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If you’re like us, you love to support small businesses, sellers, artisans, and authors. Some of the most creative and inventive products are being created by small businesses.  As a part of the pre-Prime Day celebrations, Amazon shining a spotlight on many of the makers and sellers with a Support Small storefront. 

Even better, Prime Members who spend $10 on qualified products on Amazon Storefronts, like the Support Small store, between June 7 and 20 2021, will earn a $10 credit to spend on Prime Day. YIPPEE!!!  Who doesn’t want bonus credit to spend on Prime Day? Of course, this exclusive offer is only for Prime Members, and at the time of publication, all the items on this list were included in this offer, but that this subject to change. Please double-check with Amazon and take a peek at the restrictions and terms HERE.

To help get your brain in the Shop Small mindset, check out these 13 items we thought were definitely Must Haves from small businesses featured on Amazon.

The Bacon Sponge

the bacon sponge
Talk about something you didn’t know you needed! From the team at Green City Living with locations in Colorado and Iowa, feast your eyes on The Bacon Sponge. The 100% organic cotton un-paper towel for draining grease from fried food after cooking. How brilliant is that? Even better, the towel absorbs 10 times its weight in grease/liquids.  That means you can make a lot of BLTs and still be good to go. 

Buy the Bacon Sponge here.

DIY Plant Hanger Materials Kit

DIY Planet Hanger Kit

Are you a plant lover? This DIY Plant Hanger Kit from SITOS is perfect for you! This make-your-own macramé plant hanger comes with 60 feet of rope, 1 Wooden ring, 1 “S” hook, and a high-quality print with step-by-step photographic instructions. 

SITOS is a women-owned, Latina business based in Texas.

Order your DIY Planet Hanger Kit here.

Handmade Craft Beer Soap Set from Flying Fish Brewing Company

craft beer soap

Fun fact: According to the talented people at the Flying Fish Brewing Co. in Somerdale, NJ, craft beer is a lather booster in handmade soap making. That’s why this set of three soaps, a 100% cotton hand knit “Soap Sock”, a cozy holder for your soap could be the perfect addition to the shower of any beer lover. 

Snag this craft beer soap set here.

Spring Customized Bubble Cube Soy Wax Candle

bubble soy wax candles

If you’re looking for fun, sweet-smelling soy candles look no further. These are fun, customizable bubble candles that smell and look amazing. Created by Heavenly Earth Miami in Florida, each candle is infused with 100% natural fragrance oils that you choose the scent of. The available scents include Peach Nectar, Honeysuckle Jasmine, Ocean Rose, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Mango and Coconut Milk, Sea Salt and Orchid, Gardenia Tuberose, Black Sea, and Caribbean Teakwood.

Order a few here.

PoolCandy Inflatable Pet Float

inflatable pet float

If it is hitting 80 degrees (or more!) outside that means the pool covers are finally off! Thankfully the family-owned, friend-operated PoolCandy headquartered in Miami, Florida has fun floaties we want in our pools, and they also remembered that our pets might want a floaty all their own. This large dog pet float can hold up to 100 lbs. The unique design has two holes at the bottom that allows water to flow into the base keeping your pet cool in the summer sun.

Order your pet the inflatable pet float here.

Fold In The Cheese, Flour Sack Dish Towel

fold in the cheese flour sack towel

Ready to incorporate some Schitt’s Creek humor into your kitchen? This Fold In The Cheese kitchen dish towel is perfect for that. These dish towels are made right in downtown Asheville, NC from 100% cotton flour sack towels, and they’re screen printed with Moonlight Makers original designs using non-toxic ink.

Buy one here.

Dinosaur Toddler Purse

dinosaur purses

Created by Kitty and her daughter Sophia, AhaAhaMoments creates funky and fun fashion accessories and personalized toddler gifts like these adorable dino crossbody purses. It would make an extra special gift when you add the recipient’s name to the purse.

Snag one of these cute purses here.

Wallet Card Love Note

wallet card love note

We thought these engraved wallet cards from Red Dot Laser Engraving, a small Veteran-owned business in Fredericksburg, VA, were so very special. While you can create your own message to be engraved, the sentiment on this “When I Tell You That I Love You…” wallet card is powerful. What a great way to remind the special people in your life how much you care even when you can’t be with them in person.

Get one of them here.

Dad The Man, The Myth, The Legend Coffee Tumbler

dad coffee tumbler

Wanna double-down by snagging a Father’s Day gift and supporting a small business? This steel tumbler is right up your alley then. Carefully laser engraved and packaged from Missouri, this double-walled stainless steel and vacuum sealed tumbler can hold up to 30 oz of liquid and comes with a lid for sipping or using a straw. A tough powder-coated surface is engraved into the design so it won’t wear or scratch off.

Order one here.

Personalized Cutting Board

personalized cutting board

Whether you want to give this as a wedding gift, anniversary gift, or just something cool for your home, this personalized cutting board from Naked Wood Works, the family-owned company from Oklahoma, could do the trick.  This cutting board is made with Walnut or Maple wood and oiled with a food-safe oil that preserves and toughens the board. On one side, the board is used as a standard cutting board. The other will feature the names and dates of your family.

Get started customizing your cutting board here.

Coffee Maker Mat

coffee maker mat

This beautiful coffee maker mat is designed to fit under your Keurig or standard coffee maker. The burlap design will work well with a variety of decorating styles, like farmhouse and shabby chic. One of the things we like about this mat is that it’s cut, sewn, printed, and packaged in Wyoming! This coffee maker mat measures a sizable 14 inches tall by 18 inches wide. The mats are pre-treated with Scotchgard fabric protector to help repel and resist stains.

Snag the coffee maker mat here.

Handmade Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set

organic bath bombs

Who doesn’t love taking a bath with some aromatherapy-style bath bombs? These bath bombs from the Relaxation Store based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL are made from organic and all-natural ingredients free from dyes, phthalates, parabens, and SLS. Not to mention they’re also vegan and gluten-free. The bath bombs come in a wide range of scents including Blossom Euphoria, Eucalyptus Wave, Lavender Sky, Mango-Papaya Island, and Cedarwood Forest.

Order a set here.

Organic Herbal Pain Relief Salve

pain relief salve

Do you have a lot of joint pain, but don’t like taking pills all the time? Rooted Earth Farm & Apothecary is a small business located in Casco, Maine that’s making an organic herbal pain relief salve to help soothe joint pains and aches. It’s made with a special blend of herbs, including arnica, lavender, cayenne, and more that helps to relieve headaches, cramps, sore muscles, etc.

Buy it here.

We love being able to support small businesses like the ones featured above. This unique array of products is exactly why we included them as some of our Must Haves. We hope that this list also helps you find some amazing small businesses to support.

Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at shopping@bbgi.com.