NBS Holiday Gift Guide 2020 : Small Business Spotlight

If you guys have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a huge supporter of small businesses and bonus points if they’re local to me! I typically do small business spotlights on a weekly basis and during the holidays, its more important than ever! Over the years, I’ve found and had the pleasure of working with some of the coolest small businesses out there and highly encourage you to support them too! And just as a reminder, supporting small business doesn’t always have to mean spending money, it means following them on social media, liking a post, telling your friend about them etc!

And while I absolutely think you should participate in small business saturday, I don’t think you need a designated day to shop small, do it as much as you can! Below you’ll find some of my favorites along with promo codes and their ig handles! And because I’m constantly finding new shops, this guide will be live updated throughout the holiday season, so check back in for more!

  1. Arrow Clothing | I e-met Amanda, the owner of Arrow Clothing, a little over a year ago and we clicked instantly! We did a few small gigs together and it eventually turned into a weekly collab! Its an honor to be a part of the arrow family and just by supporting, you will feel like family too! The only downfall is how good the new arrivals are EVERY Tuesday, just try not to shop them!
    CODE: NBS15 for 15% off
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    NBS Holiday Gift Guide 2020 : Small Business Spotlight | Never Been So
  2. Brightside Boutique | I’ve been supporting/working with/fan-girling over Brightside for YEARS, I mean we’re talking since owner, Christie, only had one location and now she has FIVE! hello boss babe! They not only have the trendiest fashion, but the cutest accessories!
    CODE: NBS20 for 20% off
    follow them on instagram
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  3. Gigi Pip | Calling all hat lovers!! If you’re looking for the perfect hat, you can stop your search and just go visit Gigi Pip! I have probably 5 of their hats, just ordered one and eyeing up a few more! They even have matching minis!! Pictured below is the ginger gambler and mini ginger gambler!
    CODE : NEVERBEENSO for free shipping
    follow them on instagram
  4. Mint + Major | I don’t even have words to express how much love I have for Melissa. She is one of the hardest working, down to earth, bomb @$$ business owners I know. I admired (and supported) her store for months and I had the honor of working with her on her holiday shoot last year and still can’t get over what a day that was (see more below and man, do I miss photoshoots).
    CODE : neverbeenso for 20% off
    follow them on instagram
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    Holiday Gift Guide / Featuring Local Baltimore & Annapolis Boss Babes / Never Been So
  5. Poppy and Stella | Another local Baltimore shop that I can’t get enough of! They have THE best selection of shoes and just expanded to a second location and have even more apparel and accessories to offer! And for the holidays, they’re offering these specially curated gift boxes that offers something for everyone on your list!
    CODE : NBS15 for 15% off
    follow them on instagram

  6. Whimsicality | You can pop into Whimsicality and literally find something for everyone! They have a ton of local flare and holiday spirit too! I mean literally everything from home decor, apparel, ornaments and more! They also carry some of my favorite brands, including Hobo Bags, Scout and Barefoot Dreams (I’m still living in the leopard poncho I snagged last year)!
    CODE: NEVERBEENSO 15% off over $50
    follow them on instagram
    Holiday Gift Guide / Featuring Local Baltimore & Annapolis Boss Babes / Never Been So
  7. All The Wire | If you’re lost on what to get me for the holidays, here’s a hint : literally anything from all the wire 😉 I’ve shared their pieces over and over, but they’re just so good and I always want more! I have several necklaces, but really have a few more on my life and looking to expand to some bracelets and rings because why not?!
    CODE: ASHLEY10 for 10% off
    follow them on instagram

What I love about all of these shops is that you could literally choose any item and the person on your list would be more than happy to receive!! And just a reminder, every time you shop small, a business owner does a happy dance! Think of how many happy dances you can be responsible for this holiday season!

And if you have any suggestions for small businesses you’d like me to potentially feature, submit them in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out the rest of this year’s holiday gift guides!

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