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Shop Local: The Procrastinator’s Best Friend handmade and vintage goods

Imagine: You’re packing the car for your Christmas road trip when the realization sets in that you didn’t have time to find gifts for that cousin who loves miniature mid-century furniture, or the aunt who adores donning her feline friends with cat hats. Never fear, because Etsy will be there to save the day, even when you think there is no way an item will reach you before Christmas morning. How, you ask? By shopping locally, of course.

That’s right, you can search for Etsy shops located in your holiday destination — meaning that instead of biting your nails and wondering if the gift will show up on time, you can rest assured that this parcel won’t be crossing oceans, mountains, or customs to reach you. You can even try contacting a local seller to arrange a face-to-face pick up. Discover the possibilities with the Shop Local tool or use the Local Items filter in the left sidebar of your search results!


Now you have no excuse to show up empty handed! In honor of the spirit of local gift giving, the Etsy Admin share their holiday plans, as well as some of their favorite items located in the city, state, or country they will be visiting this year.

fox stuffie . organic

By birdmafia, $12.

SALE: Maple Creme Cookie Balls

By BurningKitchen, $10.

Handmade Bottle Stopper

By ASHWoodshops, $26.

Yosemite (series 2) 5×7

By msbama, $7.50.

Michelle, a.k.a. HeyMichelle: Monterey, CA

I’m going to Monterey, California for Christmas to visit my family. I plan to eat and drink heartily and often. My mom is a fabulous cook, and my dad is the drinks grand-master — his coffee is on point, and he gets the red wine flowing every night. They live on top of a mountain where you can see the moon and the stars clearly, so we’ll sit in the hot tub and gaze up in wonder (to the soundtrack of my mom’s go-to easy listening love songs radio station). My brother and I are planning an expedition to discover lost Norse civilizations in North America, so I can’t wait to sit by the fire and plan our adventure!

Meander cushion cover – red on grey

By mengseldesign, $50.

Knitted Bear A3 Print

By Juliapott, $25.

Side Plate – The Sandwich Defender Bear

By jimbobart, $37.50.

I Miss Being A Small Girl lasercut

By misterrob, $125.

Georgina, a.k.a. GeorgieUK: London

I live in London and will spend the holidays at my sister’s house, which is a ten minute walk from my flat. It’s just as well, really, because we’re forecast to have snow — my first white Christmas! The UK shuts down when we get even a sprinkling of the stuff, so travelling to else in the UK is unlikely to happen. My parents will be joining us, and my flatmate too, if she is stranded and can’t get back to Dublin. I have a feeling that we may pick up a few waifs and strays along the way, but who doesn’t like a big Christmas, hey?

Cleveland Neighborhoods (13×19)

By smalltower, $30.

Antique  found object collage

By DanaDepew, $90.

Vintage Wooden Tool Box

By JoieDeCleve, $24.

SALE- Second – Water Lily Jar

By mnjohn, $13.20

Eli, a.k.a. egoodman85: Cleveland, OH

I’ll be driving from New York to Cleveland, Ohio with my wife and her brother. Anyone have any good audiobook recommendations? Her aunt and uncle live there, and it’s a logical midpoint for relatives coming from the east and west coasts. One nice thing about Christmas there is that, instead of giving each other gifts, we lead each other in an “experience” that is meaningful to us (read a favorite poem, talk about an issue that is important to us, perform a song, etc.). I’m not totally sure what I will do yet…

Poemes d’automne (collage)

By flowingmoments, $20.

Sweater Cowl Neck Tunic Soft Grey

By isabelamyo, $99.

Sauniq – tiny tattooed bone necklace

By dianepaganpoetry, $41.03.

2 Prints (clothes/laundry)

By aviewto, $6

Amelie, a.k.a. AmelieFrenchie: Bordeaux, France

It’s been six years since I began living in my dream city — Paris! It’s a delightful place duringamelie_bw_small.jpg the holidays. But for me, Christmas takes place in my beloved hometown of Bordeaux in the southwest of France, where we make the best wine and foie gras in the world. I always spend my beautiful Christmas holidays surrounded by my family, next to the cozy fireplace. There may be no snow outside, but there’s always good food inside!

