Dec 09, 2016

That headline just makes you want to sing, doesn't it? Have yourself a merry Etsy Christmas. Shopping the hand-made community on Etsy has been a favorite of mine for years. I remember back when it was a secret society of specialness, that you just didn't want to share. Back when I was shopping for wedding accessories and table numbers. Now Etsy has become the ideal market for unique gifts, printables, and all sorts of delishness you can't get anywhere else. The beauty of it all is being able to shop a hand-made holiday market right from your living room couch, in your jammies, by the warmth of your fireplace. Don't get me wrong, nothing beats being at a holiday market in the height of the season..... jingle bells, christmas carols, fresh fir swag, and hot cocoa at your finger-tips! But, finding that unique gift should be done at a leisurely pace, not a battle that rivals Black Friday on midnight. Then the leisure of soaking it all in can be done with less pressure to find a memorable, just-right gift.

I've hand-selected a few shops that I've had on my <3 list for what feels like for-ever and compiled a few of my favorite gift ideas to share - all at different price-points and promised to give that personal touch that elevates your good gift to a great gift. 

ETSY FIND: Whimsy Wellness

Whimsy Wellness was created to help others on the adventure to a more wellness-centered life by making wellness a little more whimsical with fun essential oil accessories. I absolutely adore pretty much everything from this shop, but this year I'm hoping to gift all of my oil-loving friends with their great roller bottle collections ($17). They make for the most perfect stocking stuffer! The best part is, if you're crafty and up for a little DIY, you can buy just the decals for $5. All of Haylee's creations are completely water-proof and the decals are just so fun + dreamy. 

ETSY FIND: BYOImagination
BYOImagination is a ready to ship shop of handmade wooden play food and toys. My boys absolutely adore the Banana Blueberry Pancakes ($20) from this shop and I can't keep my eyes off of the Spaghetti & Meatballs ($17) or the Chicken Fingers Basket ($22). The food is so life-like that if you're anything like me, you'll go hungry while you shop. All of Megan's creations are made using AP certified nontoxic and natural materials and every toy is completely sealed prepared for years of play ahead! 

ETSY FIND: Sparrow Treasure Hunt
exclusive discount: Free Shipping until Christmas, code: FREESHIP4ME

Sparrow Treasure Hunt is a clever thought-provoking & fun treasure hunt game! Remember the movie, Goonies? Remember the treasure map that took these kids on a hunt and lead them to all these clues, which lead to other clues before they found a hidden treasure? Haven't we all wished we were those kids on the hunt for a hidden treasure? This year, I'm leading my boys on a hunt ($35) for their biggest toy from Santa and I can't wait to see their faces when they reach the end! All of Edward's creations are a labor of love, taking over 15 hours to make. Although this shop is still fairly new, there are big plans for treasure hunts for everything from the workplace to travel to even wedding proposals.

ETSY FIND: PinkCheekStudios

exclusive discount:  10% off until Christmas, code: HOHOHO10

(Bed Sheet by Rock n Rollick)

Pink Cheek Studios mission is to bring whimsy into people’s lives! They send quirky little guardians out there into the world to watch over wee ones. I've had the Cloud King Mobile ($128) on my radar for years and I'm still so obsessed. The quality and thought that is put into every piece shows, but there are options for every budget. Another few of my favorites are the Mr. Cloud Doll  ($45) and the Majestic Hoop Jumping Lion ($93). All of Nicole's creations feel like they come from a very specific place, and reflect on how she thinks childhood should feel: full of wonder, joy and delight. 

ETSY FIND: Colas Home
(Bed Sheet by Rock n Rollick)
Colas Home  is a handmade line that creates accessories and fun decor pieces with hand printed textiles. Their hand-made products are the best and super affordable! I pretty much have ever single listing in my favorites list, but the No B/tch Vibes Banner ($20) and the pink Lashes Pillow Cover ($23+) are on my holiday wish list for my workspace this year. All of Carla's creations, were born from an appreciation for quality, passion for creating, and obsession for all things pretty. 
 
For more great holiday gifts to give this year, shop our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.
Xx,
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  • Posted On December 09, 2016 by Nichol Brinkman

    Amazing photos! Thanks so very much for the feature! This is great!

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