The Chews’ Small Business Shopping Guide: Unique Holiday Gifts for the Foodie on Your List
In this difficult year, small businesses need our support more than ever, during their busiest season. That is why we decided to include a shopping guide of vendors from all over the country. We combed the internet through searches and social media platforms to bring you retailers that could ship delicious cookies, maple syrup, baking utensils, sipping vinegar, coffees, special diet foods, snarky kitchen décor, cutting boards, pottery, and so much more, right to your doorstep.
We asked the owners to participate at no cost to them. We did not receive samples of any of the products, we are not making any commission off of the sales, and we are in no way affiliated with any of the companies listed.
Our goal is to help boost the visibility for these businesses and connect them with our readers, who love to support small retailers.
We hope that you enjoy looking at all the unique products and find the perfect gift for the special foodie in your life, even if that foodie is yourself. We won’t judge.
Food & Drinks: Alphabetical Order
Advanced Mixology serves liquor and beverage lovers worldwide with premium bar accessories and mixology content. We are the foremost experts on everything related to cocktails, bartending and mixology.
American Mushroom Farm
Fungi appeal to different groups for many reasons and will thus play a key role in new industries in the 21st century. At American Mushroom Farm, we grow locally and provide for our community and beyond. | Varieties: Shiitake, Oyster (Blue, King, Golden), Lion’s Mane, and more.
Farmers Restaurant Group
This year, Farmers Restaurant Group has launched Founding Farmers and Founding Spirits Holiday boxes! Our gift boxes provide the perfect present for almost everyone on your list.
Full Circle Baker
We are a family-owned and operated online bakery desiring to bring you freshly baked desserts from across the globe. We offer the most unique sweet gifts that will take your loved ones’ taste buds and yours on an unforgettable trip around the world.
GuiltFree Goodies Bakery
Fort Washington, Maryland
If you are looking for fresh-baked goodies that fit your healthy lifestyle whether you are keto, paleo, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, or a combination, we have something for you! Our GuiltFree desserts and snacks are free of sugar, grains, gluten, GMOs, and preservatives.
I Say It With Café
Experience the gift of coffee! Find coffee and coffee gifts for every occasion: private-label coffee featuring single-origin coffees from Caribbean and Latin America, always freshly roasted, along with corporate gifts, group gifts, virtual coffee experiences, and coffee custom orders. We are a women-owned small business. Because coffee is always a good idea!
Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop
Brooklyn, New York
We bake small-batch cookies, cookie pies, and more, using mostly organic ingredients and never any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives for a taste that is wholesome and delicious!
Mission Viejo, California
Locca Tea offers handcrafted boba teas using loose leaf teas and fresh ingredients. Locca’s mission is to provide great-tasting, high-quality tea beverages that bring happiness to the community. Locca Premium Bubble Tea Kits allow boba tea fans around the world to bring home that experience.
Martina’s Hot Sauce
Manhattan Beach, California
Pasteurizing is a thing of the past. By using fermentation, Martina’s Hot Sauce delivers a deep, vibrant flavor with a kick of spice and good-for-your-gut probiotics. So, go ahead. Douse your food in Martina’s and reap the amazing, delicious benefits.
Old Town Spice Shop
Fort Collins, Colorado
Old Town Spice Shop is a full-service spice shop. We fresh grind, blend, and package all in-house. We also infuse all our own sugars and salts, providing great flavors for all your cooking needs and great gifts for everyone you know!
San Diego Coffee & Bakery Gift Shop
San Diego, California
Awarded “Top shop for gifts” by Etsy, these mom and daughter bakers/roasters bring you the best roasted coffees, fine teas, and yummiest pastries from our old European recipes. Each gift box, containing the finest ingredients, is packaged the day we ship. We make personal to corporate gifting delicious!
Seed + Mill
New York, New York
We are a women-owned artisanal food brand, established in New York in 2016. We sell all natural, plant based, handcrafted, seed-based foods like tahini, halva, and spice blends — all packaged beautifully for you or a friend!
Siren Shrubs Co.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Siren Shrubs are sophisticated mixers made from tangy, organic apple cider vinegar, fresh fruits, roots, and herbs, which are sweetened with just the right amount of organic cane sugar or maple syrup. Loved by drinkers and non-drinkers alike, Siren Shrubs takes drinks up a notch with their unique flavor complexities.
Spoonabilities is an online shop where we share small-batch food products and gourmet gift packs, along with new recipes with food health benefits, interesting facts, and appetizing photographs. You’ll find many Mediterranean, Indian, Dominican, and ethnically diverse recipes here, along with those we re-imagine from restaurants we discover.
Tapped Maple Syrup
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
We make craft-infused, barrel-aged, and pure maple syrup from sustainably-managed forests in northern Wisconsin. Use our delicious maple syrups to mix cocktails, flavor warm breakfast cereal and smoothies, sweeten coffee and tea, and substitute for processed sugar in any recipe.
The Chocolate Tortoise
The Chocolate Tortoise is a licensed home bakery, established in February 2019. We are known for our delicious cookies made from scratch. We specialize in small batches of cookies made to order.
The Meeting Place on Market
We work closely with three different independent roasters located in the U.S. and choose the best for our gifts. It is our mission to celebrate relationships with coffee and handmade baked goods, made in-house, with the finest ingredients. Our gifts are hand-assembled and made with love.
The Pantry Club
Tampa Bay, Florida
Spice up your life with our 10 gluten-, nitrate-, and MSG-free spices. We are kosher, as well as vegetarian-, vegan-, keto-, and dairy-free friendly! Our spices have a two-year shelf life and are made in the USA.
Trade Street Jam Co.
Brooklyn, New York
Trade St. Jam Co.is a chef-, woman-, and minority-owned and certified business that started in a tiny apartment on Trade Street in North Carolina. Our passion for all things food grew into something more: a company built on the foundation of culinary innovation.
Kitchen & Dining: Alphabetical Order
Blue Door Ceramics
Christiane Barbato is a tableware designer and ceramic artist. Inspired by forms in nature, she creates handmade plates and bowls for restaurants, chefs, resorts, and homes. Decoration pieces also available.
Buffalo, New York
Buffalovely is your place to shop for sarcastic, snarky home goods and décor. All items are printed locally in Buffalo, NY, and ready to be gifted to your favorite hosts and hostesses.
Celtic Farm is an online small garden and home gift shop that focuses on high quality, tested, and tried products, from our flower farm to your home and garden.
Fresh Home + Kitchen
Fresh Home + Kitchen is a Cincinnati-based home goods store owned by registered dietitian nutritionist Julie Woodmansee. Her shop specializes in eco-friendly, everyday kitchenware, textiles, children’s aprons, and gifts.
Frosted by Meagan
Edmond , Oklahoma
Frosted by Meagan is run by Meagan and her husband Skyler. It is a home bakery, offering custom sugar cookie content, cookie cutters, and e-books to help other bakers perfect their craft!
Lover of all things nerdy, MadDesigns3d creates fun, imaginative, and unique cookie cutters and other gifts for you to enjoy during your tabletop adventures!
Mik & Cookies
San Diego, California
Mik & Cookies specializes in online cookie decorating tutorials and providing the tools and resources necessary to complete the job. The Mik & Cookies merchandise shop is also filled with delights for cookiers, bakers, and creators alike!
Wolf Ceramics is a small ceramic production studio in Portland, OR. Founder Sarah Wolf started out as a one-woman business in 2015 and now has a team of four artists and potters who work together to make ceramic wares. She loves creating goods that bring joy to everyday moments!
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