It’s holiday shopping time and we are here to help you find great gifts for the whole family. We love to support local businesses so we’re highlighting artisans and craftspeople from Southern California who have shops in Etsy.com.
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At MomsLA, we always like to support local businesses, but this year especially – we think you’ll agree – supporting local artists is smart for four reasons.
- Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, but more than that, they’re our friends, neighbors and family.
- As we’ve seen, shipping times have been delayed and lengthened this year, putting holiday deliveries at risk. Problem solved when you shop local – shorter distances to ship mean faster arrival times.
- Most of the artists listed here are Moms and Dads, with some Aunties and Kids, too.
- You’re much more likely to get a unique gift from one of these artists, perfect for those on your list who have everything.
Thank you for joining us to Shop Local. Happy shopping and have a wonderful holiday season!
SoCal Artists and Craftspeople for Awesome Holiday Gifts
This artist designs decals that can be ironed on to garments. There’s a great collection of designs and we love the DIY aspect – choose your own shirt or hoodie and break out the iron! Here are a few of our favorites: The Chaos Crew, the Shark Family set, and the Pandemic Posse.
This artist makes Hand Dyed Textiles, Sassy Greeting cards + More. We love the hand-dyed and tie-dyed designs – and the baby onesies. Here are our picks: Hand-dyed, long-sleeved baby onesie, Cactus embroidery hoop, and this hand-dyed, relaxed fit Tee.
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This artist creates handmade textiles and wearables meant to spark joy. And we think you’ll agree! We picked our top three: a hand-dyed eye pillow, this Cali love embroidery hoop, pretty tassel earrings.
This artist makes handmade home decor and ornaments. Our top three picks are: A California Map Xmas tree ornament, this amazing botanical textile sculpture of succulents, and another amazing textile sculpture of bougainvillea.
This artist makes Funky Fresh Fabulous Crochet. A variety of crochet products including beanies, scarves, cozies, home decor and lots more. Something for every age and style. Our top three picks: a super cute handbag, a fun eyeglass case, or a bandana-style scarf.
This artist makes Fairy and scented creations to enchant your world and bring magic into your everyday including fairy doors, fairy houses, fairy dolls, scented fairy pillows, scented bookmarks, scented mug huggers, seasonal scented decor, and more! Our favorite is: the Santa Wooleez magic dryer balls.
This artist makes these awesome recycled sweatshirt pillows. Our hometown faves are UCLA, USC Nursing, and Baseball Mom.
This artist makes fabulous jewelry. Our favorite piece is this atomic necklace.
This artist makes Quirky stickers, cards, and art. Our fave is this Motivational gift box.
This artist makes Gratitude Journals, Notebooks, Notepads and personal stationery. Our fave is this happiness journal.
This artist makes Magnifying Glass Necklaces, jewelry, and Wall Art.
This artist makes Empowerment metalsmithed wearable art jewelry. Original designs, natural gemstones. We love this sun salutation necklace.
This artist makes custom personalized vinyl decals, custom shopping totes, kids apparel and tumblers. We love the monograms.
This artist makes Ceramics and garden decor. We love the Tiki mugs!
This shop is run by a duo who make cool earrings – and they’re Tweens! We love these avocado jar earrings.
This artist sells personal & thoughtful gift boxes, Handmade toxic-free soy wax candles & reed diffusers, plus a Greeting card service. We love this candle gift box.
This artist makes masks & crocheted hats. Super cute!
This artist makes Handcrafted Artisanal Crowns & Jewelry. Crowns!
This artist makes candles for all seasons. We love the Fall scents.
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