100+ creative businesses you need to see!
If you can't find a gift idea here, you might be dead!
Welcome to The Hungry's inaugural Small Biz Boost!
I was originally going to skip today's email because I'm certain you've gotten more than you wanted. Instead of checking out, I decided to spread some holiday joy by sharing a list of creative small businesses taken directly from Hungry subscribers and social media friends.
There are over 100 artists, designers, and makers of all sorts listed below. I personally vetted each link shop. If you cannot find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones (or even yourself), you may be too picky because there are some phenomenally creative shops below.
Don't be a Grinch! Share this list with all your favorite people to spread joy to the world!
Tisha Mark Fine Art - I tell stories about light and atmosphere with oil paints.
Jennifer Marie Keller - California artist making representational oil paintings and charcoal drawings in a classical style.
The Art of Athena Cooper - A wide variety of greeting cards featuring my paintings
Erin Go Paint - Whimsical, bright watercolor illustrations, prints, and originals.
Sarah Malm Designs - Greeting cards, prints, and gifts from my watercolor and digital artwork.
Color Snack - Vibrant watercolor illustrations of food and sometimes birds.
Joseph Travis - Architectural paintings based mainly on the seaside.
Water+Ink Studios - Creating whimsical portrayals of wildlife in watercolor.
25 Sweetpeas - A stationery and lifestyle brand inspired and motivated by the ocean.
Sandia's Art Shop - I'm a self-taught, multi-medium artist selling handmade bookmarks and stickers.
Artystrique - Original drawings and prints where small patterns make up the bigger picture.
Sarah Golden - I paint a lot of plants.
Amantha Tsaros - I make bright art for dark days.
Michele Morgan Art - Creating mixed-media ethereal abstracts and collages bordering on the surreal.
Dani Zwerg - Using medium-blending to create abstract art.
Napa Gogo Art - Mixed media fluid abstracts inspired by nature's energy.
Artologica - Original watercolor and ink paintings inspired by science.
Kyle Goderwis - Colorful abstract paintings
Leroy Binks - I create abstract artwork full of flowing lines and bold colors that evoke imagery unique to each viewer's imagination.
Graciela Blancarte Art - Abstract paintings
Amanda Lind Art - I'm an abstract and mixed media artist.
Daisy-Anne Art Studio - Salvaging and upcycling materials to paint soulful stories
Cat Brooks Design - Abstract paintings, digital art prints, and home goods
Liv Ty Art - Abstract art about mental health and spirituality, available as originals, prints, and assorted gifts.
Scorpio Encaustics - Original mixed media encaustic artwork.
Emma Henderson - I make abstract screen prints using natural dyes. My art is inspired by and created in harmony with nature.
Paula Prager Designs - I am an abstract painter who designs and makes fused glass products.
Soul Curry Art - Modern, contemporary Cubist art, bridging the worlds of traditional art, brand partnerships, and immersive art experiences.
Elle & Wink Art Studio - Queer disabled artist creating abstract mixed media (Shop re-opens noon CST on Small Business Saturday).
Ana Jung Art - I use watercolors and pen to create abstract yet tangible works of art.
Paytonology Artwork - I paint vibrant, joyful, mixed-media original artwork.
Kathy Elliott Art - I am an abstract artist inspired by life.
Suzshakart - I make realistic watercolor landscapes and portraits.
Rokita - A contemporary artist making imaginary worlds and abstract maps with watercolor, ink, and thread.
Santhy Nurhayanty - Abstract painting and mixed media.
Rachel Petruccillo - Colorful landscapes and nostalgic pop culture portraits.
Christopher Noxon Art - Paintings, prints, works on paper.
Brujerias Shop - 100% handmade, witch-themed miniature scenes and dioramas.
Studio Yeomans - I’m an artist creating paintings and drawings on themes of structures, time, and stories.
Ambi Arts - A self-taught artist helping individuals find solace through art.
Ghoulorama /John Rogers - I sell colorful, original paintings seared with dark humor.
Amanda Wirig Retro Art - I create retro-inspired Pop Art with a humorous twist.
Folk Artwork - A website curating self-taught and outsider art, news, events, and artwork available for purchase from artists around the globe.
Alchemist Models - Miniature painting and tabletop miniature 3d printing services
Doc Galahan - Victorian gothic fantasy narrative art.
Simon Kidd Art - A digital artist based in Surrey, UK, capturing experiences and memories by making cubist-style montages.
Bright Witch - Art and tales for lovers of cosy-dark fantasy.
Jacob Medina - I create Day of the Dead art with a tiki twist—Tiki Mugs, paintings, and apparel.
Berenice Marceaux/The Art Room - Character art in originals and prints.
Stryke Vintage - Thoughtfully curated artisanal matchbook art, handmade to adorn your walls and bring a little spark to your space.
Alchemist of the Arts - Exploring life, multi-faceted spirituality, and the human experience through art, self-expression, and the Runes.
Julianne Tyson - I help people feel less overwhelmed so they can get excited about life again.
Meredith Gould Arts - Affordable art originals, judaica, and neurodivergent merchandise
StrawberryLuna - More than anything else, we want our art to bring you more joy every day.
Papillon Press - A daughter/father team who make historically inspired prints using traditional printmaking methods and antique presses.
Valerie Syposz - I create original fine art lithographs and relief prints focusing on figurative work.
Sarah Boris - Making unique works and screen-printed editions, often with a pop art twist.
