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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Etsy Finds

This Saturday, November 30th, is Small Business Saturday, where shoppers are encouraged to do their holiday shopping at smaller retailers rather than the usual big department stores. 

Here at Celebrations, we are HUGE supporters of the independent shop owner. You may know that all of the invitations and cards you see on our site are created by a community of 250 designers, but did you know that outside of their amazing paper products, they also sell some amazing products in Etsy storefronts?

Here are some of my favorite Etsy finds for everyone on your holiday list!

For Her:


1) These little handmade notebooks from designer Khristian Howell are just the thing for that ultra-organized gal who is always on the hunt for the perfect jotter. I just LOVE those patterns, and there are many more to chose from in her Etsy store. 

2) For that best friend who is always the hostess, get them these beautiful handpainted coasters from Etsy designer Alexandra Em. These come made-to-order with a gold leaf finishing and would make for a perfect, eye-catching addition to any holiday gift list. They even come tied up in ribbon with a gift tag all ready to go!

3) If you are looking to give the gift of gorgeous home decor, I highly recommend this throw pillow by Amelia Kay Photography. I just love the festive black and white design! It also comes as a tote bag if that is more of what you're looking for (or get them both!) 

4) This mini desk organizer by Anna Dykema is a great option for a coworker, teacher or even as a little extra something to fill a stocking. It features some pretty stunning photography so the recipient can be inspired all year long. 

5) That's right, it's about to be 2014! I can't believe it either, but with a new year comes the opportunity to buy a new calendar! This chalkboard wall calendar by Emily Ann Designs is the perfect gift to add a bit of cheer and inspiration to any office or home.

For Him:


1) If you have a friend who is mourning the end of Breaking Bad as much as the rest of us, I recommend these Heisenberg Cuff Links from Etsy store Sleepy Mountain. Bryan Cranston himself even owns a pair! It doesn't get much better than that.

2) The pup in this Boston Terrier Art Print means business! He also happens to be completely adorable. Give this guy a new home by gifting him to the most deserving guy in your life.

3) Winter is definitely here folks, which means it's time to bundle up. Make sure your man is bundled in style with this Forest Green Glove and Scarf set by designer LedaDesign. There are many different styles and colors to choose from in her Etsy store.

4) Looking for a unique gift for a tech buff? I love this Conquering Lion iPhone Case designed by Mark Richmond. He also has a selection of iPad covers with equally cool designs.

5) Everyone knows that the fox is having its year of glory, and now that we all know what he 'says', this damper Fox T-shirt by Scatter Brain Tees would make for the perfect gift. If foxes aren't what you're looking for, there are plenty of stylish shirt options to choose from. 


For Little Ones:


1) If you are looking for an activiy to keep the kiddies busy on Christmas day, pick up a few of these Colors and Critters Coloring Books from designer Fisk and Fern. They feature original illustrations, color characters and fun games everyone will enjoy.

2) How adorable is this Green Dragon Onesie from Etsy store Jhpapers? This super soft baby onsie is screen printed and she even accepts custom orders so you can pick the perfect color for your little one.

3) For the perfect print to liven up a nursery or young child's bedroom, pick up this Fox Dad Art Print by Lindsay Brackeen of Lindsayart. I am also a huge fan of her alphabet series - check it out in her shop!

4) For the ultimate wee one gift, check out this amazing collection of knit dolls from BlaBla Kids. My favorite is the bunny set featured above but they have everything from frogs and cats to flowers and fairies. 

5) Everyone loves Toms Shoes, but did you know there is an amazing Etsy seller who will customize them for you?! Shawna Handke of Shadke Art adds her touch with hand-painted designs such as the Tiny Toms Owl Shoes featured above. She makes them for adults too!


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