This year Eric and I made sure to buy all our gifts were purchased at local shops or directly from independent designers and crafters. I won’t bore you with everything we bought but I will share what we bought for each other.
I bought Eric a blazer from a great store in our neighborhood called Riva’s. Riva’s Ecostore is providing Calgarians with non-toxic solutions to improve their health, clean up their homes, and to better our World. The blazer is made by Sameunderneath an ethical and sustainable clothing manufacturer based in Portland. Their website does not have a photo of the exact jacket I bought Eric but it looks similar to the image below.
Eric went a different route than me and ordered my gift online. Her ordered a lovely handmade ring with a small chocolate brown diamond ring made by Canadian jewelry designer Priyanka Sodhi. He also bought me the concrete pearl earnings I had put on my Christmas wish list earlier in December.
We also received some several great gifts from our family and friends. I was lucky to receive vintage locket and the book “Made at Home” by Lisa Stickley among other things. So did you give or receive any gifts for local shop and/or independent designers? Do you have a favorite? Please do tell!