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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

I've always loved supporting small businesses, but after the last 2 years we've been through, I believe it is even more important. I've carefully selected small shops that are owned by an individual with a disability, or sell inclusive toys or other products that somehow support individuals with a disability. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Disability Gift Guide
1. Andrews Abstracts 
Andrew is an abstract artist who is 10 years old with Down Syndrome and a Congenital Amputee. Andrew along with his mom, Amber, create abstract art. 
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2. Heart Bean Coffee
Heart Bean Coffee is a mother daughter duo that is passionate about helping people with disabilities. Their coffee is organic, low-histamine and ethically sourced and they donate a portion of proceeds to people with disabilities.
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3. Soap by Zach
Zach is from Texas and he is a business owner with Down syndrome. He owns his own organic soap company. This year he has developed new products, and won a small business grant from Synergies Work of Atlanta. 
4. Patti and Ricky

Patti + Ricky is the Adaptive Fashion Marketplace for adults and kids with disabilities, chronic conditions, patients, seniors, and caregivers.Shopping does not typically include or embrace differences and individuals with disabilities. Patti + Ricky changes this with an inclusive shopping experience for all.

shop here

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5. Doggy Delights by Allison

Allison loves all things kitchen!  She strives to make the very BEST homemade dog treats. Her recipes include only natural human grade ingredients. Allison was born with Down syndrome and Tracheoesophogeal Fistula (TEF, which is when the breathing tube and eating tube are not formed correctly).  Doggy Delights is a perfect business for Allison because she spends time in the kitchen mixing up her own treat recipes. She knows how important healthy food is for both people and pets. Her treats are sold frozen or freeze dried so no preservatives are needed. Promoting her business and selling the treats gets her out into the community meeting people and their dogs. She is an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, but she just wants you to know her as the best dog treat chef ever!

shop here

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6. Kay + Kingston
KAY + KINGSTON currently operates on good ole fashion word of mouth and participation in some local makers markets. 10% of profits are donated to organizations that speak to my heart and that I am aware of because of my son, Zachary Kingston, who was born with Down Syndrome and CHD. Currently, there is no website however we do have an Etsy site that we are in the process of updating, so if you want to place an order and you can’t find it on https://www.etsy.com/shop/KayAndKingston, just reach out via Instagram DM to @KayAndKingston
7. BalmShot
Balmshot isn’t only committed to making good lip balms. We have a mission to provide meaningful employment to individuals with special needs! Our mission is inspired by our owner’s son Andrew—our special guy who was born with an extra chromosome. After seeing the difficulties some individuals have finding reasonable paying and safe work environments, we committed ourselves to change that. At Balmshot, each of our employees gets to make lip balms, receive training, and earn competitive pay! Helping them grow is what drives us forward.
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8. Littlest Warrior
Your's Truly :) The inspiration behind my shop is my son Eli who has Down syndrome. We donate 10% of sales each month to a family adopting a child with a disability, to a family in need of help with medical bills, or to a foundation. We have new embroidered patches, stickers and Advocate Like a Mother enamel pins that make great stocking stuffers! Our tees, mugs, hatsposters and totes all make awesome gifts. And don't forget about Eli, Included. A children's book to teach typical kids about Down syndrome. 
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Check out our previous Holiday Gift Guides for more inclusive companies!

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