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]
And here it is in a chic metallic.
2. 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.
The $42.00 price tag is easier to swallow given their longevity and the sheer awesomeness of this idea.
4. For the Men
Love this shaving cube. The perfect stocking stuffer. The seller also has gift sets available.
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.
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.
6. Magenta Mum Earrings
From Nomsa. Love these. And they’re only $7.00.
7. Mustache a Day
For the guys or the girls. At $6.50 this is the perfect little stocking stuffer.
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).
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.
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.
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.