Friends + Family + I Want This

This holiday season, stay independent!

For the fourth year running, I have made a personal commitment to only buying handmade gifts this holiday season. Please encourage your friends and family to buy (and create!) handmade gifts. Whether you do so online, in local shops, or in your own kitchen, the gift of a handmade item can’t be beat. To learn more, visit BuyHandmade.org.

+ Are you planning to buy handmade this holiday season? If so, where will you be doing your shopping? (And what’s on your handmade wish-list?!)

+ As I did last year, I would like to welcome any independent hand-makers to post links to their shops in the comments. Please keep all links limited to the spirit of handmade goods from independently-run businesses.

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104 Comments

  • Reply adele {modernemotive} November 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Ooh, thanks for this opportunity. I’d love to share my little shop. I offer eco-friendly paper goods including stationery, cards and work + life notepads. All my stocks are FSC Certified as is my printer when I go offset. Cheers!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/modernemotive

    • Reply Tara November 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm

      I love this lady’s designs…..something for everyone.

  • Reply Beth November 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    http://ofmatter.etsy.com — vintage/upcycled jewelry goodness.

    i plan on buying handmade as much as i can this holiday season!

  • Reply Megan (Running Foodie) November 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Not my shop, but my mom’s! She makes floral brooches, shoe clips, and headpieces – they are gorgeous! You can find her at Pins and Needles, Too

  • Reply nan lawson November 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    i sell prints of my original illustrations here: http://nanlawson.etsy.com
    and photography here: http://study.etsy.com

    happy holidays!

    • Reply Erica November 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

      i just looked at your store. so many cute things!
      will be looking there for some gifts, for sure.

  • Reply elizabeth November 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Wow, thanks! Check out Nella Designs Paper Studio if you are looking for modern, custom, design & decor with a touch of whimsy.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/nelladesigns

  • Reply ChickRocks November 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Buy handmade!!!!! Visit my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/chickrocks

    Merry Christmas

  • Reply Kayla November 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I love it! I’m challenging myself to only shop locally in downtown historic cores. Luckily in Hamilton we have a large portion of arts shops were local artisans sell their items.

  • Reply sandra November 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Anna, you’re the best, here is my shop:
    http://sandrajuto.bigcartel.com
    Thank you :)

  • Reply Erin November 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks so much for supporting handmade gifts and for this opportunity.

    My etsy shop is – http://www.etsy.com/shop/bklynstitch

  • Reply jodi November 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    i have postcards and calendars for sale. they were printed by moo & qoop, but the photography is all mine.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/jodimckee

  • Reply Kerry November 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks so much for supporting handmade!! As a maker of lots of handmade goodies, I appreciate the opportunity!

    I sell handmade accessories (makeup brush rolls, yoga mat bags, purses, earrings, etc) with a modern vibe, as well as some special upcycled cashmere pieces just for Christmas. Find me at

    http://www.effiehandmade.etsy.com

  • Reply Krystle Rose November 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for supporting handmade! I make butterfly shadow boxes:

    http://wingspancollection.com

  • Reply Bess | English Muffin Shop November 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks so much for opening up the comments for a little handmade link sharing!
    Here’s my shop:

    – English Muffin –
    shop.englishmuffinshop.com

    I love making gifts at Christmas, they also seem to be remembered and appreciated by friends and family much longer than a store bought gift.

    Thanks, and happy holidays :)
    Bess

    • Reply Anna @ D16 November 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      I’m trying not to be disappointed that you don’t sell actual English muffins, Bess! ;)

  • Reply ANNIE November 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Here is my little shop eager to grow and build a community.
    http://www.picklepetuniamade.etsy.com

    All D16 readers get a 16% discount in my etsy shop

  • Reply Sonia {Cozy Memories} November 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    well, first thank you, and happy holidays to you !
    I plan to buy handmade AND to handmake gifts too.
    my shop is http://cozymemories.etsy.com & is filled with functional items for the home (like coasters, pincushions …), for which I only use natural fibers or repurposed materials. Thank you again !

  • Reply eireann November 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Ah, thanks for this!

    I make papergoods & prints about my life as an immigrant in England, France, and Belgium.

    http://bara.bigcartel.com

  • Reply mrYen November 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This is a great idea!

    I recently brought out some decorative tape for wrapping up all those Christmas presents! http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrYen

  • Reply Tasha November 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for doing this again! My photography shop: http://www.smallhandsphotos.artfire.com.

