Shop Drew Barrymore’s Holiday Gift Ideas From Small Businesses

Drew Barrymore is encouraging everyone to shop small this holiday season. The actress’ talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, is sharing Drew’s Little Book of Small Businesses Gift Guide — filled with the star’s handpicked holiday gift recommendations from small businesses from across the country. 

The show has curated the list from suggestions sent to Barrymore’s Instagram, which resulted in over 70,000 submissions. The gift guide features a great range of small businesses from Wichita-based pottery company Del Norte Studio to Boston’s first Black-owned bookstore Frugal Bookstore. Check back on Barrymore’s gift list as more small businesses will be added throughout the holidays.

Be sure to also check out ET Style’s expansive gift guides, such as gifts under $50, home devices, stocking stuffers, fashion favorites, gifts for teens, gifts for men, candles, pajama sets and more. Holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching, so ensure your gifts arrive on time by reviewing important cutoff dates and delivery options. 

Ahead, shop gifts from small businesses featured on Drew’s Little Book of Small Businesses Gift Guide. 

Del Norte Studio

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Del Norte Studio

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Mexican artist Armando Minjarez’s Del Norte Studio is based in Wichita, Kansas. The studio creates handcrafted, one-of-a-kind ceramic designs such as bowls, mugs, vases, plates and tumblers, “exploring design concepts within the context of public and domestic space,” according to their website.

$45 at Del Norte Studio

Iyanla Vanzant

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Acts of Faith: 25th Anniversary Edition

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Frugal Bookstore, operated by couple Clarissa and Leonard Egerton, is the first Black-owned bookstore in Boston. The bookstore promotes literacy among children, teens and adults in their community. Ninety-eight percent of their books are authored by people of color, featuring a range of genres in fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. 


$15.29 at Frugal Bookstore

Estelle Colored Glass

Estelle Cake Stand in Blush Pink

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Estelle Cake Stand in Blush Pink

Estelle Colored Glass

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Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Estelle Colored Glass creates stunning hand-blown colored glass cake stands and stemware. Named after founder Stephanie Summerson Hall’s grandmother who loved antiques, Estelle Colored Glass combines vintage style and modern sophistication in each piece. 

$225 at Estelle Colored Glass

Queen Bee Jelly

Queen Bee Jelly

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Queen Bee Jelly

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Queen Bee Jelly is an online fabric boutique in Washington, D.C., offering beautiful Ankara fabric, also known as African wax fabric, in striking vibrant patterns and colors. The brand also has a collection of beautiful trims, pins, brooches, lace and mud cloth. 


$1 per yard at Queen Bee Jelly

Keller Works

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Keller Works

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Founded by Krystn Keller in Mobile, Alabama, Keller Works makes skin and body products for sensitive skin that’s formulated with natural ingredients, free of irritants and allergens. This set includes Elliott’s Body Butter, Elliott’s Salve and Elliott’s Oatmeal Soap — named

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Unique gift ideas for men women

Everyone has that person who’s impossible to shop for. Every year you hear them say, “Oh no, you don’t need to get me anything!” while you know they’re filling their Amazon cart with stellar gifts for everyone you know.

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

If you want to impress them this year, you’re going to have to get creative. But don’t lose hope — we’re here to help. We’ve compiled 25 out-of-the-box gift ideas sure to wow even the pickiest people. From personalized maps and custom paintings to massage guns and, yes, a bidet, we’ve got you covered with tons of unique gift ideas for everyone on your list. Looking for more ideas? Check out all of our gift guides here.

a person holding a piece of paper: Bialetti Express Moka Pot

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Grafomap Custom Map (starting at $49;

a glass mug on a table: Baseball Park Map Glasses

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Baseball Park Map Glasses

The place you grew up, your college town, the city where you met… We all know someone who feels all warm and fuzzy about a certain place. With this service, you can create a map of any city in the world and then tailor the final look of the print with the colors, stickers and descriptions, with the zoomed-in view of your choosing.

Storyworth ($99;

Buy the sentimental types a subscription to Storyworth, a company that will compile a year’s worth of sweet, funny and surprising stories about their life into a hardcover book.

Tushy Classic Bidet ($89, originally $109;

Bidets are finally taking off in the US, and we couldn’t be more excited. We tried the Tushy Classic and couldn’t say enough good things about it. If you want to give a memorable gift that they’ll use all the time, you just can’t beat a Tushy bidet.

