Top 10 Etsy Finds for Christmas

by mssinglemama on December 12, 2009

I still haven’t started my Christmas shopping.

Rather than brave the stores, where I end up with a wandering eye and buying way too much, I typically shop for everything online.

To save you some time, I thought I’d share my favorite Etsy finds this year. Most of these gifts are for the women on my list, but I found a few for the guys as well. Etsy is definitely lady leaning.

Have fun browsing and shop local or home grown as often as possible. I think you’re about to see 10 really good reasons why.

1. A Merry Christmas Banner

Love it. Made out of vintage wrapping paper and the edges are antiqued. [UDPATE: I think this one is sold out and looks like the silver isn’t far behind]

Christmas Door Hanger

And here it is in a chic metallic.

Silver Christmas wall hanger

2. Bow Purse

This is a splurge at $199.99, but a girl can dream – can’t she? And if you browse the seller’s shop you’ll find equally impressive bow bags for under $60.00.

Bow Purse

3. Wall Dolls

I think these are absolutely brilliant. Made out of cloth, you can wash them again and again and they never lose their sticking power.

Dress up wall dolls

The $42.00 price tag is easier to swallow given their longevity and the sheer awesomeness of this idea.

paper wall dolls

And I’m showing the winter set but there are also dolls for every season, dinosaurs for the boys and a mini Christmas tree.

4. For the Men

Love this shaving cube. The perfect stocking stuffer. The seller also has gift sets available.

shaving cube

5. Instant Style Headbands

I am in love with head and hair accessories: hats, headbands, sparkling pins. And there’s something so refreshing and nostalgic about the new headband trends. There are feather headbands and my favorites – bows.

Bow and bead headband

This messy bow and rhinestone headband is $36.00 at the Be Something New shop on Etsy.

For the feather headband fans here’s one for $21.00 by La La Fashionista on Etsy.

feather headband

6. Magenta Mum Earrings

From Nomsa. Love these. And they’re only $7.00.

magenta mum earrings

7. Mustache a Day

For the guys or the girls. At $6.50 this is the perfect little stocking stuffer.

mustache magnets

8. Smile Poster

I’m a big fan of smiles. When there aren’t enough, or when they’re fake or forced, I shrivel up like a dying plant. This hand-printed poster from Roll and Tumble Press on Etsy says it all. $20.00 (without the frame).

Smile poster

9. Romantic Locket

Okay guys, listen up. If you really want to sweep your girl (even if you’ve been married for 20 years) go the sentimental, thoughtful, romantic route. This locket is all three. And at only $46.00 it won’t break your bank.

And for us single mamas, maybe a Christmas present for ourselves? Perfect for layering with other necklaces too, like your New Leaf necklace.

Romantic locket on Etsy

10. Handmade Toy Blocks

Blocks are always on my list of best gifts to give new babies. They just never grow old. Find these beauties for $32.00 in the Sun Beem Design shop on Etsy.

Hand made blocks

If you have any creative Christmas gift ideas leave a link in the comments.

Disclosure: I do not own any of this stuff (yet) and the shop owners did not contact me to write this post.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Meagan S December 12, 2009 at 9:58 am

I love this list! Especially the blocks since I’ve been searching for stacking blocks for my 14 month old. Do you know how hard it is to find cute stacking blocks? Impossible. Thank you!


arscuore December 12, 2009 at 10:35 am

I bought my can’t-live-without-her-babysitter some recycled jewelry on etsy by ArtworkbyKD : I think I got the last one on the link, but she has TONS of stuff made from recycled materials, for your favorite eco-nista!!


Sheila December 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

LOVE Etsy and love these recs!


Cheryl December 12, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Awesome list Ms. A, you’ve given me some GREAT ideas. I <3 Etsy.


Ms. No Single Mama Drama December 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Wow! I so love the bow purse – got to have that! Thanks for sharing. And, you’re still adorable, even with the H1N1:-)


bib December 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I always come back to your blog for a good dose of single mom cameraderie. I have an etsy shop (vintage) at bibbysrocket — check it out if you want to support a fellow single mom!


Rebecca December 20, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I am so inspired…and SOON to be a “single mom” although I feel I have been one for quite some time. Jan 1, move out day….Happy New Year….also have an etsy shop and some RTS items that could still make it by Xmas! Check it out, Little girls clothes and the best stocking stuffer ever….lavender and flax eye pillows…for those days when you need to escape…only $6 each. Happy Holiday to all the single mamas!


Kristie (Bella's Bowtique) December 27, 2009 at 9:47 pm

FUN FUN stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!


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