Holiday shopping has probably begun in your house, and if you’ve been holding out for some awesome holiday sales then you’re in luck- some of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) military spouse and veteran-owned companies have some awesome Black Friday and/or holiday deals coming up. Take a look and shop small for the holiday season with some great military spouse and veteran-owned businesses.
Military Spouse and Veteran Owned Businesses to Shop from This Holiday Season
1Shop Military on Amazon
Recently Amazon added to its support of military families by adding a storefront to their website where you can shop directly from a military spouse or veteran-owned businesses. To get there, simply go to the three dashes at the top left of your screen, scroll down to Small and Medium Businesses, click on Shop Small and Medium Businesses, and scroll down to find “Support Military Families.”
Micro Mahalo turns microplastics into colorful letter magnets, ornaments and Christmas stocking charms. Elm said she came up with the idea of repurposing microplastics because little else can be done. Because microplastics are too small to determine if they are recyclable, unless repurposed, they become trash. She regularly participates in community-organized beach clean-ups and she gives 15% of her proceeds back to ocean and beach conservation efforts.
3Daisy Faye Designs
Daisy Faye Designs, offers a collection of clutches, pouches and scarves. The accessories are handmade from floral and modern fabrics and were created for both special occasions and everyday use.
MilSpouse Katie Streck makes socks, mugs, towels and personalized baby gifts for her company Ella Bella Boutique. Her products range from funny to sentimental. One of her white tea towels has the silhouette of a rooster printed on it. At a glance, it looks like a traditional farmhouse style tea towel, but looking closer it reads “Rise and Shine Mother Cluckers.” Her best selling item, socks, say on the bottom, “If you can read this brings me wine” or “a beer” or “a pumpkin spice latte” depending on the style.
5Cali Bee Kids Clothing
Cali Bee Kids creates trendy clothing for children’s sizes 12m-6yr. Along with our clothing, we produce children’s books that coordinate with our seasonal collections. This way children can become their favorite character without wearing a costume! All of our products are designed, crafted, and produced in our studio located in the Hudson Valley.
Black Friday Deal: Take 20% entire purchase on Black Friday11/25only with code: HANDMADE20
6Level UP Dance Supplies
Level UP Dance Supplies, founded in 2008-10 offers the largest selection of top name brand dance gear in the country and online. They also sponsor and donate to several organizations local and internet-based including the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and The Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation.
Black Friday Deals: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales. See the website for more information.
Give the Gift of Travel! Dreaming of an African Safari? Flyga Twiga™ LLC offers bespoke, personal Safaris in East and Southern Africa. They have been featured in Military Spouse Magazine, MOAA Website, & Legacy Magazine. This Holiday Season’s the perfect time to surprise the family with a custom-tailored, one-of-a-kind Safari of a lifetime!
8Southern Hemp Co.
Southern Hemp Company is a Premium Hemp & CBD Supplier based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 2019, Southern Hemp Company strives to bring only the best Hemp & CBD Products to the market. All of our products are crafted in the United States, and we have private farms located in Colorado, Kentucky, and Oregon making Southern Hemp Company a truly vertical company with a customer-centric focus. Our products are all-natural, pesticide-free, GMO-free, 100% vegan, and third-party tested to ensure top quality. Our vision at Southern Hemp Company is to provide world-class hemp products that truly make a difference in our customer’s lives and our team of experts is dedicated to bringing you the best natural solutions on the market. We look forward to you joining us in our journey towards a green future.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale: 40% off sitewide
Exploroholic is run by a military spouse that plans fully customized trips to exciting destinations all over the world. She makes the adventures that you’ve always envisioned come to life by seamlessly planning every detail of your trip so that you can focus on making memories.
Black Friday Deals: Black Friday travel deals to lots of great destinations.
Black Friday and running through Christmas: Give the gift of travel! Book a trip with Exploroholic this holiday season, and you’ll get a $50 Amazon gift card.
5.11 Tactical® began developing a more extensive law enforcement line in 2003. Our designers work together with public safety professionals to create gear that meets the needs of real people in the field. In 2012, we rose to the challenge of redesigning our women’s collection to create better fitting and higher performing options. Our women’s category has grown to include premium uniforms, covert clothing, fitness apparel and more.
11Nine Line Apparel
As a lifestyle brand, Nine Line Apparel aims to reinvigorate the sense of patriotism and national pride that is disappearing daily from our society. They offer clothing styles for men, women, and kids that are unapologetically patriotic with stylish designs and comfortable clothing. They also offer gear and accessories. Nine Line is a veteran-owned company that has continued to grow and flourish while being based in Savannah, Georgia.
Brave Crates is a military spouse owned company that offers subscription boxes to help military spouses get through deployment. You can give them as a gift or get them for yourself to help count down each month of deployment. They are filled with goodies, treats, and products based on a theme for the month, and you have the opportunity for month discussions and workshops through their community groups.
Military spouse owned business CharlieMadison has created a service-specific line of bracelets called “In My Heart.” These bracelets are lovingly made with specific colors chosen to represent each of the five service branches—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps. Gifting this to a friend going through deployment allows your friend to wear it and be reminded of the connection they have with their spouse, despite the distance or lack of communication.
