Every day, we are blown away by the amazing things military spouses accomplish. Despite the constant moves, deployments, and periods of solo parenting, so many spouses are opting to harness their creativity to fuel a career on-the-go.

In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day this May, treat yourself to something super special from one of these eight MilSpouse-owned Etsy shops:


1. Happy Bean Creations

Happy Bean Creations’ owner Gisella Mancilla is a military spouse and mom of two in San Diego, California. Her shop is filled with custom gifts and decor, from seasonal items to military home signs that can move with you wherever the military takes you. Currently, we’re obsessed with her personalized date night jar and Dear Santa cutting board!

Image Credit: Happy Bean Creations


2. SixPatriots

Shop owner Maureen is an Army Veteran, spouse, and mom in Manchester, Kentucky who makes unique everyday items repurposed from military uniforms. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind graduation gift or something “just because” for your soldier, be sure to check out her stuff!

Image Credit: SixPatriots


3. SimpkinsWoodwork

Army Wife Emma Simpkins makes one-of-a-kind wood products in Yelm, Washington. From coasters and cutting boards to charcuterie boards, SimpkinsWoodwork is full of useful and beautiful items that would be cherished forever!

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4. HopeDesignLimited

Hope Design Ltd.®️ is a collection of hand-crafted military jewelry designed and created by Lauren Hope and her team of military spouses in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Browse her shop to find brooches, necklaces, earrings, charms, bracelets, lockets, cufflinks, tie tacks, golf ball markers, keychains, and more. 

These dandelion post earrings would be the perfect gift or accessory to wear during Month of the Military Child.

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5. PerfectlyStuffed

Marine Wife Jaimee Renninger owns Perfectly Stuffed, formerly known as Semper Fi Bowtique, and makes embroidered and personalized keychains and stuffies, quality-tested by her very own daughter, Charlotte. In fact, every stuffie, after completion, is handed to her daughter for her to give it a hug before being packed up and shipped out! What’s sweeter than that?

Image Credit: PerfectlyStuffed


6. MilSpiredCo

Fort Bragg’s Krystel Hudson-Spell is a woman of many talents. In addition to being a blogger for ArmyWife101, she’s also co-founder of TheSpouseBox and owner of the Etsy shop, MilSpiredCo. There, she sells stickers and products inspired by military spouse life. Plus, she gives away free stickers with every order!

Image Credit: MilSpiredCo


7. StuffedSquadrons

Christina Torres of Corpus Christi, Texas creates stuffed planes perfect for baby showers or those littles who are always looking up at the sky for “Daddy’s plane”. Look through her inventory or message Christina for any special requests!

Image Credit: StuffedSquadrons


8. CoverLove

Courtney is a Navy Wife in Virginia who has found her calling with custom, rustic pillows! Her “At Ease” pillow is a perfect military retirement gift, but she has countless designs to choose from! Take a look at her shop to find the perfect cozy addition for your couch.

Image Credit: CoverLove


We are always on the lookout for news ways to #shopmilitary and support the hard work of creative military spouses in all industries. 

If you have a MilSpouse-owned business you would like to share, feel free to post a bit about it in the comments!


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