15+ Military Spouse and Veteran Owned Businesses to Shop this Holiday Season
It’s the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year! For a ton of reasons, Christmas is our absolute favorite holiday. Family, love, Christmas movies, baking and gift giving is why it’s the season to be jolly. Like most people, I truly enjoy Christmas shopping but I tend to put a ton of thought into the gifts that I’m giving to loved ones. Sure, department store shopping is fun, but I love love love small business shopping that’s especially veteran or military spouse owned. If you’re looking to holiday shop with a purpose this year, here are 15+ Military Spouse and Veteran owned businesses to shop this holiday season.
Shop Jewelry and Accessories
Hope Designs LTD
Lauren Hope (Military Spouse) is the owner, designer, and artisan behind Hope Design Ltd. She hand- crafts military jewelry and accessories to honor our country’s service members. Her beautiful and timeless jewelry and brooch items have been seen everywhere from Second Lady Mrs. Pence to Military Spouse magazine and many other military publications. Hope Designs has all your needs from formal to informal jewelry, branch specific and custom items made to order. For more information, visit http://hopedesignltd.com/ or visit her Etsy shop. The Daily Impressions readers get 10% off November 1st-December 31st with the code DAILYIMPRESSIONS2018
Charliemadison Originals is a brand dedicated to encouraging and inspiring women to stay anchored to what’s most important in their lives. Each bracelet holds a special meaning that will serve as your everyday reminder of what you cherish most. And that cute signature leather knot on each of our bracelets? It’s a symbol that ties us to our U.S. Navy roots, our mission, and our belief in the power of family and community.
Founded in 2010 by a military spouse and named after her daughters, Charliemadison Originals has grown from a company whose mission began as a way to inspire a small community to one that is giving back to the community that inspires us every day. We are proud to honor the three generations of our family who served in the military, as well as the military community we love, by donating 5% of sales to organizations that support military service members and their families. For more information, visit https://charliemadisonoriginals.com/
The Daily Impressions readers get 20% off through December 31stusing the code GIFTS20.
Jennie Dexter-Edsall: Paparazzi Jewlery
Paparazzi Accessories is a fabulous company that offers fun and affordable jewelry and accessories for everyone. Everything on the site is as cheap as $5.00 without sacrificing the style or quality. Paparazzi accessories are lead and nickel free and the perfect affordable gift for a secret Santa or dong Christmas on a budget. For more information, visit https://paparazziaccessories.com/220277/
The Confetti Collective
The Confetti Collective LLC is a lifestyle platform that empowers women and girls to intentionally create big, beautiful lives by sharing educational and inspiring media. The Confetti Collective encourages their audience to embrace what makes them unique and be a part of a confetti-filled “collective” aimed at feeling fierce every day of their lives.Their inspiring bracelets and necklaces are the perfect gift for the girl in your life. The Daily Impressions readers can get 20%off your entire orderby using the code HOLIYAY November 1st-December 26th. For more information, visit https://theconfetticollective.com/
Shop Handmade Gifts and Accessories
Herbal Tea Fountain
Tea Fountain brings you luxurious bath & body products infused with herbal teas for a rejuvenating & relaxing ‘at home spa’ experience. From bath bombs to salts and more, these handmade aromatic items are the perfect gift for anyone looking to get an in home and cost effective spa experience. For more information, visit https://www.herbalteafountain.comand use the code Gift2018 for 10% off your purchase.
Muddy Moose Pottery
Muddy Moose Pottery is a collection of hand built and hand painted ceramics. Each piece is carefully crafted, painted with ceramic glaze and fired in our studio kiln, assuring that no two pieces are exactly alike! With many custom color and personalization options, you can be sure that a Muddy Moose Pottery piece will be unique and a perfect addition for your home or to give to that special someone! For more information, Visit them online at https://www.muddymoosepottery.com
Nerissa Alford Designs
Nerissa Alford is a military spouse & mom of two boys. After a multi-year tour living & traveling abroad in several countries, she recorded her travel experiences through camera lens. This travel experience fueled the inspiration for her art. She started my business out of a necessity to have an income & fuel her creative passion. Nerissa art on stationary & gift items. For more information, visit
Each month Brave Crate inspires military spouses to turn their deployment countdown into a personal challenge by delivering 4-6 carefully curated products that encourage a focus on wellness and self-development. Every box includes a monthly calendar, guided challenges, online trainings and access to an online tribe of motivated military spouses who are rocking deployment too. For more information, visit www.bravecrates.com
The Bautista Project
The Bautista Project, is your one stop shop for custom gifts, home décor and apparel. The Bautista family believes that everyone can help someone. They want others to have an opportunity to be successful in life no matter their age, color, physical ability, or anything that society has deemed an inhibitor to a progressive life. Help them reach out to those who need it most by purchasing one or more of their custom- made items. The Bautista Project donates 10% of its profits to the production of necessary items for people in need.
