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Weekly 2021 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Ideas for the Home!

Here at ShopaSmallBusiness.com & Women's Council of Entrepreneurs our main goal is to support Small Businesses. With the Holiday Season already starting we have been creating weekly Holiday Gift Guides. These guides are designed to help you find amazing, unique, and out-of-the-box ideas for everyone on your holiday list! If you missed our first two guides you can find them here: Holiday Gift Guide ~ Clothing & Accessories Ideas! and here: Holiday Gift Guide ~ Beauty & Wellness Ideas!


This week we are focusing on ideas for the home. This list not only includes great decor for the home, but we have also added ideas that are related to the home that aren't your typical gifts. Even though they're not typical gifts we guarantee they are gifts that your loved ones will absolutely LOVE!


As we stated before we are all about supporting and shopping small businesses ~ So, everything on this list is from Small, Locally-Owned Businesses! Yay!


If you don't want to read our recommendations....that's fine...I guess. You can start shopping these small businesses by going to the Gift & Home Decor section of our Online Marketplace. If you're from the Houston Area make sure to check out Artsy Fartsy Antiques & More! They will have so many unique gifts you won't know where to begin!!


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Weekly 2021 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Ideas for the Home!


1. First on our list is the most lovely online shop ~ Eleanor Lilly Boutique! Eleanor Lilly is an online boutique with curated items from women-owned businesses across the US. They have curated gift boxes that are perfect and ready to go for gift giving and they also have "out-of-the-box" items which are the individual items you can purchase to make your own unique gift! Our pick had to be the Home for the Holiday Gift Box. With the cute cup of Holiday Cheer with hot cocoa mix, the amazing candle (of Clove, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cypress, Cedar, Balsam, Fir, Musk), and the soap with the smell of wintery crisp air. We couldn't think of a better gift for a friend, especially one that just moved into a new home! Eleanor Lilly's Zodiac Collection was a close second pick too!


2. Next on the list is Moxie's Outlet! Moxie's Outlet has everything for everyone on your list~ women, men kids, shoes, accessories....but we are focusing on their items for the home this time around! And we are loving the Hotel Collection Slow-Brew Coffee Set matched with their Rae Dunn Home is Where Mom is Mug! We think it would be the perfect gift for any mom on your list!





3. We can't shop for the home on ShopaSmallBusiness.com without including the amazing Pierce and Belle at Home. Not only will you find hand-selected vintage, repurposed, and reproduction pieces for your home including gifts and accessories in Pierce and Belle. But, they are your one-stop-shop for furniture and cabinet painting needs! If you have a friend that has been wanting to get into repurposing furniture you can make her a "DIY paint" basket! They have all types of paint styles, such as Couture, Country Chic, & Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, they have Paint Accessories, and they even have chalk stencils, and decorative trims for furniture! Whew! Now, what is our recommendation from Piece and Belle you might be wondering?! Well, as you can see it was difficult for us to choose since we knew we wouldn't be able the pick the perfect DIY Paint basket for everyone. So, we decided to go for a great gift for a teenage girl and the Vintage Botanical Dandelion Canvas Wall Hanging is a perfect choice! Completely on-trend and any teen would love this addition to their room.


If you are near the Spring, Texas Area another great idea is to gift someone special their very own private art workshop party with Pierce and Belle! It would be such a great "experience" gift plus they would end up with something for their home handmade by them! Win-Win!



4. Next up we're going to go with an out-of-the-box idea and it is what every homeowner wants, but never thinks to ask for.... a house cleaning! I know what you're thinking ~ isn't that rude to gift a housecleaning?! And the answer is - "absolutely not!" If it is for your wife simply say: "You work so hard all year and you deserve a break!" That's it! You can gift one deep cleaning session or a regularly scheduled cleaning for the whole year. If you live in the San Antonio, Texas Area you need to call Domestic Divas, LLC!! Domestic Divas is San Antonio's top-tier cleaning service. They handle residential, commercial, and move-in/move-out services ~ They have a service level for every budget. And they also sell the amazing scum scrubber which would be a great gift too!



5. Next on our list is another store that had us browsing for longer than we would like to admit. It took us a while to narrow down the gift suggestion for Sandra Gift Shop because there were soooo many great choices!! Sandra Gift Shop is an independently owned online store that is filled with beautiful and fun items for every part of your home ~ kitchen, bed and bath, patio, and even your garden! They have fast shipping and friendly customer service that sets them apart and makes Amazon obsolete. Our choice for Sandra Gift Shop is perfect for anyone on your list! Men, women, teens, kids ~ they ALL will love the Cotton Padded Swing Chair! Here in Texas winter months are some of the most beautiful months to sit outside and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than in this comfy stylish chair. It would also be a perfect addition to a teen or kid's room too!!



