1. Journey of a Teapot $28 created by Tatiana Kontouli | 2. Gold Bottom Dish $42 created by Up In the Air Somewhere | 3. Dip Tease Cup and Saucer $36 from Reikokaneko | 4. Custom Stamp from The Penny Paper Co. | 5. 2013 Floral Wall Calendar $22 by Leah Duncan | 6. 2013 Local Produce/Recipe Wall Calendar (Just bought this one!) $25 Liz Carver
Hello lovely people!
Out of all the gift guides I’ve put together, this one is the best (or maybe I’m just loving all these picks a little too much?) Just look at those floral prints, and that dress, those earrings, and those mugs….! Dan, if you’re reading this, just pick one and wrap it up and I will be a happy lady on Christmas day!
Before I started selling my work independently I didn’t realize just how much difference shopping can make. To most people, it doesn’t really matter where you buy something: Target, a craft fair, GAP, Wal-Mart, a small boutique, Etsy… it all kind of feels the same. But to an independent designer or small business it feels completely different. Your $50 spent at a big box store won’t be missed in a thousand years, but to an independent small business, that $50 is literally their bread and butter. That’s pretty cool.
Not to mention, every time I purchased something from an individual who is passionate about their work I get something extra amazing. I get to see that smile and thankfulness on their face, or a little extra something in the mail (we shop owners love packaging and little thank you notes!) That’s not only awesome, it’s priceless.
So remember to shop local and small as often as you can. It will change your community, your gifts, and yourself for good.
7. Glass Diamond $45 by Meg A. Myers | 8. elephant salt & pepper shakers, $48 from Jonathan Adler | 9. Pyrite Studs $42 from giantLION | 10. Gold + Golden: Original Artwork Necklace $48 by Emily Jeffords | 11. Kambut Earrings $62 by Seaworthy
12. Houndstooth iPhone case $35 by Mari Forssell | 13. KOMO Neck Garland Scarf $45 from Brook Fung | 14. Fine Art Floral Prints $30 by Kari Herer | 15. Lone Fir Dress $48 from Victory
i want so much of what you have here. too much, perhaps…
Oh my gosh! Thank you for putting this together. I’m pinning it right now and tagging my boy friend. I better see something from this list under the tree this year. lol
I have to say… I love all of this! The scarf is definitely one of my favorites though! I cannot even handle how adorable the elephant salt and pepper shakers are, and I adore that dress! Great list!
I want all of these things! Your list is fantastic!! I agree with you completely. I love handmade items. All of the art on our walls at home is either mine or from some really cool shops on etsy. 🙂
I want that iPhone case ! 🙂 & Dress too! 🙂 so nice
Some of these would be a great wedding gift
I’m in love with that diamond terrarium. stop. it. LOVE!
I KNOW. It’s so amazingly beautiful, yet simple. Wouldn’t that be the perfect gift to receive from a significant other?
So inspiring! All of it. As for me, the elephants had me at elephant.