2017 holiday gift guide: All made by Palm Springs area locals

It's beginning to look a lot like ... just kidding, it doesn't really look like Christmas in the desert. But what we lack in wintery wonderlands, we make up for in creative makers. Which is why, this season, I'm shopping small.

There are myriad artists, business owners, entrepreneurs and more making their living in the Coachella Valley, the high desert and beyond. Each offers a unique perspective – and gift – to our community. Many draw inspiration from the landscape; some from the people that make up this place we call home. 

From Palm Springs to Joshua Tree, here are my recommendations for locally made gifts – sure to bring a smile to a loved one's face during the holidays.