    I’m offering special prices on Black Friday, so be sure to check it out!

  • Reply Elizabeth November 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Great idea! I will be buying handmade as much as possible, too!

    Visit my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/elizabethalley for original drawings!

  • Reply Melissa November 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing some handmade links!

    Villa Design ~ vintage details with a modern twist
    http://www.villadesign.etsy.com

  • Reply amymezzell November 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I have a new Etsy shop that is still very small, but I will hopefully add more soon! It’s got all handmade jewelry – very, very affordable (like $6-18) – mostly necklaces and some earrings. New stuff being posted within a week!

    Here’s my favorite item so far: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61858141/mod-classic

  • Reply Rebekah @ Wild Ink Press November 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    It’s like a virtual shopping directory… very cool.

    I’m trying to make as many as possible, and buy gifts that matter. So many people have so much stuff, stuff, stuff!

    Also, I love to send out Christmas cards that have a full, handwritten note in them. What can be more personal than that?

    We (my husband and I) design, draw, print and sell letterpress cards and invitations:

    http://wildinkpress.etsy.com

    And gift certificates work for last minute, too. ;)

    Thanks Anna!

  • Reply Erica November 22, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I try to make food (cookies, mostly) for friends or write letters to family saying the nice things they have added to my life. I go to local craft fairs and love etsy. Speaking of etsy, this crown is on my wishlist.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62382623/giant-dwarf-starlette-crown?ref=pr_shop

  • Reply Flora November 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Brilliant Anna. I make my presents myself, or buy handmade, or find other ideas -like an appointment with a brilliant astrologer friend of mine, for example, but I make the little appointment card myself :)

    My shop is here: http://floradouville.bigcartel.com/
    (calendars, illustrations, Happy Fish, original art, etc.)

    And I have another little thing going on too: http://www.floradouville.com/floralacarte.html
    (monthly club to receive surprise exclusive prints!)

    Thank you!

  • Reply Leonie November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Love your style Anna – this will be my first handmade Christmas for making and purchasing!

    My jewellery store is http://www.madeit.com.au/leoniesimpson – check it out :)

  • Reply anja November 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    ORGANIC baby denims from berlin anyone? i make them. and others. here:
    anjablau.etsy.com

    and also i’m reading blogs. thank you, anna.

  • Reply Amanda November 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for supporting independent/handmade businesses! I’m also pledging to buy from artisans for the holidays (or make gifts)! I have free shipping in my shop too – http://www.birdforbread.etsy.com (We have jewelry, hair whimsy, garlands and more!) Happy Holidays!

  • Reply dana November 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I ordered these ADORABLE personalized sock monkeys for all the kids on my list:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62690566/personalized-sock-monkey-perfect-gift

    She even gave me a volume discount. Fabulous.

  • Reply shanna murray November 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this again, Anna! You’re such a champion of handmade for inviting us all to share links.

    I absolutely try to buy as much handmade and local as possible during the holidays and throughout the year.

    Hello everyone! I make illustrated wall and window decals (the non-cheesy kind!) and just launched a little line of holiday stationery, too!
    http://shannamurray.bigcartel.com

    Cheers!

  • Reply PAWLING | print studio November 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    What a great idea! Lots of favorite shops in the comments already =)

    We make modern handmade prints and patterns for the home, including totes, tea towels, throw pillows, onesies, cards, notebooks, and calendars. Happy holidays everyone!!

    http://www.pawlingprintstudio.com

  • Reply Arlie November 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    This is lovely! Thank you for letting us share our goodies….

    I run Urban Revisions over at Etsy, finely shredded t-shirts, scarves and glass jewelry. Everything one-of-a-kind and unique :)

    http://www.urbanrevisions.etsy.com

  • Reply Michelle November 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hooray for Handmade!

    Cute and colorful illustrations:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/myzoetrope

  • Reply mieke stethem November 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    ooh! what a great idea.
    I love to give (and get) handmade gifts!

    I love giving my jewellery…www.miekemakes.etsy.com

    I am going to try and stick to indepedently owned shops and handmade this year…
    so far i have picked up the original painting of this (http://www.etsy.com/listing/62451588/123-jump) print for my mom. its perfect.

    happy holidays!

