Handmade Happy: 13 Perfect (Local!) Presents From Etsy

Along with sun-kissed skin and balmy breezes, one of the things we miss most around this time of year is slipping into a summery dress and wandering our favorite open-air markets, pretending we're Parisian It Girls as we scoop up one-of-a-kind treasures. A few of our faves, like Eastern Market and the Georgetown Flea, stay open year-round—but while we never say no to a shopping challenge, we're not psyched to shiver our way around tents and tables on a frigid December day. Cue the magic that is Etsy—where our deepest flea-market desires can be satiated, sans scarves and mittens. To help you wow the most flea-market-friendly gals on your list, we stalked the site and handpicked our 13 fave items to gift—all from local sellers! So, not only are you supporting the area's small businesses and cottage industries, you can rest assured that these pretty packages will land on your doorstep in no time. One of these Etsy sellers might even be your actual neighbor—how cool is that?
Click through to shop these 13 awesome local stores, without stepping foot outside.

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