With the first full week of December almost behind us, we're focusing on gift guides to help people find a handmade or vintage gift that will be cherished and not re-gifted! The clock is a tickin' away here folks and so we wanted to know what people needed help with the most, because let's face it - there's always at least one person on your list that is a head scratcher! Here's what we did. We posted this on our Facebook page:
Can you relate to this question? Sometimes you know exactly what to get someone and you sing praises to them when you come across those on your list that bring a slight pout to your lips. Well, Sarah stepped forward with this comment,
"My Mom - because even though she loves giving gifts, she always tells me she 'only wants something I'll use a lot.' Otherwise she offers my gifts back to me!"
Oh dear! We didn't want a repeat of this situation for Sarah on the 25th, so we jumped in to help out! We contacted some of our best gift guide curators and asked them to put together one collection each with 16 thoughtfully selected Etsy items that would be a match for Sarah's mom. Amber & I jumped in and put together a total of 8 curated gift guides! Each one has a theme and all are presented with style - we feel confident Sarah will find the perfect gift that her mom this year!
Now remember, we're all shop owners on Etsy and this puts us in a unique position to navigate within Etsy to find the best items for you. Nic of KnitFrekkles put together this lovely gift guide for Sarah's mom and included a note:
Mum's love to cook and the usually love to entertain, so I have chosen hostess gifts that are practical also. Staying organized with your key holder, Bruce's spice rack, the herb drying rack and Vildans tote bag. Staying clean with Helen's apron...and of course gifts that have not practical use but are great to share, marshmallows and shortbread.
Another shop owner that we invited to participate in this spontaneous gift giving mission was Nichole of Etsy shop TheParisPrintShop. Nichole is also a copywriter and I smiled when I saw her note for Sarah where she lists out some "fun justification for why it's useful for Sarah to use with her mom". Her inner creative writer couldn't resist telling a story about each one of her selections for Sarah's mom - how cool is that? Read below and follow along using the image below, you'll soon be smiling too:
A pillow to rest on.
An apron to stay clean.
A board for cutting.
A forest to get lost in.
A necklace to clutch (breathless optional)
A bouquet to brighten.
A balm to heal.
A planter to grow things.
A holder to hang.
An earring set to adorn.
A painting to inspire.
A caramel (or three!) to satisfy.
A cuff to stay cozy.
A chart to help out.
A throw to sink into.
Cabled Cowl Infinity Loop Ci...
White and Yellow Flower PILL...
Kitchen Apron - Oatmeal
Rustic Walnut Serving Tray F...
Porcelain Little Pine Forest...
Personalized Initial Necklac...
craspedia cluster in white- ...
Lip Balm, Organic Eco Lip Ba...
Succulent Rock Trio Planters
Modern Candle Holder l Yello...
Faceted Cube Gold and Silver...
Catherine Listens To The Omi...
Fleur de Sel Caramel Club - ...
Crochet Boot Cuffs in Dark S...
Kitchen Conversions Art Prin...
Luxurious PLUSH Texture Hone...
If you're looking for the perfect gift for your mom this holiday season, don't miss out on all 8 of our gift giving guides! Each one is special and oh so unique - just like your mom! And remember, if you have anyone on your list that you'd really love some help shopping for, drop in a comment here and we'll be there to help you be a gift giving super star this year!