We’re in the thick of the holidays, and despite the dark shadow cast by COVID-19, it’s a sure bet that most of you reading this are eager to gift loved ones (and/or maybe yourself) with something special. 

The pandemic has induced a lot of people in the local music industry to get creative. And one of the strange but wonderful upsides to that has been the cottage industries many of them have created beyond the making, promotion, and staging of music. 

From handmade food to woodwork to beauty care products and beyond, local music business professionals are offering a cornucopia of distinctive, often handmade wares just in time for the season. Below, please find a list of those handcrafted goods, and how to purchase them. It’s a great way to shop local, shop independent, and support the local music industry. Happy Holidays, and get to finding those special somethings for those special someones, already.

Sassyblack (musician)
Sassyblack Handmade beanies

Website: https://sassyblack.bandcamp.com/merch

Prisilla Ray (musician, Trick Candles/Purple Mane)
Ray + Glo: Non-toxic, natural skin products

Website: https://rayandglo.com

Nora Dummer (musician, Ironclads; music festival caterer)
For the Love of Cuts and Burns: Virtual Cooking Lessons, Meal Planning & more. 

Website: https://www.cutsandburns.com

Jonny Henningson (Musician, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Hobosexual; Doe Bay Artist Bartender)
Mixology 101: Your Friend Whiskey course

Website: https://www.cutsandburns.com/virtual-class-schedule/mixology-101-your-friend-whiskey-friday-december-18th-5-7pm-pst

Bradley James Lockhart (musician, Dryland; graphic designer for various bands and promoters)
Lariat Shop Trinkets and Sundries

Image of Whatcom Mug
Website: https://lariat.bigcartel.com

Will Johnson (musician, Centro-metic/Overseas)
Original paintings and prints of baseball players/games

Dock Ellis (SOLD)
Website: will-johnson.com/paintings/

Grace Love (musician, Grace Love Band)
Nadine’s Soul Kitchen: Soul Drop Biscuit Mix, take-out food from Nadine’s Soul Kitchen, Port Townsend

Soul Drop Biscuit Mix
Website: nadinessoulkitchen.com

Krista Cortese (family member of Seattle band Warren Dunes)
Krista Cortese Ceramics

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Website: kristacorteseceramics.com

Whitney Ballen (musician)
Futr Shop: Clothing, Totes, Postcards and more

futr shop
Website: futrshop.bigcartel.com

Jeanné Ellenby (music photographer)
Roman Ruby Botanicals: handcrafted soaps, candles, bath salt, lotion, perfume oils

roman ruby botanicals
Website: romanruby.com

Lupe Flores (musician, Wild Powwers/Sugar Sugar Sugar)
Lupe’s Situ Tacos: Mexican pop-up food

Website: situtacos.bigcartel.com

Claire England (musician, Dude York)
Crunch Supply: Homemade party supplies

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Website: etsy.com/shop/claireengland

Kara Hesse (musician)
Roadworn: Handmade Fashions

Website: roadwornhandmade.com

Juliana Brandon (founder, Paper Puppet Opera)
Bird for Brains: Handcrafted art, jewelry, greeting cards and more)

Website: birdforbrains.com

Jay Kardong (musician, Sera Cahoone)
Woodland Bee Company: Beekeeping, beekeeping instruction

Pride Honey - 9 oz — Woodland Bee Company
Website: woodlandbeecompany.com

Cha Cha Barraza (musician, Porch Cat)
Patches, prints and paintings

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Website: etsy.me/.3okun3D

Charles Wicklander (musician, The Cosmic Shuffle)
Original paintings and art

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Website: instagram.com/charleswicklanderart

Karyn Gold-Reineke (musician, Society of the Silver Cross)
Pirouette Essentials: Artisan perfume and essential body luxuries)

Botanical Perfume
Website: pirouetteessentials.com

The Black Tones (band)
Mama There’s a Spider in My Room! coloring story book

Website: https://theblacktones.bandcamp.com/merch

Clyde Petersen (Musician, Artist, Your Heart Breaks)
Toy Tour vans

Website: https://yourheartbreaks.bandcamp.com/merch/seething-oven-of-resentment-tour-van-collectors-edition

Devin Mauch (Musician, The Ballroom Thieves)
Woodburning / Art

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Website: https://www.thewildelectric.com/ 

Brittney Alvis (musician, The Merry Way)
Scented Candles

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Website: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FloraandFlameCo

Katie Mosehauer (musician, Glass Heart String Choir) 
Guitar String Jewelry 
E-String Guitar Necklace, 18" (GR007)

Website: https://www.glassheartstringchoir.com/shop

Rachel Simmons (Production)
Soap and Skincare

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/southernlushsoapco

Tekla Waterfield (musician, artist)
Custom Portraits

Website: www.teklawaterfield.com

Chris Marks (Tour Manager, Festival Planner, Production Assistant)
Quirky Vintage Goods

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Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElectricBuffaloGirl

Karyn Ann (musician)

Website: https://www.musefulpdx.com/

Katrina Cope (musician, Levels of Movement / Purr Gato)

Long Leather Feather Trio Earrings Blue

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreamPlayLoveRock