Little Rock Local Favorites
Brittany started Know Purpose in 2014 and creates the most beautiful pieces – sweatshirts, tees, onesies – with snippets of her journal entries – birthed from both the highs and the lows, the broken and the beautiful seasons. Order online (30% off w/ free shipping for Black Friday with code BLACKFRIDAY) from this local black-owned business!
I’ve been shopping at Bedford’s in both Fort Smith and Little Rock locations for decades. Camera people are my people, and I’ve always trusted Bedford’s for camera gear, repairs, and expert advice.
Gene Lockwood’s has been my local one-stop shop for all things outdoor. Their website is currently under construction, but if you’re local, the brick and mortar is located at 12101 W Markham St, Little Rock.
This is my go-to for gifts of any kind. I love all the intention put into how exactly this beautiful store is stocked. From cute kitchenware to unique office accessories to outdoor gear, DD has something for you or a loved one.
Janessa Leoné is an LA-based label offering timeless and minimalistic accessories. I do not travel anywhere without a hat on my head and another in my suitcase. Hats may be my love language. These hats specifically are calling my name.
Baby, New Mom & Kids
This business really speaks to me as I prepare to enter the motherhood conversation. Organic sustainable cotton clothing and basics that give back and won’t break the bank seems like a no brainer. Their baby clothes and accessories, bedding, and kids clothes are the everyday basics every little in your life needs.
This family owned business was inspired by wooden toys the Bannor Family found in their grandparent’s houses. From baby toys and teethers to big kids games and toys, these wooden toys will entertain the kiddos in your life the old fashion way – no screens necessary.
Full disclosure, I have yet to hold and wrap my babe around my belly because she is still very comfortable living there. 😉 But I have always been utterly confused and amazed by moms that make wraps look easy, breezy and beautiful. This wrap is highly rated, lightweight, offers back support, and above all is user-friendly. The owner and creator of Lolli Wrap is Jeniffer Jeneske- a babywearing mama of 3!
This small business is a one-stop-shop for kids of all ages. Born in Athens GA (Go Dawgs!) and thriving online, you can find carefully curated books, art, crafts, toys, home goods, and accessories from independent makers to inspire creativity and play. Browse by age to take the guessing game out of shopping or gift the ‘box of happy’ which is curated by the recipient’s age, interests, and anything else you want them to know.
Bath & Body
This esthetician-owned beauty company is a stellar gift idea for this holiday season. Non-toxic face and body care with minimal ingredients and sophisticated formulas is all the rage 🙂 I love this body butter and polish set for all the places my body is growing and stretching. This brand is the perfect skincare junkie in your life or anyone seeking a self-care ritual. Check out their Instagram for some BTS of the hand-mixed formulas and serious texture satisfaction.
Moon Body Soul knows how to bathe and also how to inspire a bada** bath. Upgrade any self-care practice with some crystals, bath soaks, body scrubs, and more from this small biz. The selenite moon bowl is the perfect place to hold and charge your crystals or some jewelry. Cleanse your space with palo santo, which has similar cleansing properties as sage with a warmer beautiful scent. Gift the do not disturb gift set to a friend in need, a new mom, a S.O. or yourself 😉 You can count on ethically sourced, handpicked, beautifully described pieces from the earth. Also, each MBS purchase helps support WaterAid- an organization dedicated to making clean water accessible worldwide by 2030!
This company’s slogan is “bathe like a queen” so naturally I’m drawn in and drawing a bath ASAP with these lux soaks. The three signature bath soaks are cruelty free, sulfate free, synthetic fragrance free and paraben free. Instead of the long list of harsh chemicals, these products are made with ingredients you can recognize that you’ll be excited to lather your skin in.
This vegan, clean, and conscious brand based in San Fransisco can now be found in Nordstrom, Target, Whole Foods, and probably in your local health store! This small biz success story is worth investing in. I love this 4 ingredient(!!!!) chlorophyll mask.
This swimwear is luxe, sustainable, made in LA, and BIPOC-owned. Gift the women in your life some getaway inspo or spoil yourself with some summer lovin’.
All the YES to unique vegan jams packed with flavor without any of the added sugar. For the foodie in your life, gift the strawberry chipotle fig, blueberry lemon basil, or let them sample all with the gift set! Also, this Brooklyn-based company is BIPOC-owned.
This Georgia based, BIPOC-owned tea company’s mission is to bring fresh and flavorful tea to your doorstep. They have wellness herbs, classic teas, and fabulous flavors. I currently have the elderberry syrup and cacao rose in my cart.
For the chef in your life, these artisan dry goods are the perfect gift to open up the possibilities in the kitchen and excite the tastebuds. Some of the small batch, mouth watering products include truffle sea salt, orange chili sugar, magic unicorn sprinkles, the adventure gift set and so much more! This small business is based in Atlanta, Georgia!
This Etsy shop is the perfect place for a unique personalized gift. My favorite gift idea from Steph is the blown-up version of a grandma’s handwritten recipe. I mean… melt your mama’s heart, kids. You can count on speedy customer service, custom design and a handmade touch!
Turn a moment into a work of art with this personalized gift. They specialize in amplifying beautiful photos with details that will make the art timeless and meaningful. Check them out on Instagram!
Crushing hard on these beautiful minimalistic but feminine designs by NYC based entrepreneur Ashley Mallouk. This is the perfect gift for a breastie or girl boss in your life. Fluff the vase up with some pampas grass, use as a bookend, or display on your desk! For more styling ideas, check her out on Instagram.
It is no secret that I love this business! With diverse pieces and prices that range from affordable gold fill to fine solid gold, they really make lux jewelry attainable. I have yet to take off the boob necklace (called Au Naturel) that I gifted myself on the one year anniversary of my double mastectomy. The necklace is part of the La Femme collection to celebrate femininity in various forms. Half the profits from the collection go to care.org, working to empower women around the world. YASSS girl power.