"Etsy Style Guide", "Etsy gift guide", "Style Trends", "shopping guide"

Our November Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner IS...

Farmhouse Photograph standou...
$49.00
Cyber Monday Etsy Vintage Ca...
$110.00
Black Bird in the Trees Sepi...
$29.00
Test Tube Spice Rack w/ cork...
$29.00
white birch forest - natural...
$40.00
forest koan coffee table wit...
$290.00
Dark Silver Band with Etched...
$68.00
Organic Dried Herb Sachet, h...
$6.00
Rustic Home Pure Soy Candle...
$14.00
Use code FREESHIPME now for ...
$18.00
Men's Lumberjack Flannel...
$14.00
The Longest Train Ride to Ze...
$25.00
Vintage Mens Wolverine boots...
$100.00
Snow Woodland, Winter Photog...
$25.00
Tree Branch Toggle Buttons-6...
$7.00
miniature houses solid wood ...
$35.00                           


Congratulations to Mandy of Etsy shop Homesteading Roasters for the winning Etsy Style Guide Collection Get Ready for Man Gift Time!  Our team of Etsy curators get together each month on the 16th to create beautiful & relevant gift guides.  To help everyone get inspired & work within the same parameters, we choose a theme as a basis for building the individual collections.  This month, we explored the theme Holiday Prep List 101 as a way for our curators to visually express ways in which they would suggest getting ready for the upcoming holiday season.  Through her gift guide collection, Mandy offers up the advice to get the men on your list crossed off!  You won't find any paisley neck ties in her collection - not here!  Mandy has curated a earthy, woodland inspired gift guide with unique handmade and vintage gifts that would make any man say, "cool." Did you hear that?  Success - you're done here!  Love the mood you created Mandy - congratulations! 

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Each month, we choose one winner.  However, with close to 100 submissions we also enjoy highlighting some of our favorites as there is usually a very long list!  The entire list of style guide collections is worth looking over, so if you want to have your socks blown off - then click here!  Each collection is a mini shopping guide where the curator does the hard work for you, so you can shop Etsy with ease.  Ahhh...and during this hectic time of year, who doesn't like easy?  Scroll on down to get a taste of the talent here on the team as we showcase 4 additional style guides.

Orly of Etsy shop orly design gets us ready for the holiday rush by helping us take a moment to just re~lax.  Yes, just let the stress melt away as you sip a nice hot mug of coffee with...what else but marshmallows!  Forget the cream & sugar - let's get down to business with something sticky, sweet & delicious.  Orly's collection is filled with the feeling of this sugar~licious delight - a moments pause and a moment to refuel the reserves as we gear up for the holidays!   I feel like I want to sit in this collection, eat marshmallows & pat soft bunnies.  Thank you Orly for reminding us all that relaxing & self care is an important first step to take!       


'Coffee with Marshmallow' by orlydesign


Decorative Crochet Jar lid C...
$27.00

Rose Lychee Marshmallows, Et...
$4.00

Rabbit White 5x5 art block B...
$29.00

1960s Maxi Slip - Saks Fifth...
$88.00

Herbal Baby Powder - Organic...
$5.57

Vintage brown gooseneck desk...
$28.99

50's dress - pink 50'...
$125.00

Sweet Cupcake Porcelain Pin...
$20.00

BROWNSTONE: mail holder key ...
$78.00

Taupe / Light Brown Top .Wom...
$89.00

Marshmallow Sugar Scrub 8 oz
$10.00

Pink and Green Toile - Overs...
$5.50

Luxembourg Autumn, Paris - ...
$28.00

five glittered bottlebrush t...
$17.50

Pink and Brown "Sugar &...
$29.00

Pink and Brown Branches / Re...
$15.00


Fluffy pink clouds and sugar plum fairies are all very nice, but they won't get the job of holiday shopping done!  Nic of Etsy shop Knit Frekkles takes us by the hand and escorts us off the whipped cream sprinkled mountain and back down to the job ahead with her collection This way to Gift Ideas.  You were starting to feel lost after that yummy delicious coffee specialty drink, weren't you?  Nic helps us get down to business with her practical gift guide, but wait!  There's a really clever twist to this collection - do you see it?   Yes, she's used geometric shapes to not only point, but to pull her collection together!  Love.   If you're having trouble thinking of what you might buy this year, don't let confusion get your down.  Let Nic help you get inspired as each handmade gift below will be sure to be a crowd pleaser.   Now we can cross some more gifts off our list - wonderful theme and curation Nic!  

