Y’all it’s almost Christmas. I can’t even hardly believe that. I’m the girl that believes that we should get through Thanksgiving before we even begin to start decorating for Christmas, singing Christmas songs, or thinking about anything Christmas related. I love Thanksgiving so much and feel obligated to celebrate it well and that means that I don’t like to think about Christmas until after that Thursday.

Here are some places that I would love to recommend you do some of your shopping from this year!

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OH TINY GIFTS

With the birth of her first daughter, Gracie, Moriah was so excited about making  fun little accessories for her to wear! Oh Tiny Gifts was born when she wanted to start sharing those handmade accessories with others. It is definitely a creative outlet for her and she loves to see mamas and littles wearing her products. Oh Tiny Gifts focus is on making versatile products that can be worn in different ways and hopefully again and again on both mamas and their tiny gifts.

I recently bought one of her headbands for a baby gift and it almost made me want to have another baby, it was that cute.

Coupon Code: 15% discount with code IVEYGIFTS

Last day to order to receive by Christmas: December 10th

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Persimmon Prints

At Persimmon Prints, we make it our mission to creatively capture & display God’s divine words, and to share His compassion with the world.  We want to help you fill your life with print, fix your heart on God, and fight for those in need.

I literally would wear this shirt every day if I could. LOVE it so much!

Coupon Code: I’mChoosingJoy for $5.00 off– available to customers until Monday, December 8th.  No limit to how many times it can be used for the ‘Choose Joy’ Raglan.

Last Day to order to receive by Christmas: December 8th

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Better Life Bags

Better Life Bags is a social enterprise with a mission of taking care of people.  We hire women from a low income area of Detroit to make custom leather and fabric bags that YOU design on our interactive website. We empower our women by giving them the tools they need to support their families and the dignity, honor, and respect that comes with a sustainable job.

Customers can receive a discount code if they sign up for their email list!

Last day for a CUSTOM bag order to be delivered in time for Christmas is November 28th (Black Friday).  Ready to Ship bags and Gift Certificates can be ordered up until December 17th!

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Hand and Cloth

Hand & Cloth exists to support dignified work programs to at-risk women in countries where sex trafficking is prevalent. We are a group of creative, textile enthusiasts working together to create a sustainable textile brand dedicated to empower women through the traditional artisan skills they already possess. As each textile is handmade for Hand & Cloth by a woman, our prayer is that each woman would come to know that she too is handmade by God. Kantha textiles are made of up-cycled, vintage sari blankets from Bangladesh and India. Each textile takes one women 3-4 days to hand-sew.

This quilt is “mommy’s quilt” at our house and I don’t let kids use it because I love it so much and don’t want kid slime on it! The best quilt I have ever felt.

Last day to order and receive by Christmas: December 20.

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May Designs

Logo designer, Mica May, was always a notebook junkie – but couldn’t find the PERFECT one. On a whim, she began designing them for herself, with patterns + insides she wanted. Clients & friends wanted them too, so she threw some patterns up online and May Books was born nearly overnight. The May Designs line has expanded from notebooks to personalized stationery, photo cards and their newest product, photo books – all with the same mission to make things that are pretty and simple.

Did you know May Designs was recently listed as one of Oprahs’s favorite things. Amazing! 

Coupon Code:  20% all notebooks with the code: OPRAH thru December 31st

Last day to order and receive by Christmas: December 2nd

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HowdyDoo Prints

HowdyDoo Prints specializes in custom invitations and design work. Choose from any of the designs they have in their shop, or work with Amanda to create your own unique design. For a small fee, you will receive the digital file for you to print at the location of your choice.

The awesome thing about this company is that you get the file sent to you, so you can print wherever you want. Much cheaper that way! Amanda designed my Happy Hour logo and was the guest on Happy Hour episode #3.

Coupon Code: 10% discount for orders over $15 using the code JAMIE10 thru 12/31

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Noonday

Noonday Collection’s mission is to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. We partner with artisans in the developing world, empowering them to grow sustainable businesses. By creating a marketplace for their goods, we create dignified jobs at living wages. Our passion is to advocate for orphans and help others rise out of poverty while styling you along the way. Fashion and design are a vehicle for opportunity and change. By wearing Noonday, you get to join the story of transformation one purchase at a time.

