I am somehow the last passenger on the "shop online for Christmas" train. I've been grumbling for years, while shuffling through crowded stores; having my ankles nicked by pushy people with shopping carts; being elbowed out of aisles by little old ladies...and on and on. I try to keep my Spirit light and remember that everyone is going through the same thing - trying to find the perfect gift.
Well, not this year! Thanks to Etsy and other online marketplaces, I can find the coolest gifts for my favourite people and I don't even have to leave the house! I really can't believe I've waited so long to do my shopping like this!
So here is what I've found so far:
Cottage Garden Studios has made these great fingerless gloves and matching coffee cup cozies! A serious must for those who get cold hands, but need some dexterity! The perfect gift for my office friends who suffer from cold hands in the Winter while typing away at their desk.
Check out Sarah's shop here.
And what would Yule be without a visit to our favourite domestic witch - Mrs. B!
I had to get a few treats for myself in her Etsy shop - but also commissioned a Voodude for my neice. I know she will love it and can't wait to share it with her. Check out Kris's shop - and if you are looking for a custom 'Dude, let her know!
Another dear blogger, The Whimsical Cottage had a grand sale on this weekend for the holiday and I managed to eek in right before the last minute! I bought this wonderful little mushroom charm for my gypsy friend, and bought myself a handsome snowman ornament for my tree.
Check out Danni's Etsy shop here.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holdiay weekend! I spent the morning on Thursday in front of the television watching the Macy's parade - which I've been doing every year since high school. (My amazing mother would actually call me in "sick" to school on US Thanksgiving day so I could watch the parade!)
I did take a short drive across the border into Washington state and find a few things on Black Friday, but most of my shopping is done now - thanks to some talented people on Etsy, the glorious-magical internet and my dear, sweet credit cards!