gifts that no one could possibly have, because they are one of a kind.

You’re worth it. And so are your loved one.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
10 Lifestyle Upgrades
You Can Start Right Now

10 Lifestyle Upgrades

You Can Start Right Now



Subscribe to my weekly newsletter and get your FREE lifestyle upgrades emailed directly to your inbox.

Review our Privacy policy.

Thank you! You'll receive a confirmation email shortly.

paint brush and palette

Under Construction

This website is undergoing a redesign. During this process you may experience missing photos, odd font sizes, and strange spacings. This is temporary. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.


To be sure you don’t miss any new content, please consider joining my mailing list by adding your name and email address below. We'll send you a free gift for joining :)


Thank you for your patience as we build a beautiful new website experience for you. ~ Donna

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.