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2022 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

We’re all about supporting small this holiday season! We have put together a gift guide with the most amazing small business products around. From jewelry pieces to relaxing self-care items, we have a gift for even the pickiest of people on your list. Make sure to use our exclusive discount codes for great deals at select stores!

Tide and Isle Co - Reed Diffuser

Freeport, Maine

How did your business get started?

I absolutely love scents and scented products, and found out a few years ago that I had reactions to many products I was purchasing. I couldn't find anything that wasn't too strong, too expensive, too wasteful or matched my decor. I have a background in chemistry, and one day my husband told me to try making something myself. The rest is history!

Featured Product: Reed Diffuser

Fill your space with your favorite fragrance, without the worry of having to monitor it. Each Diffuser comes with approximately 4oz of fragrance in a clear glass jar and bundle of 10 responsibly harvested rattan reeds. Jar measures 3” tall and reeds measure 7”. It lasts approximately 6 months.

The vegan coconut-infused reed diffuser base was designed to give optimal fragrance throw and formulated with no phthalates or parabens. The Reed Diffuser comes in Salt Air, Coastal, Driftwood, Coastal Pine, Sea Breeze, Beach Rose, Autumn Orchard, Mulled Cider, Orange Peel + Clove, and Fireside!

Where do I draw inspiration from?

I draw all of my inspiration for my business from the New England coast and everything coastal, from candle scents to trying my best to minimize plastics and multipurpose vessels to lessen our impacts on the oceans and environment.

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Brisea Swim - Swimsuits and Accessories

New Jersey

How did your business get started?

Brisea Swim was founded on a love of the ocean and a need for bikinis that fit. We want our babes to look and feel their best in their swimwear. Each piece is designed with body confidence in mind. Our goal is to look good, feel good, and most importantly do good.

At Brisea Swim we are determined to make a difference. A portion of all sales is donated to cleaning and protecting our oceans. We pride ourselves on being a sustainable brand, all of our packaging is compostable, lessening our carbon footprint. When we can, we produce our swimwear and accessories to be made from recycled ocean plastics.

Featured Product: Swimsuit and Accessories

Brisea was recently featured in Miami Swim Week for our first-ever show. Since our first collection launched in 2020, we have been able to expand our brand to Men's Swim as well as a line of accessories. Our mission is to continue to create bikinis that are body positive while being made from the highest quality sustainable materials.

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Cape Cod Insta - Clothing & Gifts

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

We started as an Instagram account featuring photos of Cape Cod and expanded into a clothing brand. We couldn’t find Cape Cod shirts or apparel for our favorite Cape towns online and thought it’d be fun to start our own clothing company. Our shop has grown to offer the largest selection of apparel and gifts for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Featured Product: Sweatshirts

Our comfy sweatshirts and hoodies are available in several styles and colors for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Use code NIM2022 for 10% off


Cake Jars: $12 each for 8 oz jar

The Whisk - Cake Jars

Chestnut Hill, MA

How did your business get started?

My love for baking started very early and I baked as a hobby. A hobby turned into profession, and my love for flavors and textures were honed to perfection during my journey through Le Cordon bleu,Boston in 2013. Soon after, with the love, support and encouragement from family and friends I started Whisk in 2016. At whisk, I bring to you desserts that tell stories of the season, that fuse flavors of the east and west, and that marry sweet with salt, and tart and more!

Featured Product: Cake Jars

Cake jars are a creative way to serve individual cakes, as simple as layering colorful cake and frosting in a glass jar for one cute and delicious dessert.

They are versatile for any occasion and a perfect hostess gift too!

I also specialize in Indian fusion flavors which are a niche for Boston market.

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Reindeer Buddy: $38

Click + Stitch Embroidery - Reindeer Buddy

Quincy, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

I've transformed a small space into a bustling embroidery studio where I turn ordinary items into customized keepsakes with logos, names and monograms. I started Click + Stitch Embroidery on a whim about three years ago, and has turned it into the go-to shop for anyone looking to make a gift extra special.

Featured Product: Reindeer Buddy

This adorable reindeer (aka Rudolph) makes the perfect plush gift for little ones to cuddle. It measures approximately 16". A hidden zipper encloses 2 stuffing pillows which are removable to make washing easier. Choose between Classic or Tartan and personalize it with your choice of font, thread color, and a name/monogram to be embroidered on it!

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Use code NIM2022 for 10% off


Allison Cole Jewelry - Nautical Bracelets

Kingston, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

Inspired by fond memories of summers spent on the ocean, New England native Nicole Recomendes designs a jewelry collection infused with classic nautical style.