  • Reply Shrie November 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    FABULOUS! My Etsy shop is full of home decor, accessories and vintage goodies that make super affordable holiday gifts. Huzzah!

    http://www.shrielenee.etsy.com

  • Reply julie @ hazel & hunter November 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    yay for handmade!!!

    you can check out my organic, hand-printed textiles at http://www.hazelandhunter.com

  • Reply sheila November 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Anna – thanks for encouraging handmade artists to share their shops! I bought a lot of my gifts last year from Etsy and at local handmade craft shows, and this year, I want to try to buy everything handmade and am trying to encourage friends & family to do the same… I sell vintage-inspired graphic art & paper goods with contemporary jam on top…

    my Etsy shop: http://www.suffragettedesign.etsy.com/

    happy handmade holidays!

  • Reply Rosa, Copenhagen November 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Anna – what a nice and friendly thing of you to do – I love the idea and rarely buy gifts so I’m totally with you :-))
    I don’t sell anything (yet!) although I actually have an Etsy-shop (I give it all away HAHA!) – and now I’m busy sewing quilts for Christmas presents.
    I’m making 4 and they are all made from men’s shirts that I’ve bought in charity shops throughout the last year. Man…Those shirts… they are made of great fabric and rarely worn, so no problem in recycling. I can’t wait to give those quilts away!
    I will be buying a few presents – so I’ll go to 2 local craft fairs this year. One sell the most amazing homemade honey, mustard and jams – the other beautifull ceramics.
    This year I don’t wish for any homemade presents. Actually the only thing on my wishlist is a plumber. Yup – a plumber. Sewage-problems here. Not so chrismassy, I know *lol*
    Happy holidays!

  • Reply julie @ hazel & hunter November 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    yay for handmade!!!
    you can check out my organic, hand-printed textiles at http://www.hazelandhunter.com

  • Reply Lydia November 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Wonderful idea… and what amazing things your readers make and sell!!

    I sell prints of my gouache paintings here:
    https://www.velocityartanddesign.com/lydia-bassis-c-1688.html

    Some of the originals are available too: http://www.lydiabassis.com

    Thank you!

  • Reply Amy W November 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    While not crafty my independent bookstore would love to be shopped at
    http://www.powells.com
    Thanks!
    Amy

  • Reply Ana November 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I have two handmade shops.

    The first is Lolabags my handmade bags, totes and accessories:
    http://Lolabags.etsy.com

    The second is my fudge shop Motherfudger:
    http://MotherFudgerFudge.etsy.com

  • Reply Ally November 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Yes indeed! I have purchased Etsy prints, handmade macaroons and hand-printed fabrics for my crafty-loving family. I can’t wait to see them all when they get here!

  • Reply Allison November 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Anna, thank you so so much for this opportunity. I am taking the handmade pledge this Xmas and, as I’m sure so many other of your readers, appeciate the support!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/novaflora

  • Reply ash November 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    love your blog and thank you for supporting handmade!

    check out a new handmade unisex jewelry line from austin, texas…

    http://www.twomonthsrent.com/

  • Reply Jane @ The Borrowed Abode November 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Amen!!!

  • Reply Countess of Nassau County November 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Every year I plant up pots of amaryllis bulbs as teacher gifts, hostess gifts, etc. I create an instruction sheet and include it with each pot. Everyone seems to enjoy them and it’s great to hear from folks as the winter goes on and the bulbs start to bloom. I’ve ordered bulbs from a few different companies and so far Brent and Becky’s bulbs have produced the best results.

  • Reply Laura "Atomique47" November 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you for supporting handmade!

    I make cute clutch purses – many of them embellished with felt flowers
    http://www.atomique47.etsy.com

  • Reply tara November 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I am making a majority of my gifts this year. It truly gives me great joy to be able to give someone something I made with my own hands, with that specific person in mind.

    Of course I can’t do everything, so I’m supporting my sister and brother-in-law’s business. They make great handmade soap. (Originally they made soap for their children who had sensitive skin, the business grew from there.) The best part is that their entire family is involved in the business. A truly nice family! You can find their wonderful, handmade products here:

    http://stores.wallawallasoapworks.com/StoreFront.bok

  • Reply Annie November 23, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Fun kids’ and baby tees + other gifty items can be found at http://www.mogogoods.com.

  • Reply Jess November 23, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Thanks Anna!

