It's fun to see all the bloggers' gift guides going up at this time of year. I've discovered a lot of great small companies that way over the past few years, and I always look forward to seeing new ideas (like these and these).
I also loved Amex's Shop Small efforts last Saturday. It was nice to see a giant supporting small business!
Here's a chance to support local artisans this weekend and do some holiday shopping. The Food Truck Rodeo certainly doesn't hurt, especially because Neue Southern's new menu made my eyes pop. Flounder and Greens and Israeli Couscous forever.
Other businesses I love:
Everlane for their commitment to quality minimalist pieces and to keep low prices by eliminating the middle man. (The design is so good.)
20x200 for their commitment to affordable, and amazing, art for all.
catbird for their great eye and delicate jewelry.
Of a Kind, because they find up-and-coming designers with great taste and showcase their stories.
Knack, because she's right here in Greenville and the nicest person in the world.
Lily Pottery, because she is also here in town, and I just adore her earrings.
The Community Tap for their excellent taste, great recommendations, and good company.