I love Etsy for many reasons. A lot of the little decorating pieces and paper products we used for our wedding were things that I purchased from Etsy, and there was not one thing that I received that wasn’t as awesome (or even more awesome) than what was pictured online. And if ever you are just bored or find yourself with extra time on your hands, perusing Etsy is a fun little thing to do. There are so many interesting, beautiful, and downright hilarious things to sift through — it’s a fun event in itself!
During one of my Etsy escapades yesterday, I found some neat-o stuff that I thought I’d share with you today, in case you are looking for a gift… 😉 Because it is December 1st, and the holiday gift-shopping frenzy is upon us!
Custom Portraits by PrintableWallStory
If you search for ‘Custom Family Portrait’ on Etsy, believe me, a lot comes up. I looked at a bunch of different portrait renditions, and this style from PrintableWallStory was my favorite. To me, these portraits more than any of the others capture the essence of a family. And can I just say I love the hipster dad? 🙂
Personalized Lego Trays by FreestyleMom
When I see these Lego Trays, I think about my little brother (who is not so little anymore) and how much he would have liked one of these when he was a kid. Added bonus is the personalization of the name — I am a sucker for anything with any sort of monogram. I love the rustic wood edge of these. They are cool to look at!
Lily Pulitzer Charger Decal by TheGatorbug
What did I tell you about the monogram obsession I have? I am a firm believer that it’s the little things in life that make life beautiful (how’s that for cheese-ball-y?) and thus little things like this just make me happy. I mean, why can’t your iPhone/iGadget charger be pretty? Tell me why not? This girl clearly gets it. This is the perfect stocking stuffer, and there are plenty of patterns/styles to choose from. Plus, it is $6. What?!?! 🙂
Bibliophilia Literary Post Cards by ObviousState
These are so cool and perfect for your book-loving friend/family member. Each post card has a quote by an author with a beautiful design. There are 100 post cards in total, with 50 unique designs. The 50 designs are doubled — so that you have one to give away, and one to potentially keep for yourself. Think of the college English majors that would loooove this. Oh, yeah.
Computer Accessories by Laa766
Again with the mantra…”It all can be pretty.” This chick knows where it’s at. Keyboard and wrist rests, mouse pads — all with fun colors and patterns. You can purchase one of these items or a combination. I love this idea for friends and co-workers. What a nice way to spruce up a colleague’s desk!
Organic Wooden Toy Truck by BannorToys
Lol. Someone needs to pose a monogram intervention, okay? But really, these are so cute and I think my future child needs one. My hypothetical future child. These toys are finished with natural beeswax/flaxseed oil so if they get chomped on, they are soft.
Desk Office Organizer by TheOfficeChic
I have issues. But tell me this thing isn’t cool! It’s sleek and modern, and I love that cork bottom. Great for any office — corporate or home. Male or female! Young or old!
Signature Plate Bangle by ScriptedJewelry
Much like the custom family portraits, there are a lot of these signature jewelry pieces out there right now. This particular one is, to me, the prettiest that I have found. I love how delicate it is, and I just really like the wire-work. This is a beautiful and sentimental gift. I would love to take something my grandmother wrote to me in a card and have this made for me. She cannot really write anymore and I think that we all have stories like this, someone in our lives who means a lot to us, and wouldn’t it be nice to wear a piece of them always?
Push Pin Travel Map by TheMapLab
I have a couple of friends who like to travel, and this is a very cool map because not only is it perfect for push pins to mark where one has been, but the finish on the countries and places scratch off so that you can clear the brown color when you have been somewhere. This is a gift that is a constant work-in-progress and something you have forever. I love that!
While checking out all of this fun loot, I saw a bunch of funny cards that I thought deserved a spot in this post, too. Most of these are wildly inappropriate for this season, but I just can’t help myself.
…But really? I mean…does anyone know?
This is terrible. But also terribly good.
I just think that this adequately captures most everyone’s decorating sentiment this time of year.
Even if you are like me, and totally uncool, and do not know a single Drake song by name, you cannot deny that this is funny.
And finally, for my Game of Thrones-loving husband, the ultimate Christmas card. This says everything he needs it to say.