Rainbow Friday is a shiny, happy event that celebrates small business and adds color to your holiday shopping! Each of the businesses below crafts and creates and curates. We hope you, our neighbors, value our goods. And, when choosing how you spend your time, money and thought on gift-giving, we hope something we make meets your needs. We constructed Rainbow Friday so that you, wonderful people, can:
- Take advantage of some great sales and have a chance to win awesome things!
- Give gifts that support your community. I mean that sentence literally. When you buy from small, local shops you vote for economic health and creative wellbeing in your world.
- Stay home and enjoy your people in the days after Thanksgiving. Open your computer and shop when everyone is asleep after a rich day of play, conversation, snuggles and laughter.
Each rad business below is offering up a giveaway and a great deal.
This whole thing goes down:
Friday, November 27 – Monday, November 30. All day for four days.
To be entered for the giveaways, simply leave a comment on this post. 18 giveaways, 18 winners. Randomly selected. Unless you leave an epic comment and then we will just pick you. Just kidding. Winners announced on Wed, Dec 2. I will announce here under each item.
Happy Thanksgiving. If you want to respond to something in the comments, tell us what you feel thankful for today. Lots of love to you all!
winner: Lori Payne!
Hygge Coffee Co. is a Montana based craft roaster dedicated to roasting exceptional specialty coffees, and highlighting the lives that surround the coffees from Seed to Cup.
DEAL: 30% off entire Coffee Collection on website. Coupon Code: RAINBOW2015WEEKEND
GIVEAWAY: A Weekly Coffee Subscription for 3 Months. Every Friday for 13 weeks we will send you One Fresh Roasted 12oz. bag of Hygge Coffee (domestic shipping included, and coffee of your choice)
Handcrafted heirloom quality kitchen utensils and cutting boards made in Red Lodge, Montana.
DEAL: 15% off all orders. Coupon code: RAINWOOD
GIVEAWAY: set of my new super fun tasting spoons! (one in each wood for a $60 value)
Winner: Laura z!
Mama Loves Oils is a devotion to wellness for my family, with the daily use of essential oils we’ve been a healthier/happier pack for many years. I love to share what I’ve learned from using oils, as well as what I’ve learned from other people that use oils, and I am happy to help you find the oils that work for you and yours.
DEAL: Every order placed, $50 and up, will enter you in a drawing for a free ultrasonic diffuser. All new sign-ups (spending $150 or more) will get a free reference guide.
GIVEAWAY: Peppermint oil ($29 value) smells like a candy cane, is an anti-inflammatory, aids in digestion, is a fever reducer, is great for headaches, eases congestion when inhaled, and benefits you in more ways than can fit in a sentence.
We make simple, colorful playsilks and dressups for your child’s creative play.
DEAL: Use code RAINBOW for 20% off
GIVEAWAY: Giant Rainbow Silk with 2 playclips Giveaway! ($65 value)
I make comfy sewn specialities in our quaint studio outside of Helena, Montana.
DEAL: 20% off with the coupon code GIVETHANKS
GIVEAWAY: super soft O CHRISTMAS TREE flannel infinity scarf
LavaLake uniquely creates jewelry using raw metals, beautiful beads and a bit of torch work; in my little studio in Seattle.
DEAL: 20% off entire purchase with code FRIEND20
GIVEAWAY: Initial Bangle Bracelet (2)
Copper or bronze bangle to stack together, wear alone or pair with other bracelets each with a Sterling silver custom initial.
Littlegreenthings creates reclaimed wood embroidery designed for feel-good living.
DEAL: 25% off using code RAINBOW25
GIVEAWAY: This little wood embroidery wall art (a mix of reclaimed wood, yarn, embroidery floss, oil pastel and ink) measures 8” x 6” and is ready to hang with a hook on the back.
Winner: Tammi Salas!
It is the mission of The Dharma Door to bring Fair Trade goods to a new marketplace, bridging the gap between ethical production and contemporary style.
DEAL: Use code RAINBOWFRIDAY for 25% off everything
GIVEAWAY: A wonderful gift for anyone on your list, our hemp string bags are sustainable, strong & stylish. Perfect to use for shopping or they look gorgeous hanging in your kitchen in between uses.
