Top 10 #ShopSmall Gifts of 2018: The ADS Christmas Wish List

Wanna know what to get your favorite people this year but out of ideas (as per the usual?!)? We’ve got you covered. Check out our top 10 favorites here – FULL of our #ShopSmall loves – that will not disappoint! Check back here for updates to the list all the way up through Christmas Day 2018. Cheers! PS – what’s your fav thing on this list? What should we add to the list? If your favorite item didn’t make it on this video / list below, let us know. We just might add it in before Christmas! Be sure to stay tuned to our Instagram page as well – @theADSagency – for more list updates.

*Note: There are some non-#ShopSmall gifts mixed in here. All good – we’re just sharing our favorite loves. Just look for the #ShopSmall hashtag in the descriptions below to know which ones are #ShopSmall gifts. See the full list at

GIFT NO. 1 [Skip to 1:19]: The Speakeasy Host Gift by A Gentleman’s Trove. Includes everything to make the perfect gentleman’s cocktail. (We love the stirrer and bowtie which also come included!). ATL-based. Instagram: @gentlemanstrove | #ShopSmall: $49.95

GIFT NO. 2 [Skip to 4:08]: Zip My Dress – pink ribbon. Perfect for shopping, travel and business trips! Certified women-owned business located in Seattle. Featured on Zulily. @zipmydress | #ShopSmall: $18.95

GIFT NO. 3 [Skip to 5:17]: An affordable stocking stuffer! Kate Spade New York Scallop Gold-Tone and White Mother-of-Pearl Hinge Bangle Activity Tracker. Retail Value: $126.32. eBay: $39.99

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GIFT NO. 4 [Skip to 6:31]: Charleigh Rocks Melanie Earrings – handmade in Thailand. Intricately designed with beautiful beads and leather backing. Perfect holiday cocktail set! (PS – this is my sister’s business!! Super love her stuff. Also, check out her clutches!). Instagram: @charleighrocks | #ShopSmall: Was $34.99, Now $19.99

GIFT NO. 5 [Skip to 7:21]: Original, hand-painted alcohol ink tile set in an Alderwood Box with a black stain. Comes with 32 inspirational quotes. Use as a jewelry box! Good friend of mine – ADORE her! Woman-Owned. Instagram: @thirdactoriginals | ATL-based. | #ShopSmall: Now $55.00

GIFT NO. 6 [Skip to 8:56]: West Emory designs real products for real customers. We ADORE their navy blue feather topped pen! Glass cube base with gold pivot top. Perfect for the art of letter-writing. Instagram: @westemory. Minneapolis-based. Target: $12.99

GIFT NO. 7 [Skip to 10:05]: This is our book list – which includes some #ShopSmall authors as well (denoted below).

Tell to Win by Peter Guber: Connect, Persuade and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story. Amazon: $16.10

Hunch by Bernadette Jiwa: Turn Your Everyday Insights into the Next Big Thing. Available through The Itinerate Literate, Charleston. #ShopSmall: $23.00

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else. Available through The Itinerate Literate, Charleston. #ShopSmall: $16.00

Behind the Facade by Alicia Butler Pierre. A must-read for any business that seeks to expand for the first time, full of operation savoire-faire to make sure your business has every chance to thrive. Atlanta-based, a good friend of mine! #ShopSmall: Hardcover: $45.00. Digital: $11.00

Strategically Suited by Lee Heyward. Your secret edge to grow sales and get new clients. Level-up your look to level-up your business! Paperback: $12.95. Kindle: $7.99. Met her in Charleston!! #ShopSmall

The More You Hustle, The Luckier You Get by James Oliver, Jr. Take it from a guy who’s been on The Today Show not one, not two, but THREE times! Every parent can be a parentpreneur. #ShopSmall: $19.99

Rise & Grind by Daymond John. HSN: $10.45.

The Healing Self by Deepak Chopra M.D. – $12.99

The Memo by John Hope Bryant – Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation. A must-read for anyone seeking to gain true financial freedom! #ShopSmall $11.99

Brown Girl, Brown Girl, What Do You See? – by Kisha Mitchell. Written for all little girls, but especially our little girlrs of color. Watch your little girl beam with confidence, pride and joy reading this! Instagram: @bethelightinc. Hardcover: $16.99

GIFT NO. 8 [Skip to 16:00]: Bella Vino handblown crystal champagne flutes. $18.99

GIFT NO. 9 [Skip to 17:18]: Carole Long Pendant Necklace in Brown Mother of Pearl by Kendra Scott. Earrings: Alex Drop in Brown Pearl.



GIFT NO. 10 [Skip to 19:49]: Charleigh Rocks hand-sewn sequin clutch ( $30, Ghana clutch by $25. #ShopSmall

We didn’t have space for these extra gifts in our video, however, we still think they’re fabulously awesome! Check out these bonus small business gifts that we also adore!

20 oz glitter sealed tumbler, hand-crafted, 35.00 - Chera Hudson

20 oz. Bedazzled Cup’d by Cheryl Tumbler.

We super love this handmade sparkle razzle-dazzle. Doesn’t it just bring you all the holiday cheer in one lovely cup? Be sure to gift this to your favorite colleague, neighbor or that friend who lives several states away that you never get to see! We guarantee you it’ll bring some unexpected merriment to their morning cup of joe. Cheers!

Instagram: @cupdbycheryl


Tablescape-in-a-Box Kit

Do you struggle with how to decorate your holiday table with flair? Not to worry! It’s B.E. Decor to the rescue! Just tell them how many place-settings you need and they’ll package up all the decor you need to have your guests wondering if you really have super powers after all! 😉

Instagram: @bedecors