ABOUT THE GUIDE
As the general manager of my family business Chateau and the solopreneur behind Hedge Witch Botanicals, it’s safe to say that I am passionate about small businesses. Since 2019 HWB has shared an annual holiday gift guide, featuring some of my favorite SB’s both locally and farther afield. This gift guide is a little different from prior years, and is instead a collaboration with the family business, Chateau! This year, we are eliminating the guesswork and are thrilled to offer a curated selection of gifts for the gardener, the home chef, the do-gooder, the coastal granny, and more, including $15 and $5 & Under ideas.
Growing up with parents who are indie makers and SBO’s, I got a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what it really takes to run your own shop, and I am so thankful for their shared experience and support. Through their hard work, I learned one of the most important things about shopping small— that your purchases make an impact on real people in your communities.
And so, in the spirit of community and gratitude, I am proud to share the 2022 Gift Guide— happy giving!
WHY SHOP SMALL?
Often, small business owners are personally invested. We’re passionate about our product (especially when it’s made by hand!), and want you to have a positive experience as a customer. We build relationships, both with customers and fellow business-owners. We share referrals, we collaborate, we connect. We are generative. We invest money in our communities… not in billionaire vanity projects.
One of the most important things about shopping small— your purchases make an impact on real people in your communities. So please join us in shopping small this holiday season — and beyond!
Clockwise from top left: Hand-carved birds; Birds & Scrolls 1000-piece puzzle; Hex all-natural bug spray; cast iron bird statuary; White’s Pottery vase; John James Audubon Birder’s Journal.
THE HOME CHEF
⟳: Golden Rabbit enamelware bowls with lids; hand-carved olive wood pepper grinder; White’s Pottery soap dispenser; scrub brush; marble mortar & pestle; Diabolique soap.
⟳: Slate plant markers; cast iron twine dispenser; Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs; Alchemy hand slave; natural bristle nail brush; white cotton gloves.
THE COASTAL GRANNY
⟳: White’s Pottery pitcher; Queen Bee Jewelry pearl & sterling silver necklace; Renoir 500-piece puzzle; John James Audubon “Songbirds” boxed notecards; handmade pottery ornament.
THE DRAMATIC ONE
⟳: Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot; Siren soap; Ritual Chocolate drinking chocolate; Deb Stoner “Flora” boxed notecards; pure beeswax pillar candle; ritual & cleansing bell.
THE ORGANIZED ONE
⟳: Metal stacking boxes with cedar wood lids; French market basket; acacia wood trinket dish; set of 4 marble coasters.
A TIP FROM “THE ORGANIZED ONE” – What’s our number one secret for gift-giving success? Lists! Making lists of to whom you want to give, what shopping we still have, and what DIY projects we are planning helps us keep organized throughout the season.
THE EARLY RISER
⟳: Royal Rose Barrel Rested Organic Maine Maple Syrup; White’s Pottery mug; Hedge Witch Botanicals Witch’s Brew fair trade & organic medium roast whole bean coffee; White’s Pottery maple syrup pitcher.
THE ONE WHO HITS “SNOOZE”
⟳: Dream Weaver silk sleep mask + dream balm set; Good Home Co. lavender laundry soap & softener; Chateau’s “Full Moon” herbal tea; stainless steel tea infuser; White’s Pottery mug.
THE DO GOODER
⟳: Plantable seed paper cards benefiting our local community garden; “Witches Against Racism” notebooks benefitting NEFOCLT; handmade White’s Pottery mug benefiting the Cape Vincent Village Green.
THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE
⟳: HWB Simples sweet almond oil; silver plated coupe chalices; White’s Pottery wine cooler; beeswax votive candle & brass candle holder; Bisoux lip balm.
100% THAT WITCH
⟳: Handmade banded jasper earrings by Queen Bee Jewelry; wooden matches & mugwort; mortar & pestle; Baba Yaga’s Book of Witchcraft; cast iron crow’s foot candle holder & beeswax taper candles; Middle Dune “Baba Yaga” notebook; handmade Baba Yaga moisturizing soap.
$15 & UNDER
⟳: Crisp & Co. Pinot Noir Pickled Beets; French wire basket; Chateau Nutmeg & Grater; Chateau Lavender Dryer & Drawer Sachets; small antique glass vase & pure beeswax votive candle; HWB Thieves Oil; hand-carved olive wood spoon.
$5 & UNDER
⟳: Great Women Rulers; natural-bristle nail brush; sisal washcloth; pure beeswax votive candle; rose hips; select handmade pottery & tin ornaments; organic cat nip.
Shop online, or visit our shared brick & mortar shop on the corner of Broadway & Esselstyne in Cape Vincent, NY, open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm. (Please note, some availability may vary online and in-store!)