Here's How to Support Small Businesses on Etsy Right Now

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Welcome to Small Business Week! Join us in celebrating local shops, mom-and-pops, and more.

There's no question that the past year has been tough on all of us, but small businesses have especially been hit hard. That's why it's more important than ever to stand by your favorite small businesses, both locally and online. One easy way to help? Shop through Etsy, which has more than two million independent sellers and small businesses.

To help inspire you, we rounded up just a few of our favorite Etsy shops that will help cozy up your home during this crazy time.

1. Peg and Awl

Peg and Awl is a Philadelphia-based Etsy shop that makes handmade goods perfect for anyone looking to bring more hygge into their life. The shop is stocked with minimalist trays for your bathtub or bed, pinch bowls, and desk organizers, all crafted from wood.

Our pick:Sustainable Wood Bath Tray, $160

2. Pretty In Green Plants

Since we're all spending more time indoors, why not add a touch of greenery to your space? Pretty In Green Plants has indoor and outdoor air-purifying plants along with 3D printed and biodegradable pots, potting soil, and other gardening tools to keep your new plants alive and well.

Our pick​: Large Prayer Plan, $54

3. Sienna Orlando

Sienna Orlando is a California-based Etsy shop selling pottery, mugs, and ceramics. You can shop unique handmade designs like a snack tray with rainbow handles, small bud vases, and egg platters and trays.

Our pick​: Ceramic Egg Tray, $36.50

4. Felted Sky

If you're looking to pick up a new hobby, Felted Sky has fun projects to help you pass the time. The shop has kits with everything you need to create felt-based crafts like adorable succulents in pots to a serene lavender landscape, both beginner-friendly.

Our pick​: Succulents Needle Felting Kit, $34.99

5. Handmade Cafe India

If you're looking for ultra-cozy and stylish bedding, look no further. This seller is based in Jaipur, India, and uses 100% soft cotton to create stunning duvet covers, pillowcases, blankets, quilts, and more.

Our pick:3-Piece Set Washed Cotton Duvet, from 36.99

Pauline is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. When she's not writing, you can find her at her local yoga studio or scoping out hidden gems at flea markets and thrift stores.

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