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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Shop Small This Season

Small business
December 1, 2021

This holiday season, surprise your loved ones with novel, locally made goods and services from small businesses. “Shop small” this year with our annual Holiday Gift Guide featuring our very own small business borrowers.

Whether you are shopping for that traveler on your list, helping to indulge a sweet tooth, or welcoming a newborn, you’ll be sure to find that special gift for your friends and loved ones. 

Enjoy these gift selections from our small business borrowers –  and happy holidays from everyone at CDC Small Business Finance! Thank-you for allowing us to be your trusted partner.



The Good Chocolate

The zero sugar dark chocolate company whose focus is helping people indulge while leading a healthy lifestyle. The Good Chocolate challenged themselves to create a bean to bar chocolate that was both delicious and sugar free. They came up with a sweet-blend of organic sweeteners all found in fruits and plants to create their delicious “good chocolate” found in all different flavors.

For the healthy indulger: The Zero Chocolate Variety Pack 6-square gift, $16.

Discount: 15% off coupon: #welcome



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. Indulge in their seasonal winter flavors of cinnamon apple crumble, buttermilk cream cheese, and double chocolate almond.

The perfect gift for a holiday party: Winterette Mini Gift Box with a selection of 6 scones, tea and clotted cream, $40.

Discount: 15% discount if you order more than 10 boxes, will offer discount code, CDCHOLIDAY15



Wander & Perch

The effortlessly chic, powerfully water-resistant, eco-friendly, wet swimsuit bags. Wander & Perch bags are the perfect accessory for a pool or beach day to help keep your wet swimsuit separate from your clean and dry items in any bag. Their gorgeous prints make it so you don’t have to choose between pretty and practical when it comes to your travel accessories.

For the stylish adventurer: Coronado in Silver Strand, $40.



Happy Luxe

High quality lounging and napping accessories for the home, planes, trains, and automobiles. HappyLuxe provides multi-functional lifestyle and travel essentials that are designed to enhance the comfort of every journey. They have specialty blankets, scarves, pillows, masks, and more.

For the comfy traveler: The Odyssey Travel Pillow – Silver Gray, $40 currently on sale for $35.




Edible Alchemy

Locally and consciously sourced mushroom tinctures that help maximize optimal health. Edible Alchemy’s mushroom tinctures are triple extracted and designed to reduce inflammation, improve detoxification, work as an antioxidant, and much more. Medicinal mushrooms are more than a low-calorie nutrient supplier, they house many health benefits that could help remedy existing ailments and prevent new problems from arising. Keep your mind and body protected by knowing their products are rigorously 3rd party lab tested for safety and efficacy. Safe, natural, microbial free, and heavy metal free – like nature intended.

For the health guru in your life: The 14 Mushroom Blend Tincture. Includes holistic benefits of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and more. Retails at $40. 

Discount: Use code CDCLovesEdibleAlchemy to purchase the product for $25.



First Landings

Quality products and materials catering to new parents and newborn photographers. First Landings is a brand that provides trusted products and collections that are perfect for year one. They also help give photographers a safe space to get those perfect newborn shots.  

The perfect baby gift: Woodland Nursery Mobile featuring cute woodland animals, $26.95.

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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 this holiday season.

For the sustainable shopper: The Self Care Kit, $78. Indulge yourself with the Self Care Kit that comes with 4 of their best selling products. You will receive the self-care planner, a kin candle with the scent of cranberry harvest, an urth beauty cranberry fig body soap, and a plantable seed pencil.




Swanky Badger

Sentimental, custom gifts designed to make your gifting moment the most special memory between you and your loved one. Swanky Badger focuses on customizable gifts that you can have engraved for the special people in your life. They have products ranging from custom wallets to whiskey decanters to all-natural soaps. 

For that special someone: Personalized Wallet: Circle, $39.99.



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