5×7 Magic Mixtape Print (Customizable)

By thespottedfox, $10.

Yee Haw notecards, set of four

By juniperberry, $9.

Orange ceramic serving set

By jemporium, $29.

At the Fair – 8 x 8 Print

By spectacleworks, $19

Julie, a.k.a. julieincharge: Nashville, TN

This year I’ll be traveling to my hometown of Nashville, TN, a small city thriving with art, music, old school letterpress, and my very favorite popsicles. My family’s holiday traditions meld the traditional and the wacky. On Christmas Eve there is an annual viewing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, while on Christmas morning we eat homemade cinnamon rolls in our PJs, open gifts by the tree, maybe play some Scrabble, and then nestle in to watch Men in Black. You know, the usual.

1962 LET’S COOK It Right Vintage Journal

By renovatedbooks, $35.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

By SugarandSaltKitchen, $4.50.

vintage PLAID zip up flannel JACKET

By CairoVintage, $62.

Mini Art Prints – Seattle Signs

By ImageNationphoto, $10

Andrew, a.k.a. AndrewMPetterson: Seattle

I’m traveling back to Seattle from Brooklyn for the holidays. I’m very excited because I was out of the country last year and missed Christmas with my family for the first time in my life! Then it’s back to the East Coast for New Year’s in Miami to see my alma mater beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl!

Brown/Tan Stretched Linen World’s Fair Wall Hanging

By sheepshead, $40.

Doodle Puff

By virginiakraljevic, $25.

International Dateline Frock

By iheartfink, $125.

Woodland Chic

By BROOKLYNrehab, $22.

Kimm, a.k.a. Alfonzi: New York City

Unlike most “New Yorkers,” I was actually born here — the Boogey Down Bronx, to be exact! So I have the great pleasure of experiencing New York in that mystical time when everyone leaves for the holidays. I will be curling up with my new nephew, Lucas, my family, and best partner in the world for eats and general merriment, which usually means a few rounds of Rock Band.

Vintage Cowboy Boot Size 5.5M

By TXvintagebootsshoes, $60.

little red secretary. doll necklace

By goldenstiletto, $20.

Dulce de Leche Brownies 

By saoirseangel, $10.

golden feather on gold chain

By Garden22DesignStudio, $30.

Brittney, a.k.a. sohappyrighnow: Houston, TX

The snow makes it feel like Christmas to lots of people, but it doesn’t fully feel like the holidays to me until I get home to balmy Houston, TX. My mom doesn’t play around with Christmas decorating — she’s all business. When we were kids, she’d do up the front entryway and then hide at least ten little elves among the decorations that we’d try to spot. Now it’s little cake plates and pedestal dishes all over the place with cookies, candy and other treats in them. It’s a wonderful Christmas present to come home to.

Flannery O’Connor, set of six cards

By WLFTN, $9.

Giant Chocolate Pretzels

By PernillasSS, $7.45.

Skewed Double Eggs

By phlaznatch, $125.

Hula Hoops

By AgeBeforeBeauty, $48.

Alison, a.k.a TeenAngster: Iowa

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trek to the frigid terrain that is Iowa. My family’s traditions have evolved in recent years as my sisters and I moved out of the house. We still decorate with our ancient aluminum Christmas tree and oscillating color lamp (trippy, yet festive), hang a ragged collection of felt stockings at the mantle and gather for a slovenly movie marathon of A Christmas Story. However, current custom dictates that we also indulge in Pink Squirrels and a mountain of custard pie, drunkenly start a bonfire by our frozen creek bed and break something in the backyard before Christmas has adjourned. I can’t wait!

Bamboo Soap – Natural Unscented

By RockyTopSoapShop, $6.

la foret 3

By aliette, $24.

SUSHI CAT Picnic Suprise print

By bluebirdiesinger, $25.

