10 Badass Female Run Businesses That Will Inspire You to Shop Small This Holiday

Shop small this holiday season

The holidays are approaching and this year, Christmas is going to be a little different. The pandemic has hit everyone hard and it’s especially challenging for small business owners, many of whom have been forced to shut their doors. We’d like to inspire each and every one of you to shop small this year and support independent businesses. We’ve hand selected 10 female run small business who’re making incredible clothing, accessories, bath and home goodies, take a peek at our picks and let us know what you want for the holidays in the comments on social media.

Gianna Phillips

Gianna Phillips is a thriving traditional tattoo artist based in New Jersey. When she’s not tattooing, Phillips creates custom hand-painted designs on faux leather bags. Many of her designs take inspiration from traditional tattoo imagery and each of her bags is one of a kind.

Sweetness by Fleury Rose

Home of Healing Crystal Tie Dye and Sockras, Fleury Rose creates handmade tie dye clothing and accessories out of Brooklyn, New York. Each of her pieces is inspired by a different healing crystal, from fluorite to rose quartz to amethyst. Plus, she makes custom sets for Everyday Magic!

Monday Glass

Based out of Los Angeles, California, artist Ariel Bradley creates stunning stained glass pieces with a bad girl twist. Many of her pieces take inspiration from skeletons, cats and five letter words—everything a Rebel Circus reader loves.

Blood Milk Jewels

First established in 2008, this Philadelphia based jewelry brand takes inspiration from all things macabre—including Victorian mourning jewelry, shadow selves and plenty of witchy objects. Each piece is created handmade to order from solid sterling silver and many of her jewels include bewitching hand cut natural gem stones.

Souvenir Jewelry

Designed and made by hand out of a studio in Philadelphia, Souvenir Jewelry is all about rock and roll. From barbed wire to chain link, spider webs to roses, dice to daggers, this company was made with badass babes at heart. Plus, there’s room for customization when it comes to this brand, as many of the pieces are available in sterling silver, yellow gold vermeil, rose gold vermeil, 14k white gold, 14k yellow gold, and 14k rose gold.

Jenna Morello

Jenna Morello is a Brooklyn based artist who shows her talent across many distinct mediums—from murals to paintings to sculptures. She’s now using her talents to create handmade sculptures using acrylic, resin and real plants. And while many of her pieces are just for displayable art, she also hand casts functional lighter cases with real flowers and plants.

The Witch’s Bath

Based in Ohio, The Witch’s Bath is a homemade bath bomb and soap company that takes inspiration from all things spooky. Their products run the gamut, referencing the Harry Potter universe to “Beetlejuice” to your standard witchy iconography. And to top it off, each piece is hand pressed and painted by the Head Bubble Witch herself.

Drifter Organics

Made by a mother and daughter duo, Drifter Organics is an organic and vegan skincare line founded on the belief “nature looks good on you (and on your shelf).” The founders created the line for people with autoimmune and chronic illnesses in mind, whose skin becomes irritated by the chemicals found in traditional skincare products. Their line is an all natural solution for all skin types and includes a variety of body soaps, butters and oils.

btw Ceramics

Created by Brooke T. Winfrey and handmade in LA, this ceramics company is all about embracing individuality. Each piece is made by hand, from the sculpting to the painting—meaning that no two pieces are identical.

The Hoodwitch

While you may know her through her popular Instagram page and blog, The Hoodwitch also creates handmade sage bundles. But these aren’t just any ordinary sage bundles, as they’re hand wrapped with flower petals for targeted cleansing purposes. Plus, while you’re there, you may as well check out your weekly horoscope.