Bialetti Express Moka Pot ($22.93, originally $24.99;

Shopping for the coffee lover in your life can actually be hard, especially if they’re already geared up and believe they have the optimal brewing system. However, if they’ve never tried out a moka pot, it’s a fun and niche way to brew that produces full and delicious flavors.

Snoopy USB Heated Slippers ($32, originally $40;

These Snoopy slippers are truly adorable and can be charged up with a USB cord to heat your feet while you wear them. They’re perfect for cold days chilling on the couch, perhaps watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

a blue chair: Bearaby Napper

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Bearaby Napper

Custom Painterly Pet Portraits (starting at $180;

Sure, their Instagram feed may be bursting with cute pictures of their pet, but a custom painting will let anyone on your list take their adoration to a new level. Each one-of-a-kind work of art is made from a photo by pet portraitist MG Stout in San Francisco. It arrives in a kiln-dried wood frame.

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Polaroid Originals Now I-Type Camera ‘Star Wars’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Edition ($99.09, originally $119.99;

Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” is in full swing, and since the big Star Wars fan in

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Holiday gift ideas from D.C. small businesses

Saturday was “Small Business Saturday,” but small businesses should always be front-of-mind these days. Now more than ever, local shops and entrepreneurs deserve our support. But that’s pretty easy when what they’re making is this cool.

Compiled by Adele Chapin, Anying Guo, Fritz Hahn, Angela Haupt, Michael O’Sullivan and Stephanie Williams.


Packages of stationery from Appointed arrive fastened with tape inscribed with the words “Beautiful Tools to Inspire Beautiful Work.” That’s graphic designer Suann Song’s mantra. After having a hard time finding “minimalist, super-functional, well-designed American-made paper products,” she decided to make them herself, launching Appointed in 2015. All the materials are purposefully selected (such as the U.S.-manufactured, water-resistant book cloth covers), and then almost everything is assembled in Appointed’s Ivy City warehouse. The signature product is Appointed’s monogrammable spiral-bound notebook ($24). But lately, Song’s having trouble keeping up with demand for planners, which went up more than fivefold over last year. “That I attribute to aspirational buying. I think everyone is just wanting to get to 2021 and plan for 2021,” she says. — A.C.

Bailiwick Clothing Company

Few clothing lines capture the effervescent spirit of D.C. better than brothers JC and Jeff Smith’s Bailiwick Clothing Company. Bailiwick, which takes its name from an Old English word meaning a person’s particular area of interest or authority, sells shirts, hoodies, hats and other clothing adorned with proud District prints such as “202” and “District of Champions.” The brand currently features a limited edition Madam Vice President shirt, an ode to Sen. Kamala D. Harris’s historic vice-presidential win ($25), and “The District” shirt ($25) that was made in collaboration with local bagel joint Call Your Mother. — S.W.


For years, Topaz Terry has been giving new life to things other people discarded. So when she got her bicycle repaired one day, she asked for the trash — and turned the castoff chain and gears into a one-of-a-kind bottle opener. That was the beginning of BicycleTrash, which specializes in wearable accessories made from old bike parts and other overlooked, commonly discarded materials. The bottle opener ($28) remains a gift-giving favorite — it’s grease-free and polished with a steel brush. Other options: shimmery GearFlake ornaments ($15) for the gear heads and a funky tote designed with recycled bicycle inner tube ($178). Terry also started making face masks during the pandemic: They’re $22, with adjustable ear loops made out of recycled rubber cord and fun, vintage prints. — A.H.

Capitol Hill Books

When beloved used-book store Capitol Hill Books closed early in the pandemic, its owners hit on a novel way to keep business going: give their expert booksellers a budget and answer a few questions about the genres and authors you enjoy, and they’d build a “grab bag” of books (prices vary) sure to keep any housebound reader entertained. Since March, bookstore co-owner Aaron Beckwith says they’ve shipped thousands of packages. “Early on we were getting way more requests for dystopian fiction than normal,” Beckwith says, but

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Parent to Parent: Gift ideas for nieces and nephews of all ages | Parenting

Q • We’re a couple married almost four years but do not have children. My husband served in the military and we have moved quite a bit. We have plenty of nieces and nephews of all ages, but we don’t live near any of them. We’re hoping to get some gift suggestions for Christmas. There’s a lot of stuff to choose from.

