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Stay Home and Shop Local: 9 Tucson-Based Etsy Shops

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When I first moved to Tucson, I completely underestimated how much talent resided in the area. I figured this was just a college town with some cactus. Through the years I've come to find there is a rich tapestry of artists, small business owners, and entrepreneurs dotting the map. With the advent of the pandemic and subsequent lock-down, it became increasingly difficult to support these small creators.

Thankfully, this pandemic happened in the 21st Century. We have the internet, and through marketplaces, such as Etsy, we can continue to support small artists and creators without having to leave home. Read on to find 9 great Etsy Shops that are based right here in Tucson, Arizona.

Etsy - WithLoveAndCoffeeAZ | Pinky Design | HoneyHeartDesign |

With Love And Coffee AZ carries sparkly drink tumblers, sassy t-shirts, and Disney-themed drink-ware. The "Posty Mom" sweater is the funniest sweatshirt I've seen. The shop owner also does custom dog portraits. These come in a wooden frame and run $27. This is a great shop for the young mom in your life.

Pinky Design makes unique metal signage for your home decor. Have a custom design of your family name made for your gallery wall. Spruce up the front of your home with a new house number sign. Peruse the many created designs or submit your own to add a layer of interest to your walls.

Honey Hearts Design is the perfect spot for custom gifts. Think travel cases, canvas bags, jewelry plates, and more. The prices are affordable and these would make the perfect gift for bridesmaids, best friends, or moms. The custom reusable tote is my personal fave. It's $14 for a chic canvas tote with custom lettering on it.

Etsy - SonoranWitchBoy | LeanderAmbrosia | RatherKeen

Sonoran Witch Boy has a unique selection of screen-printed t-shirts and tote bags, amid a mixture of vintage-inspired prints and stickers. The art prints are some of the most unique illustrations I've seen in a while, and they'd fit perfectly in your study or near your growing collection of house plants.

Leander Dambrosia is the place to shop for custom and handmade jewelry items. Think hammered silver cuffs, gold-plated necklaces, copper earrings, and a myriad of other metal jewelry. These are chic, understated pieces made from beautiful metals with gleaming finishes.

Rather Keen is an adorable pop-culture themed shop with stickers, pins, jewelry, and other fun accessories. They carry fun book-themed totes, fun graphic designed stud earings, and stickers galore to pop on your trendy water bottle. I may have already purchased a few of the book and preppy themed pins to stick on my travel bag. This is a great shop for the "hard to shop for" book lover in your life!
Etsy - ClassicRockCouture | SonoranOceanDesigns | CedarWaxcraft |

Classic Rock Couture is where you'll find your inner cool-girl vibes. They make insanely cool retro-styled bomber jackets, t-shirts, hats, and more. I am legitimately obsessed with their unique retro-inspired silk bomber jackets. They embroider them in-house and the designs are one of a kind. Check out this shop for truly unique designs that are sure to set you apart from the crowd.

Sonoran Ocean Designs carries sea glass and baked-clay jewelry designs. These are really funky and unique. The majority of the pieces are earring sets, and that's not a bad thing! The colors are bright and refreshing in shapes and designs that are modern and playful.
Cedar Waxcraft makes rugged, vintage inspired waxed canvas bags and travel accessories. I had never seen this technique prior to finding this shop. These worn-looking bags are coated with wax, which gives them an almost worn leather look. These bags and accessories would make great gifts for the rugged person in your life. They remind me of a modern hipster or a chic camper. They would make a great addition to anyone's travel bags.
Of course, this list is nowhere near exhaustive.
When you're looking for something unique to give the ones you love or even just something to spruce up your home, check out Etsy. It is a collection of small creators who can often make something custom for you. To find shops from Tucson, search for what you're looking for and then narrow down the results by "ship from" location. You'll be sure to find even more incredible shops full of creativity and talent.

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