37 Items on Amazon That Support Local Businesses | 22 Words
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I learned something new today: Over half the products sold on Amazon come from small and medium sized businesses. If you're trying to support local companies, it might not have occurred to you to look on Amazon. Seems like it would defeat the purpose, right? Only it's basically a sure thing that quite a few small businesses near you are selling their stuff on Amazon!

With that in mind, I went looking for some of the coolest products for sale on Amazon right now that support local businesses. You might find something from your neck of the woods, or discover amazing products invented by enterprising small businesses across the country.

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and Brainjolt may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!

This Cinnamon Swirl Non-Dairy Creamer From Bellevue, Washington

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In the quest for a better-tasting alternative to non-dairy creamers, NutPods has been experimenting with oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and a range of natural flavors with delicious results. The creamers are unsweetened and dairy-free and froth beautifully! One of the most popular flavors is their Cinnamon Swirl Creamer, which has received thousands of 5-star ratings on Amazon.

These Smudging Sticks From New York

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Founded by a Peruvian-American, Luna Sundara sources sustainably harvested materials from Peru and Ecuador to craft unique products. Their most popular product? These Smudging Sticks, made from high-resin Palo Santo wood, release a unique aroma when burned. Customers use it to enhance the environment for yoga and meditation.

This Trip Journal From West Valley City, Utah

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If you're dreaming of your next vacation, do yourself a favor and order this charming little Trip Journal, crafted by Letterfolk, a small business based in Utah. The 48-page journal is small enough to tuck into a pocket or bag and provides prompts to help you note down details you'll want to remember. After a few adventures, this journal will be a treasured souvenir!

This Personalized Name Necklace From Illinois

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Adorn512 Jewelry, based in Illinois, has been handcrafting delicate gold, rose gold, and silver jewelry since 2010. My favorite piece is this charming personalized name necklace, which features up to nine lowercase letters on a chain. This would be such a sweet gift or a treat for yourself. One happy customer calls it, "Beautiful! I ordered my nickname for myself for Mother's Day. It's beautiful. Truly a piece of art. Thank you!"

This Mood Ring From California

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Honeycat, a California jewelry business started by two women, features classic designs with durable materials, at very affordable prices. Their popular Mood Ring is a grown-up version of a girlhood favorite, in 18k gold plating over brass. And yes, it includes a little color chart so you can interpret your mood based on the changing color of the stone! The ring has earned over 1,000 ratings on Amazon so far, with an impressive 4.5 out of 5 average rating.

This Low-Carb Linguini From Miami, Florida

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A Shark Tank success story, Palmini has developed a line of pasta-replacement foods based on hearts of palm, which turn out to make noodles that are surprisingly similar to carbo-loaded pasta. This Low-Carb Linguini is a great introduction to Palmini's line, providing an easily adaptable base for your favorite pasta sauces. Amazon customers report that it's tasteless, has a good al dente texture, and is a great alternative to spaghetti squash.

This Smart Photo Doorbell From New York

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Kangaroo's mission is to provide home security devices that are affordable, secure, and easy to operate. I'm super interested in this Smart Photo Doorbell, which is amazingly priced for what it does! No installation required--just peel and stick the doorbell and link it to your phone. When someone presses the button, a chime sounds indoors, but the real value is that it takes a motion-activated photo and sends it to your phone.

This Black Beef Seasoning From Texas

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Hardcore Carnivore's Black Beef Seasoning, a rub made with activated charcoal, sea salt, and spices, is the Texas-based business's top seller. It gives the look and flavor of blackened meat without overpowering it. Founder Jess Pryles, a self-proclaimed "meat nerd," is an expert at live-fire cooking who comes up with her products based on her own cooking experiments.

This CovoBox Electronics Hider From Salt Lake City, Utah

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This is a genius home decor hack! Hide unsightly necessities like the WiFi router, AppleTV box, or smart speakers behind the clever CovoBox. Handcrafted from wood and genuine book covers, the result is a handsome accessory for your room that you can customize by size and color scheme. If you feel unsure about books being repurposed this way, don't. This business rescues books destined for landfills, giving them a new life as practical home decor.

