This entire blog stemmed from a conversation with my mom where she said and I quote “how do you always find such cool things? When I go on Etsy I get too overwhelmed.”
Maybe it’s being a millenial or maybe it’s just being resourceful, but a lot of cross referencing from Facebook groups and Instagram profiles has gotten me to my perfectly curated Etsy wishlist.
And now… I want to share it with you!
Everyone is looking for something unique and special to give this year for the holidays so here is my 2018 holiday gift guide. (A note I have purchased every one of these items! - Except that one my mom stole 🙄🙄🙄 but I have personally seen and felt each item)
Perfect for the tree
Toadstool Ornament made by GypseeKC
Megan creates beautiful artwork with wood has her canvas. While I don’t believe she has this exact ornament anymore she has others and larger pieces as well.
Delicate, Lacy, and Vintage Inspired
Crescent Moon Necklace made by TheWhirlwind
Marie takes vintage jewelry to a whole new level. I think I’ve had her shop in my favorites for 5 some odd years but finally pulled the trigger when I saw this piece. (You will see me wearing it my insta stories at least once a week!)
Engraved and Gorgeous
Crab Pin made by ryleeandink
Rylee takes her drawings, laser cuts them out of wood, hand paints them and then sells them in her shop. She is the true definition of handmade and while these crab pins aren't currently in her shop there’s everything from ornaments to earrings for you to gift this holiday season.
Birthstone Ring made by MackenzieTreasury
I bought this ring for my mom last year for Christmas with my brother and my birthstones in it and I swear everyone she works with knows about it now. It was one of the best gifts I think I’ve ever given her just because we’re her kids and it reminds her of us.
Good for the Soul
Raw Crystals made by CrystalFixMinerals
If you use crystals, Carissa has got them in every shape and size. You can get a set, you can get them tumbled, you can purchase them raw, she has so many options and they’re all very affordable.
Love + Comfort Aromatherapy Spray made by ArkMade
I got this spray for my best friend (shout out to Amy) and apparently she hadn’t been sleeping well. She ended up spraying thi on her pillow and was finally able to get a good night sleep. So I would recommend this for the people especially stressed in your life (new parents, those who work in retail etc) because the gift of of sleep is the greatest ift
Punch Today in the Face Mug made by inkyandindigo
My girl Amy also got this mug from me as a housewarming gift. It really helps your moral to let your coffee mugs tell you what to do 😂😂😂 While this mug isn’t exactly the same as the one in the shop (which now has a more floral element to it) there are over 100 other humorous mugs to choose from.
Key and Peele Pencils made by StampedGold
This sketch absolutely cracks me up every time. I have many stories about mispronunciations of my last name as I’m sure everyone does but if you haven’t seen this Key and Peele kit check it out here. Then you will get this reference and… these pencils.
Custom Quote made by SunflowersAndSangria
Ashley has some shop items in her store but she does a lot of custom work as well. She’s so easy to work with and really captured exactly what I wanted (which is especially hard when you ask for artwork to be done in yellow 🤦♀️)
Retro 49ers Poster made by RetroLeague
I purchased this about 4 years ago and Retro League was so amazing that they sent me another 49er poster for free. I’ve had them both custom framed and even though the players have changed it’s still one of my partners favorite gifts.
Flower Seeds Shirt made by andMorgan
Jillian makes the cutest designs and prints them on the softest shirts. If you’ve been following along… this would be the item my mom stole from my gift list. While I’ partial to this seed shirt and the christmas tree hoodie, my mom bought her sister the pizza slice and purple carrot t-shirts. There really is something for everyone in this shop and the quality is fabulous.
Dachshund Shirt made by MaisieandMurphy
This shirt is cozy comfy and literally looks just like mt black and tan dachshund (which is why I purchased it an had it shipped across the country) All the designs in this shop are so beautifully and artistically done and the quality of the material is fantastic.
Wildflowers Turban Headband made by NovelDesignbyDeidre
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll notice I cut all my hair off this summer and had to quickly figure out how to style my asymmetrical bangs. These turbans are my favorite and everytime I try to stock up the designs I like sell out 😰 I highly recommend them for your short haired friends or your long haired friends. They're stun-ning and washable.
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