2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Support Entrepreneurs this Season

Small Business Loans
December 4, 2019

It’s that time of year again – our annual Holiday Gift Guide to help you find perfect gifts for your loved ones while “shopping small” and supporting hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs. 
Skip the overflowing malls and run-of-the-mill gifts by checking out our gift guide filled with specialty items that will satisfy everyone on your list from the classic coffee lover to home cooks to dedicated musicians and much more – all from our borrowers.  You can support these small businesses no matter the distance, because they can all ship right to
your door.


Unincorporated CoffeeUnincorporated Coffee

This coffee roasting company brings high-quality coffee the attention, care and respect that it deserves. The beans come from growers all over the world and are roasted in small batches, making their beans something special for everyone to enjoy. 

For coffee lovers: Bestselling Quiet Prophet Espresso Blend, $18 

Shipping: $8, flat rate

Special holiday deals: Don’t miss out on specialty gift bundles, homebrewing kits, and coffee subscriptions!

Website: unincorporatedcoffee.com 

Connect: 626.639.3171, 3021 Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001


Tribalí Foods

Live well and eat well in a busy, tasty world. Cooked from frozen and ready in minutes, Tribalí’s globally inspired meat patties will change the way you eat — one real meal at a time. 100% organic high-quality meats made with the freshest ingredients from the most reliable sources.

For foodies who like to feel good about what they eat: The Sample Pack of 4 boxes of delicious patties and 4 boxes of breakfast sliders, $94.99

Shipping: Free shipping

Holiday promo code for 15% off all orders: TRIBALIHOLIDAY

Website: tribalifoods.com

Connect: 310.592.5420

In stores: Check your local Target, Whole Foods, or Walmart who may carry Tribalí Foods



Sugarbird Sweets

Enjoy a flavor bomb of delicious, buttery scones topped with mini toppings that are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and afternoon tea for all occasions. Sugarbird Sweets is bringing the ritual of scone baking and afternoon tea to households everywhere. 

For that special someone with a sweet tooth: 9 Mini Scone Assortment Box with a choice of regular, gluten-free or vegan options, $28 

Shipping: $6.99 within Southern California, $14.99 outside of Southern California

Holiday special: Sugarbird Holiday Gift Box $48 includes 6 Scones, 4 Shortbread Minis, 1 Chocolate Chip Blondie, 2 Matcha Blondies and 2 Espresso Brownies  – two boxes total with gift wrapping.

Website: sugarbirdsweets.com

Connect: 213.622.0474, 242 N Avenue 25, Unit 250 Los Angeles CA 90031



Blossom Organic Skin Care

Committed to glowing, hydrated and nourished skin – Blossom’s mission is to find chemical free, non-toxic ways to combat aging, acne, sensitized skin and other imbalances. They use nutritious, organic and natural products in their treatments in conjunction with safe, non-invasive modalities like ultrasonic and high-frequency current. The results speak for themselves — beautiful skin.

For the self-care enthusiast: Treat yourself to the amazing combination of Moisturizing Drops, $26, and the Calming Mist, $20. We hear, used together they are Amazing!! Who wouldn’t love an organic facial? This holiday season, give the gift of gorgeous skin with the purchase of a gift card – available on their website.

Shipping: Approximately $5 or less – or free local pickup

Website: shop.blossomorganicskin.com

Connect: 619.374.1284, 2911 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Shop Good

Ready to simplify living a clean and healthy lifestyle? Shop Good is a modern, experience-based boutique that offers a one-stop-shop for all things good – ranging from the best natural skincare and makeup, to daily essentials like chemical-free deodorant, to wellness supplements. Bonus: they are also an all-organic spa featuring customized facials and waxing services.

For the clean-beauty guru: The Tata Harper Travel Essentials – A 7 Step Regimen to discover all-natural, age-defying skincare. Best for everyday use, on-the-go, and travel. – $75. The Shop Good Spa Gift Card for The Signature Facial, the perfect gift for glowing skin, $115.

Shipping: $5 flat-rate domestic U.S or free local pickup

Holiday specials: 3 featured products from collaborations with CA-based artisans: Press Pause: a Flower Remedy created from a collab with Jessi Agadonu to help us slow down during the holidays and ease with calm into the new year, AfterGlow: created with Botnia Skincare that is packed with pumpkin and pomegranate to help regenerate the skin cells for a glow you’ll wear into the new year, The Kimmai: worked with Rais Case to bring you the perfect makeup bag made from pineapple fibers.  

Website: shop-good.co

Connect: Del Mar Location – 858.209.2050, 3665 Paseo Place, Suite 960 San Diego, CA 92130. North Park Location – 619.501.5362, 3030 North Park Way San Diego, CA 92104 



Cheeks & Co

With the belief that self-care starts with skincare, Cheeks & Co is a space to step away from your hectic schedule and enjoy the benefits of professional skincare treatments. They offer specialty, performance-driven facials and promote healthy skin for all. 

