Great request, @solena! The holidays are a really important time to support makers and local shops and make sure they can afford to stay open next year.
  1. Hannah Zakari - hz.co.uk
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    Edinburgh based shop that does a great job of curating all the best indie designers from around the world. Always good for inspiration.
  2. Present and Correct - presentandcorrect.com
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    For stationery nerds. Perfect for people who are impossible to buy for.
  3. Hey Chickadee - heychickadee.com
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    Home of Pusheen! And other cool artists. Did you know Pusheen is my boss? I do web stuff for her and she sends me Christmas presents 🎁
  4. Keep Co - keepcoceramics.com
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    My friend Jen's amazing ceramics collaboration. If she was still in Scotland I would buy them for everyone but she's in Canada just now.
  5. Yoyo the Ricecorpse - yoyothericecorpse.etsy.com
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    She mostly makes animations using photography and illustration but also sells zines, pins, clothing and more.
  6. Deth P Sun - dethpsun.etsy.com
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    Everything he makes is awesome but zines in particular are a great value way to introduce friends to new artists.
  7. @boygirlparty - boygirlparty.com
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    Of course. Look at these new pins! Fun fact: Susie's shop is the 14th Etsy shop I ever favourited back in 2007! And yet I don't own anything myself as I always just buy gifts 😭
  8. PataPri - patapri.etsy.com
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    Lovely hand printed Japanese towels, blankets and more.
  9. Woah There Pickle - woahtherepickle.etsy.com
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    Hand printed lino cuts. I love the manhole cover and coin series - great gifts for travelers.
  10. Tasty Peach Studios - tastypeachstudios.com
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    Adorable plush toys, clothing, stationery etc. Everyone needs a Meowchi (or okay there are puppies now too)
  11. The Pink Samurai - thepinksamurai.com
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    Cats! Magical glitter Christmas tree cats!
  12. M.Autio - mautio.etsy.com
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    Don't go here if you like stickers. They have thousands and they're all quite cheap with affordable shipping and you'll never resist. This guy is one of my favourites.
  13. Tofu Cute - tofucute.com
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    Everything kawaii from a little pink shop in Portsmouth. They only sell authentic licensed Japanese products and snacks unlike a lot bigger sites plus they have a lot of affordable little things for stocking fillers.
  14. Obviously there are loads more and I might add to this later when I realise what I forgot to include.
    You can browse all my favourite Etsy shops at www.etsy.com/uk/people/askingfortrouble/favorites