Tis the Season! With just 50 days left in our countdown to Christmas, now is the time to start thinking about holiday shopping and how you’ll choose to spend your hard- earned dollars during the season. There is truly no better way to support the Military Spouse and Veteran Community than to give back by purchasing from small owners and realizing the impact that you have on their families. So, if you’re looking to shop with a purpose this year or simply say ‘Thank You for your Service, Here are 13 Military Spouse and Veteran Business Owners to shop with for the Holidays.
Founded in 2010 by a military spouse and named after her daughters, Charliemadison Originals is more than just jewelry. Their bracelets help you stay anchored to what’s most important in your life and serve as your everyday reminder of what you cherish most. They are proud to honor the three generations of their family who served in the military, as well as the military community they love, by donating 5% of sales to organizations that support military service members and their families. Visit CharliemadisonOriginals.com to choose your special military tribute bracelet, essential oil diffuser or gift one to a special gal in your life!Shop CharlieMadison Originals at https://charliemadisonoriginals.com/or visit them on Instagram or Facebook.
Owned and Operated by Military Spouses, Nomades is a jewelry line that can be used to celebrate new beginnings like marriages, births, military service, passing of loved ones, and promises of new adventure to come. Through their charms; commemorate each of life’s moments, both large and small. Tell your story today by purchasing an original Nomades piece at https://nomadescollection.com/catalog/or visit them on Instagram/Facebook.
One Milspouse with A Vision…Lana Cheng (Creator & Designer) had a simple solution for your everyday wardrobe – to turn an everyday essential into a comfortable piece of wearable art. Hipoka is a high-quality sock that combines fun designs and artistry. These soft chromatic cotton blends ensure a more comfortable fit that won’t shrink after a few washes. Hipoka’s signature designs allow you to dress up any style without playing down your personal style. Hipoka is offering readers 40% off for the holiday season if you click HERE to purchase or visit them on Instagram.
Dapper Guru was founded by Rob Marshall. He wanted to create natural products without the need for harsh chemicals that most people can’t pronounce. As an Army Veteran, he had to shave daily and used products that irritated his skin and he knew that there had to be a better way to shave. Those same harsh chemicals are often responsible for the irritation that you experience after shaving. If you regularly experience itchy skin, razor bumps, or ingrown hairs, you’re not alone. Dapper Guru was created for the modern male – a man on the go who wants to look great while conquering the world. They offer a line of premium male grooming products that all are handmade with natural oils and ingredients. You will not find a long list of ingredients. Shop Dapper Guru at https://thedapperguru.com or visit them on Instagram.
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. Shop Buddy’s Allergen Free at https://buddysaf.com.
Royal Reflections: The Making of A Warrior Princess by Sherry Eifler
Royal Reflections is a call to action Bible Study designed to awaken God’s daughters to live as His warrior princesses. Readers are challenged to believe that what the Bible says about them is true; it provides clarity and cultivates confidence in their position in Christ, in their purpose as His daughter, and in their Power Source for warrior princess living. Its interactive style captivates readers who journey together through engaging testimony of daily challenges to walk as warrior-princesses. The prayerful results are: 1) That each reader will confidently radiate her personal relationship with Christ; 2) That each will reach her community for Him; and 3) That each will stand firm as His warrior-princess. ** Every book purchased sends a $1.00 to support Victor Marx ATP Ministries another Veteran helping the Military and Veterans, their families, and the orphans of Iraq overcome trauma in their lives. ** Purchase the book HERE or visit Sherry’s site at https://sherryeifler.com/.
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Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck by Alison Paul Klakowicz
Writer, Alison Paul Klakowicz, is a military spouse who resides in Fayetteville, NC. Take a ride with this cool mom and son duo in their awesome monster truck! Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck is a wonderful award-winning travel and adventure picture book for all kiddos. Plus, a perfect gift for holiday travel! Purchase the book at https://www.amazon.com/Mommys-Big-Red-Monster-Truck/dp/1525530178.
