Etsy For The Holidays

United States
November 16, 2015 6:05pm CST
I think this year I am going to do my Christmas Shopping on Etsy. Not all of it, mind, but for atleast two or three people I will. I only shop for a handful of people, two of which are kids, so etsy probably won't cut it there. I don't want to spend over $30.00 per person either so I will have to see what exactly I will do. I have been trying to make a conscious effort to do more of my purchasing via etsy. It supports the "artist" and since I buy beauty supplies, it's also a healthier choice. I have a lotion "Woolen Blanket" it smells like my idea of winter, it also takes very little of the stuff to make a difference. My skin is baby soft where I apply it, and it doubles as a perfume. I am getting a bit sidetracked though. I will most likely purchase another Woolen Blanket lotion for a family member who enjoys the smell as much as I do, and then for another I'll be looking for diabetic lotion. If I can find something "girlish" and "pretty" for my niece then more power to me. Have you started Holiday Shopping?
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@xstitcher (11291)
• Petaluma, California
17 Nov 15
I have a couple of things for my mother. I have more shopping to do. *cough*I have an Etsy shop *cough*
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• United States
17 Nov 15
I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you through your cough! Shop name? I'll look it up and bookmark it.
@xstitcher (11291)
• Petaluma, California
18 Nov 15
LOL--my shop name is LumaMarkCrossStitch. Don't know if you'd like anything there, but feel free to take a look.
• United States
18 Nov 15
@I could not find the shop for some reason! I copied and pasted the name directly into the search but it is coming up with nothing.
@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Nov 15
This is a great idea. I hope that more will follow you in doing this. The folks on Etsy will be very appreciative I would think.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
Yes. I like to think I am helping stay at home mom's and dad's, or those who are no longer able to work in the working field.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Nov 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum ...That is great! Be a sort of advocate for them.
• United States
17 Nov 15
@celticeagle When I was a little girl, my mom would go to flea markets and sell her crafts. We held one at my elementary school like once a year and she did very well there. I guess it's just paying it forward really, since a lot of the things we were able to afford was because of mama's crafting
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@Auntylou (4319)
• Oxford, England
17 Nov 15
I start in the sales after Xmas every year and buy through the year. I hate to feel rushed when I shop; i also get good bargains this way
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• United States
17 Nov 15
I am the type of person who would want to let the reipient have the gift already. I couldn't do the shopping throughout the year thing. Sometimes I can barely hold out until Christmas!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
17 Nov 15
How much is that lotion? I need a bottle.. was thinking just store brand or whatever. I might check it out if it's not really expensive.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
Check etsy for SweetClementineSoap. That is the name of the shop. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it, but it was under $10.00 I am sure.
@sofssu (14467)
17 Nov 15
Yesterday I bought something from etsy more to help me make some gifts rather than give it away as a gift. I am also looking at ebay for some gifts.
• United States
17 Nov 15
I have not shopped ebay in a very long time. I bought one thing from there once, but haven't since. I love etsy for it's wide variety of things, not just homemade / hand crafted, but aids to help with crafting.
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@sofssu (14467)
17 Nov 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum True, I love Etsy for the aids .. since I craft a lot.
• United States
17 Nov 15
@sofssu What kind of crafts?
• United States
17 Nov 15
I love Etsy and supporting small businesses! I am starting my Christmas shopping and currently not finished yet!
@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I am waiting for the lists from my daughter. I usually shop on Amazon because she likes books and games fand music and I have plenty of Amazon money right now.
• United States
17 Nov 15
I haven't been trying to get amazon gift cards lately. In fact I haven't been on swagbucks or any site like it in months! I do have enough swagbucks to get two $5.00 gift cards though. I usually do shop amazon, but this year want to be a little different. I will probably shop amazon for my niece and nephew though.
@Bella128 (2480)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I'm actually planning on selling on Etsy with my handmade crafts. I just need to stress that people need to buy handmade gifts early to allow time for the artist to create them and ship them out.