I LOVE this jewelry and this company. I get the most compliments on my necklaces when I wear Noonday stuff! The founder of Noonday, Jessica Honneger, was a guest on the Happy Hour episode #5. 

First 5 orders that go through Krista’s website before 11/27 will receive a gift voucher to be used towards a future purchase!

Last day to order and receive by Christmas is December 15th

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The Root Collective

We partner with small-scale artisan businesses in marginalized communities to promote change through dignified jobs. Our partner artisans own their own businesses, and set their own pricing. They are often receiving business training through the nonprofits working in their communities and have come to understand how to set their pricing to ensure fair payment to their employees.

My favorite new shoes for this Fall. So comfy and make such a great statement. I have gotten so many compliments on mine that are the mustard color.

Coupon Code:  JAMIE2014 for 10% off. It’s good through the end of the year.

Last day to order and receive by Christmas: December, 18th

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Naptime Diaries

Naptime Diaries is a Scripture print shop. Our desire is to help you creatively write Scripture on the walls of your home and in your heart!

Love this shop and this company! I can’t wait to get my first print for my house!

Discount code for 10% off: jamieivey 

The last day to order canvases for Christmas delivery is December 10th. The last day to order prints is December 16th.

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Pitter Patter Art

Laura loves to create custom mixed media art and sewing colorful fabric into key fobs, name pillows, tees and buntings.

I have used the keyfobs for so many teacher gifts!  Laura was a guest on The Happy Hour Podcast, episode #16.

Last day to place custom orders for Christmas is December 8th

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I love this little business of mine! I started bpaperie in January of this year. I’ve always loved creativity + paper goods. Happy mail is just the best, and I love to send it even more than I love to receive it! It’s an honor when people like what I create, especially enough to spend their hard-earned money on it — every order means so much to me. And being a part of the handmade community has been so much fun — I’ve met so many amazingly kind & talented women (and men!) along the way. Cheers!

Discount Code: HAPPY20 = 20% off through 12/15

Last day for Christmas orders: December 15

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Slumlove

Slumlove Sweater Company creates ethically-made and stylish clothing that provides jobs and resources for people living in one of the world’s largest slums. Slumlove exists to help empower people living in extreme poverty by giving them the opportunity to use their gifts + talents to create quality, handmade products, always treating employees with respect and paying them a fair wage for their work. But it doesn’t stop there. 25% of every purchase goes back to providing scholarships for children from the slum to attend high school. When you buy a sweater from Slumlove, you can know for sure that your purchase is making a difference in the world.

Love this company and their sweaters!

Code for free Holiday shipping in the month of December: MERRYCHRISTMAS

Last day for guaranteed delivery before Christmas: Dec. 17

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Second Chance Custom

Second Chance Custom makes beautiful, functional pieces of art from Reclaimed, Recycled and Repurposed materials. From small pieces, like an iPad Stand or Cutting Board to larger pieces, like a Dining Table or Bed, SCC brings new life to the materials being used. Within each piece is a story, and stories are what we are all about. Please take a few minutes and browse past projects on our website and see what ideas you might have for us, for your next project!

We love these cutting boards!

Use the coupon code DREAMBIG2014 to get Free Shipping through the end of the year.

Last day to order to guarantee by Christmas: December 12

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Punjammies

International Princess Project’s mission is to create pathways to freedom for women escaping the ravages of sex slavery to achieve lives of hope and dignity. We do this by partnering with indigenous organizations to establish micro-enterprise sewing centers that offer these women a fresh start and place to heal. When a woman becomes part of an IPP sewing center, she learns a new trade {sewing} and practices refining her  craftsmanship by producing quality sleep & loungewear called PUNJAMMIES. The finished product is then exported to the US and sold online to countries all over the world with proceeds coming back to benefit each of the sewing centers. Each pair of PUNJAMMIES is named after a woman in one of our sewing centers so when you PUNJAMMIES, you are wearing a message of HOPE for others like the women who lovingly stitched your loungewear.

These are my favorite pajama’s ever! Everyone needs a pair of these!

Last day of shipping is Dec 20th

There you go friends. That right there is a great place to start your shopping, and be sure and check out last year’s ideas as well. I hope that you enjoyed this list and found something from here to add to your Christmas list, or to buy for someone you love! I’d love to hear from you as to where you are putting your money this holiday season. There are hundreds of more small businesses and organizations that give back to purchase from this year. Let us all know where you are shopping by leaving info about them in the comments!