Throughout the year, we’ve shared a ton of small businesses we’re proud to support on our blog and I’ve had the distinct pleasure of interviewing several entrepreneurs whose dedication to their work has been inspiring. In fact, getting to know them has been my favorite part of this job. These brands are doing a myriad of amazing things, from uplifting their communities, ushering in more representation in their respective fields, creating products they’re passionate about, and focusing on sustainability. As you buy gifts for your loved ones in the coming weeks, we encourage you to support these businesses because, along with doing a lot of good, they also sell some pretty awesome products. That’s why we’ve crafted this gift guide to make your shopping experience a little bit easier this holiday season. We hope you enjoy these brands as much as we do! The below brands all ship items to the U.S. and may deliver to other countries as well. For the snack lover – Is it really the holidays if you’re not indulging in delicious foods? These tasty treats are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Cinnamon spice loaf from Rize Up Bakery – Rize Up Bakery’s Cinammon loaf – Rize Up Bakery is unlike any other bakery you’ve come across. Not only does the San Francisco business have roots in social justice activism, but they make some pretty unique sourdough flavors, including Ube, Garam Masala, and K-Pop Gochujang loaves. But this cinnamon spice loaf bread is bursting with holiday flavors and is the ideal gift for the sourdough lover in your life. Hear Rize Up’s founder speak to us about taking a stand with his business in season two, episode seven of Small Business, Big Lessons. Made in Michigan gift basket from Zingerman’s Community of Businesses – The made in Michigan basket from Zingermans – Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has several restaurants throughout the area. The brand deeply values community, which is why they’ve committed to only opening businesses in Ann Arbor. Fortunately, they do ship certain food items so anyone can enjoy their treats. This made-in-Michigan gift basket contains a wide range of tasty snacks – cherry preserves, peanut butter, chocolate, bread, pasta, and more!
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