Not a day goes by that we don’t thank our lucky stars for the opportunity to support small business and bring joy and cheer to others through thoughtful gift giving, all while making it easy to celebrate all of life’s moments, big and small. Shining a light on and featuring products from local Indiana businesses is just a cherry on top!
This week, we’re happy to highlight some of the local, Indiana businesses whose products you can find in our Curated Boxes or include next time you Build Your Own gift box. If supporting local is on your to-do list, here’s exactly where to start:
- Karma Candles & Kinds: Not just female-owned, but fighter-owned, by a breast cancer survivor. Owner Cari Hahn hand pours her candles right in the heart of Carmel, IN. After seeing success, she recently launched into jewelry, apparel and more!
- Sky Outfitters:This business is all about socks that give back. For every purchase, Sky Outfitters donates a pair of socks to a homeless shelter, to help provide the proper care and love that these homeless individuals need.
- Newfangled Confection: After an experiment gone deliciously right involving a peanut butter dessert Carrie created for a wedding reception, her signature candy Frittle was born. They’re also known for having the best chocolate in town! Put it on your must-try list, immediately!
- B. Happy Peanut Butter: Created in 2013 as a way to teach his kids what it was like to run a small business, owner Jon Weed’s goal was to make a small batch peanut butter so good, so unique, and so addictive that you would want to “just eat it with a spoon.” Since then, they’ve been written up in newspapers and magazines, appeared on television multiple times, sell their peanut butter at various locations around Indiana and their B. Happy products all over the country.
- Just Pop In!: Dynamic twin sisters Mandy and Carly created Just Pop In! in 2003. Since then, the girls have set their intention to honor their declaration, “Celebrate Happiness”™. Inspiration stemmed from essential joy and particularly anticipated evenings spent popping with their Grandfather.
- Rosie’s: Rosie’s Place is a warm, inviting café that opened on The Square in Noblesville in 2010. At the end of 2014, they opened their doors on The Bricks of Zionsville. Featuring homemade, mid-western inspired fare, Rosie’s is a gathering place for friends and families. Her Gooey Butter Cookies are a take off of the famous St. Louis coffee cake. Cream cheesy, with buttery gooeyness. Is gooeyness a word? We think so!
- Garrett Hand Lettering: Indiana and female-owed, Garrett Hand Lettering provides good words and original designs on high quality papers. Owner Tricia also creates our gift tags and our custom baby prints.
- Indie Coffee Roasters: How does one roast coffee in a popcorn machine? Very carefully. However, if you do it carefully enough, you might just end up making something delicious. This mad scientist method of coffee roasting is where Indie Coffee Roasters began in 2013, in Carmel, IN. The rest, as they say, was coffee.
- Bitchstix: BITCHSTIX is more than just a lip balm. It’s a call to action to transform a “bad” word into a force for good. It’s a one-of-a-kind product that seeks to inspire, empower, and change lives for the better. Bitchstix puts their money where their mouth is, by donating to retailer-nominated nonprofit organizations that support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
With love (for you, and local business),
Elyse, Erynn + Allison
Owners, Something Splendid