Favorite Things, Part IV
Etsy.com can transform your shopping experience. There aren’t any lines, and parking isn’t a problem, in fact, you don’t even have to leave your house or waste any gas! Best of all, you don’t have to compete for the attention of rude salespeople. Any crafty person can have a spot on Etsy, and any person with access to the internet can shop—it’s a level shopping field, if you will.
Girl Friday hates holiday stress. Forgetting people on your list is the worst. I like to keep some small, thoughtful items on hand just in case. You can wrap extra gifts up and leave a post it note on them reminding you of what they are. Grab one before you head out for a party for a hostess’ gift, use them as stocking stuffers, or stash them for emergencies.
A list of sweet deals and cool finds…
Dirty girls must get clean, and what better way than with soap that looks like sugar cereal or soap that looks and smells like cake?!
2. Suds Muffin is exciting our noses in an all new, calorie-free way. Instead of pumpkin pie leftovers, try her Spiced Pumpkin Souffle Soap Muffin with Buttercream Frosting ($9).
If pumpkin isn’t your taste, try any of her other slices of delight. Cake slice bars go for $6.
Gifts aren’t always about frivolity. Etsy artists show that you don’t have to sacrifice form for function.
3. Art isn’t just for walls. My Favorite Mirror transforms wall art into mouse pads and coaster sets. A few years ago I tried to master embroidery, but now I can throw in my tea towel and get these Jenny Hart classic embroidery designed coasters with a matching tin for $16.
Notorious M.A.G. loves Stella Im Hultberg art. Her coaster sets and mouse pads are an accessible way to introduce Stella’s art into her home.
Little gifts can be just a precious as the big ones. Don’t be afraid to think small! Etsy makes it easy to find needles in a haystack.