Handmade holidays, a guide to gifting local via Etsy
Posted on 29 Nov 2010
Sure, sure. There are traditional holiday gift items everyone has this year (iPad, anyone?) but, if you’re a rogue like I am and cringe at the giant amount of big-box waste this holiday season will produce, take a gander at these lovely local only Etsy items to gift your loved ones with this year.
I’ve put together a list of all either up-cycled, recycled, vintage, handmade, repurposed, rehabbed, DIY or vegan/enviro friendly — all from local shops and artists represented on Etsy. They’re also not priced exorbitantly high at $50 and under. Here we go!
Morning glory earrings: $38, one of a kind and really neat! By Tangra2009.
Nest lariat: $18 and so dainty! Asymmetrical necklaces are always attention grabbers! By Lana0Crystal.
Blasted out bullets necklace: $16 and badass. By FireboltCreations.
Super Mario-esque coaster set: $18, for the geeky gamer we all know and love. By RainbowKidShop.
Thrown stoneware man-mug: $21.50 by LittleBearClayWorks.
Custom stamped pendant: $39.50 — Handmade AND you can stamp names on them for customization. By LCimler.
Felt soap set: $32 for 9. How novel! Waste free, too! By SoFino.
For the young/tween boy:
Skateboard belt buckle: $35, made of recycled skateboards! By COOBoriginals.
Vinyl alien decal set: $40 and one word: removable. By GraphicSpaces.
For the young/tween girl:
Peach flower blossom earrings: $18. Vintage & handmade from ShySiren! Perfect for a young lady.
Orange ponytail buttons: $8, because all little girl stuff doesn’t have to be pink! By PolkadotSkies.
Green and lime stars necklace: $16 from FireboltCreations.
HootHat: $25 These are up-cycled and are SO CUTE! By FreckleTree.
Mr. Jablonsky: $25 and hilarious. By PetitesMetier.
For the vege/vegan:
“I heart tofu” wall art: $22 by MonkeyAndSquirrel.
Eco-cuff: $45 from a local favorite GreenMarketGirl.
So there you have it! Happy holiday shopping, y’all!