6. When we think of home we think of being with our family. And more recently one of our family activities is doing puzzles together. And there is no better place to get puzzles than Puzzle Culture, LLC! Puzzle Culture is a subscription box for jigsaw fans featuring unique 1000-piece puzzles with imagery from independent artists. The artwork inspires a theme for each box and gender-neutral gifts are curated to complement the puzzle theme. Eek! You can give the gift of puzzles each month! There are two options for the subscriptions, one monthly and one quarterly both come with curated/created gifts inspired by the theme of the artwork. An art print and a content card will be included in every box too. Our pick is obvious for this one ~ give the gift of a Puzzle Subscription! And Puzzle Culture will include your gift message in their first box!



7. For more great out-of-the-box ideas for the home we thought a consultation with an Interior Designer would be amazing! If you are in the San Antonio, Texas Area we HIGHLY recommend LP Designs! Your loved one will be in good hands with Lisa from LP Designs. She merges trendy with modern elegance and adds just enough classic elements to keep her designs timeless. You can see her portfolio and contact her directly on her website!



8. If you're thinking about buying someone Interior Design you may also want to consider a remodeling gift as well! If you're in the Houston, Texas Area Expressive Builders can help you give the best gift ever! Expressive Builders is a design/build custom new construction and high-end remodeling company. Owner Kristy Dupuy will make sure your loved one is taken care of from the start of the design to the end of the project.



9. Another great idea for the home that most people wouldn't think of ~ Mosquito control! Once the weather starts warming it is nearly impossible to enjoy your outdoor spaces especially here in the Houston, TX area!! We can not recommend Mosquito Authority enough. They spray our yard every 3 weeks and we don't even remember what mosquitoes are now. We have completely taken our yard back! And here's the best part ~ they offer a ‘mosquito-free guarantee’ which means, if you are bothered by mosquitos between treatments, they will come back and treat again for FREE!! Seriously, Mosquito Authority is the best and they have locally owned locations all over the U.S. This would be voted best gift ever for sure!


10. We think everyone can agree that a great gift for someone is a backup generator for their home! If you live somewhere like Texas where the weather can be unpredictable and downright scary at times a back generator will give your loved piece of mind that even in the worst weather their family is protected. If you are in the Houston, Texas area we suggest going through Arc Electric for purchasing and installing a generator. This is a small family-owned business that is dedicated to their customers by offering up to a 1-year guarantee for services, along with free estimates.




11. Know someone that is getting ready to move? What better gift to give them than their home inspection?? Even if someone isn't moving a home inspection would be an awesome gift to get! It will give them a better understanding of their home and what they need to do (or not do) to keep it in top condition. Again, if you are in the Houston, Texas area our recommendation on home inspectors is Safe Shield Inspections. SafeShield Inspections, LLC is a Veteran-owned, Aggie-owned, professional, experienced, residential home inspection service provider founded by TREC-Certified Inspector, Micah Stephens, and his wife, Alli. Micah and Alli are such a pleasure to work with your loved one will be thrilled with this gift.


12. Another great home-themed gift idea is to hire a home organizer. Anyone would love to receive the gift of someone organizing and decluttering their home for them ~ especially after the Holidays! Our choice for Home Organizers in The Woodlands, Texas is hands down Your Simplified Space. The professional organizer duo of Emily and Jen is unbeatable. They not only help their clients achieve personalized organizational goals, but they teach them how to maintain the goals over time. Contact them today to see how you can gift their services to your loved one, you won't be disappointed!



13. In addition to home organization gifting custom shelving for their closets, pantry, kitchen, or bath is a great idea too. Shelf Genie- Greater Houston Area prides themselves on having the best quality Glide-Out shelves available to homeowners. Their process, service, and dedicated team of professionals are simply unmatched in the business. The best part is they offer a free, no-obligation home consultation, so there is no risk for you or your loved one!

Shelf Genie- Greater Houston Area
Shelf Genie- Greater Houston Area

14. Last and certainly not least ~ A-1 Welding's fire pits, are a great gift for that special guy in your life or anyone that is wanting to make their backyard something special! A-1 Welding is located in the Conroe, Texas area and can take care of all your welding needs ~ small repairs, trailer and boat repairs, BBQ Pit repairs, they can even fabricate something from scratch for you. Check them out today!

A-1 Welding Fire Pits
A-1 Welding Fire Pits

We hope this list not only helped you with great ideas, but we are confident that it introduced you to Small Businesses that you didn't know about before. Don't forget to treat yourself while you're doing all of this holiday shopping for others! You deserve it to be spoiled too. And check back with us next week ~ we will be releasing our Weekly Holiday Gift Guide ~ Ideas for Kids!



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