Mussel Tea Towel-Organic Linen

By madderroot, $18.

Chris, a.k.a. chrisfairbanks: Maine

I’m heading up to coastal Maine for a couple days at my parents’ place. I’m planning on spending a lot of time sitting by fireplaces and staying out of the cold!

Ben Weaver CD Release poster

By dwitt75, $25.

Crochet Garland in Natural

By reraeshop, $40.

Local is Lovely Necklace

By ekate, $48.

Set of 5 – KNUCKS Note Cards

By henhousepress, $10.

Mark, a.k.a. ThisIsMark: Minneapolis

I grew up on Christmas Lake (really), a small, heart-shaped body of water just west of Minneapolis. As always, I will be headed there for the holidays. The Twin Cities has just survived the difficult beauty of a historic snowstorm. But as trying as cold weather calamities can be, Minnesota is sure to be full of artists using the weather-induced house arrest to build a surplus of handmade items for the holidays. Comfortable in that knowledge, I’m holding out for my arrival in Minnesota to do some last-minute shopping for locally made items.

Two Tier Circlets

By ZariiDesigns, $28.

Vintage ceramic match box holder

By thecupcakekid, $14.

Chester Arthur

By ElizabethGraeber, $100.

Obama Vs. Zombies Unisex Shirt

By tinaseamonster, $20.

Matt, a.k.a. matt: Washington D.C.

I live in Berlin, Germany, and I spent the last 12.5 years in Brooklyn, but if anyone asks, I am a Washingtonian. In fact, I am a third generation Washingtonian — a very rare thing indeed, considering that D.C. proper is only about 140 years old. Growing up in The District of Columbia was wonderful: it is a green and lovely city, filled with interesting people from around the world. You go to school with the children of politicians and world leaders, and you get days off for things like political demonstrations that close the streets or pose a hazard to the civilian population. My son, born five weeks ago in Berlin, Germany, may not by a Washingtonian by birth, but I will make sure that he too will play amongst the marble columns of our Nation’s Capital.

factory trails. 8 x 10 .multiple exposure photograph.

By FieldsOfAphelion, $14.

The Messenger – in hunter

By moop, $131.

Sergio (Original Illustration)

By PerfectCursive, $25.

Slouchy Beanie in Gray

By starrcrunch, $12.

Lauren, a.k.a. ExtraLauren: Pittsburgh, PA

I’m headed home to Pittsburgh for the holidays for the first time in a while. With a big family scattered all over, we change our holiday destination almost every year. Last year was desert Christmas in Phoenix, AZ. I grow prouder of my hometown every year I am away. Many of my friends who still live in Pittsburgh are part of the vibrant and, no pun intended, close-knit DIY scene. When I left 10 years ago I swore I would never have a reason to go back. But my hometown has proven me wrong.

tandem bicycle wall hanging

By heatherjeany, $25.

The Giant Fox

By LaurenMinco, $275.

I Love Rhode Island – print

By capow, $25.

Providence, RI – Postcard Set

By GoodbyeBuildings, $12.

Sean, a.k.a. sean11: Rhode Island

I’m headed to the very special State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the official name, still!) to see family. There will be drinking of Guinness, eating of oysters, and probably a trip to Craftland in Providence for last-minute gifts. My family’s holiday traditions include covering doorways to the living room with newsprint to tear through triumphantly on Christmas morning (I still do this) and an annual surprise family trip.

Jeannette Swirl Cup and Saucer

By jaditekate, $20.

Vintage ceramic Mexican painted owl

By highstreetmarket, $28.

reusable produce bags, set of 3

By fabrik, $6.

Sterling Silver Earrings, Evergreen

By michabella, $32.

Meg, a.k.a. OMeG: Philadelphia, PA

My husband and I will be spending Christmas in southeastern Pennsylvania with my parents, their cats, and the cats of my brother and his wife. My traditional holiday “task” is to put all the lights on the Christmas tree — I come from a family of gardeners, so I’ve been taught well — and then the others will join in to smother it with ornaments while watching The Muppet Christmas Carol, wine glasses in hand.

