2011 Gift Guide: Presents from Etsy
Dec 15, 2011
Last week, we talked about buying American-made gifts for the holidays, and how just $64 gifts spent on U.S. goods could result in 200,000 jobs at home. In the comments of that post, many people mentioned that Etsy is a great source for goods made in the U.S.A. So here are some great gifts found on Etsy:
Textured Ceramic Vase ($55). Pottery and other decorative housewares make great gifts. But why spend hundreds of dollars at a shop in the mall when you can buy a beautiful ceramics on Etsy? I think this vase is neutral enough to match any decor, but still sophisticated and interesting.
Handwoven Scarf Necklace ($60). This infinity scarf is really cool. I love the wider gauge on the knit, the small details that make it a bit more special and how it looks like a necklace chain. I also love that unlike many infinity scarves, you can wear this one multiple ways without ruining the look of the scarf.
Vintage Starglow Bread and Butter Plates ($8 for 4). These plates are pretty and classic with just the right amount of vintage kitsch. You can use the plates for entertaining or as decor. They’d look great hung on a wall or in a display on some shelves.
Leaf Necklace ($32). I love the dainty touches on this necklace. It’s gold-fill, but the seller also offers solid gold items, so it might be a bit better quality than some of the other Etsy jewelry that I have seen. The seller also takes requests for custom pieces.
Chalkboard Wall Map ($83). I LOVE this gift! You can use the map to plot out your travels–map places you’ve traveled to in once color, places you want to travel to in another. It would be a great gift for newlyweds, an office mate or a college student. I’m thinking about buying one for myself. Ah, the spirit of giving…also known as finding too many thing you want to buy for yourself, so you give them to others *wink*.