This Coffee Cup Cozy From Cumming, Georgia

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Keep your coffee warm and your hand comfy with this irresistible Coffee Cup Cozy. Handcrafted by the sweetly named Nandy's Nook, the cozy fits to-go cups from 12 to 20 ounces. Customers rave about the adorable packaging and obvious care that goes into each and every shipment.

This 8Greens "Facial in a Glass" Supplement From New York City

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Founded by Dawn Russell, a cancer survivor who has relentless pursued the best innovations in nutritional supplements, 8Greens provides a healthy boost to anyone looking to optimize their health and get more green food into their diet. A great place to start is with this popular 8Greens Skin Supplement, a "facial in a glass," which provides nutrients and collagen to promote clear, youthful, healthy skin.

These CozyPhones Sleep Headphones From Ashburn, Virginia

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There are a lot of reasons to buy CozyPhones. Not only is this a veteran-owned family business based in Virginia, but their products are highly rated bestsellers on Amazon! The company's flagship product is the CozyPhones Sleep Headphones, designed to be worn while traveling or sleeping to provide an extremely comfortable listening experience.

These Day & Night Serums From Seattle, Washington

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TruSkin, a Seattle-based small business, has a clear mission: Provide high-quality yet affordable skincare products formulated and bottled in the U.S. with no unnecessary additives or animal testing. If you want to improve your skin but aren't sure where to start, this Day & Night Serum Bundle is a no-brainer. Apply the Vitamin C serum during the day and the Retinol serum at night--it's that easy!

This Custom License Plate Sign From Warwick, Rhode Island

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Did you know that the traditional gift for 10th wedding anniversaries is tin or aluminum? That little fact inspired the creative folks of Unique Pl8z to design this Custom License Plate Sign. You choose the numbers, and they handcraft a one-of-a-kind piece of art from real license plates. One happy customer had this to say: "What an amazing fun idea!! We are military, so I used plates from all the states we've lived in since our wedding. The gift arrived in a timely fashion and was beautifully wrapped and very well done."

This DIY Clay Jewelry Kit From Gilbert, Arizona

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A small business with a big, creative heart, Hapinest designs innovative products meant to encourage creative play. This DIY Clay Jewelry Kit is perfect for older kids, teens, and adults (it would be a wonderful family activity to tackle together one weekend!). The kit comes with everything you need to craft a variety of necklaces and bracelets, including eight colors of polymer clay, 99 beads, chains, cords, links, tools, and instructions.

This STEAM Play Set From Los Gatos, California

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Perfect for curious kids, this STEAM Play Set teaches about digestion and nutrition as kids tactilely experience the "journey down the belly." Designed for kids ages 4-8, the set includes a 28-page storybook about how the digestive system works, along with three STEAM projects to build and play with. It's earning very high marks on Amazon, with one customer writing, "I got this science kit as a lot of my mom friends have been talking about this brand lately. I have a 3yo and a 6yo at home, both slow eaters. We went through the experiments together to learn how food is digested. It's doing just what I hoped. This experiment was a brilliant idea! They absolutely loved every minute of it."

These Re-Play Divided Plates From Orlando, Florida

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Re-Play, a family-owned business based in Orlando, Florida, has been making high-quality products from recycled plastic for over 25 years. Made in the USA from recycled milk jugs, these Re-Play Divided Plates are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable dishes. Each plate is quite sturdy and sized for adult meal portions. They come in bright, vibrant colors and are dishwasher and microwave safe.

This Drawer Organizer Set From Seattle, Washington

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Owners and co-founders Gwen Weinberg and Anita Nadelson created their small business, Three by Three Seattle, to design products that "make busy lives beautifully efficient." One of their bestsellers is this colorful Drawer Organizer Set, crafted from tin with a protective soft base. The modular system is easily arranged to suit any drawer, resulting in a practical storage solution that looks fresh and fun.