Are you planning to pick up some last minute, locally made gifts this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • buysomelove

    buysomelove says:

    Thanks so much for this article! I've noticed that 99% of all sales this past weekend have been from lovely customers in the same province as us. I'm a procrastinator myself, so I will also be shopping locally today.

    5 years ago

  • linguaNigra

    linguaNigra says:

    OMG, such a great post!!!!! It's so fun to see where everyone is from!!!

    5 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    Great piece. I DID shop local and sent my friend in Germany and calendar from a German seller using "local". Brilliant.

    5 years ago

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi says:

    Safe travels and Happy Holidays to you all!

    5 years ago

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie says:

    Shop Local PDX, Portland Oregon!!! Greatest Idea Ever! xo

    5 years ago

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu says:

    What a good reminder!!

    5 years ago

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio says:

    Shop local Phoenix AZ! Great post!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio says:

    Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit says:

    Good luck traveling this time of year.. I avoid it at all costs!

    5 years ago

  • mooshoopork

    mooshoopork says:

    yay for shopping local!! i love it... like finding treasures in my own back yard :)

    5 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    Love the title of this article! ...AND now crave chocolate covered pretzles...mmmmmmmm

    5 years ago

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie says:

    I love the shop local feature! It can indeed be a real life-saver! Happy last-minute shopping all!

    5 years ago

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit says:

    Great idea for last minute shoppers though.... I didnt even think of that.

    5 years ago

  • theroyal

    theroyal says:

    Hit me up Atlanta!!!

    5 years ago

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts says:

    Support your local economy and get great stuff!

    5 years ago

  • patchesnthings

    patchesnthings says:

    Shopping local....terrific idea!

    5 years ago

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi says:

    Thanks a lot for this funny and useful post ! Happy Holidays to all :)

    5 years ago

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages says:

    Happy Holidays all

    5 years ago

  • NotYourGrandmasAttic

    NotYourGrandmasAttic says:

    Great stuff. I want them all!

    5 years ago

  • brandmojoimages

    brandmojoimages says:

    I love this! What a great way to celebrate the local arts scene!

    5 years ago

  • HappyHuismus

    HappyHuismus says:

    Brilliant feature, fab article! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland says:

    Great idea! Support etsy - handmade and local all in one purchase :)

    5 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    What a delightful read enjoyed peeking into everyone's christmas storys. Safe journeys to all, merry christmas, happy holiday's, and a grand 2011.

    5 years ago

  • vitamini

    vitamini says:

    Yay for Monterey! That's where I'll be this Christmas, too! Great local finds!

    5 years ago

  • rozzie

    rozzie says:

    Lovely first photo, it really caught my eye. Great finds in here as well, I love shopping local! (Calgary, AB, Canada here!)

    5 years ago

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery says:

    Hey Mark, check me out when you come home to Mpls! The Greek figure on the matchbox is actually Perikles, the ruler of Ancient Athens during 4th c. BC, and the paper matchbox is really an antique. Those matches have not existed in Greece since I was a child and lived there.

    5 years ago

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs says:

    Lucky for that bird the cat loves sushi!

    5 years ago

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak says:

    I love this article. Noce to hear what others are planning for Christmas

    5 years ago

  • PipingHotPapers

    PipingHotPapers says:

    Great collections can be found anywhere in the US and abroad! Well done!

    5 years ago

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage says:

    i love this feature! local shopping is the best, especially for the food...yum!

    5 years ago

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany says:

    I always buy local. Lovely ideas.

    5 years ago

  • RandomFiction

    RandomFiction says:

    I loved this! One of the beautiful things about searching Etsy is seeing handmade from all over! It is great to have a local search too....and maybe make some friends! AE!

    5 years ago

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio says:

    This was such a fun read. Thank you for including my necklace here. Yay, Houston! :D

    5 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 says:

    "A health to the man on the trail tonight; may his grub hold out; may his dogs keep their legs; may his matches never misfire." -Jack London Safe travels and happy holidays to you all.

