small business saturday 2020: favorites list

Today is Small Business Saturday 2020– a day dedicated to supporting small businesses in our community and around the country! I love shopping via small businesses because I know I’m supporting a family with a dream, a mama with creative talent, a group of ladies sharing their love of something with their community, a chef who wants to share his food with the world, and so many others. It’s about supporting people who truly appreciate each and every purchase you make. Now, more than ever, it’s so important to support small businesses!

I wanted to share some of my favorite small businesses that I purchase from all year long!


Type League Press

These are my, hands-down, favorite custom mugs. TLP is owned and operated by my girl Sara locally here in Chicago. She has everything from mugs with cute sayings, to custom mugs with your baby or puppy’s face on them– she even started making custom face masks! They make amazing gifts, too!


Semicolon Bookstore

Semicolon is a local, Black woman-owned bookstore & gallery space here in Chi that is using the power of words to better the community. Covid has been taking its toll on their store, like so many, so if you’re looking to order any books this holiday season (or like me, all summer), please consider shopping from this local bookstore!


Lauren Mackenzie Decals

LMD makes the cuuutest custom cold cups (and hot cups)! I have been using mine for at least two years now and have for different cups in my collection now– a cup for every season! I give these as gifts to my friends and family all the time. Lauren is killin’ the cold cup game!


Alice & Wonder

Alice & Wonder is one of my favorite shops in the city! It has the cutest clothes and gifts– including a line of Chicago products! This is where I got the girls and I our matching Windy City shirts! This would be a great place to get your besties or girlfriend a fun gift for the holidays!


Modern Acupuncture

If you’ve followed me for a while, it’s no secret how much I love acupuncture and the acupuncture clinic I visit regularly! Modern Acupuncture is a small business that feels like family! You can get your first session with them FREE using this link & if you decide to sign up for more sessions, you can get an additional session added to your package when you mention THEWINDYCITYMAMA!


Tiff Marie Maternity

I had the pleasure of meeting Tiff, the founder of Tiff Marie Maternity while I was pregnant with Ivy. She has gorgeous, quality pieces that will make any mama feel like a million dollars! I purchased this gray, embroidered dress for my cousin’s wedding while I was pregnant with Isla and LOVED it!


Paris 312

Pais 312 is a Chicago online party decor store that makes the most incredible balloon arrangements for all occasions! We got one to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday and it was so beautiful! They deliver on orders over $25 and have same-day delivery available.


Chicago French Press

Chicago French Press is a local Chicago, Black woman-owned online coffee house aimed to connect java drinkers to quality, healthier coffee options and vital philanthropic endeavors for them to support! They have amazing flavored coffee options all year long, and have special seasonal blends, too! If you’re looking for a fun gift for the coffee lover in your life, I recommend checking out their Holiday Box!


Eris Brewery & Cider House

Eris is one of our favorite local restaurants! We love eating here and taking friends and family when they come to visit. Even with the struggles of Covid, they have been focused on their customers and the community. Eris is still currently open for outdoor patio eating and will have heaters for the colder months! They also offer carry-out and delivery options!


Tiny Human Print Co.

We love the prints we got from Tiny Human Print Co. for the girls’ play area. THPC is run by a local Chi mama, too! They have so many lovely print options in various sizes, including their brand new Little Feminist Collection. Use code WINDYCITYMAMA at checkout for 15% off your order!


Little Babes by LG

Little Babes makes adorable accessories for mamas and babies– from paci clips to teethers to keychain bracelets, they have it all! Owner Lauren, local Chicagoland mama, is the sweetest and will work with you to create exactly what you’re looking for! She made us this custom matching set and we love it!


ANBIA

ANBIA is a line of certified organic oatmeal skincare. They carry bar soaps, body washes, and foaming hand soaps. The founder Julia is an amazing and inspiring lady who wanted to create a skincare line for those suffering from sensitive and problematic skin issues. We use ANBIA in our home and love the benefits it brings to our skin!


I hope you enjoy this list of small businesses as much as I do and have a lovely time shopping on Small Business Saturday!

with love,

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