Pop quiz, Seattleites. What’s better than shopping local? For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home, of course. Not only is it one of the best ways to support the local economy, but locally-crafted gifts tend to wow during the holidays (a big win in our book).
To kickstart your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up 16 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted Star Seller badge that’s given to sellers who consistently earn 5-star reviews, ship orders on time, and provide great customer service, aka less holiday stress for you.
Psst — Some of these items may sell out quickly due to limited quantities. Click on the link to the Etsy seller’s page to find something similar.
🎁 Under $25
Cat tempurrra pun sticker ($3.95) | Put a pun on your laptop or water bottle on this printed vinyl sticker that’s water and scratch resistant, and weatherproof. | Fun Usual Suspects — Star Seller ⭐️
Library soap ($9) | This soap — handmade using coconut oil and Shea butter — offers a fragrance of old books, aged leather, and fireside embers. | Strange Charm Design — Star Seller ⭐️
Seed paper butterflies ($9.90) | This set of 24 butterfly-shaped seed paper with flower petals are die cut from locally-sourced paper and will sprout flowers when planted. | Flower Seed Paper— Star Seller ⭐️
Personalized luggage tag ($13.50+) | The frequent traveler in your life will love this engraved acrylic tag that comes with a flat leather cord. | Little Dot Studio — Star Seller ⭐️
“Lighter days ahead” spiral notebook ($14.95+) | This notebook with either lined or blank paper has 94 pages (47 double-sided pages), and comes with a matte front cover and a custom collage design. | Shop Onward Sparrow — Star Seller ⭐️
Realistic micro paper butterflies ($15) | Get a set of 15 butterflies, moths, and other insects made from double-sided pearl paper. These small critters are great for projects like jewelry-making, resin creations, decorations, and crafting. | Moth and Myth — Star Seller ⭐️
Bee nightlight ($18.99+) | Got a friend who’s intrigued by nature? They’ll love this wood and plexiglass nightlight with a energy-efficient LED light.| boyDesigns — Star Seller ⭐️
Credit card wallet ($26) | Made from cork fabric, this wallet can hold roughly 12-18 standard business cards or 6-10 standard credit cards. | Minter Goods — Star Seller ⭐️
National parks puzzle ($39.99) | Made with 1000 pieces, this oil painting-styled puzzle will make for a great family-friendly activity during the holidays. | Lantern Press Artwork
Powerful women unisex shirt ($30) | This original, hand-drawn design by artist Anabel Choi showcases famous women in history. | Joseph and Sue — Star Seller ⭐️
Red and linen holiday stocking ($68) | This traditional design is made from linen, cotton, and twill tape. | Thread and Iron Shop — Star Seller ⭐️
Waxed canvas tool apron ($54.99) | Made from 20-ounce waxed canvas, this unisex apron has 12 pockets, padded straps, and a plastic buckle. | Readywares
13 moons fragrance sample set ($68) | Sample the 13 fragrances available from this local seller and find your favorite scent. | Olivine Atelier — Star Seller ⭐️
Memento mori skull mug ($77) | This handmade ceramic skull mug fits 12 ounces and is microwave and dishwasher safe. | Trevor Foster Studio — Star Seller ⭐️
Wooden uppercase alphabet puzzle ($78) | Build out a collection of educational toys with this hand-crafted alphabet puzzle made from genuine alder wood. | Playroom Collective
Wooden shoji table lamp ($115) | Made from hand-finished solid birch plywood, this 9-inch tall by 7-inches wide lamp has pattern designs on all sides and will discretely illuminate any room. | SOHI Design — Star Seller ⭐️