If your outfit is the main dish, then accessories are the secret spice to elevating your entire look! ✨
Whether it’s through jewelry to jazz things up or printed ties for a pop of pep, accessories give people a peek into your personality! And accessories make for great one-size-fits-all gifts for the holidays, too.
Instead of settling for the standard this year, why not amp things up by gifting your loved ones accessories from awesome small businesses? By shopping small, you’re supporting a community of creatives and local retailers who offer plenty of sustainable objects to adorn yourself. Not to mention, you’ll have some exceptional gifts that’ll make this holiday season a memorable one!
Below are some of our favorite small brands pumping out pieces of perfection that anyone can accessorize. Whatever accessory strikes your fancy, these are surefire finds to gift your friends and family with a certain je ne sais quoi.
La Que Sabe
Based in Portugal, La Que Sabe aims to change the status quo of how we view menstrual cycles – one silk scarf at a time! La Que Sabe crafts chic, 100% silk scarves that feature designs representing femininity and the power behind the menstrual cycle. The collection’s inspiration takes shape from the universal experiences that women share, from nurturing yourself during times of solitude to flourishing in an energetic aura. Light, easy to wear, and arriving at your doorstep in eco-friendly packaging, these scarves will serve as a solace for chilly mornings or evening strolls.
Their third scarf design, Awareness, was mindfully created to symbolize the cycle’s most expressive and productive phase. Subdued yet statement-making, this scarf will compliment winter outfits and add an extra layer of self-love!
Ever pass by a billboard and think about where it ends up after it’s taken down? Instead of going to waste, this California-based bag company transforms old billboards into reusable bags! Over the past seven years, Rareform has recycled and turned billboard vinyl into unique and durable bags. So far, Rareform has saved 3 million pounds of vinyl from ending up in landfills by upcycling the material into totes, duffels, and crossbody styles!
It’s all in the bag – we mean the Blake Tote, of course. Spacious enough for daily essentials, you’re all set to go from farmer's market to Friendsgiving.
All that glitters is ethically sourced gold at RG, a brand in Los Angeles that’s creating fair-priced, high-quality, and sustainable jewelry. RG uses only the finest alloys and stones to craft affordable, timeless pieces. Sustainability is also a core value at RG, where they are actively minimizing their environmental impact through incredible pieces made to last and earth-friendly packaging. Details are everything, and every bracelet, necklace, and earring set from RG will bring the bling without harming the planet!
Shop their assortment of gold-filled and sterling silver jewelry. Or, if you’d like to splurge a bit more, check out their 14K gold Cleo collection!
Talk and Tell
Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me. To make your cell phone and devices the cutest of them all, head to Talk and Tell’s online boutique! Hailing from the United Kingdom, Talk and Tell is a small business making fun and fashionable tech accessories and stationery. Popular culture is given a quirky spin with a selection of modern and Y2K-inspired cell phone cases and laptop skins, all packaged in peppy compostable tissue paper. If you’re more analog, their notebooks come in plenty of patterns and can be hand-monogrammed with your initials!
Show off your style with an accessory that’s as fierce as you, like this Cherry Blossom Dragon case. You’ll be the cool kid among the crowd with this conversation starter!
Lions and tigers and bears – plus other adorable animals, oh my! Danielle Illustrates is a Manchester-based pin pal who’s pushing out the prettiest of prints and pins of endangered species. An animal lover and owner of a hedgehog (named Percy, by the way!), Danielle pours her passion into her art and brings attention to the wonderful wildlife in need. We’re enjoying the parade of cute cats, marine mates, and more animal friends that Danielle has to offer on her Etsy shop!
Silk + Scrunchie
Scrunchies are a trend that’s taking the world by storm. Get them from Silk + Scrunchie, and you’ve got a hair accessory that’s a stylish and eco-friendly statement! Silk + Scrunchie is a sustainable scrunchie and hair accessory brand that sews silk pieces out of deadstock fabric and ships in eco-conscious packaging (just look at their compostable card!) Each piece is handmade with care in Melbourne, where textiles are locally sourced and transformed into something special. They’re a firm believer in producing as little waste as possible in both their products and their packaging so that no damage comes to your hair or the earth!
Highlight your hair with a lovely Twisted Headband in a chic chartreuse color, or send a loved one a jewel-toned Jumbo Scrunchie for a holiday pièce de résistance.
Peggy and Finn
Black tie affairs don’t have to be so stiff. That’s why Peggy and Finn fully believe in flaunting a bit of flair to special occasions! The trendy and modern prints that appear on Peggy and Finn’s range of ties, bow ties, and pocket squares are proudly designed by local Australian artists. Their patterns and color palettes are inspired by floral found on the Surf Coast – and there’s the option to match products altogether for a fun, formal fit!
Get primmed up with a Gift Set that includes a bowtie or necktie set, pocket square, and socks. Peggy and Finn’s gift sets are fully customizable and packaged in their signature eco-friendly presentation!
Side by Side
Side by Side is an everyday carry (EDC) brand with practical bags and pouches for today’s new normal. Hailing from Hong Kong, Side by Side is offering organizing solutions for all of your daily essentials. Their gear is designed with function in mind for the modern digital nomad, ranging from tackling tech accessories to safekeeping travel toiletries. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride without any bulk or hassle – and take comfort in knowing that Side by Side donates 1% of profits to 1% For the Planet to support environmental protection!
Power up by keeping chargers and cords tangle-free in their Tech Pouch, which stays nice and compact for the long haul.
🎁 That’s a wrap!
You can’t go wrong with gifting these awesome accessories to loved ones this year. Supporting small businesses and sustainability while slaying White Elephant this holiday? We see you, Santa’s little helper!
These gifts keep on giving – especially when it comes perfectly packaged for the season. If you’re in need of a holiday helping hand with your packaging design, start with noissue’s eco-friendly and customizable options! Deck the halls (and your boxes) with custom tissue paper, stamps, and tape that’ll be the talk of the next get-together.