10 Unique Gift Ideas From Small-Owned Businesses


2020 has been a whirlwind of a year (to say the least) that has flown by at lightning speed. Somehow, we’re already midway through November, and the holidays will be here before we know it. While the holiday season may look slightly different from years past due to the pandemic, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating. Even if we’re apart from our loved ones, we can still spread holiday cheer by sending them a special gift.

If you’ve been racking your brain about what to give your friends and family, we’ve taken the guesswork out of gift shopping by curating a gift-guide loaded with goodies from small-owned businesses. From loungewear sets to fitness essentials, keep scrolling for 10 incredibly cool gift ideas.

1. Bala Bangles

For the fitness fanatics in your circle, Bala Bangles are a perfect gift. They can be worn on your wrists or ankles and add a comfortable amount of resistance to your workouts. Bala Bangles are available in various weights–ranging from a ½ pound to 2 pounds.

2. The 11 Crew

The 11 Crew by La Voute, founded by singer, television host, and our Sweat Sister Adrienne Houghton, offers various cozy loungewear pieces. The 11 Crew is an excellent buy for the loungewear lovers in your life.

3. Uniform Sweats

Aimé Leon Dore is an apparel brand inspired by the music and street culture of Queens, NY. Their luxury Uniform Sweats are one of our favorite pieces of apparel from the brand. Who couldn’t use another pair of sweatpants to wear during weekly Zoom meetings?

4. PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Washable Face Mask

Masks are essential. But, they don’t have to be boring. Make sure your sweat sisters are protecting themselves in style by sending them a PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT mask.

5. PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Weekly Notepad

Juggling all of our daily responsibilities can be chaotic if you’re not keeping a thorough to-do list. Give your inner circle the gift of organization with our PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT notepads.

6. J. Dow Fitness Black Leopard Set

When you look good, you feel good. Your sweat sisters will be the most fashionable women in the gym with this J. Dow Fitness Black Leopard Set.

7. Snatchletics Youth Elixir Bottle 

We all need to stay hydrated and this water bottle makes drinking water fun. From its fun color to its printed time prompts, this is an elevated water bottle that everyone will love.

8. Sweat Pretty Soap & Dish Bundle 

Help your friends step up their shower experience with this bar soap bundle. It is infused with charcoal, aloe, and peppermint eucalyptus. Together, they work to deeply exfoliate and cleanse your face and body.

9. Bloom Self-Care Trio

2020 has reinforced the importance of self-care. Allow your loved ones to indulge in a self-care moment with this luxurious body care set.

10. 54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin

We’ve all been washing our hands more than ever this year. That’s why hand creams are a must-have gift for everyone. 54 Thrones’ African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin contains five body butters that will surely keep your hands hydrated all winter long.

Which of these gift ideas are you loving the most? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

SWEATLEBRITY REPORTER | Olivia Hancock is is currently a junior at Georgia State University. The 21-year-old has loved writing ever since she can remember and her passion for it has allowed her to hold the title of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Teen Reporter for five consecutive terms. In addition, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Her Campus, Aeropostale and Nordstrom as an ambassador. Her writing has been published on xoNecole, 21 Ninety, Her Campus, One MusicFest, and The Life Currency. In the future, Olivia plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and pursue a professional career as a writer at a lifestyle publication.