Pop quiz, Portlanders. 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, 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 15 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.
🎁 Under $25
Book lover vinyl sticker ($5) | Send this locally made, weatherproof vinyl sticker that reads, “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” to your favorite bibliophile. | Little Truths Studio
Animal line drawing book ($19.99) | Help hone in drawing skills with this book, containing step-by-step instructions for how to draw 150+ animals, insects, birds, fish, and other cool critters. | The Pigeon Letters
Heart and bicycle soap ($7.75) | The soap — made with goats’ milk and scented with the essential oils of lavender, anise, and sweet orange — will make a great local gift for someone who appreciates the Portland cycling scene. | Lora’s Beauty — Star Seller ⭐️
Kids rash guard set ($30+) | Protect the kids during a pool or lake trip with this stretchy polyester and lycra blend rash guard, printed with ecologically-safe transfer sublimation inks. | Lola and Stella — Star Seller ⭐️
Upcycled eco lightweight backpack ($54) | This backpack — made from items such as recycled plastic bottles, feed bags, and rice bags — has an interior zip pocket and slip pockets, large front zip pocket, side cargo pockets, and padded adjustable shoulder straps. | TORRAIN Recycled Bags
Golf headcovers ($58.95+) | These locally made covers are yellow, orange, purple, and blue — with a colorway dubbed “tequila sunrise” — and made from wool with fleece lining and an added layer of batting for protection. | Reinland Golf Co — Star Seller ⭐️
Vintage gaming pendant light ($147.95+) | Bring the billiards home with this classic lighting fixture that is complete with an aged brass lamp socket, glass cone shade, and industrial style wall plug. | DW Vintage