Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gift Giving Guide--Buy Local!

If you are starting to think about unique Christmas gifts, consider buying handcrafted. Etsy is a good place to start, especially if you like shopping from the comfort of your own computer. If you'd like to buy local, consider visiting craft shows in your area or using the "Shop Local" feature on a site like etsy. 

For those in the West Michigan area, the Etsy West Michigan team has assembled a gift guide at their blog. It provides great ideas for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family members. These items can be purchased at individual team members' etsy shops (just use the links on the site for easy clicking), or if you'd like to shop in person (and save the shipping costs), check out the list of shows that Etsy West Michigan team members will be attending over the next 5-6 weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! New to your site. I'm a homeschool mom, great granddaughter of self-sufficient farmers (whose daughter sold the farm rather than pass it along - or sell it to anyone in the family). I yearn to live in the country and have my children share the experiences I had on the great-grandparents' place.

    I'm wondering how you're planning to cope with the new consumer law involving testing of products. You have such cute things! It would be SUCH a shame to lose this kind of home-based art-centric business to ridiculous laws!


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