If you have never visited Etsy.com before, do yourself a favor and do it now. It's like a whole world I never knew existed. I think it might just be my one stop shop for holiday gifts year. Etsy is an online marketplace for all things handmade - which also makes me feel good about my 'think globally, act locally' shopping. You know you're supporting artists and entrepreneurs, and that what you're buying is unique and special.
Some of my favorite items---
I just purchased this necklace from a seller by the name of "Knee Highs and Pigtails" (how cute is that?) which is just sooo beautifully vintage-looking. And it was only $25!
This scarf from a seller named Appetite is so fresh and cool looking. $16 -- how can you beat that for a chic holiday gift?
And how cute is this handmade door sign for a baby's room? It's from a seller named Abitofthisandthatshop, and it's only $6.99.
I think this could be the start of an obsession.
(Images courtesy of Knee Highs and Pigtails, Appetite, and Abitofthisandthatshop, respectively)