About us

Small Things is a place where you can feel GREAT about buying truly lovely things.  We believe you don’t need to trade shopping style and quality for shopping ethically.

What drew us to fair trade?  The stories of the individual artists and farmers whose lives are dramatically better, simply due to being paid fairly for their work.  This benefit spills into whole families and communities. 

What makes us stay with fair trade?  The gorgeous jewelry, housewares, clothing, lotions, and delicious food, tea and coffee.  These are made all the more beautiful/delicious, knowing that someone’s life is made better by the purchase!


We are The Hiltner Girls - cousins and neighbors since birth. We have been lucky enough to become best friends for life.  After 25 years in corporate America, we decided that entrepreneurship was our calling. We were blessed to find this shop, as it is a perfect fit for us - due to our love of shopping and the added bonus of being fair trade. We have a passion for equality, empowerment, and inclusivity; we are natural born facilitators (Capricorns😉).

~ Kristie & Kelly


Come visit our mobile retail truck and pop-up shops - locations will be announced monthly.

Beginning January 14, 2023, you can find us at Keg and Case on Saturday and Sunday 11am-8pm-ish. This will run through April or until further notice. We are located across from Five Watt Coffee.

Keg and Case Market

928 7th Street West
Saint Paul MN, 55102