I’m all for supporting brick and mortar stores of local businesses but sometimes, you just don’t want to get out of your pajamas. If that’s the case for you, shopping online is the best. Luckily, there are Omaha makers selling their goods online.
Keep scrolling to see the variety of things made here in Omaha!
Awesome apparel you’ll want to wear
This section is a collection of clothing (most shirts) that are made by Omaha small businesses, or curated by them.
Suyan sells these darling, fingerless knit gloves through her shop, Knitted Treasures. They’re stylish and make the perfect gift…for yourself.
Kids stuff made in Omaha
If you have want your kids to have personalized gear or organic goods or the cutest outfits, this is your section.
Ooh La Lollipop
If you have youngsters in your life, please go check out the Ooh La Lollipop Etsy shop featuring the most adorable, handmade felt toys. They take pretend play to a new level.
Fly Babies Embroidery
Why go to a chain retailer to get an embroidered bag, lunchbox, or even clothing anymore? Local Etsy shop Fly Babies Embroidery sells the products with personalization.
More makers of cute kids stuff:
Signs, Paper Goods, & Printables
Looking for funny cards? Inspirational signs? Printables for birthday parties? This is your section. Omaha makers have you covered.
The Anastacia Co.
Jillian has pretty much been my go-to for gifts in 2020. From inspiring journals and wall art, to funny cards, everything is made with a keen eye for style at The Anastacia Co.
I currently have a framed print in our bathroom that I adore. It reads “Always believe something amazing is about to happen.”
More cute printed stuff made by Omaha’s:
Handmade Accessories & Jewelry
Omaha has a lot of creative makers when it comes to jewelry. Find statement earrings, pretty necklaces, stylish masks, and more in this category.
I had the great opportunity to interview Sarah for a story a few years ago and she’s a marvel. She hand weaves gorgeous, home goods and scarves using sustainable materials for her business, East Parlor.
You’ll want to buy one of everything, and you’ll feel good about it.
Rachel O’s Fabulous Whimsy
It’s hard to pick one thing I love in this shop: Colorful earrings, whimsical faux taxidermy, and wall signs. It’s all cute.
More makers of cute accessories, jewelry, etc.:
Good Stuff For Good Pets
And by pets, I mean dogs.
Knotty Dogs Decor
Know a dog mom…or you are a dog mom? Taylor’s dog-themed Etsy shop, Knotty Dogs Decor, has is more than decor. You’ll find Dog Mom shirts and tumblers to funny wall signs and welcome mats.
Gifts for your loved ones (or just for you)
I’ll admit, this category is a catch-all. Here are Omaha makers who sell a variety of items, from candles to stickers to fun, themed gifts. This is also the category that I think has the funniest stuff, so if you have a sense of humor, you’ll likely find something to make you smile among the shops below:
The Omaha artisans and makers in this category work with everything from fibers to wood to cement. And they’re all creating things that will look good in a home.
Natasha specializes in macramé wall hangings and plant hangers in the most beautiful colors. Shop her items on her online shop, Sugar Wolves.
John and Sarah make gorgeous, hardwood home goods. I’m kicking myself for not finding Upton Rustics sooner because I wanted a coat rack just like this one. I may just get one of their benches, though.
I never thought concrete could look this lovely, but Consider Concrete makes a pretty strong case. Christian makes concrete planters, bookends, and functional home decor.
Want to decorate your home with stylish handmade goods? This is the category.
Get creative and make your own stuff. These online shops have craft kits for you.
Gift boxes and care packages
Send love over the mail with these handmade care packages.
Sweets and cake supplies
Want to send something sweet by mail or perhaps you need the perfect cupcake topper? This is the category for you!
Where can I find more Omaha makers online?
When I made this list, I did not mean to overlook the literal hundreds of other makers in the Omaha metro area. Some makers don’t necessarily have an online store of their own, but you can find them in local collectives. Sometimes they’ll have in-person open houses, but currently, most will be online:
Omaha Art Collectives Online
Bench – Located just north of downtown Omaha, Bench is a co-work space for makers and builders. If you’re looking for handmade furniture, definitely check here.
Known for their great in-person trunk shows, due to the pandemic, the collective held their last event online. Time will tell if the next one will be virtual or in person.
Hot Shops Art Center – I miss Hot Shops’ annual open houses. The building has several floors of artist studios and it’s the best time to see their work and meet the artists. And the winter one is prime holiday shopping.
If you want an online option, head to the artists page on the website. Click on a bio to see if the artist has an online shop – several do!
Made in Omaha – I love shopping Made In Omaha in-person (now with a location in Countryside Village AND the Old Market). Luckily, you can shop for all of the awesome items online.