Ok, I admit it. I’ve been going a little shopping crazy lately. All on Etsy
though, so I mean, at least I’m supporting my fellow indie business friends, right? And a lot of the shopping was done on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, so at least I’m attempting to be frugal with my spending.
But I just can’t help it. Etsy is amazing. Etsy sellers are amazing. I don’t know where they come up with these creative ideas, but they are so unique and brilliant, it’s never-ending inspiration. I’m starting to get my packages in the mail and every single time I am in love with the item….pretty packaging, hand-written thank you notes, customer service you would never get at say, the mall.
Etsy sellers take pride in their product. They love what they do. They aren’t working just to get a pay check. They aren’t counting down the hours till their shift ends (in fact their shift actually never ends). They aren’t trying to get you to buy some mass-produced, machine-made product so they meet their monthly quota. They care. They care about their business, their product, and most importantly, their customers.
I know first-hand that it is a special feeling to have someone purchase an item you made. I guess that’s why I love buying handmade….to spread that special feeling.
Some of my recent Etsy purchases:
This off-the-shoulder sweater from Lamixx
is perfect to lounge around in but still look (and feel) cute! This was my fourth purchase from Lamixx
and I love everything in their shop. Basic but sexy!
I got this stackable ring from Laonato
and I’m in LOVE! It is exactly what I was looking for at a great price. I love being able to switch up how I wear each band!
sugar scrub is my favorite! It feels SO good on my skin. I went back on Cyber Monday and bought four more jars of it.
Love this shirt from ThePetiteChouette
! This is what I’m talking about, using creativity to add extra cuteness to every day items. I couldn’t pass up that little bear face!
I’m a big fan of SonOfASailor’s
entire shop. Their jewelry is right up my alley. I made my first purchase last weekend with this simple chevron bracelet.
I’m sort of a sucker for cute packaging so I had to pick up this adorable washi tape set from LittleHappyThings
to package orders from my shop
And of course I’ve been looking for Christmas presents for others on Etsy as well. Just can’t share those on here. ;] Are you buying handmade this year?