    Well if anyone is in Sydney Australia this holidays, my little store stocks a lovely range of ethically designed products from both local and international independent designers….. drop in and say hi!

    http://www.shelflife.com.au

  • Reply Tess November 23, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Awesome! I staked out lots of etsy shops and snagged a bunch of gifts by artisans at the Texas Renaissance Festival (always my favorite place for Christmas jewelry gifts).

    I also sell chic, little paintings and prints in my etsy shop!
    http://cozylittlecave.etsy.com

  • Reply Montse November 23, 2010 at 4:13 am

    With this economy and with some priends unemployed I’ve decided I will make my own presents this christmas. Always tried each year but as I always procastinate I never get them done. At least one year I got them all from etsy!
    It’s a great idea Anna!

  • Reply cat@flutterbymama November 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Definitely embarking on making many presents this year. I love to receive gifts that are a little more thought about and personal so I would think others would enjoy receiving something made by me (and my hub). Before my son came long me and my husband used to make little gifts for our friends and to this day they all still have them. Bless!!

    My husband and our friend have created a set of fab music and design inspired posters. Including The Smiths, John Lennon, Nirvana, REM and Radiohead. Wish I was as good at design as them! One day I hope to have my own little shop on etsy.

    http://www.huntingbears.bigcartel.com/

  • Reply Indulgenceiskey November 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I just started knitting one month ago and I will be giving away one of a kind neck warmers and scarves as my gifts. I am so excited!

    I also handmake body products, hair care products, and candles. Visit me at

    http://www.naturesindulgence.net

  • Reply Christian November 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I tried to take the pledge but it looks as though i already did! Just snagged a badge for my weblog. :))

    My shop is http://tinyshoppe.etsy.com – I sell fabric-covered mouse pads to spice up any home &/or work office as well as photographic prints.

    Take a look!

  • Reply Sarah November 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I have always been a huge supporter of all things handmade and think this is a great cause to promote! Now more than ever small business owners need a leg up, and can fill the void left by anonymous objects that are mass produced. Thanks for this opportunity.

    I run Fig & Kindle, an artisan confectionary. We specialize in all natural glass brittles and shortbread as well as custom confections. Holidays are a great time for us and we love to spread the sweetness!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/figandkindle

  • Reply martha November 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    as always, you are awesome anna:)

    I make eco-friendly, hand dyed scarves, in 16 colors and 4 sizes:
    http://www.scarf-shop.com

  • Reply Becka November 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this! We’re on our third year of making or only buying independently made gifts and I love it, as do the recipients! Our only slight bending of the rules is for books, but even then we can stick to independent publishers and bookshops!

    Here’s our store;
    http://blissinateacup.etsy.com

    All our stuff is made from predominantly repurposed materials, mostly wood. We make bookmarks, chalkboards and also have a new jewellery line!

  • Reply Amanda November 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Yay handmade!

    I have upcycled/ jewelry/ vintage here:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sparrow

  • Reply Deb Sheldon November 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks for the invitation to post. I recently started OWL and custom make each order from my living room with the help of my lovely fit model/son, Cass. We are: owlnyc.com. I am particularly fond of the heartwarming leggings!

  • Reply Sara Plath November 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I design handmade yoga bags in Minnesota. My goal is to create stylish yet functional yoga bags with feminine details like ruffles and bows because I’m a ruffles and bows kind of gal.

    http://blondeyogi.etsy.com/

  • Reply Patrice November 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Handmade all the way baby! Not only am I an indie soapmaker and entrepreneur, I support all my fellow handmade artisans. I’ll be buying lots of handmade knick-knacks for the home this year-for the people who love kitsch!

  • Reply Valerie November 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    thank you to everybody supporting handmade & to you to promote it !
    I buy a lot on Etsy, bigcartel etc… and I have a tiny little boutique called “un arc-en-ciel dans le lavabo” selling some (well, a few !) fashion accessories with quality yans only =

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sierramoon

    Happy Holiday sales to you all x

  • Reply Sam November 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Yes! Thank you for doing this again. I make handprinted housewares and accessories: http://shop.inkloredesign.com/

  • Reply kate hart November 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    this is fantastic! handmade gifts are always the best.

    i hand-paint cards… & i just added my holiday collection to the shop (prints & originals available!) i’m also selling clipboards that double as chalkboards, which would be an excellent gift!

    http://www.katespapergoods.etsy.com

    thanks for a lovely post!

