We are a small business and we love supporting other small businesses too! We gathered our favorite local and online small shops and organized them into an easy guide for you to shop for your family this holiday season.
Look out for bumblebaby specific promo codes and discounts!
kids clothes, décor, toys & more
**All of the stores listed below have online shops (even if they’re strictly based in Chicago!)
A best friend duo (based in Chicago) designing clothing that is cute, fun and functional for your kids to play in (a friend of Renée’s!)! With the cutest sayings that are region specific. High quality, easy to wash and wear – and adorable! Comes in baby, toddler and adult sizes so you can match your kids! *Use code BUMBLEBABY20 for 20% off
A stylish boutique for your baby (based in Chicago)! This store is owned by Rachel and Corey (husband and wife team) and has everything you need to furnish a nursery (including custom creations). The perfect store for making your nursery unique and buying the sweetest gifts, décor and personalized blankets!
Finn and Bee go to the dentist here and they truly make my kids feel SO comfortable, they actually like going to the dentist (western suburbs of Chicago) This practice is run entirely by one amazing mother, Dr. Mira Albe!
A newborn baby’s haven located in Chicago! Metta Baby offers water movement, baby massage instruction, development and educational activities for babies as young as two weeks old! Check out Lauren’s baby, Margot, enjoying a swim and an infant massage in the pictures below! Rachel, owner of Metta Baby, has created the most beautiful space!
*Use code BUMBLE for $10 off a single baby session (baby must be 0-6 months at time of session)
We are a small business and we support small businesses in our shop! We have e-guides to support you on your parenting journey, bibs from Little Monkey Company, Busy Bee sensory jars from KidsSimple, Busy Bee rice kits from Home with Elizabeth, and more to come! Read all about us here.
If you live in Chicago, you may have seen a tot or two running down the street with a red balloon from this adorable shop! This female owned business sells unique and wonderfully whimsical high quality products and clothes.
A Bumblebaby favorite! This talented mom makes the most amazing sensory learning activities. We love them so much we had Kathryn make our Busy Bee sensory jars! The Wonder World jars come in the cutest package and are sure to keep your little engaged!
Another Bumblebaby partner and favorite! Liz is so creative, she made these incredible sensory bins and rice kits exclusively for Bumblebaby. She even makes holiday-themed PlayDough kits, a chocolate bar kit and more! Liz and I went to high school together!
Nina and Paul have everything you never knew you always wanted! The best style in curated children’s clothes, accessories, party décor and gifts. They even have the most beautiful gender reveal balloons and party space. Their indoor play area is fun (and clean!) for kids to climb and play on. They just announced that this winter, you can reserve the entire play space to yourself for 90 minutes for only $50!
*Use code BB20 for 20% off.
Representation and inclusivity is at the heart of kido. With a focus on raising better citizens, you know you are getting the best from Chicago store owners, Keewa and Doug (who are parents themselves!). Their shop is filled with unique toys, books, clothes, cards and more!
THE place to go in Chicago for monograms and embroidery! I had these sweet dresses monogramed for Thanksgiving for Beesie and Roey! (see blue dresses below). You can get baby blankets, backpacks, or any other items personalized. Maribeth, Owner of Monograms on Webster, will make sure you find the perfect monogrammed gift!
*Use code Bumblebaby for a discount!
Baby Bum Paste is a diaper rash solution that provides persistent protection in a safe way for your baby. Their gentle ingredients help heal irritated skin and seals out moisture from soggy diapers. This product is recommended in my “48 hour diaper rash remedy” blog post.
Created by dad and chemical engineer, Nico, this company has an all-natural 3-IN-1 baby wipe alternative that cleanses, moisturizes and prevents diaper rashes all in one cream! They also sell cotton pads to make it even easier to wipe and apply that holds moisture in and keeps baby’s skin hydrated. It’s made from all-natural ingredients and is safe for newborns to use too! I recently started using this on Roey and I love how easy it is to use and makes her bum so soft! This product is recommended in my “48 hour diaper rash remedy” blog post.