These Glass Candle Holders From New York City

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Serene Spaces Living is a woman-owned small business dedicated to crafting beautiful, handmade home goods that exude style and warmth. My favorite pieces from their collection are these Candle Holders crafted from metal and glass. They're earning solid ratings on Amazon with an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. One happy customer writes, "Great quality. The gold is not shiny; a very pretty vintage look to it."

These Silk18 Shampoo and Conditioner From Farmingdale, New Jersey

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Maple Holistics is a New Jersey-based small business that makes skin and hair care products with only plant-based ingredients, recycled materials, and cruelty-free practices. One of their bestsellers is their Silk18 shampoo and conditioner, formulated with silk, amino acids, and other natural ingredients to hydrate and smooth dry, damaged hair. Customers love the light vanilla scent and frizz-free results!

This Happy Birthday Gift Box From Virginia

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This Happy Birthday Gift Box is lovely in every way, from its handcrafted contents to the charming packaging! Made by Beets & Apples, a Northern Virginia-based small business, the gift box includes bath salts, goat milk soap, a lavender soy candle, organic beeswax lip balm, and handmade dark chocolate. One happy customer writes, "Highly recommend. I purchased this as a small gift for my girlfriend for her birthday. She absolutely loved the packaging, the products. She loved the rose petals in the candle and how custom everything was."

This Lip Serum from Memphis, Tennessee

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Leovard is a luxury unisex skincare brand founded by Memphis, Tennessee-based plastic surgeon Dr. Sheg Aranmolate, MD. After the launch of an aftershave skin care system was a success, the small business was selected by Amazon Launchpad, the invitation-only incubator program that helps fledgling businesses grow. One of Leovard's highest-rated products is this lip serum, an organic balm loaded with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, minerals, and avocado oil.

This Matador Droplet Packable Dry Bag From Colorado

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Matador, based in Colorado, engineers high-performance travel equipment like backpacks and waterproof toiletry packs. An affordable entry to this brand is the Matador Droplet, which proves that very good things can indeed come in small packages! The silicone droplet is no bigger than your thumb yet contains a 3-liter polyester dry bag, ready for any wet or messy storage you need. Perfect for camping, hiking, and outings with small children.

This Microwave-Safe Bowl Holder From North Miami Beach, Florida

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Florida-based Weber's Wonders sells high-value products designed to bring comfort and joy into everyday life. One of their most practical and popular items is this Microwave-Safe Bowl Holder, which has such a genius design that I can't believe it's not a household staple already! The padded cozy cloth is designed to hug a cereal bowl and protect hands from the hot surface. One Amazon customer writes, "Best gadget I've ever bought. I use this to hold my bowl used for microwaving my cereal, soup, leftovers. No more hot bowls to hold, etc. I leave it on while eating, and it keeps the contents warm longer."

This Minimo Glow Scrub From Houston, Texas

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For beautifully brighter skin, try the Minimo Glow Scrub, a powerful but gentle turmeric-based exfoliator that lightens dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It's loaded with nourishing ingredients like organic turmeric, organic cinnamon, raw manuka honey, chamomile extract, and lemon extract. It comes with a specially designed applicator to make it easy to use.

This Peanut Butter Crunch Coffee From Door County, Wisconsin

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Door County Coffee, founded in Wisconsin in 1993, makes coffee and tea in some of the most enticing flavors I've ever seen. Although I'd like to try all of them, I'm starting with their popular Peanut Butter Crunch Coffee that's supposed to taste like peanut butter cookies! Check out the customer reviews to find out just how much people love this flavor; one very happy customer writes, "This coffee is magical! Good gravy! I bought some peanut butter coffee at the fresh market, and it was tasty AF."

This Old Books Candle From Newland, North Carolina

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Forage Candle Company is committed to being a "different kind of candle company," with sustainable materials, no toxic ingredients, and the highest standards of cruelty-free practices. The family-run artisan studio makes small quantities of high-quality candles, including the popular Old Books Candle, designed to smell like leather bindings and aged paper.

