if you are looking for handmade, then Etsy is the place to go. it is really hard to make a gift guide for things found on Etsy because their are so many FABULOUS handmade items...as well as genuine vintage pieces and crafting supplies. this is just a brief Gift Guide for Handmade Gifts from Etsy that i think would make great gifts. but, you should head over and check it out for yourself. i really encourage you to support handmade, as many of these shops are run by small business owners and stay-at-home parents trying to make a living for themselves. it is always nice to support them this holiday season.
so, here are my picks!
Hand Stamped Necklaces inspired by Pop Culture, Movies and Musicals: by With Love From OC. with designs starting at just $21, there are necklaces inspired from many popular movies...including Disney Movies, Musicals and pop culture. you are sure to find the perfect one to give to that special someone. my personal favorite is inspired by the movie UP. head over to With Love From OC to see al the awesome designs.
Kitty Face and Kitty iPhone & iPad Cases: by Handmade with Love by Julia Wine. know someone who loves kitties? this etsy shop has lots of handmade kitty face masks and phone cases in lots of designs.
Custom Family Portrait Illustration: by My Little Buffalo. you send in a family picture, and they will create a 5 x 7" or 8 x 10" illustrated portrait for you. what a special gift this would make. you can even get a custom illustrated holiday card.
Natural Themed Crayons: by Earth Grown Crayons. each set of ALL NATURAL Earth Grown Crayons is shaped in a design that celebrates one of earth's treasures. all crayons are made from pure soy, free from herbicides and pesticides and are 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly and safe for children. the crayons are tinted using organic colors that are certified non-toxic by the ACMI. Earth Grown Crayons are hand-made and hand-poured, and the soy crayons glide on smoothly to create a creamy texture. they come beautifully packaged in a gift box along with a cotton muslin storage pouch. they make great stocking stuffers.
Hand Stitched Embroidery Hoops: by EmbroiderWee. this shop offers fun and kitschy, hand embroidered hoop designs and other embroidery items. any of them would make a nice gift for someone who loves that vintage home decor.
Wooden Twig Crayons: by Cottage Coppicing. large, chunky, easy to grip, wax crayons made from locally sourced Hazel.
they cannot be snapped on trodden into the carpet! a novel gift idea for kids who love to draw.
Retro and Custom iPhone Cases: by Cases by Zoe Madison. i love the retro feel of these cases, plus they can be customized. head over to the shop to find these designs as well as many others.
Coffee Cup Sleeve: by Emily's Hook Nook. the perfect gift for that coffee lover. this cute coffee cup sleeve can be used with their favorite coffee takeout any day of the week. you will find lots of designs and colors in her shop.
Keyboard Skins: by Mixed Decal. make a plain computer keyboard into a colorful keyboard! i love these. all you foo is peel them off and stick them on the keyboard. they are available in lot of designs and for a variety of laptops. you will also find decals to decorate the outside of your laptop...which are pretty cool as well.
Handmade Fingerless Gloves or Wrist Warmers: by Instasworks. warm knitted gloves without the fingers, that are 100% handmade. they are great to wear all year round. and make the perfect hand warmers for smartphone users!
Washi Tape: by Rabbit & The Duck. everyone loves washi tape! this is high quality paper masking tape, it is easy to tear by hand and can be repositioned. you can also write on it! it comes in lots of fun colors and designs. kids and adults alike can fin all sort of fun project to use it on. makes a great stocking stuffer.