The Posterlist - Shirts and prints inspired by pop culture, surfing, skating, the great outdoors, and coffee...lots and lots of coffee
Bill Wills - Affordable handmade stationery
Amber Stone Draws - I love the spooky, the weird, and the cute. Join me for watercolors, pins, and stickers of weird, cute stuff.
Morten Design Co - I am a graphic designer who creates stickers of characters that come to me and need to be let out of my head. I also create illustrated posters of old trains and cars.
Mochii Station - I make cute handmade stickers for planners, journals, etc!
Nikki D. May Art + Design - An artist, illustrator, surface designer, branding/web designer, and podcaster living, traveling, and creating in a school bus she converted into a tiny house on wheels that she shares with a dog named Rocket and a cat named Pixel.
Holly Marshmallow - Quirky, illustrated goods for humorous weirdos.
CharmCat - A watercolor and stationery studio that makes pet paper things for pretty funny people!
Samantha’s Doodles - Whimsical art and custom gifts
The Gray Muse - Uniquely designed premium enamel pins, stickers, and stationery for those who love florals, plants, arts & crafts, and impactful statements.
Major Wave Creative - Custom and pre-made designs and illustrations for branding, merch, and posters.
Oso Porto Modern - minimal art prints, apparel, and home goods inspired by California beach life
Mike Hipple Photography - I'm a photographer, writer, and podcaster in Seattle, WA, with a new book on 90s musical icons called Lived Through That. You can purchase through the link or contact Mike for a signed copy.
Erica Whiting Photography - I’m a fine art + editorial photographer specializing in helping people express themselves authentically and creatively through the transformative process of photography.
Attasalina - Mixed media and photographic works exploring the nature of reality through abstract and natural forms.
Liquid Dream Creations - Making highly refined sculptures using unique and unorthodox tools/methods to elevate the natural beauty found in wood grain.
Sarah Plamondon Studio - Sculptural and functional ceramic art.
Plank & Stella - hand-dyed yarn for your next favorite project
Julie Dawn Designs - I create one-of-a-kind handmade journals and textile art
Stem Bolt Arts - I create unique, handmade resin Star Trek and space art that sparkles and surprises.
Effing Candle Co. - We make novelty candles that smell good!
Maise Designs Dice - Handmade artisan resin dice for DND and other TTRPG games.
MadPotters - I create functional art with concrete, resin, and jesmonite.
Carra Terra - Handmade, wheel-thrown, functional pottery created to encourage us all to slow down amidst the busyness of everyday life.
Three Glass Birds - Three Glass Birds is a small business that makes small stained glass art pieces.
Ashley Bevington - Creating functional ceramic sculpture based on universal coping mechanisms.
Serpent & Flame Candle Co - Artisan candle shop bringing the scents of books and fandom to life.
Hardbound by Stephanie Raudsepp - Handcrafted eco-conscious stationery and paper goods.
ForgottenCotton - Women's and kid's fashion accessories.
VoWear.studio - Activewear with pop-tropical designs
Charr Crail - I make vibrant, colorful, functional, one-of-a-kind accessories, scarves, hats, and pouches/totes using photography and digital art.
Dramatique Designs - Upcycled zero-waste clothing and accessories.
Divine Eternal Legacy - We make shirts for men, women, and children. We also sell wall art tumblers and more.
Victoria Ann Meyers - Handmade healing crystal jewelry and high-vibe accessories.
Austin Kent Art - Abstract, nature-inspired jewelry that will last generations.
Wild Ride Silver - Carefully Crafted, Expressive Jewelry
Valkyrie Apparel - Strange and unusual clothing for people sizes small to 5XL
Eilatan Jewellery - I create eco-conscious jewelry to make people feel good in mind, body, and soul.
Creations By Kira - Handmade earrings and bracelets with a unique spin
Donna Berlanda - Zero waste and sustainable women's fashion & accessories, fiber art, and home decor - unique, handcrafted items made from reclaimed unused fabrics & fibers - some hand painted and others embellished with vintage buttons & beads.
Jabari Ink - Hand-painted clothing—Why hang beautiful paintings on a wall when you can wear them and display them to the world?
The 8Bit Cubist - Fine digital goods with an 8Bit flavor.
ArtsConnect RISE - Collective of Artists in Ohio working together to sell their work.
Introvert Drawing Club - Hosting drawing sessions, drawing demos, and prompts to support and encourage artists' daily practice.
Color Kind Studio - Hand-painted wallpaper to bring joy to your home.
City Nature by Martha Retallick - City Nature is a photographic guide to nature, urban gardening, water harvesting, and localism told through Martha Retallick's personal experiences of growing a thriving garden at home in Tuscon, AZ.
Earthling Supply Shop - A low/zero waste shop prioritizing women, LGBT, and minority-owned businesses.
Intention Boutique - An Intention-based marketplace with all types of items from small businesses.
Mike Brennan - Discover joy, laughter, and creativity in Make Fun a Habit: The Creative PLAYbook for Making Life and Work Fun Again —a transformative playbook offering practical exercises, captivating stories, and thought-provoking prompts to break free from the mundane, reconnect with authenticity, and embrace a more vibrant, fulfilling life.
The MockupShop by Danielle - I create and sell digital mockups for artists, designers, and makers that they can use to visualize and showcase their designs on products in their portfolios or shop listings.
No Grey Suits - Making things pretty and doing the wordy-wordy stuff.
Fahoo fores, dahoo dores, everyone!