  • Reply Karra November 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I love this idea. I buy from independent artisans or make my families holiday gifts myself every year and encourage everyone to do the same. It’s much more heartfelt and personal than just picking up something in a big store.

    My Etsy shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/ylaine. Thanks for letting everyone add their shop links.

  • Reply Reavel November 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Hey thanks for the opportunity.
    I make original drawings, paintings, watercolors and customize items.
    Here is a link to my shop.
    Storenvy http://reavel.storenvy.com/products

  • Reply Emma Jay November 24, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Great idea! In fact I’m heading to the London BUST Craftacular on Sunday so am hoping to score some great gifts there…

    I also have my own little shop here: http://www.timber-store.com

    Thanks so much for letting us post the links! xxx

  • Reply Lisa November 24, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I love the idea of handmade presents, but after several years of buying all my gifts at an artisan fair, I’ve run out of ideas. I’ve done all the usual suspects: Everyone already has scarves, stationery, purse/wallet, and more hand-crafted salad tongs than they really ever wanted. And since my family is full of modernists, no one wants little decorative items.

    Any ideas?

    • Reply Anna @ D16 November 24, 2010 at 7:31 am

      Lisa, what about jewelery? There are so many modernist jewelry designers selling handmade pieces online right now, even if you can’t find them at your local fair—try looking on Supermarket and at some Big Cartel shops, not just Etsy. Also, what about some of the incredible wool-felt/leather cases for iPhones, etc? There are several people making really beautiful gadget-related objects. Or…art! Paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints…the possibilities are endless. :)

      • Reply Lisa November 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm

        Thank you. I hadn’t thought of things like iPhone cases and gadget things. That’s perfect! Thanks!

  • Reply renee November 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    What a sweet way to support the indie-makers, thank you Anna!! The bad combo of the economy and our major income source from freelance gigs means we’ll be making a lot of our gifts this year, but I’ll definitely check out a lot of the new-to-me shops that are listed here.
    We have art prints, calendars, hand-crafted wooden pinhole cameras and more at:
    http://wolfieandthesneak.bigcartel.com

  • Reply Noxenlux Chapeaux November 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Wonderful! Support and be supported! I love handmade items and love to make them!

    http://noxenlux.etsy.com

  • Reply kelly w November 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks, Anna! My friend Patty Palazzo runs Punk Masters out of the apartment she shares with her sweet, scruffy doggie, Stan. She hand-screenprints softer-than-soft t-shirts and totes to order using non-toxic, environmentally friendly water-based inks. Also offers a selection of everyday and holiday cards. (Her site is also powered by 100% wind energy!)
    Find her here:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/PunkMasters
    http://punkmasters.com/

  • Reply Ruth November 25, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Thank you for buying handmade! I too have been buying handmade over the last couple of years and intend to continue doing so.

    i have my own little (online) shop selling handmade jewelry.
    http://sparklethots.etsy.com

  • Reply Bernadette November 25, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Long time reader of your blog!
    I’m a feltmaker working from my home in Scotland and sell mostly accessories and homewares.
    Thanks for promoting handmade!

  • Reply Bernadette November 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Long time reader of your blog!
    I’m a feltmaker working from my home in Scotland and sell mostly accessories and homewares.
    Thanks for promoting handmade!
    http://www.craftybesom.etsy.com

  • Reply Brigitte November 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I’ll definitely be posting this to my blog! My shop is at http://riotsqurrl.etsy.com/ :D

  • Reply bonnie November 26, 2010 at 1:09 am

    http://anchortag.etsy.com

    There are so many great shops up here! arts + craft crushes!

  • Reply Renee November 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I love that you’re such a huge supporter of independent designers and handmade product!

    Here’s a link to my website which links to our Etsy Shop – http://www.salvageinteriors.com

    I also have a weekly blog on Sweetspot that features only DIY ideas and there are a ton of hand made gift ideas :) http://www.sweetspot.ca/SweetHome/renee_elliott/page/1/

    Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Emily Spada November 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks so much for this post! There’s a whole community of handmade merchants pining for attention. I make my own jewelry: http://thejewelrysheller.artfire.com.

    :D

  • Reply Thea | mon ami November 26, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you so much for promoting and supporting independent sellers!

