You want to support small businesses, but you also really want that two-day shipping? Amazon is the answer. The mega online retailer features a "Handmade" shop with a curated selection of handcrafted products by local makers and artisans (yes, local—you can explore by region to find items crafted in your area). But, we're also making the case for patience, because there are a lot of Handmade items not on Prime that are absolutely worth the extra delivery time. Below, our handpicked mix of both, so that you can support the small guys while buying your bulk order of toilet paper.
Our Fave Part About Amazon? Supporting Small Businesses via the Site's Handmade Section
4. Simple Eats Meal Planner
This weekly meal planner will keep you organized and healthy. It even features tear-off shopping list pages to bring to the grocery store. And don't worry, it's undated, so if you miss a week, you won't waste any paper. It comes in two colorways and is designed, printed and packaged in Lawrence, Kansas.
6. Amethyst Classic Wooden Rattle
We love wooden toys for their baby-safe makeup, and this precious rattle is no exception. It's finished with natural beeswax and flaxseed oil and has two food-grade silicone rings for a pop of color, in addition to two wooden ones. It's 100 percent non-toxic, lead-free, BPA-free, is CPSIA compliant and made in Iowa.
$16 at Amazon
8. Favorite Hoodie Soy Candle
The name alone already has us feeling cozier, but the notes of tobacco, musk and vanilla (meant to capture the essence of a fall nights in your favorite sweatshirt) in this 100 percent soy candle will make it a bit more permanent. The Colorado-based maker, KarmaLit, will also donate a percentage of the sale to DonorsChoose, a non-profit for teachers, by teachers that helps fund classroom needs.
10. Body Butter Set
Organic sunflower oil, organic aloe vera and shea butter make this decadent and natural body butter the ideal moisturizer for post-shower, -shave or -sun. Each of the five jars comes in a different scent: Costal Calm, French Lavender, Oatmeal Milk and Honey, Seaberry and Seaweed and Sea Salt. It's a good investment if you like to switch up fragrances, but we also think it's great for dividing up as gifts among teachers or friends. And, you guessed it: These are made in South Carolina.
11. Beeswax Taper Candles
Truthfully, we've been loving candle sticks again, and the honeycomb texture on this pure beeswax pair is the kind of detailing we strive for. Harvested and made in Connecticut, these taper candles burn cleaner, brighter and longer than classic paraffin wax candles, which are a byproduct of petroleum. These? They're natural, non-toxic, sustainable and renewable.