I was inspired by this post by Stacey at FreshStitches to share the handmade items that I bought as holiday gifts this year. I try to buy handmade and/or support small businesses with most of my holiday gifts. (All pictures are from the Etsy shop or website where the gift was purchased.)
My first stop for handmade shopping is usually Etsy.
This great Kindle case is from Gothic Creations.
I thought this was suitably masculine for the recipient. When I received a Kindle Fire (!) as a gift, I ordered myself a custom case from this shop, too!
I wanted a peppercorn mix to go with some spice grinders I bought, and Gusto Spice had the selection I was hoping to find.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm. This mix is definitely the best smelling gift I bought this year.
I always look for unique t-shirts for the men in my life, and every year, my first stop for t-shirt shopping is BRANDED. This year I bought a Tree of Life shirt…
…and this shirt inspired by Night of the Living Dead.
I paired that shirt with a zombie Christmas card from Kawaiistarz.
I like to do some of my handmade shopping in person, too. Last weekend, I visited two craft fairs.
At Brooklyn Craft Central, I stopped by sono ei‘s table and picked up some super cute cherry birthday candles. The candles adorned my sister’s birthday dessert on Tuesday night.
At the Lyceum Holiday Marketplace, I bought another t-shirt, which I had previously seen in an Etsy treasury, from Jes Switaj.
I saved on shipping by buying this at the Lyceum instead of on Etsy :).
I hope that those of you who are celebrating holidays this time of year are enjoying giving and receiving handmade gifts :).