From a reader • We have nine kids, and books are their thing. Here are some that they love: “Not Quite Snow White,” by Ashley Franklin, about a bubbly little girl, Tameika. She captures your attention and brings you into the story. She has a “believe in yourself” attitude and expresses that no matter who you are you can succeed.

“Lizard From the Park,” by Matt Peet, is a book that has twists and turns to keep kids hooked. A little boy, Leonard, finds an egg in the park. He has a fun-filled afternoon with his special egg and then out pops a not-so-ordinary lizard.

“Dactyl Hill Squad,” by Daniel José Older, is a great tween read. It’s a fast-paced story filled with emotion. There’s a ton of dinosaur action and adventure.

“My Life in the Fish Tank,” by Barbara Dee, is a good read for middle school aged kids but is also a great family discussion book as it addresses mental illness in a way that a child can process and relate to and is quite educational for siblings and others.

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Gift Guide 2020 – Gift Ideas for the Austin-Loving Cinephile in Your Life: From the big and small screens to your giftee – Screens

I Luv Video T-Shirts

I Luv Video was an Austin institution. An integral part of our city’s film culture for nearly 40 years,
the indie movie rental store announced in September that it was closing its doors for good. If you’re like most of us, still broken up over the loss of this wonderful and weird establishment, why not help keep the memory of this special place alive through an I Luv Video T-shirt? Unisex and available in three styles, they’re a perfect gift for all your heartbroken movie-loving friends. May its memory bring us comfort. – Sara Hutchinson

S-4XL, $29-39.

Give A Gift, Get A Gift – Austin Film Society

Looking for a way to support your local Austin film community from the comfort of your own home? Search no further than Austin Film Society’s holiday membership drive – where this year, all gifted memberships will include two bonus months of the program and a physical thank-you gift. While the cinema is closed, all virtual membership benefits this year will include free online sneak previews, virtual events, discounts on the AFS streaming platform [email protected], and access to the AFS Discussion Club – plus, you can choose between an additional free AFS hat or AFS Cinema T-shirt branded with a new unique design. – Naomi Brady


Austin School of Film Gift Box

The nonprofit Austin School of Film has had quite the year. Faced with unprecedented challenges, they’ve hung on with inspiring grit and passion. Pivoting to remote classes and events with their Play at Home series, ASF continues to sustain and build our filmmaking and film-loving community. Cinephiles everywhere can show their support through Austin School of Film’s Holiday Box. The box comes with the best of ASF’s hip gear, including a T-shirt, tote, and bandanna. All proceeds go toward ASF’s community programs. Giving the gift of style while supporting a great cause? That’s a win-win. – S.H.


Mondo Poster Auction

Know a movie superfan, or have someone in your life who loves to collect movie
posters? For the first time ever, eMovie is hosting an online Mondo limited-edition print poster auction, running until December 13. In an effort to help support the Alamo Drafthouse during the pandemic, Alamo founder and Executive Chairman Tim League is selling nearly 2,000 limited-edition Mondo prints from his own personal stash, including out-of-print sets like the Tyler Stout and Olly Moss Star Wars Trilogies and highly coveted film posters by Aaron Horkey, Becky Cloonan, and Shepard Fairey. All proceeds will go toward supporting Alamo Drafthouse employees and COVID-closure expenses. – N.B.

Alright, Alright, Alright

Melissa Maerz gave our city a gift with her new book Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. Maerz interviewed dozens of people for the project, including the film’s stars and many longtime Austinites. The book tells the story of the film’s infamous production and release, providing insights into Linklater’s conflict with studio executives, but

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20 Gift Ideas For Bookworms (That Aren’t More Books)

Let’s be real: gifting a bookworm a new novel is like buying a sweater for a fashion lover — they probably own an overabundance of each already. Not to mention, their wishlists for such items are presumably very specific. Just asking a book lover about their latest reads will likely prompt references so particular that they’re bound to fly over anyone’s head who isn’t nose-deep in novel-land. Despite these specifics, you do have an advantage in the gift-giving department.


