Connecticut Small Businesses, Connecticut Wedding Vendors

November 27, 2020

Support Small Businesses: 12 Days of Gifts in Connecticut!

A passion of mine has always been to support small businesses! It’s true what they say: every time you shop from a small business, an actual person does a happy dance! This year has, without a doubt, been difficult on all of us, and now as we’re heading into the holiday season (let’s be real, some of us are already there!), I want to do something to keep the joy alive.

A few weeks ago, I decided to create a helpful shopping list to support local and shop at some of the small businesses throughout Connecticut. Our state may be small, but boy is there a heck of a lot of talent! I’m almost embarrassed to say that this list barely taps into all that’s out there; however, if it connects you with something you love or even gives you some ideas, then this is a success!

Support local, support small, and score big!

Why these Small Businesses are Featured!

This list was intentionally curated to fit a variety of criteria for those who will be shopping. These are some of those factors, and will be highlighted under each service or company below!

tangible gifts to give


products of services that go towards a good cause upon purchase


experiences for your family or a loved one


ways to treat yo’self! Let’s face it: we all need to give ourselves a little love after the year we’ve had! 






ease and flexibility to purchase a gift card!

Check out our Twelve Days of Small Businesses Below!

You’ll notice on our Instagram and Facebook that I’ve stuck true to the Twelve Days of Small Businesses — I want to make it a bit easier for you here! Below is my list for the first-annual 12 days of Small Business Shopping List! It’s true, I’m making this a yearly thing, and I can’t wait to see how the list grows!

Again, I cannot emphasize how many amazing talents there are throughout the Nutmeg state, so if you don’t see a local or small business you know and love, don’t worry! There are so many around every corner — literally! Consider those privately owned restaurant shops, small-town hardware stores, and clothing boutiques. Check out the quaint art shops, local coffee shops, and other like-minded small businesses while you’re creating your shopping list.

Without further adieu, I present to you 2020’s list of businesses to shop with this holiday season! Remember to shop local, support small, and I have no doubt you’ll score big while doing so! PRO TIP: Each business highlighted has more specific information to click and shop, or even easier, to click and buy!

Happy holidays everyone! May this year be healthy, happy, and restful! XO!!


Small Business Round-up! 

SHOP Aquinnah here! (Be sure to click the “SHOP” selection to navigate to the full collection of goodies.


Learn about some of Aquinnah’s good causes here.


Get in touch with Erica here!


Check out more of Laura Dee‘s style here!

Learn a little bit more of how fierce you’ll feel with Laura Dee here.

Reach out to Laura Dee here.

Book Alicia Ann here!


Check out more of Joanna’s work here!

Contact Joanna here.

Say hello to Alicia Ann here!

See more of Brooke Allison’s work here!

Reach out to Brooke Allison here.


Learn more about their spa services here!

Book your spa services here!

Purchase a gift card here.

BONUS: Black Friday deals are happening!! 


Shop ALL of their goods here!

BONUS: Cyber weekend supersale is happening!


Check out some of Karri’s work here.

Reach out to her for your custom piece here! Order by December 7th to receive by Christmas; after December 7th, receive a gift card for your piece, to-be-designed.


Shop all cookbooks (and cookie trays!) here!


Shop all flavors and combos here.

Check out where you can find Unbakeables on the map!


SHOP here!

Learn more about their process here!


Learn more about Imagine Float’s services and pricing here!

Purchase a gift card here.


Check out Firestone Cafe’s menu here (click on “Our Studio” to see the list of art classes)!

Purchase a gift card here.

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