    5 years ago

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen says:

    So excited to see Houston shops featured here!!! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt says:

    hERE i GO!

    5 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing! =)

    5 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    I'm on here this evening, hoping to find a few gifts that will ship out tomorrow and arrive by Friday...

    5 years ago

  • sacredsuds

    sacredsuds says:

    this is fantastic! Found some new Minneapolis shops here (while we get pounded by even more snow). Thanks Mark!

    5 years ago

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels says:

    Awesome article!!! <3

    5 years ago

  • vKnit

    vKnit says:

    great article! Im going to do this!! :) xox

    5 years ago

  • michabella

    michabella says:

    Such wonderful finds and great stories! Thank you so much for including my earrings here:) Yay PA!!

    5 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth says:

    Sweet! Today is the last day to get Priority shipping to receive by Christmas from my shop too! I'm one of those procrastinators with gifts myself.. going to browse now.. thanks for the collection! ♥

    5 years ago

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia says:

    This is such a cool opportunity to get to know the community a little more! Excellent to hear everyone's plans too! I hope all your holidays are FAB!!

    5 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    I too love Muppet Christmas Carol, my last orders are making their way to customers with the weather being so bad here in the uk! Hope you all have a great Christmas!

    5 years ago

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural says:

    THIS IS FABULOUS! Not only full of great handmade items, but also a chance to get to know Admin better and connect to all the great places Etsians call home. Happy holidays! I think shop local features are some of my favorites. Thanks again.

    5 years ago

  • MaaPstudio

    MaaPstudio says:

    Fantastic post! Thanks so much for sharing! I just got a question today if there is a possibility to pick up the ring from me :) How cool:)

    5 years ago

  • mittens

    mittens says:

    it is raining no pouring here in Vegas and a perfect idea to shop online and then have it delivered straight to your door step!

    5 years ago

  • gothicreations

    gothicreations says:

    Nice article. I like the peek into some of the christmas plans or traditions.

    5 years ago

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou says:

    good article!

    5 years ago

  • DigiSweets

    DigiSweets says:

    Wonderful article! Thank you :)

    5 years ago

  • ImageNationphoto

    ImageNationphoto says:

    Great idea for a blog post!! I appreciate buying (and selling) local but it's also fun to see items from all over in one post! Thank you very much for including my photograph from Seattle!! Happy Holidays to everyone!!

    5 years ago

  • suzziisuebots

    suzziisuebots says:

    Lovely to see where everyone is from and their Christmas traditions. I love Sean11's awesome tradition - breaking through the newspaper on the living room doors - hilarious. Suzz

    5 years ago

  • MarileesBoutique

    MarileesBoutique says:

    Great plan! and fun to hear what others are up to this season while some of us are practically snowed in.

    5 years ago

  • thedoggiehouse

    thedoggiehouse says:

    And Puerto Rico ????

    5 years ago

  • crystalworld

    crystalworld says:

    Safe travels and Happy Holidays to you all!

    5 years ago

  • paperdesigner

    paperdesigner says:

    Love the title of this article.

    5 years ago

  • summerwoodphoto

    summerwoodphoto says:

    This is a great article, super helpful and I love the featured items! Thanks so much!

    5 years ago

  • CupCoats

    CupCoats says:

    What a great post, I always love to see what is going on in other places. Thank you for a great article and a Very Merry Christmas to everyone...everywhere!

    5 years ago

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto says:

    Love the ability to shop local! It's worked both ways for me this year! I've been able to find great local gifts in the Philadelphia area so they're all there and ready to go when I fly home this weekend and likewise have had lots of last minute gift shoppers who have been able to find me here in Chicago and just come pick up the gift! Great article thank you!! :)

    5 years ago

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox says:

    What a great way to promote local ! Happy-Happy Joy-Joy !! Cheers ! )

    5 years ago

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin says:

    Love this idea. A few weeks back I did a treasury of shops local to me in Albany, NY -what great talent exists that I never would have known about! Thanks for this feature.

