9 Family Owned Businesses to Help Celebrate Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving season, let’s give back to the small business and support family owned companies. Whether you’re cooking at home, or looking for the perfect hostess gift, the following nine products fit the bill! We even have activities to keep the kids busy.

For the hostess:

TRE Olive

TRE OLIVE’s centuries-old Italian olive tree groves are the source for the most lovely and authentic gift ideas. From the adoption of one of their trees to beautiful gift boxes and soaps, everything is harvested by an Italian family brand that has been in the olive oil business for five generations. The Piattino Gift Box is a perfect gift for the hostess as it contains one 250ml tin of extra virgin olive oil (your choice of which scrumptious one to choose!) along with a tasting dish and TRE Olive’s famous spice pack – add your favorite loaf of bread and you’ve got a tasty gift that can be used immediately.

Macaron Queen

Price: $15.00+

Macarons always make for a lovely and delicious hostess gift! Owned by mother-daughter team Finia Jahangard and Nina Chteoui, these macarons not only have individualized flavored shells, but fillings that are unique in texture and consistency. Enjoy the crunch and the chewy? You will favor the buttercream fillings that leave the shells texture intact and cookie-like. They only use Italian buttercream, which is notoriously difficult to work with, but the Queen and her royal subjects have absolutely perfected the technique, temperature and texture. Want more of a melt in your mouth sensation? Sink your teeth into one of the cheesecake flavors that starts with that signature macaron crunch but ends with a chewy, creamy almost brownie-like consistency. Added bonus, these craveable cookies are Gluten and GMO free! Get them by the curated set, limited releases or À La Carte!

For the wine connoisseur:

PureWine™ 

Price: Varies

PureWine™ Inc. was founded in 2014 by father and son team, Dr. David Meadows and his son Derek. Both suffered from headaches and other allergic reactions related to their favorite wines. Instead of “whining” about their problems, they turned to the science of wine to create purifiers that selectively remove histamines and sulfites without otherwise changing the chemistry of wine. In 2016, the duo launched the first PureWine™ product, The Wand™, for a glass of wine, followed in mid-2018 by The Wave® for a bottle of wine. Experiencing record growth in 2020, the brand’s latest innovation is The Phoenix® Reusable Wine Purifier introduced in 2021.

Stella Rosa

Price: Varies

Stella Rosa is America’s favorite semi-sweet/sparkling wine. Created by the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery, a Los Angeles establishment since 1917, the brand offers a selection of semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Italian wines. Among its impressive achievements are a 7x Impact Magazine Hot Brand award and its position as the #1 Italian import and the fastest-selling wine brand of the top 20 brands, according to Nielsen. Newly released single-serving, ready-to-drink cans are available in six of the newest flavors. You can’t help but Stellabrate good times with these delish concoctions!

Not a cook? No Problem:

Veestro Plant-Based Meal Delivery 

Price: $9.90 per meal

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Veestro was founded by a brother-sister duo who grew up in Costa Rica and wanted to provide an easy healthy solution for more people to get plants into their diet! Veestro is a 100% plant-based meal delivery service that makes it easy to get more plant-based foods into your diet without sacrificing taste or convenience. No chopping. No cooking. No cleanup. Simply heat up in the oven or microwave. Choose from dietary preferences: gluten free, nut free, low calorie and kosher to name a few. Flexible Plan options include weight loss (5 or 7 day plan) or a la carte (choose 10, 20, or 30 meals)

Bring on the dessert:

Daisy Cakes
Price: Varies

Kim took her family cake recipes and started Daisy Cakes, authentic four-layer homemade cakes and other goodies that stand out for their real ingredients and incredible flavors. With over 30 years in the food business, she is a nationally recognized baker who makes and ships her hand-sifted, made-from-scratch cakes to all 50 states. Coming from a generation of talented bakers, Kim carries on the family tradition with true Southern grace, skill, and enthusiasm.

Daisy Cakes has captured the hearts and taste buds of dessert lovers nationwide. The brand catapulted to success after appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2011, catching the backing of veteran shark Barbara Corcoran.

Caramel Apple, Pumpkin Pound Cake and Carrot Cake are a few favorites for the Thanksgiving table.

Show off those side dishes with the perfect serving pieces:

Verve Culture’s Moroccan Terracotta Serving Bowls

Price: $35.00

Serve up your side dishes, bread rolls or side salad at Thanksgiving dinner with Verve Culture’s Moroccan Terracotta Serving Bowls! As founders, Jules and Jacquie are a mother and daughter team and have worked together for 27 years in the gift industry. Verve Culture curates iconic items that are made in the country of origin using traditional practices. They work with a team of amazing artisans and craftsmen who have been partners with them for their entire journey. Verve Culture is proud to share their stories of heritage and passion and provide a platform to grow their businesses.

To Keep The Kids Entertained:

Color My Cookie

Price: $39.00 for Kit

Need an activity to keep the kids out of the kitchen? How about coloring some cookies from Color My Cookie? The brand was started by the Major family when they had to close their retail bakery after the pandemic hit. They took their #1 selling cookie and created paint-your-own iced cookie sets which come with edible watercolors and sprinkles. With a wide variety of themed sets to choose from, the only thing you’ll enjoy more than seeing your cookies come to life as you paint them is eating them!

Price: $39.00 for Kit

Need an activity to keep the kids out of the kitchen? How about coloring some cookies from Color My Cookie? The brand was started by the Major family when they had to close their retail bakery after the pandemic hit. They took their #1 selling cookie and created paint-your-own iced cookie sets which come with edible watercolors and sprinkles. With a wide variety of themed sets to choose from, the only thing you’ll enjoy more than seeing your cookies come to life as you paint them is eating them!

Every Color My Cookie set includes:

-Six cookies to decorate

-Edible palette with edible watercolors, icing, sprinkles, & edible glitter

-Two paint brushes

-Two cups–one for water, one for sprinkles

-A link to an online cookie decorating tutorial taught by a real pastry chef!

 

Stomp Racers by Stomp Rocket

Price: $19.99+

The ORIGINAL Stomp Rocket launched in the 90’s and is still family owned and operated. Brand new to the Stomp lineup are the Stomp Racers; kid-powered race cars which provide hours of active play with vehicles that race, jump, tumble, crash and perform epic stunts. Easy to put together, kids will be off to the races in no time, seeing how far and fast they can launch their cars. Kids can take turns stomping their cars to new lengths while pulling off amazing stunts with the included ramp, or race each other to the finish line with Dueling Stomp Racers! Play indoors and out. There are no batteries required and these vehicles are 100% kid powered! The set even includes stickers to customize their own car(s)

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