Gifts from Rhode Island You Can Ship Anywhere
We might be small, but we’re a mighty state full of makers and artisans here in Rhode Island. While some of these are favorites we’ve mentioned before—others might be new—but they’re all crazy talented, hard working, and have thoughtful, beautifully designed products. We’re so excited to feature them here and they all ship nationwide (some don’t require any shipping)…so no matter where you live you can indulge in some of the best of what our little state has to offer. Enjoy shopping some of these Rhode Island gifts from small businesses this holiday season.
Beautiful jewelry that’s built to layer, we love the simplicity of their gold chains, bracelets, and gold hoop earrings. Natural elements like shells and gingko leaves make their understated statement pieces feel extra special.
Catherine’s work is stunning. A thoughtful meditation on the relationships between line, color, and mood, her shop has a fantastic selection of prints, paintings, and new canvas totes. Shop before December 6th to ensure Christmas delivery!
The Rhode Island sweatshirt is the perfect way to show your small state pride and it’s incredibly cozy (available in four colors including a very cool tie dye). They also donate 10% of proceeds from the sweatshirts to the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island. Shore—Creative also offers clever candles (we love the work/life balance set), prints, pins, holiday cards, and more, for everyone on your list.
An OG in natural skincare, their gift offerings always feel really special. Check out their site for the full offering of products. A few of Jess’s favorites currently 25% off include: herbal hydration complex, lavender milk (great for everyone, Craig and baby use this too), and Vassar Rose Perfecting Polish.
Beautiful leather pieces from bags to house slippers to belts, Lindquist specializes in naturally-dyed leather goods that are designed to be loved for years to come. We can’t get over how timeless each piece is.
Alva’s Sweet Touch Cookies
Who wouldn’t want a sweet treat delivered by mail?! Alva Cabrera adds a Latino twist to the traditional sugar cookie, using flavors like passion fruit, orange, coconut, and lime. She does such a beautiful job with all of the colorful icing and details—she’ll even do a custom order for a special occasion!
Totes, t-shirts, baby gear, tea towels and aprons, all feature fun designs and feisty culinary inspired sayings like “Cabernet and Equal Pay” and “Less Stress, More Streusel.” They make the perfect playful gift for the activist in your life.
Newport Sea Salt Co.
You can’t do better than hand-harvested sea salt from the Ocean State. Packaged in pretty glass bottles, their seasonings don’t contain additives. In addition to sea salt, there are spice blends too! A veteran owned husband and wife team, they’re a joy to buy from.
Prints from Erin McGinn
Browsing through Erin’s print shop is like taking a mini vacation around the world. Featuring stunning photos from places like Ireland or St. John or playful food or flower photos, there’s a little something for every gallery and empty wall!
Ocean State Pepper Co.
The tastiest blends, they make adding a big dose of flavor to dinner really easy. Choose between individual gourmet spice blends and signature recipe packs, they’re all made with the highest quality ingredients for maximum flavor.
Receiving high praise from many locals, Duris Studios is a jeweler based in Newport offering stunning fine jewelry and custom pieces. The vast majority of casting is done in their studio. Their pieces accommodate every budget as well. We love this sweet bee pendant and these stackable vintage style bands.
Founded by three incredible RI women, Mend Yoga opened their yoga studio in 2019 to huge fanfare. Less than 6 months later, because of Covid, they were forced to close their doors and venture online, but it sure didn’t stop them or slow them down. They’ve completely re-imagined their business and built an amazing online community in the process. They offer new classes everyday and access to 80+ workouts in their virtual library. All of their merch is currently 40% off as well with code HAPPYBABY.
My Aunt introduced me to this Black-owned RI based brand focusing on locally made organic skincare. The founder’s story is incredibly inspiring. It was after suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm that changed her entire life that Soulita Soap was born. They carry everything from body butters and scrubs to hand sanitizer and soaps.
Love Living Holistics: Distance Reiki
My amazing cousin Emily who started as a holistic esthetician when she first launched her business now offers skincare, bodywork, coaching and distance reiki. After the difficulty of 2020, it’s a wonderful gift to give this holiday season. No shipping required!
Gamine is a Tiverton, RI based apparel company, founded by Taylor Johnston to support and celebrate the traditions of American made work clothing. From smocks to dungarees, these beautiful clothing items are all ethically and transparently made. Plus, they’re road tested by Taylor in her own garden and nursery.
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