December 3, 2020

Welcome to our annual Holiday Gift Guide!  Get ready to “shop small” this season to find the perfect holiday gifts.  Surprise your friends, family and colleagues with unique gifts all while supporting the small business community. 

There is something special for everyone on your list from the tech lover to the puzzler to children to your favorite furry friends and more.

Best of all, you can support these small businesses no matter the distance, because they can all ship right to your door or directly to the people on your gift list.

Enjoy these selections, all from our very own borrowers — and happy holidays from everyone at CDC Small Business Finance!



TENIKLEtenilkle small business holiday gift guide product

In a world of too much stuff, Tenikle is the ultimate all-in-one mount for your phone or camera. The owners got started by taking their idea to the Kickstarter community where they raised $112,000, shattering their goal of $30,000. The bendable legs and suction cups of Tenikle allow you to mount your phone or camera anywhere. It can serve as a tripod indoorS and outdoors, a car mount, selfie stick, and much much more.

For the hands-free adventurer: The Tenikle 360° – $29- $35  Preview

Shipping: $0.99-$6 (depending on location)



tablift small business holiday gift guide product

With over 250,000 customers and thousands of 5 star reviews, Tablift is one of the highest rated tablet stands on the market.  Use your tablet in places with uneven surfaces completely hands-free, giving you the freedom to sit or lie back and enjoy your tablet without having to hold it in your hands or rest it on your lap. Perfect for watching Netflix, checking email, playing games and more.  It works with virtually any tablet and on any surface. 

For tablet-users looking for ease and comfort: TheTablift Tablet Stand – $39.95

Shipping: Free shipping in the United States

Website: or find it on Amazon here



royal princess diaries small business holiday gift guide product


Royal Princess Adventures engages children in an entertaining way by introducing African Royalty through a Princess book series accompanied by a first Royal Ugandan doll collection. Children will join the Royal Princesses: Nkinzi & Namikka on their adventures and discover the world around them.  The books and dolls help educate children about the royal kingdoms of the world through the learning of the Royal Kingdom of Buganda. Enhance the child in your life’s imagination with reading and playing with royal princess dolls!

For children looking for a favorite new toy: Princess Nkinzi & Namikka (18” Doll, Pink and Purple) an African Adventure of Ugandan Princesses, $65.00

Shipping: $4.49

Holiday special: Use code DOLL10 for 10% off your purchase on Amazon

Connect: Website or buy it on Amazon here



crew bottle small business holiday gift guide product


Crew’s innovative products are a game-changer for restaurant professionals and enthusiasts alike.  Developed by seasoned bartenders, Crew’s user-friendly designs promote sustainability, simplify cocktail prep (hey, we’re not all “mixologists”) and make cleaning a breeze.

 From cooking oils to cocktail ingredients, there’s no better way to store and pour your liquid essentials.  Whether you’re upgrading a kitchen or outfitting a bar cart, Crew’s modern tools are must-have home or professional use. 

For the stylish mixologist: Crew Bottle, starting at $17.99

Shipping: $6.98

Holiday specials: Shoppers can include a custom “message-in-a-bottle” gift note and gift bag with their purchase through the holidays.   




art of tea productART OF TEA

This Los Angeles-based tea importer and wholesaler hand blends and custom-crafts the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals. The Art of tea combines aesthetics with passion, flavor and high-quality control. They also offer several educational courses offered on their website so anyone can become a tea expert.

For the specialty tea lover: Candle, Matches, & Earl Grey Creme Retail Tin Gift Box Set, $45

Shipping: Free with orders over $60



tansy small business holiday gift guide product


Located in Burbank, CA this company prides itself on encouraging an expanded mindset and creative growth. Tansy is a premier home goods store that offers a wide selection of eclectic home decor, potted plants, garden parties, and more. Tansy surrounds themselves with nature and beauty while offering many types of unique art and home accessories. Check out their wide range of live plants and brighten up your space.

For plant lovers with a dainty aesthetic: Flower Stoneware Bud Vases – $14.99

Delivery: 3 miles – free, 3.1 – 5 miles $5, 5.1 – 7 miles $10,
No delivery outside of 7 miles 


Connect: 2120 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506, 800.580.0541


THE WASTELESS SHOPthe wasteless shop small business holiday gift guide product

Reduce 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 self-care enthusiast: The Ultimate Bath, $96. This gift set is sure to soothe even the most stressed souls. Includes a Kin Candle, Simple Self Care Planner, Sprout Plantable Pencil, Bath Bomb, Verdant Hand + Body Cream.

