Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hand-made gift-buying resources.

Darling gift-givers,

The time for making and buying handmade gifts is upon us. Whether you are commemorating some sort of religious event or celebrating another year with the ones you love (or both and everything in between), this is the time of year to give and to receive. The advent of ye olde internet certainly made gift-giving a bit more palatable to those of us allergic to the mall, and this year, that same information superhighway has made giving a handmade gift *that* much easier, and chic-er ifyouknowwhatimean.

Here are a few of my abso-favorite resources for buying handmade online. Enjoy!

The Trunkt Gift Guide. Trunkt is a fabulous way to cull through the myriad mezmarizing wares of independent artists and designers. It includes curated portfolios of artists and designers, as well as links to where one can purchase the goodies online.

Next up is MODISH. Modish is an outstanding resource for all indie shopping sources year-round, but the gift guides on this blog are simply not to be missed. In particular, I recommend the Handmade Gift Guide: For the Mens. A-men!

Finally (for today, at least), check out the various gift guides on ETSY!! Etsy is an online bazaar for all things hand-made. You can buy, you can sell, whatever suits your fancy.

Here are a few of my favorites on Etsy right now.

And here are a few gems from the ENvironmentally Friendly gift guide.

And you can of course check out what I have in the shoppe right now.

Whew! And happy shopping to you all, and to all a good-night!

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