Monday, November 19, 2012

Handmade Holidays: Etsy Love

Happy Monday, everybody! It's time for the second installment of Handmade Holidays, and today Kristen is here with a roundup of fabulous Etsy shops for you to peruse as you get those gift lists started. You can read more about handmade awesomeness on Kristen's blog, and be sure to check out her Etsy shop, where the code NOSTALGIA will get you 15% off your order.

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Hello to all of Paige's lovely readers!  I hope you were inspired by Nancy's amazing ideas to consider handmade for the holidays this year.  However, I know that not everyone has time to make their own gifts or perhaps has the necessary skills in order to complete the gift item they're hoping to give.  For example, I am not a knitter, so I may somehow have to twist Nancy's arm to make me one of those drool-worthy herringbone cowls.  But I digress....

For those of us who can't knit or sew or make neat-o things out of wood or metal, you are still able to gift fabulous handmade products this holiday season.  I love browsing handmade shops.  It is absolutely incredible the amount of original and one-of-a-kind stuff you can find.  Etsy is now my go-to place for gift items, and I can usually find just what I'm looking for.  I treat my Favorites as a wish list- things I want to go back to and purchase, all the while hoping that little "sold" doesn't pop up underneath.

I put together a list of fabulous shops for you to check out- a little something for anyone you might be shopping for.



5. ajalor
10. delica

Amazing, right?  And that's just a tiny bit of the crazy goodness you can find when you start searching.

Remember, when you shop handmade,
you are not only finding a unique gift, you are supporting a unique person.

Happy hunting!



16 comments:

  1. I love giving handmade gifts! Really gorgeous items here! btw, the link to #12 doesn't seem to work?

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    1. Whoops! See what happens when I type at midnight? :)

      It's MorgEn not Morgan, so it's http://morgenbarrettdesigns.etsy.com

      So sorry about that!

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  2. That pottery is beautiful; thank you for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for having me over Paige! I LOVE sharing my finds!! :)

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  4. Can't wait to visit these shops! #1 and #2 look right up my alley.

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  5. These are excellent finds! Love #2 and #4! =0)
    ~Kim
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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  6. Love those delica ornaments! Would be such a cute gift.

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  7. What great finds! I love the heart shaped pottery.

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  8. Excellent selection!
    Fine Christmas!

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  9. Oh my...that's quite a great list!!! You've got me reconsidering my desire to make all of my gifts! Buying things off etsy is just way too much fun!

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  10. Picture nr. 5 is sooo cute!!! *____*

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  11. Kristen is right that even when you're not making your own gifts, you can still shop handmade. I love the mix of items that she selected, including some great guy gifts.

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  12. Lovely picks! Oh those little baby shoes are precious! :)

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  13. WooHoo...handmade for the holidays :)
    I'll be doing all my shopping on Etsy this year!

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  14. Awesome picks! I have taken the handmade pledge for this holiday season :)

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