Etsy Made Local

I'm a massive fan of Etsy and they are one of the first places I look when I'm shopping for gifts. I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Etsy loves for my wish list. I think it's SO important to shop independent and handmade where ever possible and to support creatives and designers. Especially around this time of year when thinking of Christmas.

I'm working with Etsy in this post to highlight and celebrate their 'Esty Made Local' campaign which champions not only the independent but the local artisans. Obviously with Etsy you can shop all over the world and some of my favourite sellers can be found in the most interesting and exotic of locations but there is such a wealth of talent on our own doorstep that I loved the idea of supporting the home grown a little closer to my actual home.

The first shop that caught my eye was La Martiz Handmade which is a textiles shop from Cardiff. The seller makes the most beautiful homewares from cushions to pouffes and even wearable textiles like cowls. Her whole shop gave me such a cosy vibe and I loved her aesthetics. I picked up two of her star cushions for the children's stockings, one in yellow and one in black.

I also picked up a couple of patches from the brilliant Oh No Rachio again for the kids stockings and also this beautiful print from her shop too. I think the sentiment is just perfect and a message I really want the children to grow up with. I'm going to frame it and hang it in their bedroom, it's just perfect. Rachel lives in Southampton and makes the most brilliant and imaginative designs. I quite fancy picking up some her patches to put on my own clothes too.

Next up I went for some stationary from Constance and Clay who are based in Leicester. I always love buying new stationary for the new year. I love the idea of getting organised even if it only lasts for the month of January ;) I picked up the Herbal Remedies calendar for the year ahead as well as the weekly planner which I think is such a good idea for families with lots going on. I also got the 'Ducks in a Row' list maker which I'm hoping help with my organisational skills. I love that it has a section on the bottom to write something you're feeling good about that day too!

Last up is the cute mug from Katy Pillinger which I think is the perfect stocking filler. Who doesn't need another pretty mug hey? I love that they are made from bone china too, I do think that makes your tea taste better (or is that just me?). Katy is based in Truro and makes all sorts of items from stationary to enamel pins to homeware, her Etsy shop is just gorgeous and perfect for picking up a little gift or two for Christmas.

I hope you liked the items I picked from Etsy as part of showcasing the local talent on the site. Local Etsy events will be taking place all over the country between the 1-3rd of December and you can find out which one is closest to you by clicking here. I'll be popping along to the Bristol event on the 2nd so do say hi if you'll be coming too.

In Partnership with Esty 

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