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Great local finds, online

Looking for a unique, locally-made gifts for the holidays, but want to avoid the lines and crowds?

We made this list just for you.

Olive Paper Company

When China Kautz got married in 2016, she decided to take matters into her own hands. The wedding was a completely DIY affair, all the way down to the calligraphy, which she learned on the fly. She enjoyed the process so much, she decided take that talent online. But Olive Paper Company's inventory isn't just limited to stationary. There's also comfy looking T's and home decor, and a "hello" welcome mat that promises to pretty-up any front door.

Meadowlark Botanical

For many, dry shampoo is life. Meadowlark Botanical, founded in 2013, makes a guilt-free option that's also organic, all natural, vegan – and otherwise amazing. All Meadowlark's products, which range from face creams to serums to sprays, are made with sustainability in mind – the dry shampoo, for example, comes in a recyclable glass bottle; not an aerosol can. There's also natural products for babies and pets.

Boho Bliss Creations

Looking for some arm candy? Boho Bliss Creations has a line of hippie-inspired leather bracelets that are fun and carefree, and also completely customizable. Shop owner Linda Baker also sells necklaces, key chains, earrings and more.

Earthly Thread

Etsy is all about the handmade, for sure, but these tribal-inspired, uniquely crafted bags – and purses and wallets, too – are all that and more. Earthly Thread has partnered with a family-owned sew shop in Nepal to help to produce its designs; the shop employs underprivileged women who can earn extra income while working in an ethical environment.

Birchmark Designs

The crafting bug hit Ali Fulcher young – she had aspirations of being an author and illustrator at age 8. Fast forward several years, and she's living out that passion with hubby Brian Fulcher and Birchmark Designs. The shop is best known for its milestone blocks – they can commemorate the weeks and months in pregnancy or post-baby – but there's also custom signs and home decor, like a new line of acoustic speakers/docking stations in walnut.

Snuggle Bugs Bowtique

Bows and roses and headbands, oh my. Snuggle Bugs Bowtique is a smorgasbord for felt-flowered goodies. PS: Their flower crowns come in adult sizes, too. Boom.

Lucca Workshop

This Etsy seller has us feeling all sorts of feels. The bowties are a prime example of this shop's signature style, but everything, from coasters to flasks to mirrors – which are framed with intricate stained wood – is swoon worthy. Each item is created from natural wood and/or recycled paper. Luckily, Lucca Laser Workshop also has a storefront at 1342 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine for those looking to get out and about. Wallets beware.

Vine and Wine Boutique

Whether your style is modern or rustic, Vine and Wine's got you covered. The shop is all handcrafted wreaths, pillows and home decor, for any and every occasion – think seasonal or even sports inspired.

The Diggingest Girl

In the market for a Harry Potter inspired linoleum print? Check out The Diggingest Girl. Shop owner Emily Howard makes this and other funky fine art, drawings and printed goodies from her Northern Kentucky home studio. She's been on Etsy since 2009.

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