I can’t believe that it’s already the holiday season! Not to mention the fact that one of the major holidays has already come and gone! It’s crazy how time just seems to fly by these days, but I’m taking it as a good sign because it must mean that I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy lately.
With Thanksgiving now behind us it’s finally time to transition into the main event of the year – Christmas! It’s the time we all wait for anxiously, plan for constantly, and fill up Pinterest boards for starting in June.
I’m in love with everything about the holiday season … except for one tiny thing … shopping. I love decorating, I love baking, and I love the exchanging of gifts; but, I absolutely cannot stand the mad-rush to the department stores, long-lines, and short tempers!
This year, to keep my sanity, I have vowed to avoid major retail locations as much as possible between Thanksgiving and January 1st. I’ll stare Black Friday deals in the face, without blinking, and tell them to tempt someone else. I’ll ignore ads screaming, 20% OFF, or Buy-One-Get-One FREE!
Yep … my trigger finger is on the “delete” key waiting anxiously for an unsuspecting ad to wander aimlessly into my inbox.
Instead of fighting through crowds at major retail outlets, this year I’ve decided to go homemade. Not necessarily homemade by me … more like, homemade/small business … that way I’m doing my part to support the economy, and saving myself headaches at the same time!
We all know one of the best ways to go homemade and support small businesses is to order merchandise from Etsy.com. So, today I’ve rounded up a few holiday gift ideas from Etsy that can fit within any budget. Enjoy!
Table With Butterfly Legs
Shop: Delia Furniture Price: $180 Buy Here
Mid Century Two-Tier Wooden Side Table With White Laminate Top
Shop: LJ Industries Price: $140 Buy Here
Bedside Table Pair in Honey Under Glass
Shop: Camille M Designs Price: $79 Buy Here
Recycled T-Shirt Rug in White/Round
Shop: Talking Squid Price: $60 Buy Here
IPhone 4S Docking Station
Shop: Vallis Wood Price: $60 Buy Here
Sanctuary Soy Candle
Shop: Luminology Price: $55 Buy Here
Custom Wood Coasters
Shop: This Fine Day Price: $25 Buy Here
Birch Bark Candle Holders
Shop: Bragging Bags Price: $16.50 Buy Here
Shop: Botanic Botanic Price: $18 Buy Here
Mini Chalkboards and Eisels
Shop: Mill Wind Price: $4.99 Buy Here
Vintage Inspired Star Christmas Garland
Shop: Matdi123 Price: $4.50 Buy Here
Tell me, what are you asking Santa for this year? Is anyone else going homemade too? And ... speaking of Etsy ... Jana and I are considering opening up an Etsy shop. What do you think?