Cool Gift Destination: The Little Market

Inspired by her travels to El Salvador, India, Indonesia and Uganda (among other choice destinations on the map), Lauren Conrad joined forces with fellow FIDM alum Hannah Skvarla to create a curated online shopping destination. The Little Market is a place to discover the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted finds that are usually only found in local markets around the globe. You’ll find handmade goods you’ve only dreamed of right at your fingertips, and the online marketplace allows the artists to showcase and preserve their artisanal techniques.

Nappa Dori Large White Trunk, $450; Artesania Sorata Alpaca Baby Mittens, $24; Community Friendly Movement Copper Candle, $38.

From Alpaca mittens handmade in Bolivia to beautifully crafted trunks from India, Lauren and Hannah have hand-selected each and every piece, enabling local artisans to bring their handcrafted goods to a much wider audience, with proceeds directly supporting their endeavors. We especially loved reading the cool bios that let you learn more about the artisans you’re supporting! And when you shop, you’re giving as much as you’re getting. The Little Market is working directly with Global Goods Partners to aid these artisans with the professional development and support they need to create sustainable enterprises.

Availability: Learn more and shop at TheLittleMarket.com.