Pop quiz, Lakelanders. 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.
This festive candle is the perfect gift for someone who loves the sweet smell of the holidays.
🎁 Under $25
Santa’s coffee scented all natural soy candle ($12.99) | Indulge your senses in coffee, chocolate, and candy cane with a touch of whipped cream. | A Bohemian Bear Personalized skinny tumbler with straw ($12) | Choose a color and add a name to this BPA-free tumbler with a splash proof lid. | Kolourfull Kreations Winter Christmas tree mitten ornament ($19.95) | This holiday decoration is hand-spun from wire with hand-stitched fur trimming. | — Country Babies USA Star Seller ⭐ Vintage Florida map tea towel ($15+) | Give the gift of state pride with these 100% cotton white flower sack towels. | — Idle Tyme Creations Star Seller ⭐ Polymer clay earrings ($10) | Have a friend or loved one that loves earrings? They’ll love to add these handmade beauties to their collection. | Vintful Dream
Release the Kraken this Christmas.
Lakeland pack of art prints ($48+) | Get five illustrated, city-themed pieces of artwork for Lakeland lovers. | Mockingbird Artist Minimalist mountain graphic crop hoodie ($40.70+) | Give the gift of style and comfort for those chilly winter days. | Quiet Artist Design Octopus floral metal wall art ($37.95+) | Ocean lovers will enjoy this octopus wall decoration that comes in different colors and sizes. | Quill Wall Art Here comes Amazon right down our driveway door mat ($50) | This durable and weather-resistant mat is made from 100% polyester and recycled, non-slip rubber. Plus, the fun holiday saying is perfect for the loved one that adores Amazon. | — Sweet Morning Mugs Star Seller ⭐
12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
($32) | Celebrate the days leading up to Christmas by opening a new soap, wax melt, sugar scrub, and more each day. | Always Rich Creations
Personalized snowflake family ornament
($25) | Customize this rustic ceramic ornament with your family’s names, or use a friend’s family for a thoughtful gift. | — Lil Stinker Design Star Seller ⭐ Wooden origami swan ornament ($36) | Make your tree even more swan-derful with this ornament handmade out of solid walnut wood. | Robert Berganza Furniture
The perfect gift for someone that is always losing their keys and wallet.
Dresser caddy and desk organizer ($59) | This handmade holder is constructed from handpicked wood and is the perfect catch-all organizer. | Square Edge Woodcraft Custom watercolor portrait ($70) | Send in a photo of someone and have it painted into a gorgeous portrait. | MO and U Sports welcome sign ($65) | Gift a hand-painted wooden welcome sign to the sports friends in your life. | Pallet 27 Monogrammed seersucker pom pom pillow cover ($93+) | Choose a color and personalize this handmade pillow cover with initials. | Peppermint Bee
Braided band ring ($74.99) | This handmade rope ring is made of solid 950 silver. | — Sam & Silver Star Seller ⭐