Shipping: $9.95

Holiday specials: Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide featuring 20 curated gift kits to please every gift recipient!


Connect:  3515 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, 424-390-1846



BURKE MERCANTILEburke mercantile small business holiday gift guide product

Shop this modern lifestyle shop for those on your list with a design focus and eco-conscious sensibility. Burke Mercantile creates an environment that supports creative change-makers, and serves the community while bringing curated products to their customers. They aim to provide products for everyone that blur the lines of age and gender. 

For the eco-conscious and community-driven shopper: Pattern Puzzles. $18 for the 100 piece size, and $28 for the 500 piece.

Shipping: Free shipping for orders over $125, or usually below $10 depending on size and distance.


Connect: 435 E 1st St Long Beach, CA 90802


small batch small business holiday gift guide product


A stationary, home and lifestyle shop that offers one of a kind products, handmade by local artists that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Small Batch has specially picked pieces for the home, beauty, accessories, apparel, books and more.   

The perfect gift to stay in and get cozy with: The Piecework Puzzles, $26.  Amazingly detailed puzzled available in several different images.

Shipping: $7 on orders in the US

Holiday specials: Receive a free Imani Collective ornament with $150 purchase. *While supplies last, limit one per customer.* 


Connect: 8332 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942, 619.476.7429



napa valley jewelers small business holiday gift guide product


This renowned jewelry store, which has been in business over 25 years, is dedicated to helping anyone find unique jewelry that fits their personality. The designers are artists working with precious metal and gems, so when you wear jewelry from them you are wearing a piece of fine art. Napa Valley Jewelers has a wide array of jewelry and glass art to fit anyone’s budget.

For that special person:14 KT yellow gold pendant with inlay and diamonds, $2800

Shipping: Anywhere in the US, price varies. No tax if shipped out of state


Connect: 1300 1st St Ste 365 Napa, CA 94559, 707.224.0997



hello birdie small business holiday gift guide product


The boutique nail art and lash extension salon that prides themselves on a clean and friendly environment with a unique customer experience. Hello Birdie specializes in hand-painted nail art with gel polish and is acrylic-free. They also offer beautiful volume, hybrid and classic lash extensions. 

The perfect gift for the stylish nail art lover: Enjoy Hello Birdie nail art in the comfort of your own home with the Duo Poplish + Nail Art Kit, $68 includes 2 Hello Birdie Nail Polishes + Nail Art Kit (variety of color options), $38 Nail Art Kit w/out Hello Birdie Polishes

Shipping: Free shipping on all orders over $50, $5 flat rate on orders under $50

Holiday specials: 20% off kits that include Hello Birdie Nail Polish with code:  GETGIFTING


Connect: 3032 University Ave. San Diego, CA  92104, 619.358.9875


Pink Lagoon product


This wardrobe design + styling boutique is founded on the principle of building a closet that perfectly fits your style. Pink Lagoon is a go-to destination for sophisticated women looking to discover and refine their own personal style. They carefully curate every item to make sure there is no buyer’s remorse and only excitement for your next purchase.  Check out their holiday gift shop.

For the stylish pink lover: Mosaic Heart Diamond Hoops – $2,240

Shipping: $15


Connect: 143 S. Cedros Ave Suite V.104 Solana Beach, CA 92075 & 1033 Silverado Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037, 858.281.0984



kahoots small business gift guide product


Founded in 1987, family-owned Kahoots operates an exclusive online store, 14 pet supply stores, and 7 feed stores across Southern California. From dogs and cats to horses and chickens, Kahoots offers hand-selected products at everyday low prices for a variety of animals. They also provide on-site vaccination services, teeth cleaning, dog training, and high quality Kahoots brand products alongside the national brands you’ve come to love. 

For that special pooch in your life: Sourced and slow-dried in Canada, Kahoots Sweet Potato Chews are the perfect, chewable treat for dogs with food sensitivities. Better yet, these non-GMO, single-ingredient treats are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Your dog will have no idea these chews are digestible as they are delicious! $12.99 (12 oz bag).  Find the Sweet Potato Chews here. 

Shipping: $8

Holiday Special: 20% OFF Kahoots’ entire assortment of Kahoots Brand Toys, Treats, Chews, and Biscuits both online and in-store. 

Website:, @KahootsFeedandPet (Instagram, Facebook) 

Connect: See locations here.  Ramona to Chino Hills to Temecula and beyond. 



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