We have such wonderful talent in our region, and while there's nothing better books for holiday gifts, you can also support your fellow creators and dazzle your loved ones with unique handmade items made by our very own SCBWI-WWA colleagues:
Paintings by Craig Orback
Most of Craig's work is oil on canvas, but you can also see some acrylic creations on the PDFs of his work for sale. He also does commissioned paintings. See what's for sale.
Holiday cards and prints by Jaime Temairik
If you need holiday cards or prints of Jaime's holiday monsters and wild-animal chef hybrids (you sort of have to see it to believe it, march on over to Cocoastomp.
Limited edition stuffed toys, designed & handmade by children's book author & illustrator Maggie Smith
These range from very simple stuffed animals for babies, to dolls for young children, to tiny dressed felt mice for the adult collector. Maggie also offers a line of charming sewing patterns which are great for the beginner or the experienced crafter. See her shop on Etsy. [NOTE: THE LINK HAS BEEN UPDATED.]
Green characters on organic T-shirts
Beth Thieme, aka E. Sattler, has a really cute T-shirt line for children featuring "green" characters. Each tee is paired up with a charity so a percentage of the proceeds is doing some real good in the world. Here's the link to the locally owned company!
Mugs for fantasy lovers
Shane Watson's illustrations are featured on mugs in his shop on Zazzle.
Kjersten Anna Hayes's handmade journals These are beautiful and she even makes the paper. See her shop on Etsy.