Pop quiz, Raleighites. 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
17 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.
There’s nothing better than a festive board game that sets the holiday mood.
🎁 Under $25
Holiday tic tac toe ($20) | This handmade family game comes with a wooden tray and ten painted playing pieces. | — Scattercrafted Star Seller ⭐ Gingerbread house paper plates ($7.99) | Grab a set of these festive paper plates to use during a holiday gathering. | Pompoms Art Embroidered paddleboard ornament ($16.95) | This handmade tree decoration consists of white fabric on a wooden board. | — Vibrantly Blue Star Seller ⭐ Wooden mini Christmas trees ($13.50+) | Choose a small or tall option with four different colors. | Elle Woods Co. Personalized pet tags ($16.90) | Gift fur parents a customized aluminum dog ID in a special color. | — Eastcoast Engraving Star Seller ⭐ Christmas tree-shaped family ornament ($23+) | This handmade ornament is made of clay with options to customize a name and secondary color. | Lauren Sumner Pottery Squiggle-shaped picture frame ($20+) | Choose a color, size, and orientation for this fun picture holder. | Paradise Raleigh Personalized coloring book set ($14.50+) | Give the gift of creativity to the little ones in your life. | — Melon and Melly Star Seller ⭐
Holiday scents like gingerbread and mistletoe will bring joy to anyone.
It’s a tea shirt ($32.98+) | Gift this handmade shirt to a tea lover in your family. | Lunatix Aesthetics Holiday candle gift pack ($36+) | Choose a scent and a gift wrap or box. | Belna Candle Company Natural slate coasters ($25.95) | These coasters come in a set of four and are made with mineral oil for a deep black finish. | — Alfima Slate Art Star Seller ⭐ Mommy and me knit ear warmer ($35) | This cozy headband set comes with an adult and child size. | — Custom Bella Creations Star Seller ⭐ Citrine necklace ($44.99+) | Gift this dainty drop necklace made with gold and citrine to your most fashionable friend. | CY Design Studio
A gal can never have too many matching purses + wallets.
Purse and wallet gift set ($175) | Choose brown or black for this handmade, leather tote and matching wallet. | Hawks and Doves Personalized name bracelet ($60+) | Choose pure 925 sterling silver or 14K gold filled and customize a name. | Silver by Selene Custom seashell sign ($185) | Pick any four-lettered word to feature in this sign made from aqua limpet shells. | By the Seashore Decor
Scented soy candle ($54.95) | This hand-poured vintage milk glass candle is available in four different scents or unscented. | — Retro Wix Star Seller ⭐