MI 'Momtrepeneurs' Provide Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Just in time for the 'Shop Local' movement's Small Business Saturday, here's 10 hot picks of businesses owned by Mercer Island moms.

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and if you are among the nearly two and a half million Americans who have pledged to participate in Small Business Saturday, November 26th in an effort to support your local community by shopping at small businesses in your area, here are some ideas for you.

Here are ten unique shops owned by 'Momtrepeneurs' based right here on Mercer Island and an original gift idea from each of them.

Make your pledge to shop your local small businesses on Small Business Saturday here.

1. Jens Signs
    Jen Williamson, Proprietor


2. ZB's Chlidren's Clothing
    Elysia Sloan, Proprietor

3. Lisi Wolf Photography
    Lisi Wolf, Proprietor

   Erin Underwood, Proprietor

5. Amen Jewelry
    Lisa Novak, Proprietor

6. Rodan + Fields Dermatologists
    Lara Davis, Sales Manager

7. Bippity Alice
    Alice Finch, Proprietor

8. Spun
    Sara Seumae, Proprietor

9. Bippity Bricks
    Alice Finch, Proprietor

      Nancy Gordon, Proprietor

  • Store Specialty: Lice prevention and removal
  • Gift Idea: Gift bag including organic lice repellent spray, fashion brush and Moo G barrette $35-38.
  • Where to buy: Lice Knowing You Website: www.liceknowingyou.com
  • Facebook page: Lice Knowing You

Honorable mention:

Little Miss Muff, Jordan Stillinger, Proprietor.

Though still in her newlywed years and not technically a "Momtrepeneur" as of yet, this Mercer Island resident is the creator of handmade neck muffs.

Gift idea: Luxe faux fur neck muff $35

Lara Davis November 22, 2011 at 04:42 AM
Thank you, Carla, for supporting MI Momtrepreneurs! Contact me for special holiday gift ideas to fit anyone's budget...for him and her, and for the best skin ever! https://laradavis.myrandf.com/ Rodan + Fields 2011 Product Catalog Winter 2011/2012: http://www.editiondigital.net/publication/?i=86691&p=1
molly November 22, 2011 at 05:12 AM
I am loving the moisturizer I bought through Lara Davis from Rodan + Field's Essentials line!! It would make a great gift or stocking stuffer.
Kim Fackrell November 22, 2011 at 03:01 PM
I also know of two more. One is my neighboor, Frances Gaul Photography at http://www.francesgaulphotography.com She is a great photographer and better Mom! I am also a Momtrepeneur at Kimberly's Old World Rug, LLC. I specialize in affordable new and vintage Persian and Oriental rugs. http://www.kimberlysrugs.com.
Carla Mead Barokas November 23, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Thank you Lara and Kim for adding information! If you know of a MI Momtrepeneur, add her to our list! And don't forget to participate in Small Business Saturday, November 26th!
Lael Weiss November 23, 2011 at 04:51 AM
I own one of Little Miss Muff's neck muffs and love it so much I have purchased several more for my friends for Christmas! They make lovely, affordable gifts and are very well made. The designs of the material used are unique and stylish, too! I've had many wonderful comments on my black and plaid one. The muffs work for both casual and more formal wear. I was very glad I was wearing my muff when out tagging our Christmas tree a few days ago. It kept me so warm, cozy! A really fun fashion accessory to own and to give as a special gift!


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