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I absolutely LOVE STL despite not being a native. I moved here to go to graduate school and promised myself I’d never stay, but once I discovered all this city had to offer, I was hooked. Fast forward 12 years and I’m raising my family here. One of my favorite things about St. Louis is all the small, local businesses. I have friends who have been able to make their dreams come true by starting and running their own business. Several weeks ago, I reached out to some of my favorite shops to create a one stop shopping spot, where you can find beautiful things for your Easter baskets and support a local business.
Now that #Coronavirus has changed our world, I find it even more imperative to support small, local businesses.
Without further adieu, here are some of my favorites!
If you know anything about me, I’m obsessed with bows for my daughter. She had a bow on literally the hour she was born. Last summer, I NEEDED my daughter to have swim bows to match each one of her swimsuits which led me to Gem&Lo’s Bows. I was impressed by the variety of bows, fast shipping and overall quality of the bows. The owner, Jaimie is responsive and has such an eye for bow/barrette design. Her website is intuitive and full of beautiful bows for your little sweetie. For you, she’s offering 10% your order with coupon code EVIELU10. Get to shopping!
I love personalized things for my kids and I feel like their Easter baskets MUST BE personalized. When I saw these darling baskets, I knew I needed 3 for my kiddos. Gingham, pastels, applique, and embroidered names, what’s not to love? [Add to cart].
I also have a small obsession with shirts for all the holidays. So when I saw her adorable Easter bunny shirts, I was sold. The owner, Kathleen is responsive, kind and fast. She will not disappoint and with local pick up and shipping available, there is no reason not to get all your Easter wear and gear from her.
If you’ve driven down Manchester Road in Ballwin, you may have noticed a cute little shop called Restoration Alley DIY Studio and Handmade Market. I recently stopped in and met the owner, Jennah (great name right :-)). Her shop is amazing, with merchandise from multiple different local vendors as well as her own handmade items, basically heaven on earth. Here you can shop for all things local and handcrafted, take a DIY class, host a party and more. This shop is NOT to be missed, her shop truly is a one-stop shop. For the purpose of this post, I had to narrow down one of my favorite items from her shop and decided to go with these Easter basket tags, aren’t they sweet? The perfect addition to any Easter basket. I also love the font and color choices, making it easy to match the tags with their baskets.
I recently came across this adorable Easter egg hunt alternative in a Facebook group I’m in and I fell in LOVE! My kids have been looking forward to our neighborhood Easter egg hunt since last year, so I’m sure they are going to be devastated when they find out it’s cancelled. Because you print and assemble at home, this makes its a #socialdistancing safe Easter egg hunt alternative. It will definitely help spread joy during this unusual Easter season. To sweeten the deal, she’s offering free printable Easter tags on her blog. You’ll definitely see these around my neighborhood!
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you may have seen me sporting cute shirts and sweatshirts from my girlfriend Ashley of Sweet Momma Blair. I love her creativity and unique designs. I’m constantly texting her, “hey, can you make that for me too?”. She is always up for custom designs but she has plenty to choose from on her Etsy site. Check out these cute designs for Easter.