Each piece is proudly handmade in the USA.

Featured Product: Nautical Bracelets

Nautically inspired bracelets, handmade in Massachusetts

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Parker Mountain Comfort Wraps -Weighted Comfort Wraps

Rochester, NH

How did your business get started?

Owner Jessica Leff, and her husband Aaron, live a homestead life with their 3 boys, deep in the woods, chasing adventures in nature and digging their fingers in the earth. Jessica stitched her first wrap to support her mother in finding peace during a time of illness. Inspired by the therapeutic effects of the wrap, and their love for nature, Jessica and Aaron launched Parker Mountain Comfort Wraps in 2015. Their mission is to offer you sustainable, ethical and high quality products that align with who they are, and the values they have established.

Featured Product: Weighted comfort wraps

Our larger wraps are like weighted blankets you can wear. You can also find smaller items like the Heart of Hope or eye pillow for spot treatment with hot and cold therapy. And our natural fidgets are the perfect stocking stuffer for any age, a quiet tool to bring focus to the day.

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Use code NIM2022 for 20% off


Confident Smiles - 2 Sipifys and Carrying Case

Boston, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

My dentist suggested I switch to iced coffee, so I could drink with a straw and prevent staining my teeth. I love hot coffee & tea and wanted to keep my pearly whites, so I tinkered around, hired an engineer, and invented Sipify, an aerating straw that lets you sip hot drinks comfortably. I raised a little bit of money from friends and family and launched.

Featured Product: 2 Sipifys and Carrying Case

Love coffee & tea but hate how they stain your teeth? A straw prevents tooth stains but you can’t put a regular straw in a hot drink — they make sips hotter and you’ll scald yourself. Sipify solves this by aerating each sip so you can drink coffee & tea at the temperature you like, but through a straw. Now enjoy your favorite hot beverages with your beautiful smile intact!

Made of food-grade stainless-steel and food-grade silicone, Sipify is shaped flat, to fit in a to-go lid and most travel mugs. Sold in a two-pack: a standard size, a tall size for travel mugs, a cleaning brush and a carrying pouch.

What makes your product a good gift?

Sipify's shape is a perfect stocking stuffer! It's the solution for every coffee- and tea-lover on your list who doesn't want their favorite hot drinks to darken their smile.

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Mermaids + Madeleines - Newport Pearl Pendant - 14k gold filled

Dedham, MA

How did your business get started?

Mermaids + Madeleines is a coastal inspired jewelry brand that started as a creative outlet and an Etsy shop for fun. While working in product development in the commercial jewelry industry for 12 years I was able to gain knowledge of materials and skill, but felt creatively unfulfilled. In March of 2020 the company I was working for shutdown. Myself and most of the other employees were let go for about 3 months. During that time I found my love for walks by the water and had the time and space needed to reignite my love for design and art again. Slowly, I was able to turn my creative outlet and Etsy shop, into an online boutique and into a small brand. For me, there's nothing better than creating thoughtfully designed, special pieces for you to wear or give to someone you care about. I hope Mermaids + Madeleines jewelry allows you to see the good and be the good, gives you a sense of calm like a stroll by the ocean, and the courage to follow your dreams no matter how rough the seas may be.

Featured Product: Newport Pearl Pendant - 14k gold filled

If there could be one single piece of jewelry that is the epitome of what everyone thinks of when it comes to classic, coastal, New England style, it would be a pearl pendant.

With a nod to tradition and a skip into present day, this coin pearl pendant is a fresh new take on a timeless piece of jewelry.

An iridescent glow and interesting surface texture add to this pearl's unique allure. Since these gems are naturally occurring, no two will ever be exactly alike. This ensures that each piece is specially created for the wearer.

This pearl pendant is suspended from an 18" sparkling, and sunny, 14k gold filled chain and closed with a spring ring clasp.


14k Gold Filled

Freshwater Coin Pearl

Length: 18"

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


ACK 4170 - ACK 4170® Holiday Candles

Nantucket, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

ACK 4170® was a vision that was created back in 2016. Our website launch was in April 2017 from NJ, and our brick-and-mortar followed in 2018 on Nantucket Island. Our initial retail location was a successful three-year journey leading us to a new retail space, two streets over. We are now in our second season of business on Federal Street in the center of town. Currently, this is our sixth year in business as ACK 4170®. What a journey it has been! It's been so fun and exciting offering unique products made by small makers and artists to visitors and Nantucket locals alike!