    5 years ago

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative says:

    Love the anecdotes. Wishing everyone safe travels. Hey, Mark, we're getting 7 more inches of snow today!

    5 years ago

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig says:

    Very creative, Merry Christmas from AnnTig :)

    5 years ago

  • marbled

    marbled says:

    Happy Holidays to you all!!

    5 years ago

  • marbled

    marbled says:

    Happy Holidays to you all!!

    5 years ago

  • RichardandRuthie

    RichardandRuthie says:

    Great article! Thanks for making this point!

    5 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Good article

    5 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    I think that's great and so true sometimes you may or other people may forget about shopping locally here on ETSY. Well we're right here.

    5 years ago

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts says:

    Great stuff, I love a good mixtape and the fox is a real wicks.

    5 years ago

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal says:

    This seems like a nice helpful Christmas Elf sort of option, I love the Ben Weaver CD Release poster, Sushi Cat, Worlds Fair Linen artwork, gift baskets!

    5 years ago

  • RockyTopSoapShop

    RockyTopSoapShop says:

    Perfect timing for procrastinators like me! Chris, thanks for including my soap!!

    5 years ago

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads says:

    My idea of local is not exactly the same as location! I went to my local post office 3 times a day to ship all the orders and often just upgraded out of my own pocket! Happy days to all and a swell Noel to those who celebrate!_R

    5 years ago

  • DamaUSA

    DamaUSA says:

    Happy Holidays Everyone

    5 years ago

  • ralynn73

    ralynn73 says:

    I would love to attract more buyers locally. We're having great weather in south Alabama and I could Priority Mail my jewelry just in time for Christmas.

    5 years ago

  • frolicnfibers

    frolicnfibers says:

    Awesome! I had no idea that the "shop local" tool even existed! I'll be looking that up shortly. Meanwhile, very entertaining article. Loved hearing what everyone's doing for the holidays! We'll be home tending the "critters"...same as usual :)

    5 years ago

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 says:

    Bestest of Holiday wishes to all ♥

    5 years ago

  • cosmiksouls

    cosmiksouls says:

    Supporting local artists always a great idea ... and yes packages can arrive sooner !!!

    5 years ago

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas says:

    I can relate to procrastinators! I'll be shopping until Christmas Eve. Thanks Etsy! Oh, and I ship right away, haha.

    5 years ago

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion says:

    Nice article! Merry Christmas♥

    5 years ago

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques says:

    Good luck to all you procrastinators... Merry Christmas...

    5 years ago

  • ReligiousAdoption

    ReligiousAdoption says:

    This definitely a great blog!!! I surely wouldn't mind meeting a client face to face to drop of a garment! It's always my pleasure to meet my customers face to face! With that being said, I'm based out of Houston, and I send to U.S. & Everywhere Else! I wish everyone a Happy Holiday season, as we venture from 2010 to 2011!!!! Need Christmas/New Years/Event garments? Check out my shop!

    5 years ago

  • theeye

    theeye says:

    I love the photo at the beginning of the article with mini tree and toy car

    5 years ago

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin says:

    NICE PICKS I enjoyed Thanks

    5 years ago

  • BettyJeanVintage

    BettyJeanVintage says:

    Loved the article!! Enjoyed reading about the Christmas traditions of others on Etsy! I highly recommend shopping locally! It's a great feature of Etsy's! Happy and Safe Holidays to all!

    5 years ago

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 says:

    Merry Christmas to all. Be safe.

    5 years ago

  • stylesupplier

    stylesupplier says:

    beautiful photos. Merry Christmas!

    5 years ago

  • ChocolateStarShop

    ChocolateStarShop says:

    another reason to Love Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist says:

    fun gift ideas :)

    5 years ago

  • sevenply

    sevenply says:

    <3 <3 <3

    5 years ago

  • CherryPepperDesigns

    CherryPepperDesigns says:

    Can't go wrong with supporting local (hint, hint BC). Good blog idea.

