Unique Christmas gift ideas

12 11 2009

Here’s a scary thought – Christmas is just over a month away!

If you’re tired of the Christmas crowds at the malls, seeing the same old (tacky) stuff in the shops, or would like to buy locally made goods and help out your economy, then consider doing your gift shopping online at http://www.etsy.com. Etsy is where artists and craftspeople from around the world sell their handmade goods — everything from art works and photographic prints, to jewellery and clothing accessories, to scented soaps, handmade cards, quilts and so much more in between. Almost everything is unique and not mass produced.

If you have something in mind for a special person, you can search Etsy for what you want, but if you’re stumped for ideas, go to http://www.etsy.com/buy.php and browse the categories that look interesting.

If there’s something you want to buy from any Etsy store, I’d suggest that you place your orders by the end of November to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

Shameless plug: I have an Etsy store where I sell my handmade fabric items (http://RhondaMadeIt.etsy.com). Prices for my items range from $3 to $80, with all bookmarks at $5 each and all luggage tags at $10 each (plus shipping) — great for stocking stuffers!