25 Local Decor & Gift Shops to Support Across the US

From one-of-a-kind artisanal designs to rare vintage gems.

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Shopping locally is more important than ever. Yes, as economic uncertainty looms through the end of 2020 and beyond, it’s stressful to spend money on anything other than essentials. At the same time, everyone deserves a pick-me-up, whether as a mid-week treat for yourself or a gift for the loved ones in your life—the holidaysare just around the corner.

Rather than view certain purchases as inconsequential, think of it this way: Buying from a local business goes a long way not only for the shop owners and employees, but the artisans, too. It’s an incredibly meaningful and impactful route to support their livelihood at any point in time, but especially now. So why not take such a road when sourcing new pieces for your abode or shopping for a gift? A thoughtfully decorated home is key when you’re both living and working in it. It also doesn’t hurt to be known as an expert at scouting distinctive pieces, whether for your own space or as an exceptional gift.

There’s plenty to shop locally, from food to fashion, but home decor and gifts are two categories that are top of mind lately. The chicest spaces are always adorned with interesting pieces, from whimsical objects to rare accents and elegant furniture. Collected items such as these, be they artisanally crafted or representative of a city’s scene, always make for great conversation. Although you’d usually discover them on a trip somewhere new, with most getaways on hold, locally sourced goods are a way in which you can scout new artists and rare treasures you might not otherwise uncover. Consider it a way to satiate your travel thirst while simultaneously supporting local communities and enhancing your space.

To discover distinctive home decor pieces and gifts from beloved and off-the-beaten-path stores around the US, keep scrolling for an edit that includes well-loved labels, unexpectedly quirky finds, and handcrafted works from regional artists. Of course each piece is incredibly stylish, but many are sustainable, too, from upcycled, eco-friendly, and vegan-made products to one-of-a-kind vintage treasures.

Phoenix General

Phoenix, AZ

Matchstick Holder


I Miss High Fives Candle

Cancelled Plans


Los Angeles, CA

Maison d’Etre

Oakland, CA


Santa Barbara, CA

Maya Placemat

Society Limonta


San Diego, CA

La Lovely Vintage

Denver, CO

Gift Bundle # 8

La Lovely Vintage

11 x 14 print

Hannah Leathers Studio

Wall Hangings

Mingled Goods

DBO Home

Sharon, CT

Bare Fruit Bowl

DBO Home

Sustainable Home Goods

Atlanta, GA

Linen Spray

Olive Branch Essentials

Art Effect

Chicago, IL

Sunday Shop

New Orleans, LA

Cliff Table Lamp

Lambert et Fils

Carpet Beater

Sunday Shop

Laura Hodges Studio

Catonsville, MD

Wild Olive Wood Pendulum Spoon

Domain by Laura Hodges Studio

Bertu Pillow Cover

Domain by Laura Hodges Studio

Ceramic Bowl

Domain by Laura Hodges Studio
$29 - $50


Boston, MA

Coffee Scoop

Beehive Handmade


Shippee Turning Co

Black Walnut Heirloom Cutting Board

Patrick Moore Elephant Ceramics

Dime & Regal

Grand Rapids, MI


Known Goods

Coffee Plant Greeting Card

Krista Pischner Studio

Ebony Lady Vase

Hillary Dragon Ceramics
$18 - $38

Civil Alchemy

St. Louis, MO

Brass Mister

Modern Sprout

Large Towel Bar

Civil Alchemy

Shop by Salt

Fair Haven, NJ

Iron Top Canister

Shop by Salt

Continuum Art Print

Shop by Salt

Leif Shop

Brooklyn, NY

Open Invite

Brooklyn, NY

Society Social

Charlotte, NC

Mini Beauty Vase

Society Social

Melrose Lamp

Society Social

T.A. Lorton

Tulsa, OK

Lola Vase

T.A. Lorton

Wood Top Canister

T.A. Lorton

Made Here

Portland, OR

Tumbler Candles

Ritual + Fancy

Ceramic Mug

Amy Acevedo Ceramics

Love, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Soda Fired Flask

Britney Smith Ceramics

Apple & Oak

Nashville, TN

Avery Pendant Light

Apple and Oak

U Candlestick

Apple and Oak

All Good Things

Dallas, TX

Aita Amber Base Glass

All Good Things

Santalum Reed Diffuser

All Good Things

Station 7

Seattle, WA

Verite Pearl Candle

Vegan Candle Co.

Oat Bottle No. 2

Baker Potter

Salt & Sundry

Washington, D.C.

Glazed Butter Dish

Salt & Sundry

Ela Throw

Salt & Sundry

Namako Side Plate

Salt & Sundry
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