    I have a little shop I’d like to add to this list. It is currently stocked with nautical themed zipper pouches: http://www.etsy.com/shop/iHeartMonAmi

  • Reply Jeannette November 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I’m such a lurker but I’m so happy you’ve put the call out.

    My shop is The Beautiful Project & I sell handmade cards and birthday calendars, printed from recycled card stock. Everything is illustrated & designed by me & printed by a local printer. This Monday I’m offering 15% off with the coupon code: POPPY15.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebeautifulproject

  • Reply Rose (Oshe Designs) November 27, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks for the chance! I sell jewelry, bags, aprons, and a few others goods as well. Free shipping in my etsy shop until Monday at midnight!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/oshe

    Thanks for supporting handmade!

  • Reply kelly November 28, 2010 at 7:45 am

    hello,
    i have a small, independent food magazine called Remedy Quarterly. It’s designed in Brooklyn, New York, printed on FSC certified paper and completely ad-free.

    We have a holiday bundle that includes 4 issues that we’ll tie it up all nice and lovely and personalize a gift tag for $28 (free shipping).

    http://www.remedyquarterly.com/products-page/

    remedy quarterly loves handmade!

  • Reply Kathy { Navy Blue Notes } November 28, 2010 at 9:46 am

    So many talented handmakers! You have all helped narrow my handmade holiday shopping list and made my month so much easier. Thank-you!

    I offer “simple social notes to amuse the lighthearted & antagonize the humourless”.

    Enjoy and happy holidays!

  • Reply Lauren Rei November 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/shewakestheday
    That’s my etsy shop. I live in NC and love crocheting! This holiday season, i’m out of work, so i’ve been trying to use my favorite crafting hobby to make awesome scarfs for people to use as gifts either for themselves or others! I can easily do any color you’d like, so if you see something on there that isn’t exactly what you had in mind, I can easily fix it. Happy browsing :3

  • Reply Carson November 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I plan on buying all my gifts locally or from etsy this year. You get to give a great gift and help out a hardworking stranger.

    Here are my etsy shops:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/carsontoo
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/carsonconverse

    Thanks for supporting handmade!

  • Reply Beth Stone November 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Hi – thanks for the opportunity to link up!

    In my shop you will find my original artwork, prints, handmade jewelry, handmade purses, and needle felted items. Please stop by!

    My blog: http://www.bethstonestudio.com
    My Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bethstonestudio

    Thanks!

  • Reply Jane Hamill November 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I’ll be sharing this on Facebook and amongst all of my customers!

    I hand make lampwork glass beads and jewellery at:

    http://www.janehamill.co.uk/
    http://janehamill.etsy.com/

    And you can keep up-to-date with me at: http://www.facebook.com/janehamillbeadsandjewellery

  • Reply Jen November 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks for your support!

    I *just* started my hand crocheted etsy shop, but I’ll be adding more soon.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/fuzzysushi

  • Reply jennie December 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I can’t wait to browse all of these shops. I HATE going to the mall and searching for crappy cliche gifts. The whole process just sucks the joy out of the season.

    On another note, Anna, I saw your graphic (in this post) being passed around Facebook. I was a little disturbed that no one credited it to your blog, unless you intended for people to pass it along?

    • Reply Anna @ D16 December 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm

      Huh! I don’t mind it being shared since it’s being used for good (at least I’m hoping it is—please tell me it was being used in support of buying handmade/independent!), but it’s always nice to be credited.

      What can you do, though, you know? Better this than a photo of my house. :)

      • Reply jennie December 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm

        Oh yes – it was a “post this to your wall and support handmade” thing. I even saw someone that had it as their profile pic! I guess you’ve unknowingly started a campaign.

        • Reply Anna @ D16 December 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

          I think that’s only a good thing, then. :)

  • Reply Sarah December 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    two sisters. two styles.
    http://drawingsbyanne.etsy.com
    http://goldylocks.etsy.com

  • Reply Couve Illustrations December 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Hi,

    thanks for the opportunity!
    I’m an illustratior and you can visit my shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/couve

    and my recent blog:
    http://couveillustrations.blogspot.com/

    cheers
    couve

  • Reply Simone December 10, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Thanks Anna,

    My messenger/satchel bags can be found here
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/nomuu

    and illustrations here:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/honeycup

  • Reply bonnie December 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I got most of my gifts at the Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle. many of the gifts given to me were from there or etsy. I think shopping local and handmade makes holiday shopping so much more fun!

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