Featured Product: ACK 4170® Holiday Candles

ACK 4170® currently has a very popular candle line that includes ten scents. Our most popular is our holiday scents: "Christmas Stroll" and "Nantucket Sleigh Ride". Each holiday scent is offered in a glass mason jar with 80 hours of burning enjoyment. We are the original creator of holiday candles on Nantucket and are proud of our small batch, hand-poured, all-soy candles containing no chemicals. It's hard to choose a favorite!

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


gJoolz Gifts - Large Charcuterie Board with Hand-crafted Dipping Bowl and Serving Fork with Hand-Blown Glass Handle

Amesbury, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

We are a wife-and-husband team, Gail and Bill Zona, hand-crafting personalized gifts in our Amesbury studio. Gail started hand-crafting glass and sterling jewelry back in 2008 and when a friend said 'you should make corporate gifts', gJoolz was born. Since 2019, Bill has been hand-crafting beautiful boards in his woodshop and Gail has been hand-crafting glass accessories, designing products, and laser-engraving the gifts to personalize them.

Featured Product: Large Charcuterie Board with Hand-crafted Dipping Bowl and Serving Fork with Hand-Blown Glass Handle

Our large charcuterie board (11x14") is made of exotic hardwoods to beautifully complement home decor. We can customize the laser-engraving on the front for the 'giftee' and on the back for the 'giver'. We include a hand-crafted art-glass dipping bowl in matching colors just perfect for olive oil, jams, or olives, and a serving fork with a hand-blown glass handle for your meats and cheeses.

Our charcuterie boards are hand-made in our studio as are the dipping bowl and fork handle.

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Use code NIM2022 for 20% off


Rivet - "I'm Not A Regular Mom" Jeans

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

How did your business get started?

Rivet was started in 2019 as an online women's clothing boutique. Our mission? To help make shopping and styling easier and more accessible for women. In 2022 we expanded to an online boutique headquarters location and retail shop in seacoast NH.

Featured Product: “I’m not a regular mom” jeans. High-waisted cropped straight denim by Daze.

We can’t keep these in stock! We have this fit in 3 different washes because it has been so popular. High-waisted, fits in all the right places, light distressing, and on-trend comfy fit. They are also sustainably made out of recycled bottles.

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Interiors Home Decor & More - Home Furnishings and Gifts

Sudbury, MA

How did your business get started?

Interiors Home Decor in Sudbury is the new retail shop from the creative team at Instant Interiors Staging and Design. This independently owned boutique offers a blend of home furnishings & accents, antiques & unique one-of-a-kind pieces, jewelry, accessories and gifts for many occasions. Featuring small batch, artisan, handmade and eco-friendly items, you'll discover amazing products you won't find in big name retail stores. They also offer customizable gift baskets and gift wrapping!

Featured Product: Massachusetts Home State Pillow This pillow is the perfect gift for anyone looking to add local flavor to their home decor.

The shop floor has hundreds of items not available for online purchase, including in-stock furniture and an eclectic mix of home decor from a variety of styles. With a 15,000+ sq. ft warehouse just down the road, they change out the products in the store weekly, offering a new experience

every time you visit. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, the warehouse might

have just the right piece!

Click here to find out more about this charming boutique.

Use code NIM2022 for 10% off purchases in-store only!


Barnwood Signs: $30+

Mr. & Mr.s Knotty - Barnwood Signs

Oxford, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

Husband and wife team, we both already have our own separate businesses, we decided to combine his carpentry skills and my graphic design skills. My husband took down a 100+ year old horse barn by hand, we fell in love with the wood and decided to make home decor with it. Later we saved a 1969 tagalong camper from the landfill and renovated it into it shop on wheels.

Featured Product: Barnwood signs

Made with real reclaimed barnwood we keep natural to showcase its unique character.

We have over 160 designs to choose from as well as customization available for various sized signs. We ship anywhere in the US.

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Use code NIM2022 for 10% off


JOLBabies Boutique - Personalized Pacifier Clip & Teething Ring Set

Danvers, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

I started JOLBabies during my maternity leave with my third child. I wanted to create products for him that fit my personal esthetic while also being safe and good quality.

Featured Product: Personalized Pacifier Clip & Teething Ring Set

Personalized pacifier clips and matching teething rings make the perfect gift for the expecting family in your life!

