Pop quiz, Bostonians. 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.
Sweet Emma Jean’s Felt Pizza Set features all sorts of pizza toppings.
🎁 Under $25
Honeycomb bookends ($20.99) | For the bookworm in the family, these metal bookends keeps things organized. | geomodus Taylor Swift album sticker pack ($9) | Created by a local artist, these illustrated stickers commemorate Taylor Swift’s iconic albums. | Here’s 2 Happy ( Gourmet loose leaf tea sampler $3.05+) | Infused with healing herbs, these teas make for great stocking stuffers. | — Beantown Tea Star Seller ⭐ Custom beaded name bracelet ($10) | Work with this local maker to get a custom bracelet for your bestie. | Chic Beads Co. Pizza party felt pattern ($6.99) | This pattern can be used to make a felt pizza perfect for the kiddos. | — Sweet Emma Jean Star Seller ⭐
Zeylum is a specialized maker of crocheted dolls.
Frida Kahlo crochet doll ($49.99) | Encouraging child-like whimsy, this maker features a variety of handmade croquet dolls. | — Zeylum Star Seller ⭐ Ocean-themed alphabet and numbers prints ($48+) | Available in 8x10 or 11x14 sizes, these two hand-illustrated prints inspire learning for little ones. | — Luna Beam Studio Star Seller ⭐ Seal surprise mug ($34) | For the animal lovers you know, this ceramic made- to- order mug has a smiling seal inside. | Spademan Pottery Playdough ice cream kit ($34.99) | Making a great sensory toy, this play set creates a fun activity for children ages three and older. | — Bizzy Bees Kits Star Seller ⭐ Upcycled beer bottle candle ($28) | Choose from Sierra Nevada, Red Stripe, Miller High Life, and more beer brands as a vessel for this soy-based candle. | Cambridge Crafter
Local maker, Lusterbone, uses ceramics to create unique jewelry designs.
Men’s leather shoes ($199.99) | Providing elegant finesse for men, this local fashion brand combines comfort and style in footwear. | Mandujour Donut hiking backpack ($65) | This handmade backpack is perfect for on-the-go adventurers. | Suspended In The Trees 12-inch round woven wall decor ($85) | Featuring an orange hue, this eclectic hanging decor adds a unique interior touch. | — Studio Seespriya Star Seller ⭐ Upcycled cashmere mittens ($65) | Give the gift of warmth and durability with this pair of cashmere mittens. | Cashmere Resewn
Square Porcelain Earrings ($50) | This local jewelry designer handcrafts ceramic earrings for everyday wear. | Lusterbone