Did you know handmade businesses begin planning for the holidays in September and some even start in August! I know, planning for winter when it’s the warmest is crazy but in order to accommodate shoppers and still have time to create for their families, they’ve got to start super early!
Each year I try my best to buy as much as possible from handmade businesses because I know the hard work going into each and every item! I also have a pretty good list of creative friends to shop from so it makes my Handmade Holiday shopping easy! This year I have decided to put together a local gift guide to help you do your holiday shopping! Each one of these people are local to Peterborough or the GTA meaning shipping won’t take long and there’s a chance of local pick up!
Make sure you read all the way to the end because some of my favourite bloggers have joined me on this holiday gift guide and have linked up their favourite local shopping suggestions in their own gift guide! If you’re a blogger, link up your gift guide too!
Kids and Baby
Handmade accessories for mom, dad and baby!
Eva & Dell
Vintage inspired accessories for babies, children and adults
Handmade bibs, soother clips and more for baby!
Dragonflies n Mudpies
Handmade crochet accessories and jewellery
Delightful handmade pieces for children
Handmade teddy bears and cuddly animals
Colourful chainmaille and beadwork
Leather wrapped bracelets and more
Handcrafted glass, recycled sterling silver and silk jewellery
Jewelry Creations by Lyndsey
Handcrafted jewellery and metal work
Creative and “puny” cards, notebooks and more!
Marc Davis Bespoke
Handcrafted leather suspenders and spiffy bow ties!
The Little Bird Designs
Handmade bags, accessories and gifts for kids!
Accessorize this by Sara Blake
Crochet beanies, slouchy hats and cozy scarves
Home Decor and Art
Handcrafted wire art and recycled decor
Paintings by Cole
Acrylic abstract paintings by my husband! Message me for details!
Anchor and Co.
Handcrafted vinyl and painted signs, decor and more!
Grab my Button Below and link up your Gift Guides below!