Holiday shopping ideas: Gifts for everyone on Etsy
I hope your week is going great 🙂 If you are like me, you are just realizing that the holidays are basically less than a month away and that you need to get your butt in gear and buy gifts for your loved ones! I was lucky enough to be able to attend a Native crafts and arts fair a few days ago and bought a few presents (for myself too….). But holy crap is time going by fast! So I thought I would review and discuss one of my favorite sites of all time: Etsy. Here I introduce some of my favorite shops or items on Etsy and discuss holiday shopping ideas 🙂 And of course, the articles and shops chosen will be Native American or Native American inspired. But also check out their Holiday Gift Guide, full of shopping ideas for everyone! But here I want to focus on moms. Your mom and all moms. Those hard working women who need and deserved to be spoiled. What they would want for themselves as well as their little ones (and not so little ones…).
Let’s start with ideas for the home
If you know this site, or its associated Facebook page, you know I am a huge fan of dreamcatchers. Down the line, I am planning on having a big dreamcatcher tattoo done as well! I personally have many, of various sizes and colors. I have some made locally by Elders and some made internationally.
For those in Canada (although it ships worldwide), the FeatherandSinew shop is a good place to start. It has gorgeous dreamcatchers of various colors as well as dreamcatcher earrings (for $13.50 USD). I usually prefer dreamcatchers of a natural color but I have fallen in love with the green suede dreamcatcher below! It was love at first sight. It is made of a 5 inch hoop with natural stones such as jasper (a grounding and harmonizing stone, read more about it here) and turkey feathers. It is made cruelty free and can be yours for $35 USD. Once again, click here to get it. And moms need good restful sleep filled with good dreams. So a dreamcatcher is a must!
I know, I know, scarves are not really for your home but they can certainly accent your clothes or even your furniture. I have about 15 scarves myself and wear one with every outfit. I have been a fan of ScarvesChrissyInk for a while now and personally own 2 of her scarves (only because I am showing incredible restraint and not buying all of them…). I literally want all of them! All of them I tell you! See my review of one of them here.
Chrissy has the most amazing scarves ever! Once time, I was wearing my dreamcatcher one in a restaurant and a man came up to me to ask me where I had bought it. I told him it was from a shop on Etsy (I could not remember the name at the time) and he went back to his booth. Only to come back 5 minutes later with his phone showing me the picture of my scarf he had found on Etsy asking me if this was it! He was really enamored with the scarf! And for a good reason, as it is stunning. I do not know any woman who would not want one of Chrissy’s scarf. And look at her recent additions below. Let’s begin with the silk wing scarf with the bird owl design (one of my favorite birds ever). I mean holy freaking crap, is it ever gorgeous! And it can be yours for $56 USD! It is also available on a black background.
Or if you prefer a less colorful scarf, but just as beautiful, the silk wing scarf with feathers and wings might be for you. It sure can be for $56 USD. It is also available in black and teal.
Or maybe you are looking for something a bit different. Then the caftan below might just be for you. I am slightly biased as this is the design of my beloved dreamcatcher scarf! I could see myself (or anyone) wearing it on a hot summer day or at the beach or pool. And how practical for moms of little ones. Throw it on, look stylish and off with the babies to run errands or to the pool! One size for $119 USD.
If you are looking for anything feather, look no further! Kelseysfeathers is the place to go on Etsy. I personally have a pair of earrings from Kelseysfeathers (they have such a good and wide selection of feather earrings) and people ask me all the time where I got them. See my review of them here. The quality of the feathers cannot be beaten. I am currently in love with those little brown feather earrings.
I mean, how gorgeous are they! You can also pick your metal from nickel free, sterling silver of 24K gold plated. And the feathers are bendable. All of this for $17 USD! I know they are on my wanted list for sure. Can you think of anyone you know who would love them?
