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, butlocally-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.
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 ⭐️
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 ⭐️
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 ⭐️