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Gift shopping? These entrepreneurs will delight everyone on your list!

by Mary Mazzoni on November 25, 2012

Outdoor sports enthusiasts? Art and music lovers?  Snackers? Fashionistas? Bibliophiles?

Meet young entrepreneurs with disabilities who can delight them all!

It’s our annual Win-Win-Win Gift Guide post.

You get your shopping done. Your loved ones enjoy great gifts. And youth with disabilities make a living doing what they love.

It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

Full disclosure: Entrepreneurs are featured here at no cost. I derive no benefit from sales. I just love spreading the word about awesomeness. Don’t you?

Ready to shop? Let’s do it!

Mikelle Learned’s jewelry

FashionAble by Mikelle offers an eclectic line of jewelry from sassy to funky to elegant – at reasonable prices.

Mikelle has also co-authored a book called Shining Beautiful - telling how she’s built a life she loves by growing a network of personal relationships.

You can shop at Mikelle’s Facebook page here – and learn more about her here.

Sarah Stup’s books

Sarah Stup is a critically acclaimed author. Her current offerings include beautiful books of poetry for adults and a picture book for young children.

Learn more about Sarah, and order her books here.

Poppin’ Joe’s Gourmet Kettle Corn

Joe Steffy’s delectable treats come in holiday tins and a range of sweet or savory flavors. Yum!

Shop here. Learn the story of Joe and his business here.

Total Outdoorsman, LLC

Find thousands of items for every outdoor need – from camping to hiking or hunting and more. Gift certificates and gift registry are available. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Owner David Cox will find it for you!

Start shopping here. Learn about David here.

Rory Hoy’s music

Perhaps you’ve seen his acclaimed YouTube video “Autism and Me” . But did you know Rory Hoy is now a celebrated recording artist?

Check out his mp3 and CD on Amazon here. Learn more about Rory here.

Silent Majority Clothing 

Here’s the place to find stylish jeans for guys. Without buttons or snaps.

Learn the story behind Silent Majority here. Shop here.

Definite Possibilities pins

Seventeen year old Logan Kurtz has designed handsome tac style pins to promote awareness and advocacy for Tourette Syndrome and Autism.  Meet Logan here. Check out his Spread the Word About Tourette’s Syndrome Facebook page here. Shop for pins here.

KindTree Productions

A collaborative of artists offer a strikingly diverse selection of original art, prints and notecards. Shop here.


Colorful, whimsical  designs on clothing, posters, notecards and more – brighten the heart and celebrate diversity. Learn about artist Eytan Nisinzweig here. Shop here.

The Art of Autism

The Art of Autism is a collaboration of stunningly talented artists who create in diverse media. The acclaimed book “The Art of Autism: Shifting Perspectives” is on sale for the season ($10 off w/ code Holiday).

Click here to access links to the websites of contributing artists. Most artists sell their work directly – and you’ll be amazed at the beauty you’ll find waiting for you at these websites!

Passion Studios

Artists with and without disabilities- in every season of life – create together at Passion Studios. There is a unique energy born of this collaboration. Glimpse it in this short video.  Shop here.

Creative Kid handcrafted soaps

Teenager Aidan Watson creates soaps that are beautiful to look at and nourishing for the body. He offers designs for all ages – including fun soaps for kids like his Suds-sicles and Lego block soaps.

Learn more about Aidan and shop at his Facebook page here.

Good Boy Roy – T-shirts and more

Teen artist Zack Hix designs fun T-shirts, greeting cards and cinch sacks featuring lovable cartoon characters. The Good Boy Roy story is about “faith, love, hope, overcoming, and finding your gift – we all have one.”

Zack has also written a book called “Nobody is Perfect and YOU are a GREAT KID”.

Meet Zack here. Shop here.

Your turn

Know an entrepreneur we’ve missed?  Link to them in the Comments section!

Are you as impressed as I am by these creative small businesses?

Spread the word by sharing this post!

Happy shopping!

Photo Credit – patrickjona at Flickr  

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Sophia December 2, 2012 at 4:30 am

I like the Sarah Stup’s books. Really brilliant.


Mary Mazzoni December 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Thanks for your comment, Sophia.
I love Sarah’s books, too!


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