As my one friend might say, I spend a lot of time in the “black hole” – or Etsy! I made it a personal goal to purchase most (if not all) of my holiday gifts this season from etsians or other local arts/crafters. This may seem like a daunting task, but I can assure you it is rather easy — there are so many great items on etsy, I am sure you can find something for everyone on your list.
Cat Bow Tie: Choose Your Own Solid Stains by SnoopCattyCatt ($16)
Who wouldn’t want one of these adorable bow ties for your favorite feline? I think these make a great affordable, but fun gift, for your favorite cat owner. I’m sure the feline would love them, too!
Atomic Fallout Shelter Radiation Geiger Counter Desk Office Lamp for the Cold War Collector by RetroToRevoltion ($145)
This might because of the Cold War history nerd in me, but how cool is this lamp? The reuse of a very unique piece of equipment that represents a very important period in our history is sure to be a conversation starter. I wouldn’t be hurt if anyone decided to buy this one for me!
2013 Calendar – Two Mini Calendars by PikakePress ($8)
These mini calendars are a great stocking stuffer item or possibly small gifts for coworkers! $8 for two beautifully designed calendars is a great deal! I love the designs featured for each month and they would look great on a desk or small space.
Gadabout Plaid (bow tie) by FoxandBrie ($40)
Now, etsy isn’t just for women — there are some GREAT items for guys out there, too. I know tons of my male friends who are bow tie aficionados and would love a beautiful new bow tie. This etsy shop by FoxandBrie features some gorgeous bow ties, neckties, and pocket squares for the guy in your life. I love this one especially for the fabric colors and pattern.
Blue Brown Geometric Necklace – Hand Painted Watercolor Blue & Brown Geometric Shapes Pendant Necklace by keneka ($28)
How gorgeous is this necklace? A beautiful, hand painted necklace is sure to be a one-of-a-kind gift. I absolutely adore the colors used in this piece and the design is particularly interesting. The necklace includes a unique chain that matches the pendant beautifully. For $28, how can you resist this beauty?
There’s five great items. There are so many great items on etsy it’s often hard to narrow down to just a few to love (and buy!). If you are looking for something specific on etsy, but having a hard time finding it, let me know – searching on etsy is no easy feat! But I’m happy to help in anyway I can.