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Nantucket Cane & Clay - Whale Tail Mug & Whale Tail Pitcher

Nantucket & Boston, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

I began taking ceramics classes on Nantucket when I was ten, and I learned to weave my first Nantucket Lightship Basket when I was eleven. I come from a family of entrepreneurs (my family runs Nantucket's longest operating sailing charter!) so at an early age I was thinking about how I could turn these hobbies into a business. I came up with the name Nantucket Cane & Clay- clay to represent my ceramic work, and cane to represent my baskets. I began selling my work at the Artists Association of Nantucket's downtown gallery while attending Nantucket High School. In college, I took a break from my art to focus on sailing- but two years after graduating, I decided it was time to get back into the studio! Since then, I've been in business for ~1 year, and it's been a blast. All of my work is now made at a communal studio outside of Boston, but my island home continues to be a source of inspiration. I currently sell my work at the Artists Association Gallery, as well as at Icarus + Co (downtown Nantucket) and on Etsy.

Featured Product: Whale Tail Mug & Whale Tail Pitcher

The whale mugs are my most popular product! I came up with the idea in high school, as I wanted to add a nautical touch to a tried and true, highly functional product. I decided to make a few for Nantucket Cane & Clay, and they've ended up being a big hit! I've since expanded my line of whale themed products to also include whale tail pitchers, and offer both blue and white whale tail mugs.

How long does it take to make your work?

It depends! Whale tail mugs are one of my most time consuming ceramic products, given there are so many steps involved. First, I throw the form of the cup on the pottery wheel. Then, I wait for it to reach just the right amount of dry before carefully shaping and adding the handle and tail. Then it's time to fully dry the mug, and fire it in the kiln. Next, I dip the piece in a bright blue glaze, before it receives one final firing. This process takes place over several days, which is incredibly quick compared to making a basket!

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Use code NIM2022 for 10% off


Zoey Koko - Unicorn Wishes Gift Set

Stoneham, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

I worked as an esthetician for 10 years and decided to use my skincare experience to create a fun bath and body line for young girls that was chock full of nourishing ingredients. I started off selling my products at craft shows and as I grew, I formed relationships with domestic manufacturers to ensure all my bath & body products were Made in the USA. Fast forward to January 2020, I decided to quit my esthetician job and pursue Zoey Koko full time, with the goal of getting into retail. To date, we are in 450 gift & toy stores across the USA & Canada!

Featured Product: Unicorn Wishes Gift Set

Our Unicorn Wishes must-have gift set is bursting with rainbow colors, a cotton candy scent and skin friendly ingredients. Our nourishing whipped soap leaves skin buttery smooth while our glitter gel and hair ties add that extra unicorn pop!

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Vacchi Family Farm - Goat Milk Soap

North Smithfield, Rhode Island

How did your business get started?

Our family has a small homestead with chickens, ducks, and goats. I was making goat milk soap and candles and shared them with friends and family. We were getting great feedback, so my husband and I decided to start a small business selling our creations for more people in our community to be able to enjoy.

Featured Product: Goat Milk Soap

We create our "udderly awesome" goat milk soap in small batches using milk from our own herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. We use high-quality, sustainably sourced oils to produce soaps you can feel confident about sharing with your whole family. Only the good stuff, and none of the bad. Each soap is lovingly handcrafted in small batches in our own family kitchen.

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Use code NIM2022 for 10% off


The Monogram Corner - Build Your Own Hand Knit Sweater

Bernardsville, New Jersey

How did your business get started?

The Monogram Corner was founded 7 years ago. Erica Wasserman, owner, was a stay at home mom with young children who loved buying and gifting personalized items. She started creating custom items for local customers and has grown quickly over time! There's nothing better than knowing something was made just for you.

Featured Product: Build Your Own Hand Knit Sweater

A special keepsake to treasure forever. Perfect for winter and holiday photo ops all season long.

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Mention "Nantucket Island Marketing" for 10% off your order


Stella's Way Boutique - Coco Tweed Fringed Scarf

Farmington, CT

How did your business get started?

I launched my business while on maternity leave as a way to spend more time with my daughter! We are a small woman and mother owned business! We feature unique jewelry from artisans, accessories, and t-shirts/bags I design!

Featured Product: Coco Tweed Fringed Scarf

Your go-to chunky tweed scarf for winter, the fringed edges adding the perfect amount of distressing! Dress up or down any outfit with these beautiful scarves!

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Use code NIM2022 for 15% off


Paper Fiesta - Paper Good Products

Natick, Massachusetts

How did your business get started?

I have been in the retail industry for over 25 years working for other people and decided that I wanted to own my own business! I love entertaining, and I enjoy talking to my customers and helping them choose paper good/gifts for their special occasion.

Featured Product: Paper good products

Our paper goods, like plates and napkins, are unique. You are not able to find them in big box stores. Entertaining at home is making a comeback and if you are looking for napkins or plates to brighten up your table for your special event, we are the place to go to! The companies we carry are committed in producing products that are environmentally friendly.

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Use code NIM2022 for 20% off when you spend $75 or more


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