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It’s guaranteed that every Bibliophile will enjoy accessories that enhance the reading experience. For example, playful bookends to hold that honorable favorite or fountain pens to take quickfire notes. Perhaps, you could even interest them in a chocolate library or a bathtub caddy for evenings spent thumbing through whilst surrounded by bubbles? Ahead, 20 niche, sometimes cliche, and all-around superb holiday gift ideas for every story enthusiast on your list.

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20 Christmas gift ideas for your jewellery-obsessed loved ones

Christmas is just around the corner and if, like us, you’ve, ahem, left a few gifts ’till the last minute (guilty), you might be beginning to panic.

According to stats, most people start Christmas shopping between October and November – that’s 57% of people. If you’re in the other 43%, we have four words for you: time to get shopping.

Luckily, thanks to Cosmopolitan’s handy Christmas gift guides, you’ll be sorted in no time. We’ve got a round up of the best Christmas gifts for Mum and the best Christmas gifts for Dad; luxe Christmas gifts for bigger budgets and Christmas gifts under £20, for if you’re on a budget, too.

Want to show your love this season in sparkly form? Well, look no further, as we’ve rounded up 20 of the best jewellery Christmas gifts for your Mum, sister, best friend or loved one. If you’ve got a bigger budget, you can’t go wrong with investing in Missoma or Monica Vinader pieces; for the smaller but equally special gifts, brands like H&M have loads of purse-friendly alternatives they’ll love.

There’s colourful chains, chunky gold hoops, beaded bracelets and statement rings; emerald gem necklaces, playful hair clips, pearl ear cuffs and studded bangles. What’s not to love?

While you’re here, make sure to read our round up of the best affordable jewellery brands on the market right now and, when you’re done, get shopping.

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10 Cool Gadget Gift Ideas Under $50 on Cheddar

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Holiday shopping can be overwhelming, and this year’s been hard enough. Skip the stress and shop this roundup for deals on awesome accessories and techie toys — all under $50. From wireless devices to an illuminated bidet, there really is something for everyone on your list. 

QiStone2 Wireless Portable Charger

It may be compact, but the QiStone2 Wireless Portable Charger packs a punch. Charge up to two devices at a time with 8,000mAh of power wirelessly or through the speedy USB-C port.

QiStone2 Wireless Portable Charger – $29.99

EarFun Free True Wireless Earbuds

EarFun Free True Wireless Earbuds make a great gift, even for the most discerning recipient on your list. A 2020 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, the earbuds are designed for comfort and boast a 49-foot Bluetooth range. 

EarFun Free True Wireless Earbuds – $39.99

Apple Watch Wireless Charger Keychain

The Apple Watch Wireless Charger Keychain is so small you’ll forget it’s there — until your watch is on 1% battery. Reviewers call it a “lifesaver,” with five-star ratings for its 950mAh battery and portability.  

Apple Watch Wireless Charger Keychain – $19.99

SlimGlow: The World’s First Bidet Attachment Featuring a Night-Light

The SlimGlow bidet attachment turns any toilet into a hygienic spa and will only feel like a weird gift until the recipient calls to tell you how much they love it. Reviewers know what’s up: “Excellent product with an install that was a snap.”

SlimGlow: The World’s First Bidet Attachment Featuring a Night Light – $34.97

Jawzrsize® Facial Fitness: Total Transformation Kit

Give the gift of a chiseled jawline (or at least the tools to get one). Funded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the Jawzrsize® Facial Fitness Total Transformation Kit activates 57+ facial muscles, and with just 20 minutes of use a day, results can come fast. 

Jawzrsize® Facial Fitness: Total Transformation Kit – $42.99

TREBLAB HD7: Compact 360° HD Bluetooth Speaker

Pump up the holiday fun with the TREBLAB HD7 Bluetooth speaker. The sleek wireless streaming device boasts a 4.5-star rating on Amazon and is a favorite for its 25 hours of playtime and water-resistant design. 

TREBLAB HD7: Compact 360° HD Bluetooth Speaker – $49.99

VentiFresh ECO: Next Generation Odor Eliminator

Perfect for the pet lovers in your life, the VentiFresh ECO: Next Generation Odor Eliminator breaks down odors to purify and freshen the air. With over 388% funded on Indiegogo, the small, NASA-inspired design makes it a good fit for any room in the house. 