This way to Gift Ideas  by KnitFrekkles



Chevron Wall Decor l Zig Zag...
$29.00

Triangle Concrete Pot - set ...
$72.00

Rubber Stamp - Special Deliv...
$12.75

Copper Chevron Polymer Clay ...
$12.00

unique bridesmaid gifts, per...
$239.40

Geometric triangle mug
$12.00

Leather iPhone 4 case / iPho...
$48.00

Tribal Chevron Arrow 2 - Han...
$9.00

Bookmarks Set - Kraft Series...
$10.00

Follow the Arrow - set of 5 ...
$6.75

The Nomad - womens pullover ...
$42.00

Geometric Sketchbook with Pe...
$8.00

Grey triangle wooden geometr...
$15.00

orange and white chevron zig...
$3.00

Art Print 8 x 10 - Technicol...
$18.00

Chevron mini - shiny charcoa...
$22.00

Our next Holiday Prep Style Guide comes to us from Aki of Etsy shop oktak and we both fell in love with this home decor focused collection.  Brilliant!  We're so busy during this time of year running around with our list of gifts for everyone and other various holiday 'to-dos' that we forget to simply breathe!  Here, Aki is helping us to remember our home and the value in creating a warm and welcoming environment with seasonal decor.  Her home decor gift guide eases the stress away and is so inviting I feel ready to move in with a great book and a glass of wine!  Wait for the holidays in style in a home environment which is beautiful and rejuvenating.  After you've taken care of yourself first, you might also find some great gifts for the those home decor enthusiasts on your list!  Love not only your use of color here Aki, but the mood!       


'Waiting for the holidays' by oktak


You float my boat - set of 5...
$6.75

Red Billy Ball Flower Pillow...
$55.00

Key Holder l MOOSE with plai...
$44.00

Primitive Thanksgiving Pumpk...
$16.00

white, ironstone, vintage, o...
$30.00

TANGERINE: modern mail holde...
$69.00

Large Sculptural Planter - W...
$95.00

Rusty. Vintage Recycled Wool...
$45.00

Mason Jar Lighting Candle Ho...
$19.00

the WATERFALL, Ceramic Nesti...
$52.00

Copco Michael Lax Cast Iron ...
$45.00

Oatmeal // Wood Colorblock C...
$24.00

white ceramic cup
$16.00

Vintage electric clock orang...
$25.00

snug.bear breadboard
$27.00

Handmade Orange felt slipper...
$55.00

Ok folks, we always end our style guide challenge with a collection by our resident stylist Jenn of Etsy shop Palimpsestic.  Waiting to see what Jenn creates is kind of like going to a well known interior designer and saying, "I want this room to be modern and white" and then looking forward to seeing how they choose to unleash their magic skills.  I've never met Jenn in person, so I don't know if she has any magic tricks up her sleeve.  But I do know one thing - this girl sure knows how to curate a mighty gift guide!  One that's always clever and always fun - she's like a lean, mean, gift guide makin' machine!   Alright, let's take a look at this one here.  Our theme?  Holiday Prep 101 - what's Jenn's advice?  Put On Your Comfy Shoes because it's time to shop!  On you mark, get ready, set... GO!  That's right - what are you waiting for?  It's time to become a shopping rock star.  I'm putting on my super comfy Keen's - what about you?  (that includes you Jenn!) 

Wow - here's to yet another super amazing style guide!  We hope you'll find our collections not only inspiring, but oh so practical!  Remember, you can see the whole kit and kaboodle right here!

Our next style guide won't be until January of 2013 as we all take time to focus on the busy holiday season.  Happy Holidays to all and we'll see you again in 2013!


       




'Put On Your Comfy Shoes' by palimpsestic


Modern iPhone case triangle ...
$36.00

Shopping List - A5 notepad
$12.00

vintage woven leather oxford...
$35.00

SALE Vintage Architectural S...
$45.00

Transformable Owl Tote Bag i...
$32.00

Kraft Gift Boxes 3x3x2 and 4...
$3.50

small zipper pouch, coin pur...
$19.00

Felt Coin Purse // Hand Embr...
$30.00

Back to school teachers gift...
$17.00

Turkish Delight Lip Balm - O...
$4.00

Stainless Steel Key Chain Bl...
$6.57

8ft reclaimed wood, industri...
$625.00

Navy Blue Leather Tote, Leat...
$90.00

Girl with bun - Pocket mirro...
$7.00

Womens Tshirt - XX Chromoso...
$26.00

Custom Ceramic Travel Mug - ...
$40.00
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