I cannot believe the holidays snuck up on me so quickly. Last thing I remember I was sitting outside enjoying the hot sun. Now I am waking up to frost covering everything and I know the winter winds are coming. Which means it is time to start picking out holiday gifts. Check out part 2 here for more gift ideas
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I have been checking out all the amazing finds on Etsy to fill all those holidays wishes. There are so many extraordinary finds that I don't even know where to start. The best part, a lot of shops on Etsy are taking part in Black Fridays deals and other holiday sales. So you can support small handmade businesses even if you are a little strapped for cash right now (which most of us fall into that category).
So, where do I begin? I guess I'll just begin with some amazing décor for around the house. Beautiful handmade items that I fell in love with the second I saw them.
First up I want to show you these amazing ceramic Christmas trees from Mud & Maker. I saw these and just fell in love with them. Do you normally go for a rustic look? These would make the perfect addition to your Christmas décor. Do you love ceramics? They are amazing beautiful and would look great on your mantel. These are great and you should own some.
If you have ever visited my blog before and ever perused one of my gift guides before, you know I have a thing for garland. I love it. I have no idea why, all I know is I think it is amazing and I want to put it all over my house. And this handmade garland from The Blushish Fig is no different. They have wonderful handmade felt garland in every color combination you can think of. You like traditional, they have it. You like funky, they have it. Get your self some garland and enjoy!
But how about a super cute ornament for that tree of yours? Look at this adorable ornament form Nevada Knits. This would look great on your tree, and if you have a loved one that is into knitting, this would make an absolute perfect gift for them. They don't just offer adorable Christmas ornaments either, their shop is filled with amazing knit items. It's hard for me to pick a favorite.
Next is this amazing stocking pattern. Do you need something to keep you busy right now? Are you looking to make someone a very unique handmade gift? Why not pick up this great pattern from The Cheswick Company and make a whale stocking. I know that I would feel so very special if someone made this for me. Don't like whales (really, who doesn't like whales)? That's okay, they have other patterns and even some patterns for tree skirts as well.
Now tell me that this holiday pillow from W. Francis Design is not one of the cutest things you have ever seen. I saw this and just though, yeah, I need that. It's so cute and quirky and it would look superb with all my other cute and quirky holiday pillows. And if you love cute and quirky like me, you'll love this pillow cover.
Like most adults women, I have an unhealthy love for candles. And I cannot pass up a holiday scented candle to save my life. I have so many holiday candles it's not even funny. This great soy candle from A to Z Candles is top on my list of favorites because peppermint is my scent of choice. If you are not a fan of peppermint, that is okay. They have so many scents that sound so amazing, you will definitely find something you will love.
I'm also madly in love with this charming wreath by Marquis Weaves. I'm really digging on anything wool right now, so this wreath is right up my alley. The wool just screams to be touched and any room just feels warmer with one of these wreaths in it. I adore this.
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I love the idea of mistletoe hanging in the house, but the idea of having real mistletoe in the house scares me a bit (it's toxic to dogs). So this felt version from The Winding Vine is an absolutely perfect substitution. It can be used over and over again, so it's great for the environment, and it looks so pleasing in any room. Check out the variety of felt plants they have to offer and you're sure to find something to please you.
There are just so many amazing handmade holiday items on Etsy it's always so hard for me to pick just a handful, but you can check out some more of my favorites HERE. I'm constantly adding things every time I find something that I think you can't live without (because I can't live without it). You know that I'll be doing a second part to this list filled with gift ideas later this week (look for it on Wednesday), so check back then to see some of my favorite goodies.
If you can't wait until then, you can check out some of these other gift guides. Like if you are looking for gifts for that certain furry friend, check out this collection. And if you are looking for gifts under $30, check out this collection. There are so many great handmade items on Etsy, you'll be able to find everything you're looking for this year and support handmade small businesses.
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