Shop Etsy and Support Local Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Due to COVID, on-line ordering will be more popular this holiday season than ever before. If you are staying away from the malls this year and doing your Christmas shopping on-line, you can still support your local businesses and at the same time, find unique, thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list!

Did you know that you can filter specific locations in the Etsy Search? You can enter your city and see all the awesome shops that reside in your area.

Upon initiating a search, the left side of the Etsy site will give you additional options to filter on your search. One of the options is ‘Shop Location’. Select ‘Custom’ and enter your city. You can see from the example below that I entered ‘San Diego’.  What a great way to support local!

I have found some amazing shops in San Diego. One of my favorites is MadeThruLove. In fact, I’ve met Renee (the owner) and we’ve become friends. I am in awe of her earrings – such an amazing talent!

These polymer clay arch earrings are made with a white & gold marbled pattern with black floral details. They are two inches in length, weigh .4oz, and are nickel free. These statement earrings are precisely hand made by Etsy Shop – MadeThruLove‘s owner out of her home in sunny San Diego! $32

See more on @madethrulove Instagram!


For the jewelry lovers in your life (or yourself!), why not gift them this leopard print jewelry holder? This handmade dish can be used to hold rings, trinkets, other small jewelry items like earring studs, dainty bracelets, and necklaces, or even to hold paperclips and other odds and ends. It is made from out of polymer clay and trimmed with gold leaf paint by hand from San Diego based Etsy Shop – MudAndMarble$20

See more on @mud_and_marble Instagram!


A perfect gift for a 1st birthday, this personalized name puzzle is designed to fuel imagination, inspire exploration and encourage the natural curiosity that leads to a lifetime of learning. Made of natural high-quality birch plywood and painted with non-toxic paint, the board can be customized to include up to 11 letters in 9 different colors, with the option for an engraved message on the back. From San Diego based Etsy Shop – WoodilyToys starting at $25.41.

See more on @woodilytoys Instagram!



For the perfect, personalized jewelry gift, check out my large selection of jewelry and unique jewelry cards for everyone on your list!

See more on @theresarosedesigns Instagram!