Shopping from small and local businesses like ours can be just a simple as shopping from a big box store or massive online retailer, but it means so much more! If you’re shopping for gifts, it shows the person receiving the gift that you put a lot of thought into what you got for them. Plus, it makes a huge difference to the small business owners and their employees, not to mention supporting the local economy! Plus, if you shop with us in person or online with local pick-up, you’ll skip those pesky shipping delays and supply chain issues. So if you’re shopping for children or parents this holiday season, we hope you’ll think of us!
Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas
For a sweet & fun family treat
Hot Cocoa Chocolate Bombs
Handcrafted w/Guittard gourmet chocolate, high-quality cocoa powder, & marshmallows and decorated w/premium sprinkles, sugar pearls, & edible glitters! A fun treat for the winter and holiday season.
For the new mom
The gift of Diaper Service!
Leave the washing to us! Use 100% natural cotton diapers, delivered to your door every week! All the benefits of cloth diapers, with none of the hassle! Using a diaper service can cost less than disposables, and is so much better! This small choice has a big impact… your money will not add 2 tons of waste to landfills and will instead support your local economy and save resources!
For the little fashionista
Natural as mud! Eco-friendly, non-toxic nail polish is finally here! We searched high and low for a safer way for our kids to paint their piggies and we are so happy to find this made in the USA, mom-owned, non-smelly brand – Piggy Paints! Piggy Paint comes in fun vibrant colors, dries to a hard durable finish, and is non-toxic, water-based and safe for use during pregnancy. We recommend several coats for a long-lasting effect!
For the overworked mama who needs to relax
Avital Apiary’s Bath Fizzies
Whether you’re running marathons or running a company, wrestling mustangs or wrestling code, a hot, scented, moisturizing bath will let you hit the reset button and create all that magic again tomorrow.
For the little scientist
DIY Lip Balm and Bath Bomb Kits
Lock in the moisture and keep your lips smooth with this all-natural DIY Lip Balm Kit! Learn how to make your own lip balm from scratch using organic safflower oil, organic shea butter, and organic beeswax! Customize your lip balms with fragrances like boysenberry and bubblegum! The kit includes everything you need to make 6 lip balms, including sticker labels you can customize for you and your friends.
The award-winning, all-natural, and eco-friendlier DIY Bath Bomb Kit blends science and fun together in the comfort of your kitchen! Combine the Secret Formula and Witch Hazel together with their signature natural fragrances. Press into the reusable heart-shaped silicone mold, allow to dry, then watch as they fizz and bubble in the bath water!
For the Eco-Conscious Cook or Baker
Made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Bee’s Wrap® is washable, reusable, and compostable. Natural food wraps can make a powerful difference in reducing plastic waste. Whether your food storage needs are for on-the-go snacks, family dinners, or homemade desserts, these organic food wrap selections are made to fit your lifestyle.
A Mama Goose & Jillian’s Drawers Gift Card
Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Jillian’s Drawers & Mama Goose gift card! Gift cards will be sent to your email address and can be forwarded to your friends/loved ones whenever the time is right!
Looking for other small businesses to support? Visit some of our friends!
Mimi’s Attic Ithaca – A locally owned business outfitting the Finger Lakes with previously enjoyed furniture, household goods, and home decor.
One Ring Donuts – Locally made and seasonally inspired donuts. We make a variety of styles, including potato donuts, brioche, sour cream, vegan, and gluten free doughs.
Alphabet Soup – An independent toy store with fun and educational toys, baby toys, books, puzzles, games, science kits, dolls, crafts & more.
Cat’s Pajamas – Ithaca’s original general store for kids and kids at heart
The Brain Shoppe – Brain teaser puzzles, logic games, smart toys, STEM kits, practical books, novelties, and fun stuff for all ages.
Home Green Home – An eclectic shop with healthy home furnishings and green living goods in downtown Ithaca New York.
Circus Culture – Ithaca’s very own circus school. We offer circus classes, camps, performances, parties, and more for kids and adults.
Gimme Coffee – A specialty coffee roaster/retailer with cafes in Ithaca and Trumansburg, NY. They bring great coffee to our community, using practices that are sustainable through every step of the supply chain from farmer to customer.
Handwork Ithaca – Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative with 45 member artisans doing a range of work that includes pottery, woodworking, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, wearable arts, leather, dried florals, paper, fine art and photography.