Stull Knits was created in 2009 as a way for me share my creative energy. Today, I’m a wife and mother to five amazing unschooled kiddos (ages 2-15). As a family, we’ve sold/donated/discarded almost everything we own and are fixing to live full time on our 1978 GM Buffalo Bus, we’re converting, while traveling the States. Our house recently went under contract with a set date in December to turn over the keys to the new owners. Let the adventure begin!
DEAL: $10 off your slipper order (reg $65). Coupon code: SHARETHELOVE10
GIVEAWAY: 1 pair of women’s slippers
Handmade Leather Shoes, Moccs, and Boots for Babies and Toddlers
DEAL: use code RAINBOW20 for 20% off all purchases
GIVEAWAY: Bison Baby and Toddler Leather Shoes
Urban Baby Bonnets makes hip, funky & totally functional sun hats for babies, kids & grown ups. All of our hats are handmade in the USA by work-at-home women who are paid a fair, living wage. Our hats are machine washable, provide discreet breastfeeding, and allow totally chemical-free sunprotection… plus, they’re super-fabulously cute!
DEAL: Special deal is free shipping on any size order during our once-a-year, humongous, super-duper, we-love-customers sale. Code is DIGME.
GIVEAWAY: skiBonnet in butterscotch or pigeons, winner chooses size!
Winner: Aubry Nicholson!
Montana Grrl Critter Gear offers handmade, nylon webbing free collars and other accessories for the stylish pet
DEAL: use coupon code turkeytime to save 30%
GIVEAWAY: Pups enjoy dressing up for holidays-win a Fashionable over the collar bandana with some of your favorite lines from A Christmas Story!!
13. ⇒ FARMGIRL PAINTS / @farmgirlpaints
We are a custom cuff shop. You pick the leather, blank and words of your choice. It’s YOUR design:)
DEAL: Our shop is currently closed and our next opening is January 19, 2016. Follow us on instagram for updates.
GIVEAWAY: Handstamped leather cuff with colorful stitching…copper blank says “let’s go anywhere”.
Winner: shelley Pederson!
I create modern, thoughtful designs for kids and screen print all tees by hand (mostly, while my kids play at my feet).
We are able to manufacture an environmentally friendly and aesthetically sophisticated product without compromising any of our values. We live and work in Missoula, Montana, not because it’s the manufacturing capital of the world or because there are great opportunities to “make it big,” but because: I want to raise my children here; there is an unmatched sense of community; and the number of fly-fishing opportunities is unrivaled.
DEAL: Buy one, get one (a $60-80 value!)
GIVEAWAY: Wine Thermal. Each handcrafted piece looks elegant and the functionality is unparalleled.
Winner: Ariana Benavente!
Piper and Paisley specializes in intricately crafted handmade hats, focusing on quality materials, individual design, and superior fit.
DEAL: 15% off purchase with code RAINBOW15
GIVEAWAY: A quilted wool and leather 5-panel cap with adjustable velcro closure. Light weight, ultra comfortable, super styley, perfect.
17. ⇒ MELODY JOY DESIGNS / @melodyjoydesigns
Winner: Audrey Clark!
I love to create things with my hands that make people happy! Lots of mama bird nests for mothers who have experienced love and loss, and in the winter months, I enjoy knitting chunky cowls to keep necks happy and warm.
DEAL: 30% off all cowls; use Coupon code RainbowFriday30
GIVEAWAY: Cowl of winner’s choice!
Winner: jaime stathis!
Noteworthy Paper & Press is a contemporary stationery boutique founded to share our love of hand-crafted paper goods and gifts.
DEAL: DIG20 for 20% off your entire purchase
GIVEAWAY: A boxed set of 8 snowflake pattern letterpress cards and a matching wooden snowflake ornament! The cards are hand-drawn and letterpress printed at Noteworthy Paper & Press in Missoula, Montana on bright white 100% archival cotton paper with coordinating white envelopes.
Inspired by nature, tested by Wild Ones. Home of the Original Knee-Patch Adventure Legging.
DEAL: Take 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using code “ALPINEBLACK” at checkout
GIVEAWAY: Our 100% Organic, knee patch leggings are handmade in Whitefish MT. They feature a no-fold elastic waistband, and professionally serged seams.
DEAL: 20% off everything. Use code RAINBOWFRIDAY. Free international shipping on orders over $100.
GIVEAWAY: Foodie Gift Set! Includes one classic dish towel, a wool coozie set and café apron. All with the geographical appliqué of your choice. Value: $91.