For the modern glow-getter: Get a gift card so your loved one can choose how they want to pamper themselves. 

Shipping: Free shipping

Holiday special: All product purchases over $100 (before tax) get a free Cheeks & Co pouch stuffed with samples

Website: cheeks.co

Connect: 626.765.6300, 20 S. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105


Reign Charm

Turn any room into a professional makeup studio while adding a touch of vintage glam with a Reign Charm vanity mirror! The mirrors are all about Hollywood glamour and having fun… Some of the mirrors even have a built-in sound system and color-changing LED lights.

For the aspiring makeup artist: Marilyn With Bluetooth Speakers + Display, $249.99 – $849.99

Shipping: Free shipping 

Holiday specials: Shop their Christmas sale – see website for more details

Website: reigncharm.com

Connect: 800.863.2358




Almond Home

Providing high quality nonstick ceramic frying pans for all of your cooking needs. Almond Home’s pans are durable, beautiful, and last a lifetime. With a healthy ceramic coating that is PTFE and PFOA free, you can cook your favorite meals safely and without all the extra oil and butter needed for traditional skillets.  With nearly 600 four and five star reviews on Amazon, this may be the perfect pan for the chefs in your life.

For the creative chef: Check out the best-selling Copper Ceramic Frying Pan, $40-55

Shipping: Free shipping when purchased on Amazon

Website: almondhome.com or find it on Amazon here


The Waste Less Shop

Reducing waste by gifting plastic-free, sustainable home and bath goods to earth-lovers near and far. The Waste Less Shop works hard to source and ship plastic-free and encourages others to reduce, refuse, re-use, rot and recycle. Help spread the message of responsible consumption and purposeful living.

For the sustainable shopper: Indulge yourself with the Self Care Kit that comes with 5 of their best selling products and is pre-discounted 20%. You will receive shampoo and conditioner bars, bamboo toothbrushes with a travel case, biodegradable silk dental floss, toothpaste powder, a stainless steel safety razor with blades, and reusable facial rounds – all inside a branded toiletry bag, on special for $132 (valued at $147).

Shipping: No-plastic + free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50

Special holiday deals: 10% off + free holiday gift-boxing on orders over $100 until the New Year

Website: thewastelessshop.com

Connect: 424.390.1846, 3515 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach CA 90266


Model Home Accents

Lifestyle Furnishings & Home Décor selections to add style and spice to any room. Model Home Accents offers beautiful and chic furniture, lamps, wall art, mirrors, and more!

For the designer looking for the perfect piece: Beautiful 3D Art, $69 to $129

Shipping: Free shipping on specialty advertised holiday gift items (see details online)

Website: modelhomeaccents.com

Connect: 916.409.7777, 1551 Vineyard Rd Building R17, Roseville, CA 95678



Asher Guitars &
Lap Steels

With over 35 years in the business, Asher Guitars & Lap Steels have created guitars for legendary musicians like Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Zac Brown Band, Ben Harper and more.

They specialize in custom guitars and are dedicated to crafting heirloom quality instruments that will be played and appreciated for generations to come. 

Ready to tap your inner rock star? Asher T Deluxe Guitar in Pelham Blue Nitro, $3,750

Shipping: $60 via FedEx ground in the US

Holiday specials: Check out the sale on the Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel Guitar with Tabacco Burst Finish. Get 10% off with code 10JRYES. It is the best lap steel on the market – easy to learn, hard to put down. 

Website: asherguitars.com

Connect: 310.821.2888, By appointment only




Kwame Baah Shoes

Make a statement in handcrafted, one of a kind footwear from skilled artisans in Ghana. When you enjoy the comfort and fashion of wearing Kwame Baah sandals, you can also enjoy the knowledge that lives have been significantly improved by your purchase. 

For the stylish shoe fanatic: Stand out in the Ama-Badu, $110

Shipping: Free shipping

Special holiday deals: Use code YAW15 for 15% off your purchase

Website: kwamebaah.com

Connect: 817.568.1997


Willliam & Sons Jewelers

This family-owned jeweler helps their clients sparkle with diamonds, engagement rings, wedding rings, and custom jewelry designs. With a passion for excellence and attention to detail, they maintain the upmost level of customer service and pride themselves on supporting their local community. 

For that special someone: Make them shine in the Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace, $690

Shipping: $25 for FedEx overnight – includes insurance and tracking

Holiday deals: 10% of any purchase using coupon code SALE. (maximum discount of $500.00 or 10% whichever is greater).  You may want to consider Round Diamond Stud earrings, a holiday top seller.

Website: williamandsonsjewelers.com

Connect: 858.230.7042, 3485 Del Mar Heights Road, A1, San Diego, CA, 92130


Feeling inspired? Learn more about how CDC Small Business Finance can help jumpstart your business dreams. We are a leading U.S. small business lender and nonprofit, offering several loan options to businesses of all stages and industries. Let’s talk! Reach us at loaninfo@cdcloans.com or (619) 243-8667.


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