Pop quiz, Richmonders. What’s better than shopping local? For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home,of course. Not only is it one of the best ways to support the local economy, butlocally-crafted gifts tend to wow during the holidays (a big win in our book).
To kickstart your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up 16 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted Star Seller badge that’s given to sellers who consistently earn 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.
Custom pet portrait($49.99+) | For the friend that loves their pet to the moon and back, this custom pet portrait is a thoughtful gift that can be made in color or black and white.| Just Artin’ Around — Star Seller ⭐
Floral embroidery kit($35) | Your loved one that enjoys a good art project will cherish this vibrant embroidery kit complete with the embroidery hood, pattern, thread, and more. | Ellucy Stitches