VentiFresh ECO: Next Generation Odor Eliminator – $44.99

High-Definition Monocular Telescope

The portable high-def monocular telescope is perfect for taking advantage of the extra time we’re all spending outside. It delivers 50×60 magnification and hooks up to mobile devices so you can take photos and videos from a distance.

High Definition Monocular Telescope – $34.97

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Gift ideas for the bluesman or woman in your life

This week, Blues Beat has some gift suggestions and national news items.

Start off the holiday season with Frankie & The Know It Alls, this Friday at Four Seasons by the Lake. Saturday, the Fake ID Full Band is at the Black Duck.

Thursday, at 8 p.m., TOF Productions and GA-20 host an Online Event at .

The TOF Nightclub welcomes GA-20 for their debut at The Tree. GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional blues, R&B, and rock & roll of the late 50s and early 60s.

A gift idea for yourself or a loved one: Join the Connecticut Blues Society; or become a member of the Blues Foundation and vote in selecting the Blues Music Award winners.

The Creamery Station Shop has selected items 25 percent off until New Year’s Day.

Another organization is the Music Maker’s Relief Foundation. Their Holiday Gift Guide is online now for all music lovers. Go to:

Turn a Black Friday into Blues Friday by getting the blues from a subscription to Living Blues magazine.

New art is now available in the Blues Foundation’s Online Store. The artwork of Karyn Klinger is featured in the Blues Hall of Fame Museum. She has created limited edition illustrations depicting Blues Hall of Famers on 45 records and wood pieces. The online store has also replenished Blues Foundation face masks.

Tickets for Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2021 will go on sale January 15th. Each year Briggs farm plans an epic celebration of life, togetherness & The Blues.

The North Atlantic Blues Festival dates for next year is set for July 10-11, 2021 with the 2020 lineup of artists. Check the webpage for updated information. All ticket holders will get an email from the festival, providing ticket options.

Congratulations to Bobby Rush. The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi® honored this Blues Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® Award Winner during the annual gala, with the Crossroads of American Music Award. It was created to honor artists who have made significant musical contributions influenced by the creativity born in the cradle of American music. Rush performed solo during the virtual event, which also served as a fundraiser for the museum’s educational programs.

Another congratulations goes out to the 63rd GRAMMY Awards® nominees. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards® show will air on Sunday, January 31, 2021, live on CBS.

The blues area has the following nominees.

Best Traditional Blues Album: All My Dues Are Paid, Frank Bey; You Make Me Feel, Don Bryant; That’s What I Heard, Robert Cray Band; Cypress Grove, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes; Rawer Than Raw, Bobby Rush.

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, Fantastic Negrito; Live At The Paramount, Ruthie Foster Big Band; The Juice, G. Love; Blackbirds, Bettye LaVette; Up And Rolling, North Mississippi Allstars.

Best Americana Album: El Dorado, Marcus King.

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Best PS5 Gifts For 2020: PlayStation Gift Ideas, Games, And More

The PlayStation 5 released in November, kicking off a new generation of gaming for PlayStation fans. The PS5 launch included an exciting lineup of titles like Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but it was also marked by a disappointing lack of stock available at retailers. Unless you were someone who preordered as soon as listings went live in September, you’ve pretty much been out of luck the past few months. There have been PS5 restocks, including ones on launch day and Black Friday, but those have been prone to site crashes and quick sellout. We’ve included the PS5 as part of our PlayStation gift guide this year as Sony has promised more PS5 inventory will be sent to retailers before the end of the year, but just keep in mind you may have trouble buying the new console. (See our PS5 restock guide for more details.)

However, you may also be shopping for someone who was lucky enough to buy a PS5 and has happily been playing it for the past month or so. Maybe your PlayStation fan is satisfied to keep gaming on their PS4 for the time being. Either way, you might be wondering what to gift them this year, and to help you out, we’ve rounded up the best PlayStation gifts for 2020. Naturally, the PS5 is on this list, but there’s no shortage of games, accessories, collectibles, and merchandise available as well.

This holiday season is absolutely packed with huge PS4 and PS5 games, and there are plenty of new figures, art books, and more for gamers to add to their collection. Marquee titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Cyberpunk 2077, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla join the vast library of great PlayStation games along with gems from earlier this year like The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

For more PlayStation gift ideas, see our guides to the best PS5 gaming headsets, the best 4K TVs for next-gen gaming, and the biggest PS5 games up for preorder now.

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