Christmas Gift Ideas From Etsy

Seeing as how I have a small Etsy shop, I like to get gifts for people from other small business folks.  I like to support others who are brave enough to lay their wares out there for the world.  It's pretty cool. I have curated a list of things that I just think would be awesome gifts to give and receive.  Since I am on a budget and all, I am trying to keep the prices around $30. A great price point for a gift me thinks. Just to give you a taste of the great things that are out there in Etsy land, here are 12 goodies I would give you a big hug to receive. etsy christmas gift ideas

Top row L to R:

  • BOOT SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $20. Score
  • An infinity silver ring. No need to spend $6-800 on one for your buddy or wife or partner. Try $11.50 instead.
  • MORE BOOT SOCKS!!!!!!!!! $40.
  • Bird layered necklace. Soft simple, feminine. $35

Second Row L to R:

  • Waxed Canvas Diaper Bag from our very own Miss Money Bags! $250, but I feel like this is a lifetime bag. One you keep for ages.
  • I REAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY want/need to do this custom hand-lettered vow art. I am trying to figure out what fun  thing we can do with our vows and until I learn  how to do calligraphy, I am going to have to pay someone to do it. $100, but amazing memento.
  • Greek key table runner that matches our serving ware from Jonathan Adler: $14.95!
  • Shake it off print: $10. Truth be told... I could make this for about $3 and you could print it at home yourself.

Third Row L to R:

  • I LOVE this coffee mug-- a little pop culture mixed with positivity: $10.25
  • Same as above- Taylor Swift mug "Haters gonna hate": $18
  • A little more pricey, but adorable for the house. $195
  • Just an adorable little clutch doing adorable little clutch things: $6. Buy it and put that bird necklace in it!

To see the whole curated list go here.  As always, feel free to buy one of our totes or shirts as gifts for you and yours... we think they're pretty great and cheap too. Cheap in price, clearly, not quality. Who you callin' cheap!?

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A Giveaway from Anna Moor Designs!

This giveaway is now closed, but the 10% off discount continues until July 28 at 8 pm Eastern. Congratulations to Lauren C.!

Everyone meet Anna: Anna Moor

I know. Ugh, could she be any cuter? Anna has started a shop selling her adorable scarfs, makeup bags, and clutches for crazy good prices. The quality I can attest to because I ordered this scarf from her and it is in constant rotation... even through the summer. It's light enough to keep me warm in the mornings, but still super cozy.


I just can't get enough of her stuff and you won't be able to either. Here are just some of my other Anna Moor favorites:

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And here is Anna modeling some of her favs.

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Stunning right? I asked Anna to share a little bit about her beautiful works of art... and her brave decision to start her amazing business:

"I learned to sew when I was eleven with my mom patiently teaching me sewing machine basics and patterns.   Even as a little girl I had a great desire to make something unique and special. My love for textiles grew and in high school I started to explore fashion. After earning a degree in Non-Profit leadership and management I lived the status quo; I got a job that paid the bills and went home for the day. But I became dissatisfied with my career choice. After a conversation with my mentor, she challenged me to dream about having my own hand-made business. I knew I had to make a decision; I could either stay where I was or I could take a risk. I’ve always heard people say that if you do what you’re passionate about it’ll never feel like work.

By starting Anna Moor Designs, I decided to venture into the unknown and trust that my passion would be used to bless others. I like to think that my personality is translated into my bags, scarves and garments through the vibrant color schemes and prints that I combine. Usually my go to material is good old cotton, which is probably attributed to my mothers love for quilting. The more I let myself freely design the more I realize it is just a small glimpse of how deep my love for sewing goes.

My shop is a reflection of the joy that I find in creating something beautiful."

I feel so honored to help get this lady's business launched by giving one of her scarfs away! That's right folks... you can win one of her adorable, soft, all-season one-of-a-kind beauties.

Since she is so so so so so so very special, we are NOT going to use Rafflecopter for this giveaway. Nope. Anna is getting all the traffic cred on this one.

Here are the giveaway rules:

  • PRIZE: (1) Scarf by Anna Moor Designs (you will be able to choose from her current scarf inventory)
  • TO ENTER :  TWO STEPS: Edited down to one!

    • Go visit and comment on your favorite design with "#houseofbennetts sent me! I had to tell @(your best friend's instagram) about you!" (EXAMPLE: #houseofbennetts sent me! I had to tell @treansy about you!)


  • NITTY GRITTY :  This giveaway closes on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8pm Eastern.  Only one contest entry per instagram address.  The winners will be chosen using and will be announced in an update to this post the following Friday morning. We will instagram the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regular, everyday, instagram.

If you want to order from Anna now, you can get in on the Anna Moor/House of Bennetts love by ordering from her through Instagram. Just let her know that House of Bennetts sent you and you'll score a 10% off discount to everything in her shop. The House of Bennetts 10% discount ends July 28 at 8 pm Eastern.

*As a personal aside: this is what I love about blogging. Finding small business owners who have a passion for what they do and are willing to share their love/their hearts with the world. When you create things like Anna creates, that's really what you are doing: Sharing your heart. So, please, go support this lady by entering the giveaway or buying from her.  She's amazing (and affordable). :)