We are extremely proud to collaborate with Academy of Handmade Awards sponsor aftcra on this gift guide. Aftcra is an online, handmade marketplace where you can buy and sell one-of-a-kind handmade goods made in America. They feature handmade goods from artisans all over the US, everything from personalized hand-stamped jewelry to graphic tees, wooden toys to wine racks, and reclaimed wood wall art to funky dog collars. That's right, everything on their site is guaranteed handmade!
Today we are excited to showcase 10 great shops from aftcra. We think supporting makers during the holidays is SOOOO important because they are the small businesses that pour money back into our communities. Supporting them supports a healthy economy.
Please consider buying from the makers below, online from the other makers on aftcra, at your local craft market or wherever else you encounter a maker. The maker will appreciate it and so will the person you are giving the gift to!