There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wait around all year for the door-busting deals of Black Friday—likely, the same ones who are willing to stand in mile-long lines that snake through through Best Buy parking lot to stock up on highly-discounted electronics—and those who couldn’t care less about the post-Thanksgiving sales.
I am a member of the latter group, and would rather spend all afternoon giving myself curly bangs with cuticle scissors than go shopping on what I hear is the best sale-day of the year.
So how do I procure my holiday gifts? Back in the day, I might have avoided the Black Friday madness by engaging in some seemingly innocent virtual shopping: I’d direct my browser to Amazon.com and check items, one by one, off of my secret Santa shopping list while making it rain on Jeff Bezos. This, of course, was before I became seriously aware of the countless reasons to avoid America’s favorite online marketplace. And now that I steer clear of Amazon as often as possible, I’m tasked with finding other ways to discover and purchase the right presents for important people in my life.
Which leads me to why we’re here: I am honored to present you with the Supermaker Gift Guide, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Below, a highly-curated list of perfect gifts for all the Supermakers in your life.
Whether you’re shopping for that friend who just launched their own business, or the partner who travels often for work, there’s a little something for everyone here. Compiled by the entire Supermaker team, this list considers entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and YOU.
Best of all? We provide links that allow you to support small business and stockists, which is just as important to us as I’m sure it is to you.
Happy Holidays—and happy shopping!