Pop quiz, Columbia. What’s better than shopping local?
For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home, of course. Not only is it to one of the best ways 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
15 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted that’s given to sellers who consistently earn Star Seller badge 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.
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🎁 Under $25
Personalized reflective dog collar ($20+) | Gift fur parents a quick metal release collar with their pup’s name embroidered. | — Craft Designs by Kenz Star Seller ⭐ Custom handwritten kitchen spoon ($16) | Personalize this 12-inch wooden serving utensil with an engraving. | — Sweet Southern Laser Star Seller ⭐ Threaded custom friendship bracelet ($17.50) | Choose between pink or cream and customize this woven bracelet with tassels. | Carolina Monogram Co. Be kind to your mind tote bag ($17) | Give the gift of kindness to your greenest friends with this handmade, reusable, and recyclable bag. | Shop Tote Ally Decorative decoupaged oyster shells ($10) | Select a pattern or create a new one for these painted shells with gold trimming. | SC Salty Shop
A gorgeous wooden cutting board is always in season.
DIY craft jewelry kit ($25+) | Give this kit to the creatives in your family to make beaded jewelry with tassel add-ons. | — Woman Shops World Star Seller ⭐ Chicago lunchroom butter cookies ($30+) | Gift up to quantities of four dozen of these classic holiday treats. | — Bake the Old Fashion Way Star Seller ⭐ “It’s merry AF in here” door mat ($31) | For the most merry AF people you know. | Marilyn Colwell Designs Puffin 100% organic cotton hat ($26) | 10% of the proceeds of this hat are donated to a different environmental charity each month. | Stay Out There Handcrafted walnut cutting board set ($49.99+) | This gorgeous wooden board is non-slip and perfect for cooks in your family. | SC Craft Woodworks
This bathtub tray doubles as a coffee table tray. | Photo via Etsy
Jackie Kennedy pearl earrings ($75) | These vintage beauties are surrounded by simulated diamonds. | — SC Lady Di Jewelry Star Seller ⭐ Personalized yoga mat ($54) | Add an embroidered name onto these extra thick, 1/4-inch handmade mats. | Alicia Beam Monogrammed corduroy overalls for babies and toddlers ($50+) | Personalize this 100% cotton winter outfit. | Soda City Sewing Premium women’s boater hat ($60) | This handmade, Luna-style fall hat is made of vegan suede. | Ella Ware Shop
Wooden bathtub tray ($95+) | Select a stain color and size for this tray made of pine wood. | — Shop Mea Home Star Seller ⭐