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Holiday Gift Guide: Local Maker Favorites from the Pacific Northwest

Normally this time of year, I'd be gearing up for holiday shows and prepping all the things possible. Well, as you've probably guessed or been disappointed to hear, in-person holiday fairs aren't really happening right now. But that doesn't mean you can't find amazing handmade goods! I've curated some of my favorite PNW shops to share with you as you start thinking about holiday shopping.

I know, it's barely November, and we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, but if you're thinking about shopping small and buying handmade this holiday season, know that many makers love your order and need time to create it. So if you can, shop early and support some of my favorite PNW makers. Hopefully you'll find some new favorites and some well loved ones too.

Paige, the maker behind Ponderosa Creative, created colorful quilted goods for everyday use. I adore her use of modern designs and how she upcycles items into the best wearable art. Whether you're looking for a quilt pattern, a vibrant quilted key chain, a trendy hip bag, thread gloss, or more, check out Ponderosa Creative.

Amanda of Modern Science Project create the most delightful earrings. I love her use of modern designs and desert colors- plus her styling is on point! Treat your ears (or your fashionable friend's lobes) to these handmade beauties.

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.

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 and sun catchers are high on my wish list this year.

Anna is the creator and owner of Carter & Rose in Portland, OR. They have a store front, 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 a local holiday show, I've been giving her gorgeous ceramic planters as gifts. I wonder who will get one this year!

Functional meets fiber with MaechenMarie's durable and colorful bags. Her reusable bags are perfect for everyday use and are sturdy enough to handle it too. Choose from a wide selection of designs in Maechen's shop or select your own color combo.

Particle Goods creates some of my favorite candles. I'd never be able to pick just one, because all the scents are so good! Along with a plethora of candle sizes, their scents are also available as fragrances and incense.

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. Find your next piece of wanderlust inspired jewelry at Rebekah J. Designs.

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.


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