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2021 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Where to Shop Small

Gift giving is one of my favorite things. It's like a puzzle and a treasure hunt all mixed to one, when trying to find just the right gift. And I love the delight I see in my friends and family members when the gift is exactly what they didn't know they needed. Plus, the holidays is the perfect excuse to shop from some of my favorite small business friends.

Luckily, going to so many local markets, I get to meet many wonderful amazing makers who are exceptional at what they do. Here's a few I think you'll love to shop from this holiday season.

Brown Paper Bag Stitch

Do you love your pet? Or maybe you know a pet parent who wants their pet memorialized in thread. (Yes, I am that pet parent. Miss Henley is getting her own pet portrait ornament for Christmas this year.) Visit my friend Sara's Etsy shop. She illustrates and stitches pet portraits into patches or on your clothing. Her work is immaculate and a true delight. Shop Brown Paper Bag Stitch's Shop here.

Lythe Leather

From bespoke leather goods to curated vintage jewelry, Blythe of Lythe Leather has a vibrant collection of handmade goods to choose from. Each one of a kind, you won't be disappointed when you shop her shop. While located in Portland, Lythe often makes it up to the Seattle area for SODO Flea (which is how we connected!)

Ponderosa Creative

Paige, the maker behind Ponderosa Creative, creates colorful quilted goods for everyday use. I adore her use of color, shape, and how she up-cycles items into the best wearable art. And those solar dyed bandanas- yes, I own a pair! Whether you're looking for a quilt pattern, a vibrant quilted key chain, a trendy bag, thread gloss, or more, check out Ponderosa Creative.

Friend Assembly

Looking for an adorably cute mini face planter or delightful mugs? Then let me introduce you to Friend Assembly's friends. Their tiny face planters are playful and fun and their mugs are simply a delight. If you haven't guessed it yet, I own both and love them! Shop Friend Assembly here.

Modern Science Project

Amanda of Modern Science Project create wearable and household items out of resin and clay. Her creations are both playful and eye catching. I've been eyeing her floating propagation stations, delightful garden party earrings, and funky vases.

From Marfa

It should come as no surprise that I adore fiber arts and plants. So when I stumbled upon From Marfa's mud cloth plant baskets I was in pure heaven. I love these unique and trendy plant holders made from delicious colors of mud cloth, like ochre, rust, and indigo. Treat your plants and your home to some of these cute plant baskets.

D+K Renewal

Looking to add an infusion of texture and color into your home? Then you need D+K Renewal. From Turkish rugs to Moroccan floor poofs to rattan home decor, they've got you covered. I treated myself to a floor poof that quickly turned into a dog bed after we brought Henley home. Shop D+K Renewal here.


Do you know any new plant parents? Or maybe you're finding joy in your houseplants? Either way, Samantha the creator behind Seattle-based business Hemleva should be your go-to shop for amazing botanical inspired goods. It actually took us both vending at a fair in San Francisco for us to meet in-person! Her pins, keychains, and sun catchers are high on my wish list this year.

Peace Love Bear

Do you love vintage but don't have time to hunt through rack upon rack of clothing. Then you'll love Peace Love Bear. Lana has an eye for detail and curates collections that are not only lovely but size inclusive. Every time she releases a new collection, I find something I have to have, but somehow I'm always too slow on the clicks to snag it... Shop Peace Love Bear and find your new favorite piece of second hand clothing or home goods here.

Carter & Rose

Anna is the creator and owner of Carter & Rose in Portland, OR. Their store front is delightful and full of ceramics, but if you're not a Portland local, you can also shop their lovely planters, ceramics, and handmade goodies online. Ever since meeting Anna at Urban Craft Uprising, I've been giving her gorgeous ceramic planters as gifts. I wonder who will get one this year! Shop Carter & Rose here.

Rebekah J. Designs

If you're looking for chic, high quality, handmade jewelry, then look no further than Rebekah J. Designs. Ever since meeting Rebekah at a summer craft show, I've loved her jewelry and the intentionality behind each piece. Her use of organic materials and their modern designs is sure to make each piece a staple in your collection. Shop wanderlust inspired jewelry at Rebekah J. Designs.

Kelsey Melville Ceramics

Kelsey creates gorgeous handmade ceramics. I have a few of her terracotta designed planters and would love to have even more. Whether you're looking for something for your plant friend, a gorgeous ring stand, or a delightful holiday ornament, check out Kelsey's ceramic creations.


Are you a candle lover? Linda of Lulumiere hand pours candles that inspire the senses. Her aromatic combinations are the perfect way to welcome guests, relax after a long day, or just to treat your senses. Along with candles, Linda creates show steamers and recently opened her own brick and mortar shop in Seattle for you to refill your candle collection.


And of course, if you're looking for a nature-inspired embroidery kit, please check out the MCreativeJ shop. All of our kits are beginner-friendly and our collection of maker supplies, patterns, and hand stitched decor is sure to be a delightful gift.

***Thank you for checking out my recommendations. This post contains affiliate links. Should you purchase something listed, I may receive a small portion of the sale.***


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