They go hand in hand, right? Well, at this time of year they do.
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving. I really have a lot to be thankful for this year. I have a lot to be thankful for everyday, but I feel especially blessed this year.
Todays thankful list................
I am not making the turkey
I am sleeping in
my youngest is a turkey (though he mostly acts like a ham)
my family blesses me always
our friends care for us
no snow for thanksgiving
tires that would be good in the snow if we had it
coffee in the morning
So have a really blessed day! I hope you spend it with at least one person (but hopefully many) you love dearly and who love you too.
Now, if you are like many folks out there, Thanksgiving is the day to prepare for the big event, to stock up on carbs so you can shop.......................Black Friday.
This year, people are being encouraged to shop small businesses this Saturday, for Small Business Saturday. And then of course, there is Cyber Monday.
Well, I am all for supporting small businesses. So I scoured etsy for some gift ideas. NOT JEWELRY gift ideas (which come too easy to me). I was thinking of those harder to buy for folks.....like married couples with no kids, or TWEENS. What do you buy that's handmade for tweens and still cool? Well, I think I found a few things. So enjoy! Click the photo's to be taken to the etsy shop.
OK- now here a few things for the wee ones that I couldn't pass up.
Now, something for Dads, husbands, brothers.............my husband loves his. (Ours is from a local gal who makes them, but I am sure these are good too:)
How about the young couple, who likes to entertain?
How about these great gifts? I love when I find really creative ways things have been recycled. I know my sister in law would love the Abbey Road sketch book. She's a huge Beatles Fan.
Next- kids, 7 years old to tween. I found these kits, and just adore them. I think my kids would love to make these. I contacted the seller and they said they are perfect for ages 7-12. I have never felted, but boy, it looks like fun.....and like it would keep them busy for awhile.
And for your favorite beading friends, you can't go wrong with these....................
Or how about this?
So, I hope I gave you some idea's. Please try to support handmade. The gifts are so much more meaningful. Etsy even has a new feature that can help you shop. If you go to their homepage, and click on "gift ideas", it will hook into your facebook page and pick gifts for everyone. Some are pretty funny, like, for one person it gave gift suggestions of tin, because the person liked Rin Tin Tin. But still, it had some good stuff too.
There are lots of online sales going on, lots of artist open houses this time of year, and just many many ways to support handmade. So lets support each other!
Have fun, and be safe.