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Our Holiday Shopping Gift Guide

I’ve got your holiday shopping guide for you this week!

I know it’s pretty hard to believe that it’s nearly Christmas already, but it’s coming! So this seems the perfect time to give you this year’s holiday shopping guide.

As I am sifting through ideas for my family and friends, I always like to support and include local businesses and moms who are making a foray into amazing crafts and jewelry!

Nope, I promise I’m not selling my photography in this post, just wanting to give some inspiration for your holiday shopping.

Urban Grace::

Local shop + fellow Mom of teens has perfect little ideas to pretty up the home for holiday & all year. I just bought new metal art pieces for my picture wall in my office that I’m creating over the holiday break. I really love these little spoons with hand stamped words…they are the perfect little gift when paired with a mug and some cocoa mix.


ReNest on Facebook::

Ashley is another Mom-prenuer friend of mine who makes the cutest personalized memory items. She’s made me an adorable pink + gold fabric garland to use in my photo backdrops.

You can find her handmade signs, gift items, and wall art here on her Facebook page, or here on her Etsy shop. Her special dates wall prints would be perfect for any newlyweds or grandparents on your list (see right hand image for her zip code and location print examples)

SIS Boutique::

Always one of my favorite local places. Just bought some adorable winter- wear last Saturday on “Shop Local Saturday. You might remember seeing some of their cozy little items on my blog previously, HERE.

HootLiz – This is another talented friend who is a Mom-prenuer with Origami Owl. Looking for cute jewelry with meaning, Living in Bears & Packer football land, Liz keeps this Northwest gal in my Green + Blue #12 Seahawks status with her charms!

You can customize her lockets with just about anything that you love, like birthstones and quotes; ideal for any mom, sister, or grandma in your life!

I hope our little gift guide has helped spur you to the end of your shopping list! We can’t wait to celebrate the holiday with our family and friends. Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any of our seasonal posts!

Where are you shopping small this year? Comment below with your favorite spot so we can discover it, too!

Cheers & Shine to your holiday shopping!

💖~Andrea | Shining Moments Photography


Modern High School Senior Portraits + Headshot Photographer serving Dekalb County and Kane County


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  1. Rachel

    Thanks Andrea for sharing and featuring my shop Urban Grace .  Happy Holidays ! 

    • Andrea

      Hope it’s a happy one for you too! 🙂


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