Shop local this holiday season! Whether you're shopping for yourself, family, friends, coworkers, or a white elephant gift, local artisans make the best gifts. You'll always find something unique and one-of-a kind, because each creation is made by hand. Check out 15 of my favorite local artisans for perfect gifts, this holiday season.
Fiddle player and ceramic artist, Faith Grossnicklaus, draws inspiration from skulls to hand sculpt porcelain bone inspired creations. From earrings to bolo ties, accessorize with her delicate designs to add a hint of gothic glam to your wardrobe.
Katie Evan's hand sewn bags feature classic designs with a colorful modern twist. Her simple and sophisticated styles will make a statement without in-your-face colors. Functional and versatile, you can't go wrong with any of Katie's clutches, fanny packs, cross body bags, purses or totes.
From vintage inspired macrame to whimsical ceramics, Ashley Campell's artwork turns functional beautiful. Whether you're adding decor to your home or giving your plant baby a hanger, Ashley's designs are perfect.
Amber Leaders draws on her animation background to create whimsical mid-century modern pins, prints, ornaments, stickers, and tea towels. Amber uses simple shapes and bold colors to create a joyful feeling of nostalgia with a modern twist.
Squirrel vs. Coyote is a jewelry and accessories studio founded by artist Alexis Devine. Her jewelry is rooted in the theme of internal conflict and promotes an internal strength through external protection. From laser cut and hand stamped jewelry to functional works of art, her artwork inspires wearers to feel strong, sexy, and empowered.
These gorgeous Pacific Northwest inspired, hand poured candles are crafted by Linda Takano. Linda believes scent can soothe, refresh, awaken, cleanse, and sometimes even heal. Her candles include natural essential oils to encourage renewal & deep breaths.
Clara Sherman of Moonflower Books and Cards creates one-of-a-kind vibrant paper collage artwork, cards, and books. She loves playing with color and texture. Using high quality, luxury materials, Clara designs gorgeous and intricate pieces of usable art, perfect to give with a gift or as a gift.
From a good date night cook book to learning new cooking techniques in a workshop, Not Without Salt is a foodies dream. Local food blogger, Ashley Rodriguez, infuses her love for local artisans and food into her recipes, products, and workshops. Stop by Ashley's shop in Phinney Ridge and read her blog.
Inspired by nature and it's impermanence, Kelsey Melville's hand carved ceramic artwork is perfect for your home and everyday use.
Shannon Fisher's new line of handbags celebrates individuality, functionality, and suggests a minimalist alternative to traditional luxury accessories. Her mindful designs and ethical mission support a responsible consumer without compromising an elevated luxury aesthetic.
If you're looking to add color to your life, check out Teresa Martinez's Mexican and Latino inspired goods. Each piece is hand crafted and evokes Teresa's childhood memories.
From living ornaments to functional hand thrown pottery, Kristin Keenan has you covered. Kristin's green thumb will keep your space fresh, while her hand thrown ceramics make the perfect planter, wall decor, lamp, or table setting.
From the excitement of writing a note to jotting down a thought, Cat Snapp wants you to feel the joy of holding something tangible and handmade that highlights a moment in your day that doesn’t involve a screen. Her vibrant letterpress cards and journals are handmade in her Everett studio and are the perfect addition to your everyday life or as a gift.
Honestly, I wish Megan Dortch's clothes were made for adults! Her custom made, durable, and sustainable cotton clothing make the perfect everyday clothing for playful kids. Megan breathes new life into classic designs with bright colors and patterns.
Agnes Cwalina lovingly grows the flowers for her designs in her urban cutting garden in southwest Seattle. Her flowers and designs celebrate the botanical diversity of our region and can be purchased as single stem, arrangements, or dried floral creations.