Women of The Military by Amanda Huffman
Women of the Military is a compilation of 28 stories of women who have started their path to military life, are currently serving, separated or retired. There are 4 stories from women in the process of joining, 14 stories from Air Force members, 8 stories from the Army, 1 from the Navy, and 1 from the Marine Corps. There is such a rich history of women serving in the military. Women have served as far back as Vietnam and as current as those entering the military in 2019. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to serve as a female in our military, purchase the book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1079328440
Sweet Pineapple Shop
Sweet Pineapple Shop is a small, military and family owned business located in Edmond, Oklahoma. They specialize in wood crafts, personalized gifts, specialty military items, engraving, and other fun treasures. Each piece is custom designed and handmade with love. Chrichelle has more than 18 years of professional graphic design experience and her husband, KJ, is an active duty flight engineer in the Air Force. Whether it’s an engraved cutting board to celebrate a new home, rustic flag for a retirement event, or a sentimental frame, they work with you on creating a gift perfect for any occasion. For more information on unique holiday gifts, visit them at https://www.sweetpineappleshop.com/ .
Military Gift Market
Deck the halls… or the base housing, with these gorgeous ornaments to brighten your holiday season. Christmas is a magical time of the year, but it also can be lonely, especially if the loved one is deployed and/or your friends and family are far away. Celebrate the holiday spirit in your own special way and decorate the tree with these gorgeous frosted glass ornaments. Also, the ornaments may be used as gift tags, stocking stuffers, or as home decor. These ornaments are made by Sammi Angus of San Diego, CA. She is a Marine Corps Gold Star Wife and the owner of the Military Gift Market on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MilitaryGiftMarket). To spread the holiday cheer and help out with your holiday shopping, here is a 20% off coupon for your entire purchase by using a code HOLIYAY19 (valid between 11/01/2019 – 12/31/2019).
Westhouse is a small business by Serena West, a military spouse, started in 2014 as a way to provide extra income for her family while maintaining the flexibility military life requires. Today, it is an online boutique selling home goods, apparel and gifts, furthering her mission to encourage other military spouses to choose to bloom and live more joyfully in every season of life. Learn more about Westhouse and this mission here: www.shopwesthouse.com
Pictured: A Bloom Now Box containing our newly launched Bloom Now Journal and curated items intended to promote self-care and encourage you to cultivate the type of growth necessary to live a more adaptable, joy-filled life.
Shop Sports and Recreation
RV and camping enthusiasts will love the new Mountain Mat; a premium quality, ultra-durable, multipurpose outdoor mat. Woven from 100% recycled polypropylene, these eco-friendly, waterproof mats are perfect for the campsite, the beach, the park, and wherever else life takes you. This reversible mat is designed to be UV fade resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and extremely easy to clean. Plus, they’re lightweight and come with a convenient carrying bag, making it easy to take them with you anywhere.
Mountain Mat was founded by Jennifer Hillberg, an Air Force veteran and military spouse, after discovering these mats while stationed overseas. Jennifer was impressed with how functional and versatile they were, and was astounded to find that virtually every family used them everywhere. Now, their whole family is involved in the day-today operations of their small business with a mission to bring Mountain Mats to their fellow Americans! For more information visit: https://www.mountainmat.com
The Daily Impression readers get $10 off any Mountain Mat & FREE SHIPPING through December 31st using code: DAILYIMPRESSION10.
Pop it Pal
Pop it Pal, the amazing pimple popping toy featured on Shark Tank Season 10! This incredibly satisfying, stress-relieving toy, and most of all FUN toy is owned by a military spouse and her cousins. Pop it Pal captured the attention and investment of Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary! This picker’s dream toy is made of a skin-safe silicone with all-natural pus that simulates the popping of a huge pimple. Every Pop it Pal comes with 16 pimples ready to be popped the minute you receive it. Now you can squeeze as much as you please because Pop it Pal is refillable and can be picked over- and- over again. No need to ever pick your face or your partners! Purchase your Pop It Pal at https://popitpal.com/collections/frontpage.