R.Riveter is an American-based handbag and accessories company co-founded by military spouses Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse. After noticing and struggling to secure jobs that fit their transient lifestyles, they set out on a mission in 2011 to create a mobile and flexible income for other military spouses. R. Riveter accepted a bid from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank in 2016, expanding the business. R.Riveter now employs military spouses across the country and gives back 33 percent of every dollar to its employees.
Featured Product: Otto Signature Black Canvas + Brown Leather Handbag
Black Friday Sale: Buy more, save more (up to 40%)
Spend $100, Save $25
Spend $250, Save $75
Spend $500, Save $175
Spend $1,000, Save $400
15Define My Day
Define My Life is a veteran-owned business that helps people live a happy and fulfilled life by developing a focus on what matters in each day. We help people in three key areas: healthy habits, mindset, and priority focus. One of our most important and helpful tools is the Define My Day Planner and Journal. Our customers get access to our free private user group and our free online learning sessions.
Black Friday Sale: Define My Day for $9.99 each, along with many other discounts on accessories on our website.
16Teak & Twine
Founded and owned by Torrance Hart, an Air Force veteran and former military spouse. We make gift boxes for people who are into products that are beautifully made, thoughtfully packaged and visually stunning! We have a collection of curated gifts, as well as a design-your-own-gift feature, where you can select from several different layouts and our entire product lineup to create a gift customized especially for the recipient. It’s so fun and easy, too! Whether shopping from our collection or designing your own, all of our gifts come in our signature or seasonal gift box with a custom embossed band. And we always ship within 1-3 business days!
Black Friday Deal: 15% orders through Cyber Monday with the code HOLIDAY15
17Grape Juice Mom
Jen McClary is an active duty Army Officer, Mom, Military Spouse and founder/owner of Grape Juice Mom, a small business dedicated to moms, military spouses and affordable wine! Grape Juice Mom is dedicated to making wine approachable to those who I enjoy drinking wine with most: fellow moms and military spouses. This year’s new product is an alcohol advent calendar. It’s designed to hold mini liquor bottles but is also accommodating for lots of small toys and trinkets that most advent calendar cannot facilitate.
18Raising a Doodle: Heartwarming Stories from Dog Parents Around the World
As the founder and CEO of pet-tech company Puppy Mama, and a decorated Iraq-War veteran, Theresa Piasta has taken her love for dogs to the next level by creating a how-to guide for both new and experienced doodle parents. Her recently launched book, “Raising a Doodle: Heartwarming Stories from Dog Parents Around the World,” is a celebration and demonstration on how dogs are changing lives for people everywhere.
19Eternal Roses NY
Eternal Roses New York is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Lance and Monica Horn. Lance was a cavalry scout in the U.S. Army. Eternal Roses NY are real roses that last three years without watering or maintenance and still stays fresh and radiantly beautiful. They make picture-perfect gifts and home décor for memories that last.
Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale: Gift boxes
BOGO on both Liberty and Lennox Small Gift Box
Astor Gift Box reduced to $29.99
Use code ETERNAL30 for 30% OFF all gift box items
Before entering the business world, Gentry Jensen served active duty as a Navy SEAL, completing overseas deployments in Eastern Europe and throughout Asia. He is the CEO of Gadget Guard, offering products that improve the performance, aesthetic and lifespan of mobile devices. Two new products this year. Gadget Guard has a new phone case that blocks more than 50 percent of RF radiation that’s emitted from your phones.
The company has also developed the Black Ice Flex Edition Screen Protector. It feels like tempered glass, but it offers virtually unbreakable screen protection for next-generation smart screens, including curved displays.
21The Venus Chronicles
Carol Gee, M.A. a retired military (AF) veteran, also enjoyed a short stint as a mental health counselor, before becoming a long time, former educator and, yes, that included teaching. An author, columnist and motivational speaker, she encourages girls, women, and men to celebrate and embrace their thoughts, their feelings, the silly things they do: yes, their very humanity.
Black Friday Sale: The Venus Chronicles Bundle
We have a unique coffee lovers gift to share for the holidays – Cocoacino is a patented product we developed to elevate the coffee experience. A brightly decorated disc of Belgian chocolate floats on top of a latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate, infusing each sip with sweet melted chocolate. The disc will float and leave the top of the cup looking like a work of art! The chocolate is all-natural, gluten-free, fair trade, and sustainable with no artificial colors or flavors. It is also keto-friendly and developed by a registered dietitian.
Discover Containers is the place to find out everything you’d ever want to know about building and buying shipping container homes. For over four years, we’ve been sharing helpful information to DIYers, adventurous home buyers, and the container curious! We also sell our popular “How to Build a Container Home” eBook and collection of 50 container home floor plans for those who are ready to explore a project more seriously. Discover Containers is owned by Aaron Burch, a proud veteran of the US Navy.
The Lola Collection was inspired by the creator’s mother Lola, who developed an allergic reaction to lipstick and was devastated by the thought of never being able to wear her favorite cosmetic product again. Utilizing a thoughtfully developed list of ingredients while keeping in mind those with rare allergies, each of the 5 lipstick shades in the highly pigmented, the semi-matte collection reflects something important in Lola’s life.
Impromptu supports our Women in the military since Lola served for 29 years in the Marine Corps.
After-Thanksgiving Sale: Entire collection at up to **60% off**
Do you have a military spouse owned or veteran-owned small business, or know of one? Let us know!