small business cyber monday holiday guide

Small Business Cyber Monday Gift Guide: Find the Perfect Gift From a Small Business Like Yours

Elizabeth Macauley + Anne Shaw

Cyber Monday 2021 Holiday Gift Buying Guide

The holidays are a time of celebration, but they also can be a time of stress—especially while searching for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, whether they’re a pet parent or a jewelry lover or a combination of the two.

If you’re not planning on going to the mall this holiday season because of COVID-19, doing some online shopping on Cyber Monday can help you take advantage of great deals and help support small businesses. For gift ideas, look through our handy small business holiday gift buying guide for Cyber Monday 2021. You can even look to get your loved ones a gift card to small businesses. And remember, Cyber Monday is always the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Gift Guide for Pet Parents

Lots of Pets is fully stocked with quality pet products from trusted brand names. Whether you’re shopping for dogs, cats, fish, small companion pets, birds or reptiles, they’ve got you covered. Their treats, food and toys are available online or in store and are sure to make the pets in your life happy.

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Books Are Awesome is filled with books from every genre that you can order online or pick up in store. Whether someone on your list loves mysteries, thrillers or romance novels, they offer a wide selection to choose from!

Green Hand Bookshop has a lot to offer, including fantasy novels, children’s books and even tarot cards. If you’re not sure what to get, they offer surprise book bundles where they choose for you!

holiday shopping

Gift Guide for Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Products

The Waste Less Shop is a perfect option for finding your loved ones sustainable products and gifts. They sell waste and plastic-free laundry detergent, dish soap, hair care products and more. They also source their products from primarily female-owned businesses.

VZ Wraps, has fabric gift bags that can be re-used for years to come. They’re a small business that’s dedicated to helping the environment by reducing wasted paper during the holiday season. They offer bags in prints for every occasion including Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays and more.

Mason & Greens also offers environmentally friendly products that are perfect for the eco-conscious person on your list! Each product is packaged sustainably and produces little to no waste when it’s reached the end of its usable life. Some products they offer include:

  • On-the-go cutlery sets
  • Hair ties
  • Stainless steel plates
  • Plastic free coloring books
  • Sustainably made soaps
Holiday shop

Gift Guide for Accessories and Apparel

JJ Caprices offers you the chance to browse jewelry and accessories from around the globe. Each item is hand-selected and can’t be found anywhere else. As you browse their website, you’ll find bracelets, earrings, scarves, bags and more from countries like:

  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Turkey

Pride Socks, sells apparel that’s meant to spread love, pride, respect and inclusion. You’ll find tube socks, t-shirts, tank tops, crew socks and more! You can even check out their blog for more insights into their brand.

Clarity Eyewear Boutique has contact lenses, sunglasses, readers and computer glasses that can help your loved ones see clearer this upcoming year! On top of this, they offer repairs and adjustments to existing eyeglasses and frames. You can order glasses online or in store. You can also get a gift-card.

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Gift Guide for Unique Products

Harmony Moon, based out of Staunton, Virginia, offers home décor, jewelry, garden accessories, apparel, gift cards and more. They’re founded on the principles of helping others achieve health, wellness and mindful living. They’re also guided by a commitment to fair trade and the environment.

We Are Maud offers gifts that are hand-selected from groups that are marginalized. Each item is affordable and high-quality. When you search their website, you’ll find an assortment of unique and fun gifts, including:

  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Games
  • Jewelry
  • Books
  • Beauty products
  • Apparel

Warm & Tote offers thermal lunch totes that can be used for hot or cold food and drinks. They’re a great gift for anyone that brings their lunch with them to work or school. They also offer totes that are more rugged and can withstand rough handling. 

Lauren Luna Art is the place to shop if you’re looking to give art this holiday season. Each piece is done by Lauren Luna, an award-winning artist. In addition to paintings, you can get canvases and framed prints. She also sells art on phone cases, pillows, apparel and more. To see her creations, browse her website today.


Gift Guide for Dessert Lovers

The Capital Candy Jar has your sweet tooths covered! With unique flavors and festive designs, The Capital Candy Jar is a great place to get gifts like:

  • Candied mixed nuts
  • Chocolate covered Oreos
  • Popcorn
  • Toffee

Are you a small business owner that sells gifts online? Please feel free to share in the comments!

31 Responses to "Small Business Cyber Monday Gift Guide: Find the Perfect Gift From a Small Business Like Yours"
    • Patricia Bulkin | January 18, 2021 at 6:18 am

      Many thanks for this short article, worth sharing as well as borrowing a couple of ideas!

      • Small Biz Ahead | January 20, 2021 at 2:58 pm

        Thanks, Patricia!

