This Christmas, I had the best time searching for gifts on Etsy. My purchases ran the gamut from jewelry to prints. Everyone seemed genuinely pleased upon opening everything. Also, each of these sellers sent everything quickly, so I didn't have to worry about stuff not getting here before the big day. So, without further ado, here's what I bought.
My sister was the easiest person to shop for, as she had helpfully marked several Etsy shops and items as favorites. Here's what I picked:
Andy Williams Christmas Album Notebook, Ivy Lane Designs, www.ivylanedesigns.etsy.com
Red Sparrow Necklace, Design by Cassandra, www.designbycassandra.etsy.com
Headphones Owl Tee, Gnome Enterprises, www.gnomeenterprises.etsy.com
Ladder Necklace, Jibby and Juna, www.jibbyandjuna.etsy.com
Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner Magnets, Elloh, www.elloh.etsy.com
Mysterious Butterfly Necklace, Mama's Little Babies, www.mamaslittlebabies.etsy.com
Queen Anne's Lace Jersey Print Scarf, Dwellin Style, www.dwellinstyle.etsy.com
Yellow Flower Super Bunny, Murdock Design, www.murdockdesign.etsy.com
My sister liked this Mysterious Butterfly Necklace and Queen Anne's Lace Jersey Print Scarf so much that she put them on right away! And the Yellow Flower Super Bunny was such a hit that she carried it around all day.
Philadephia Eagles Golf Club Cover, Tracey Knits, www.traceyknits.etsy.com
Ode to 30 Rock Print, Elloh, www.elloh.etsy.com
At first I thought it would be impossible to find something for Dad on Etsy. But then I interviewed Tracey Rediker of Tracey Knits for my featured artist series. I asked her if she could make a custom Eagles golf club cover, and she obliged in record time! My dad, who is the most diehard Eagles fan out there, got a huge kick out of it. For Dad's next gift, I returned to the tried-and-true Elloh, where I stumbled upon this striking likenes of the "30 Rock" crew. "30 Rock" being one of Dad's favorite shows, I knew he'd be happy. He was, adding that he had no idea that Etsy offered such personal, unique gifts.
Flirty Brown-eyed Susan Scarf, Babbidge Patch, www.baddigepatch.etsy.com
Mom loves a great accessory, and this Flirty Brown-eyed Susan Scarf screamed her style in brown in gold. She wouund it around her neck immediately.
Yoda Star Wars Golf Club Cover, Tracey Knits, www.traceyknits.etsy.com
AC/DC Vinyl Fine Photograph, Brief Moments, www.briefmoments.etsy.com
Superhero Fridge Magnets, What's Eating Yin, www.whatseatingyin.etsy.com
Looking over my shoulder as I was surfing Etsy one night, the bf spied Yoda and was instantly charmed. "You don't even play golf," I said. "So?" he replied. "You can put him anywhere." I couldn't argue with that, especially because Yoda was so darn adorable. So into the cart he went. The bf started doing a (surprisingly dead-on) Yoda impression upon opening it. Nuff said. Yoda now resides on an empty paper towel roll on our bookshelf, on display for all to see. The bf was also excited about the AC/DC Vinyl Fine Photograph (already hanging in our hallway) and Superhero Fridge Magnets. They were my little way of saying, "Here's some masculine decor. Thanks for living in a house overflowing with girly tote bags and shoes."
Nautical Lighthouse Throw Pillow, KelRae Designs, www.kelraedesigns.etsy.com
The bf's stepmom loves lighthouses, so when I found this Nautical Lighthouse Throw Pillow, I knew it was perfect.
So there you have it. My first Very Etsy Christmas was a success. I can't wait to see what I find next year!