This Aloha Shirt From San Diego, California

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Make beach trips, barbecues, and summer days a little more fun with an aloha shirt from Tipsy Elves, a San Diego-based business that donates a portion of every sale to charity. This affordably priced shirt is made from a smooth cotton-rayon blend, in men's sizes from small to XXL. The customer reviews are filled with photos of guys in brightly colored shirts living their best lives, and it makes me want to join in on the fun!

This Pet Stain and Odor Eliminator From Utah

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You gotta love a small business named after the family pets! Rocco & Roxie Supply Company is a family-based business in Utah that develops pet supplies from quality ingredients. Their bestselling Pet Stain and Odor Eliminator is an absolute wonder at tackling stinky pet stains, using natural enzymatic bacteria that feeds on ammonia crystals and organic matter until they are completely eliminated. Science! Even more impressive, this miracle of a product has earned a whopping 45,000 ratings on Amazon.

This Pop-Up Paper Bouquet From Los Angeles, California

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I am obsessed with this Pop-Up Paper Bouquet. It starts out flat--you can mail it!--but then pops into a 3D bouquet measuring up to 10 inches tall, depending on which design you choose. Designed by L.A.-based Lovepop, this innovative gift has been featured in lots of magazines and TV shows and has earned an exceptionally high customer rating on Amazon.

This Bacon Brittle From Nashville, Tennessee

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With family recipes dating from the 1860s, the Brittle Brothers craft all-natural, all-delicious candies with high-quality ingredients. Their popular Bacon Brittle marries the delicious flavors of peanuts, sugar, and bacon for an irresistible combination. One very excited customer review says, "This stuff is amazing! So addictive I wish I had bought several! Just a hint of smokiness without being weird; the taste is phenomenal! Perfect crunch, perfect size, and the tiny pieces of bacon are perfect!"

These Dutch Caramel Stroopwafels From Brooklyn, New York

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Indulge in a taste of Holland--by way of Brooklyn--with these delicious Stroopwafels. They're delectable with coffee or tea, and I love that they come portioned into single-serve packages. Despite the name, the company Belgian Boys is woman-owned with a majority female workforce.

This Tea Towel From Rockport, Maine

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Hearth and Harrow is a husband-and-wife business based in an honest to goodness little red barn in Maine. There, they make unique, lovingly handcrafted products like this utterly charming Tea Towel. The lavender design is screen-printed by hand onto organic cotton with environmentally friendly water-based ink. The result is completely lovely.

This Upcycled Art Print From Ohio

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The Vintage Book Art Co. specializes in creating art prints on genuine vintage dictionary pages. One of their most popular designs is this Blue Octopus Print, which measures 8 by 10 and is printed on a random page from an antique dictionary (note that the frame and mat are not included). This unique piece of art is not only affordable but is earning solid ratings on Amazon. One happy customer wrote this review: "This picture is an eye-catcher. Color is fantastic and very high quality."

This Plush Uterus From Madison, Wisconsin

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Dr. Ronak Mehta, family physician and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, started her small business Nerdbugs to craft adorable plush toys that resemble parts of the body. One of the most popular items is this plush uterus, which many Amazon customers have purchased as get-well gifts for loved ones recovering from a hysterectomy. One very happy customer writes, "So soft! So cute! 10/10 recommend."

This Willow Storage Basket From Kentucky

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Woven from genuine willow wood, this storage basket is both charming and practical. Measuring 13.5 X 11 X 7 inches, it's the perfect size for holding magazines or paperwork. However, a quick read through the customer reviews revealed that people are finding lots of creative uses for this versatile basket! One customer writes, "Adorable basket!! This is so fun to decorate with and adds cute farmhouse charm to our house."

This Wool Felt Garland From Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

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Megan, the founder of small business Sheep Farm Felt, has a long history with handcrafting unique products that bring beauty and whimsy into everyday decor. Partnering with a New Zealand sheep farm and women workers in Nepal, the business makes charming products like this Wool Felt Garland. It measures seven feet long and features 28 handcrafted wood felt balls.