    • Terry at Rock Valley | December 1, 2020 at 8:09 am

      To give a unique gift of small-batch craft spirits from New York State, look at (shipping available to NY state)

      • Liz Macauley | December 1, 2020 at 1:29 pm

        Thank you for the comment!

    • Sonya Sparks | November 30, 2020 at 11:33 pm

      We sell gifts too 😊

      Thank you to the Hartford for great posts as always. PS: My son got his Junior Fire Marshall hat from the Hartford today. So cute, and great lessons on fire safety for the kids.

      • Liz Macauley | December 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

        That’s good to hear, Sonya! Thanks for the comment!

    • Shannon Tracey | November 30, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      It’s great to see this focus on small businesses for holiday giving! I hope you’ll also highlight non-profits this week for #GivingTuesday – a charitable donation to a worthy cause is a meaningful way to celebrate the season and show someone you care! Curious how many “small business” customers are actually non-profits like us –

    • Heather Stouffer | November 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      This is a fantastic list of small businesses! I am the founder of MOM MADE FOODS ~ healthy frozen meals kids love. Our new product line, Lunchwich, is the perfect gift for busy parents to save them time in making lunches every day. We ship our foods within the 48 continental US.

      • Liz Macauley | December 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

        Thanks for the comment, Heather!

    • Cyrilla Suwarsa | November 30, 2020 at 1:54 am

      Hello! We are Nuts+Nuts, a women owned company that roast cashews and almonds in small batches using our family recipe. We work directly with farmers and are committed to source our ingredients ethically. Perfect for stocking stuffers. For more information please visit

      Thank you Hartford!

      • Liz Macauley | December 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm

        Thanks for sharing, Cyrilla!

    • Liz Kennard Butcher | November 29, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      Butcher’s Bunches Handcrafted Preserves ( sells low and no sugar added jams and preserves that are all made by hand in our commercial kitchen.. We do not add any artificial sweeteners, dyes, preservatives, nothing!! They are just fruit in the jars…. and a lot of love.. Please try them!!! (or one of another fantastic local UTAH products that we carry in our specialty mercantile!!). Thanks so much….

      • Liz Macauley | December 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm

        Thanks, Liz!

    • Tonya Ludwig | November 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Hello, Hartford Family! In addition to all the wonderful mentions in the article, we operate The Omaha Gift Company. We curate products made by small businesses across the country to create unique, high quality gift boxes that we ship nationally, to Canada, and to military APO addresses. Our gifts are excellent for client gifts, referral thank-yous, family and friends.

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 29, 2018 at 9:05 am

        Hi Tonya, thanks so much for sending this along!

    • Starla Gade | November 26, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Stargazer’s Gourmet – We’re a small family business, creating artisan fudges in small batches and many based on my grandma original recipes of fudges, caramels and more! Call us for volume discounts!

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:46 am

        Starla, thanks for sharing. These sound delicious!

    • Tom Burgher | November 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      We are a small business selling fine art – paintings and sculpture – in Pismo Beach. We have lots of original art that is priced in the $100’s and make a unique and thoughtful holiday gift for a loved one or yourself. We’d love to have you promote us if you can. Sincerely, Tom

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:45 am

        Hi Tom, feel free to share more information around your small business in the comments!

    • Cynthia Charney | November 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Another great online gift option: we are Mountain Mallow. We specialize in gourmet loaded marshmallows. We make them from scratch in Colorado using only the finest ingredients. They are great right out of the box, in coffee or cocoa, and of course they make a fantastic smore! Our custom designed boxes make them a perfect gift.

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:44 am

        Hi Cynthia, thank you for including the link to Mountain Mallow for our readers to check out!

    • Sonya Sparks | November 26, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks for sharing this and shining a light on small businesses. My gallery sells artwork in many different sizes. (Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA)

      Our minis show each year features artwork that is all 10 inches or smaller, and these make great gifts. We ship anywhere.

      Happy Holidays!

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:43 am

        Sonya, thanks for sharing your small business!

    • Dr Saimovici | November 26, 2018 at 10:27 am

      I am intrested in participating in future sales We sell Cos metic products

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:42 am

        Hi Dr. Saimovici, we’d love to hear more about your products! Feel free to share some information in the comments to let our other readers know.

    • tomcurley | November 26, 2018 at 10:12 am

      we own sticktitelens,

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:42 am

        Hi Tom, thank you for sharing your website for Sticktite.

    • Elie Abikhaled | November 26, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Would love to send you a sampling of our treats and to be featured on this list!


      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:41 am

        Hi Elie, feel free comment back with some information about your business and attach a link if you have a website!

    • Amanda Shaw | November 26, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Giftable affordable jewelry at! Thank you!

      • Hannah Sullivan | November 27, 2018 at 10:41 am

        Thanks for sharing your link, Amanda!

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