*Use code BUMBLEBABY5OFF for $5 off all products, one use per customer
The thoughtful co-founders, Greg and Michael, have created ‘less is more’ designs for on-the-go and your home. Some favorites are the simple and functional play kits (kids table + chairs you can mix and match colors), kids chairs, high chair, stroller sets, etc.
parent gifts, clothes, beauty, design & more
*Use code BUMBLE15 for 15% off (and FREE SHIPPING over $50!)
Leo, Founder of Mugsy, has made the perfect slim and stylish jeans, while keeping the comfort. My and Renée’s husbands both say that Mugsy’s are the most comfortable jeans they’ve ever worn. Mugsy’s fit all body types and come in different washes. They are based in Chicago and recently opened a beautiful store on Armitage in Lincoln Park, so you can go try them on and hang out in their relaxing lounge. They also make shirts/tees, shorts and swimwear, and more. The best part? FREE SHIPPING + FREE RETURNS!
*Special promo: 25% off when you spend $100 or more (discount automatically applied at checkout).
Jessica, Owner of Winged, has created products formulated specifically for a woman’s body and her needs, while also meeting the highest standards and best practices of CBD manufacturing. Her store has happiness soft gels, gummies for relaxation and sleep, body and skin care products, and more. Check out their best sellers here.
*Use code bumblebaby15 for 15% off
Katie is so incredibly talented, running a full-service interior design studio based in Kansas City. She offers an e-design package for any space and budget, complete with a mood board, space/layout planning and shopping lists. Perfect for a new home or if you’ve been binging HGTV and want to change up your current place.
*Mention bumblebaby in your email for a discount
KIAH is a lifestyle brand that is redefining modern maternity through functional, seasonless pieces that can be worn throughout every stage of pregnancy and beyond. Launched by a mother-daughter duo (a friend of Renée’s!), KIAH’s mission is to empower women as they journey into motherhood.
*Use code BUMBLEBABY20 for 20% off
Truffleberry Market was created by chefs in Chicago to give their clients the kind of food and service experience they would expect from an incredible restaurant, but in a private, catered format. If you live in the city or suburbs of Chicago, you can order their delivery kits for a fun and unique experience in the comfort of your own home (including cocktail kits, pizza kits, charcuterie kits and more). The kits are meant for 2 people, which is perfect for a special date night at a home with your partner this winter! They also have larger kits once Covid is over that can be delivered for larger gatherings. They had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner special this past week, so look out for future holiday meals that can be delivered to your home.
The most inspiring book store and gallery space that is black woman-owned in Chicago (with an online shop!) Truly using the amazing power of books to impact the community. While you’re shopping their site, meet the team behind the movement and check out their amazing Parenthesis nonprofit initiative!
Did you know that my husband also runs a small business? These no-show slip-on socks are perfect for flats, loafers and sneakers – they stay in your shoe – no need to remove because the yarn contains silver threads that have an antimicrobial technology in them to help eliminate foot odors! AMAZING! For men and women!
Did you know my husband also runs a small business? Pacas not only has THE MOST COMFORTABLE socks, each month a percentage of profits goes toward donating Pacas socks to local children’s hospitals. They also sell scarves, throws and wraps, in addition to their sock line. For men and women!
*Simply DM @lizzylovesletters to order and use BumbleBaby code for free shipping!
Alexandra just launched the most amazing holiday collection. She is such a talented artist, making your presents look extra beautiful wrapped up in art. She also makes these lovely art prints and more!
I have been going to Gina for YEARS and no one does my color better! They are such a wonderful family (check out Gina’s family and the iDesign family below). At this point, they feel like an extension of my own family!
Elizabeth and Maureen have made it their mission to create truly natural skincare. Simple, natural and AFFORDABLE. They recently launched a virtual mask bar party, with kits shipped right to your door! I’m putting the mask kit and the lavender mint all-over butter on my wish list for the holidays!
Husband and wife duo, Jake and Steph Kopper, have created a natural nutrient-packed brand of handcrafted bath and body items. Their skincare products feel as good as they look! And they even have products for kids and pets.
There are SO MANY great small businesses, I could add a ton more! What are some small businesses you love? Comment below to share with our community 👇🏼👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