Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

Hello! As it gets colder and colder outside, I begin to think more and more about the holiday season. Evergreen trees, hot cocoa, snow, sledding, curling up in layers upon layers are all occupying my mind. One of the other things that's weighing more heavily in my mind is what to get everyone for the holidays this season.

Shopping for gifts may be one of the hardest parts of the holiday season. It's always a struggle to find the perfect gift for your friends and family members at a perfect price. And there's so many shops out there to browse from. Even just figuring out where to buy their gifts can be intimidating. In my opinion, one of the best places to buy gifts is Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace where individuals and shops can sell their handmade goods and vintage items. Etsy is the go-to for unique gifts. By purchasing a gift from Etsy, you can be fairly sure that no one else will be giving them the same gift. Today, I've rounded up a few Etsy shops that would be the perfect place to do your holiday shopping.

1. Chromosphere.This etsy shop specializes in handmade jewelry made from various crystals and quartz stones. The pieces are all very free-spirited and bohemian. Prices range from $5-$25. This shop has countless great necklaces that would make the perfect holiday gift. Be sure to check out their Druzy Occo Necklace for $12.

2. Corscandles. Corscandles has the most incredible vegan candles. Candles are shaped like pyramids and give off the coolest effect when burned. Corscandles has a great selection of different sizes and colors to choose from. Prices range from $5.50- $34. I'm particularly in love with their Vegan Lavender Candle which sells for $14.

3. A Girl Named Leney. A Girl Named Leney sells gorgeous knit pieces. Leney is based in Richmond and I actually met her a while back; she's the sweetest person and her shop is just as sweet.  Her knit pieces are sure to please whoever you're shopping for. Prices range from $30-$150. My favorite piece from the shop would have to be the Paris Drawstring Bag which retails for $55.

4. byMart. byMart sells handmade bags and accessories. They offer a wide selection of different bags to choose from. Prices range from $6-$90. For just $6, I'm dreaming about their leather tassels which come in a variety of different colors.

5. Kate Broughton. Looking for a gift for an artsy, quirky friend? Kate Broughton is the first shop you should head to. Animal print cards, nail decals, stickers, tattoos, stationery and mirrors would all make the perfect gift. Prices range from $4.02- $56.22. Be sure to check out their Black Cat Nail Transfers for $4.82.

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