    5 years ago

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez says:

    Great article!

    5 years ago

  • chicmoderne

    chicmoderne says:

    Great post! Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season!

    5 years ago

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings says:

    Where are the Australian shops?????

    5 years ago

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings says:

    just wondering why these are all from Northern hemisphere?

    5 years ago

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart says:

    Thank you, nice article. I have experienced local shoppers also in the past two weeks! Great marketing!

    5 years ago

  • organicheart

    organicheart says:

    has anyone ever had bacon chocolate chip cookies?

    5 years ago

  • Fibrillaria

    Fibrillaria says:

    Nice finds! Happy Holidays and safe travels to you all!

    5 years ago

  • heidiadnum

    heidiadnum says:

    What a lovely post. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • SavoyFaire

    SavoyFaire says:

    Great reminder and to share with those whom have not used it yet. It's fun!

    5 years ago

  • riricreations

    riricreations says:

    GREAT reminder...I've had several local last minute sales!

    5 years ago

  • sianuskavintage

    sianuskavintage says:

    Be local, shop local. Collection welcome from Hanover, Brighton. Happy Christmas! X

    5 years ago

  • sianuska

    sianuska says:

    Ditto my art shop. Be local, shop local. Collection welcome from Hanover, Brighton. Happy Christmas! X

    5 years ago

  • brooksbarrow

    brooksbarrow says:

    Great blog post - Merry Christmas!

    5 years ago

  • giardino

    giardino says:

    I love this! And I am thrilled to see the Cleveland, Ohio shops featured above. Merry Christmas everyone!

    5 years ago

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry says:

    Bacon chocolate chip cookies, yum! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

    5 years ago

  • hans1247

    hans1247 says:

    Best article of the year!

    5 years ago

  • buffalogirls

    buffalogirls says:

    Our small community is well aware of the advantages of shopping local and truly supports local merchants, especially local organic producers. Few of us are now training the community to extend their admiration of local produce to local craft and perhaps even art! Organic art anyone?

    5 years ago

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 says:

    Wonderful picks! Top photo, toy car w/ xmas tree, is absolutely priceless! Just love it.

    5 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Hope everyone reaches their destination and has a Merry Christmas! Great article!

    5 years ago

  • doveandflower

    doveandflower says:

    Wow! I never knew that any search had that local feature. Really helpful. Great finds!

    5 years ago

  • maechevrette

    maechevrette says:

    Awesome! I love the Seattle set. It's been really helpful that buyers can now search for specific items local to them rather than just browsing shops-- I have had many more local sales than usual in December and I'm sure this is why! Thanks Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop says:

    Such fun!

    5 years ago

  • foxpots

    foxpots says:

    One of my favorite articles from Etsy - a wonderful peek into the real lives of Admin! My treaditional last minute gift - the fanciest fancy cookies from a small local bakery.

    5 years ago

  • kawaiiktsch

    kawaiiktsch says:

    so many amazing picks! love the sandwich defender plate ;)

    5 years ago

  • shop1848

    shop1848 says:

    Great post! Wonderful finds!!

    5 years ago

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims says:

    Great article, awesome!

    5 years ago

  • deeAndersen

    deeAndersen says:

    love hearing how other people celibrate the Holidays.

    5 years ago

  • lizhutnick

    lizhutnick says:

    Wonderful picks! Sign'em all up to do some more Finds!

    5 years ago

  • sarantos

    sarantos says:

    I'm an Etsy Elf this year and it has been working out great. :)

    5 years ago

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen says:

    Great article! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen says:

    Great article! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • yangyuqi

    yangyuqi says:

    设计得可爱而美丽!欢迎爱好艺术的朋友们有空到我网站看一看。艺海慧天——杨玉琪的缤纷世界 to be cute and beautiful! Welcome to art-loving friends who have time to look at my site. Hui-day Arts and sea - the colorful world Yang Yuqi)

    5 years ago