Ok I put kelseyfeathers in the “for the home section” because of this next little gem. A custom made feather mobile! I mean come on, which baby would not want one! I am pretty sure that as a baby, I would have loved one 😉 And their mom will thank you for such a gorgeous gift! All the pretty feathers to look at twirling in the wind (it actually stimulates the baby which helps with brain development). And so original! For the cool baby (and parents), this feather mobile is a must. Starting at $80 (yes a tad pricey) you can choose from a bamboo stick or twig wreath design. See both below.
And a little sparkle never hurt anyone…..
And now for the sparkle!! My favorite…
I have so much, pretty much all my jewelry is Native inspired or Native made. I am always on the look out for cool and meaningful earrings, bracelets or necklaces. I recently bought locally made Haida shell necklaces and earrings. But for now, let’s focus on arrowhead and obsidian stones necklaces. Basically 2 of my favorite things, as demonstrated by the arrowhead obsidian necklace I owned (see review here). It is a beauty but let’s check out more!
A gorgeous shop if there was ever one! All sorts of gems and stones for everyone (not all Native American inspired but beautiful nonetheless). Coral, turquoise, obsidian, amethyst, you name it they have it! What particularly caught my eye was this gorgeous obsidian and turquoise arrowhead necklace.
How beautiful is it! Long necklace (30 “) made with turquoise seed beads individually wrapped in 14k gold. Wow, just wow! I want one right now. So elegant! I can see this worn to work or to an elegant soiree. Or date night when a sitter is watching over the kids. And it can be yours for $65 USD. Not bad at all! Gentlemen, any lady would want one. Hint hint…. Get yours here.
Ahhhhh one of my favorite shops ever! LJGreywolf is full of southwest inspired jewelry and medicine bags. Shawn Carter, the owner, is an awesome individual and artist and I have more than one of his creations. You can see my previous reviews of his products here and here (medicine pouch). His tiny medicine pouches are absolutely to die for. I get comments on mine all the time. I carry it attached to my purse. You absolutely need to get one for yourself or a loved one. Everyone will love it! It even includes a tiny bundle of sage, buffalo hair and quartz. How amazing are they! And only for $20 USD. Get yours here.
And then there are Shawn’s beaded bracelets. I owned 3 and I love them all! They come in different colors, width and materials. So plenty of options to pick from. I am particularly loving this leather bracelet beaded in green turquoise with fire colors.
I personally love the green turquoise color. And the Cherokee pattern and the soft deerskin lace on each side. A very unique bracelet, of high quality, which I can attest. Any man or woman would love this bracelet. Get yours for $60 USD.
Too vibrant for you? Well first off, you might be in the wrong place then! Just kidding. But southwest jewelry does tend to be done in vibrant colors… Nevertheless, LJGreywolf does have more subtle bracelets for both men and women. For example, this hand tooled leather bracelet in shades of antique greens and tans. Once again, I can attest to the quality of his work. Made of oak leather, it contains 1702 hand sown glass beads! This one goes for $75 USD.
Ok one last one for today. The Purplefinchstore. A store with an eclectic mix of all sorts of products. Like what you ask? Well one can find wood beads, jewelry or even dreadlocks. So the selection is varied! My personal favorites remain the dreamcatcher (here called peace catcher) bracelet and anklet. My favorite combination of colors is the one below. Worn during the day, the dreamcatcher is said to protect you from negative thoughts and energy. Get your dreamcatcher bracelet for $31.99 USD and and your dreamcatcher anklet for $35.99 USD. Such unique jewelry, it just makes an outfit!
So did you see anything you like?
No? Well it’s not about you, it’s about those you want to buy gifts for! Once again, just kidding, because let’s face it, I want all of it for myself….But I personally endorse all the items above and would (and have) buy them for my loved ones. There is something for everyone. Which really should be Etsy’s motto! But remember your mom and all moms out there and give them the love and attention they deserve. Hope you enjoy the holidays as well as those holiday shopping ideas 🙂
And don’t forget to visit the Etsy Holiday gift guide! Would love to hear your thoughts about the suggestions above. Comment below and I will respond back 🙂