Sweet Pineapple Shop
Sweet Pineapple Shop is a small, military and family owned business located in Edmond, Oklahoma. They specialize in custom gifts, specialty military items, engraving, signs, wood crafts, wreaths and other fun treasures. All of their items are handcrafted and made with aloha. For more information, visit them at https://www.sweetpineappleshop.com/
Shop Food and Drinks
Buddy’s Allergen Free
Buddy’s Allergen free cakes are the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your friend or family member who may have a food related allergy. Buddy Cakes are single serving allergen friendly cakes and frosting that take 1 minute in the microwave to make. All of your favorite flavors are gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy and nut free! The best part about it, Shipping is absolutely FREE. Use the code Milspouse for 15% off your holiday order. Click HERE to purchase!
Lola D’s Dog Treats
Lola D’s Dog Treats is owned and operated by a military spouse following her heart from one military base to another and making dogs smile along the way with our all-natural handmade dog treats and other Made in USA pet products. Spoiling dogs is their goal and each treat is made with that in mind. They strive to provide the best products and stand behind every item we sell. Take a look around to find which treats will make your dog smile. Visit their online store at https://loladstreats.com/and use coupon code: GiftGuide18 by December 15th to receive 15% off your order!
Classy Broads Coffee
Classy Broads Coffee is woman-produced & milspouse owned coffee brand making an impact in woman’s lives one sip at a time.Founder, Leslie O’Bryant, created Classy Broads Coffee in 2017 to honor her grandmother and all the women who “do it ALL”. O’Bryant has put a feminine spin on coffee with creative and beautifully packaged items. For more information, visit https://classybroadscoffee.comand use code Gift2018 for 10% off your order.
Shop Toys and Games
Rollors ® is a fun outdoor yard game that’s entertaining for the entire family. Players “roll” disks at the goal and points are awarded to the player/team that positions their disks closest to the goal. It’s a great game of skill with the element of chance! Convenient carry bag allows you to bring Rollors ® with you wherever you go. Set-up in seconds on grass or in the sand. Now you’re ready to roll your way to fun!
– 2 Goals,
– 3 Red Disks
– 3 Blue Disks
– Measurement Cord
– Carry/Storage Bag
For more information, visit https://rollors.com/
Travel Agent, Dina Former, wants inspires people to give the gift of travel this year and provide a friend or family member a memorable experience they will never forget. Through Kinship Vacations, you can purchase a gift certificate to use towards her service fee for booking travel. She enjoys helping families and couples reunite and bond through unique experiences around the world. For more information, visit https://www.kithandkintravels.com/plan-a-trip
Marta Rivera’s Taste and See Cooks
Taste & See Cooks is a cookbook memoir authored by Marta Rivera, a formally trained chef, Air Force brat, Army wife, and homeschool mom of twins. After developing a great deal of recipes throughout her many years of travel as a military family member, Marta decided to write about her experiences and love of food in the form of a memoir. With close to a one hundred recipes from all sorts of cuisines, paired with the humorously touching backgrounds on how she created them; Marta’s almost five hundred page book is a must for any kitchen.
Nordman’s “The Military Guide” Book & The Military Financial Independence & Retirement Pocket Guide
The Military Financial Independence & Retirement Pocket Guideprovides service members, veterans, and their families with a critical roadmap for becoming financially independent prior to committing themselves to full-time retirement. It outlines how retiring military personnel in their early 40s can become happily semi-retired. Emphasizing the importance of family, lifestyle, and bridge careers, the book shows how to build a sound financial house based upon military benefits, savings, frugal living, and investing in oneself. Includes examples, checklists, websites, and appendices. To purchase, click HERE(or HEREfor the Pocket Guide) or visit https://the-military-guide.comfor more information (over 600 blog posts) dedicated to helping you retire debt-free. A portion of all book proceeds are donated to a military affiliated charity (currently Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House)
Wallabox is the perfect stocking stuffer for phone fanatics. It is a universal cell phone holder and wall mount. It comes with 3M removable, non- damaging strips, foam tape and screws all included. It’s easy peel and stick beside bed for safe sleeping, in bathroom to keep phone from falling into toilet and in car for hands free driving. You can also safely charge your phone with the wall mount beside an outlet. This Military Spouse owned product offers lifetime warranty against breakage and is hand assembled in the USA. Wallabox is available in 5 super fun colors like: Midnight Black, Caribbean Blue, Vivid Violet, Steel Gray, and Hot Pink- making it the perfect gift for any member of your family. To purchase, visit www.mywallabox.com and getfree shipping when you buy 2 using the code
Doterra- April Hastings
Bring the gift of dōTERRA Essential Oils in your home. dōTERRA Essential Oils offers the highest quality of essential oils without compromise, which means you can expect safe, and effective benefits when used aromatically, topically, and internally. Book a Free 30-min Wellness Consultation to learn more and begin your essential oil journey. By taking advantage of the free consultation, she is waiving the Membership Fee of $35 as her gift to you this year in order to make it easy for you to say “Yes” to your self-care. The membership allows you access to a full-year of exclusive discounts and promotions along with on-going education. Contact April today to set up your free consultation and use the code: Enrich to activate the free membership. Click HERE to read about Doterra’s Holiday Scent Guide .