It's that time of year! Mariah is back on the radio, we're lugging the storage totes out of the basement, and yeah, we're starting to get slightly anxious as we rattle off the list of gifts we still need to hunt down.
Here is Part One of The OPAL Affair's Holiday Gift Guide! This one celebrates small, women-owned businesses. Women who I am somehow fortunate enough to know and respect!
For the New Mom
01. Purple Tree Mama
Located in Uptown North Main on the north end of Frankenmuth, Purple Tree Mama is locally owned by Theresa- a mom, wife, quadruple threat, and truly kind and giving spirit. Theresa started PTM with the intention of creating a shop lovingly curated with fun, beautiful, educational, and useful items for moms and littles alike! Whenever I need a children's gift, or something for a new mom or mom-to-be, Purple Tree Mama is my first stop. Not local? You can shop online as well!
02. Golden Love Keepsakes
Each piece of jewelry created at Golden Love Keepsakes is essentially a love letter from the owner and artist- Marisa Kimmel. Marisa launched Golden Love Keepsakes after having a double mastectomy, which also signified the end of her breastfeeding journey. While the first pieces created at Golden Love included breastmilk which had been dried and mixed with resin. the company has expanded to now also include ashes, dried placenta, dried florals, fabric, and more. into its offerings.
For the Fashionista
01. OMONI Boutique
Nestled in the Galleria at Uptown Bay City, walking into OMONI is akin to being transported into the fashion districts of Chicago, New York, or LA. Jess- the owner, buyer, and lead stylist for the boutique- has a keen eye for the classically cool and timelessly trendy. With a knowledgeable staff, regularly rotating inventory, and the best ~vibes~ around, a gift card or piece from OMONI is an actual guaranteed way to thrill the fashionista in your life.
02. Liv Morales Beauty
There is no better way to fully enjoy a great outfit than with some seriously snatched makeup. Treat someone to the gift of glam with an appointment for makeup by Liv! Liv is hands-down one of the premiere makeup artists working in Michigan (and beyond!) and spending an hour in her chair before an event, photoshoot, or date night is just about one of the best forms of hype up I can think of...
Follow along with the Liv Morales Beauty journey on Instagram and inquire via her link in bio.
For The Skin Care Lover
01. Obsidian Skin Spa
The women of Obsidian are more than medical spa professionals- they're artists, friends, confidants, and the ultimate hype women! Whether you're in the market for a gel manicure with Kelly, teeth whitening, skin care products, chemical peels, or even filler and Botox, there is truly a service for everyone at Obsidian Skin Spa.
Pamper yourself (or someone you love) with the gift of a trip to visit Heidi, Cortney, and Kelly!
Join us again next week for Part Two of our Holiday Gift Guide- focusing on crafty ideas, home decor, and DIY Gift ideas!
x | The OPAL Affair