Throughout the year, I learn about small businesses or indie authors/musicians/crafters who create unique offerings that would make great gifts for the holidays (or all year round). I decided to compile a few here. They’re broken into categories ranging from artisans, to self-improvement, to good reads. If you have suggestions, send them to me to be included in a future post. Happy Shopping!
3Box Studios – https://www.3boxstudios.com/
Pacific Northwest Gypsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/gypsycrystle
Welcome! I am Gypsy Crystle. I live in WA state with my family and three kitties.
I am a self-proclaimed gypsy! I am a free-spirited, open-minded thinker who lives life as an adventure! You will find listings for readings in my shop as well as items that I have made when I feel inspired to create.
Blue Hawaii Art – https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueHawaiiArt
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Eco Collective – https://ecocollectiveseattle.com/
From their website: Low-impact living made simple. Eco Collective is Seattle’s first zero-waste store. Shop here online or at our Ballard location for everything you need to live trash-free.
Honeyberry Studios – https://honeyberrystudios.com/
From the website: Honeyberry Studios is a one-woman shop.
I create all the art and designs myself. I package all my products and do my own marketing. I sell them in my online shop, in-person at craft fairs, and wholesale to retailers around the country.
Rusty Raven Studio – https://www.facebook.com/RustyRavenStudio/
From the website: Art gallery located in the historic district of downtown Kent, WA, offering unique art and home decor.
B-Dazzled Creations by Andrea – http://www.northwest-handcrafted.com/b-dazzled-creations.html
From her website: HI! My name is Andrea. Thank you for coming to my page! I am a crafts person, and one of my crafts is making beautiful, hand crocheted necklaces! I love being creative, and I love to produce items that people appreciate!
Kelly’s Gift Boutique – https://www.facebook.com/KellysGiftBoutique/
From the Facebook page: Voted Kent’s FAVORITE Gift Boutique for 2011-2016! We have several very unique and talented vendors/artisans as well local crafters.
Bartell Drugs – www.bartelldrugs.com
Bartell Drugs carries all sorts of holiday goodies from Northwest artisans, as well as unique gift ideas for the Seattle sports fan. One of their limited items is a dual bobblehead of Seahawks Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin.
Mackenzie M Photography – https://mackenziemphotos.wordpress.com/
Kruse Images and Photography: Models & Boudoir – https://www.kruseimagesandphotography.com
From Shauna’s website: Welcome to Kruse Images & Photography. Whether you’re an author looking for an exclusive book cover, a model wanting to update your portfolio, someone needing new headshots, a high school senior needing portraits, or a family needing a shoot, I pride myself in being able to get you exactly what you need. I specialize in book cover photography, but I have done it all along the way. With over 18 years of professional
Photographs by Dawndra – https://www.photographsbydawndra.com/
From her website: Seattle based Portrait Photographer for hire. I live for capturing moments and making moments happen.
SPECIALTY FOOD AND DRINK
Propolis Brewing – https://propolisbrewing.com
From their website: Seasonal Herbal Farmhouse Ales. Inspired by
Lifeforce Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce – http://www.lifeforce-specialty-foods.com
From the website: An incredible sweet, roasted red bell pepper sauce!
Jordan Samuel Skin – https://jordansamuelskin.com/
From the website: Jordan Samuel Skin – Products inspired by my time as a professional ballet dancer. Allowing you to choreograph your own unique skincare performance with ingredients that play well together. Glow in the radiance of you! (Disclaimer: I use this entire line and LOVE. IT. I have rosacea and contact dermatitis and this line treats my skin very well)
Nora Paxton Life Coaching for men – http://norapaxton.com/
Are you off-track when it comes to your life’s purpose?
Are you settling in your relationship or at work?
Lack of self-esteem?
Do you lack joy in work and day-to-day activities?
Have you lost yourself in your most important relationships?
Discover the work of Nora Paxton and learn the process behind her specific discipline of Life Coaching. (Full Disclosure: I know Nora and love the work she does. She’s filling a niche that’s not being served.)
Norma Rubio Mindfulness Meditation – https://www.normarubio.com/
I’m so happy you’re here. I teach and facilitate mindfulness and meditation to people of all meditation experience backgrounds. It truly is a dream come true (one I didn’t even know I had). For more about my journey please go here. And, you can find information on how we can work together here. Thank you for visiting. (Full Disclosure: I’ve known Norma for years. She’s a beautiful soul, inside and out.)
Dougall Fraser – Psychic, Author, and Cosmic Coach – https://www.dougallfraser.com/
From his website: Dougall has maintained a professional practice for more than fifteen years and is recognized as one of the country’s top psychics. His international clientele ranges from CEOs and
Bruiser Brody – http://bruiserbrodyband.com/
From their website: We are a band from Seattle. We are loud. (Full D
Windowpane – http://www.windowpane.net/
From their website: Foregoing fancy stage props and theatrics, Windowpane’s heavy, bouncy approach to American, dirty guitar driven Rock & Roll is proving to be extremely sought after. Their sound is raw, gritty, aggressive and dark, tailored with an angry blues-essence that bounces with deep & powerful grooves. Their lyrics are honest, open, and relate to the current vulnerabilities and frustrations that plague so many
Klover Jane – https://www.facebook.com/KloverJaneBand/
From their Facebook page: KLOVER JANE grabs you by the shirt and roars into your soul. They’re an adrenaline-blast of pure Rock-N-Roll; with mouth watering guitar riff’s, a bone-invading rhythm and the lyrical juice of unapologetic truth from the smooth wail of front man Rane Stone.
Howard Shapiro – Author of YA graphic novels centered around hockey. (Full Disclosure: I’ve known Howard for years and have read all of his books. I love the storylines and the valuable lessons they teach).
Sierra Hill – Author of sweet and steamy romance novels. (Full Disclosure: I know and love Sierra – she’s a great friend as well as one hell of a storyteller. If you’re looking to heat up your cold winter days, her novels will draw you in and keep you warm)
PA Vachon – Author of sexy shifter romance novels
From her website: Creator of Sexy Shifter Romance that always ends in a happily ever after…
Kiera Jayne – Marked For Love series, Creative Passions series, & a standalone co-authored book. All contemporary romance. (Full Disclosure: I know Kiera and have read several of her books. I enjoy her approach to romance, building relationships page by page.)
Ann C. Brandthttps://steelgoddessestrilogy.com – Author of romance novels about heavy metal bands and groupies in NYC in the 1980s. (Full disclosure: This is my alter-ego)