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Help You Dwell is a home and workspace organizing service based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Shopping with conscience this Holiday Season

Caroline Smith

Are you having trouble this holiday season finding the right gift for a loved one? It can be hard to find well made and meaningful gifts while on a budget but we have compiled a few ideas and along with a list of some of our new favorite shops to help you with those last minute gifts on your list.

Over at HYD we are trying to adopt a few new shopping practices...

1. We are learning to buy less but to buy better.

2. We are working on curbing our impulsive purchases and implementing the discipline of saving up for items that will last longer, are better quality, are made ethically, and are ultimately more meaningful.

With those things in mind, here are a few shops we have stumbled across recently that fit our broader vision. Keep reading to see our top picks from each shop.

1. Spartan Shop 

Japanese Cloth Napkins

Japanese Cloth Napkins

Wooden Walking Elephant Toy

Wooden Walking Elephant Toy

Black amber and turquoise pocket knife

Black amber and turquoise pocket knife

hand crafted Mexican glassware

hand crafted Mexican glassware

Apron

Apron

Ceramic Pitcher

Ceramic Pitcher

Brass and leather key chain

Brass and leather key chain

Bud vase collection

Bud vase collection

Mama cat and Kitten finger puppets

Mama cat and Kitten finger puppets

Jams and Marmalade made in Maine

Jams and Marmalade made in Maine

city scape puzzle

city scape puzzle

throw blanket made in the USA

throw blanket made in the USA

5. Rala

Downtown Knoxville tote bag

Downtown Knoxville tote bag

Farmers Market baseball tee

Farmers Market baseball tee

National Park explorers guide

National Park explorers guide

If you would prefer not to purchase a physical item as a gift we have ideas for that as well!

-Consider making a donation in someones honor to a Gatlinburg relief fund to help victims of the tragic fire in our very own Smokey Mountains

-Purchase tickets for a play, musical or concert to give as an experiential gift

-Plan a dinner date to the restaurant of a loved ones choice and make a home made certificate saying "dinner's on me".

-Give the gift of organization and purchase a Help You Dwell Gift card for a friend or family member.