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3 Weeks Until Valentine's Day - Need Help?

1. Mini Ceramic Hearts Bowl by Ross Lab
2. Ceramic Heart Earrings by Karo Art
3. 100% Natural Herbal Bath Bombs by Growing Up Herbal
4. Ombre Hearts Art Block by Red Tile Studio
5. Organic Red Heart Love Ring by La Chica de los Anillos

I sometimes wonder where the graphic for a heart came from.  It's certainly not based on the organ in our bodies; no, that would not be as attractive as this beautifully symmetrical, fluid shape.  Hearts are the universal symbol of love and a perfect way to show someone how much you care anytime of year, but especially during Valentine's Day.  This romantic celebration of love is just 3 weeks away—the sweet spot for getting your Etsy orders placed!  Don't wait until the last minute as some items are made to order and some will ship from overseas, so plan ahead this year and surprise even yourself at how organized you are!  (That was on your new year's resolution list, right?)  I've highlighted 5 handmade heart shaped Etsy gifts and you can see my whole collection of 16 right here.  Nothing says "I Love You" like a heart!

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!

1. Kissing Porcelain Hedgehogs by Studio by the Forest
2. Be Still My Beating Heart Coin Purse by oktak
3. Modern iPhone 5 Case by Red Tile Studio
4. Lavender Bath Salts by Little Flower Soap Co.

Valentine's Day is just 5 weeks from today and trust me, it's really a lot easier to plan ahead than to wait until the last minute.  Planning may not be your forte and that's why we're here to help!  So, listen up - we're about to turn you into a Valentine's Day gift giving genius!  I've put together a collection of 16 finds just for you, click here to see the entire list.  Above, I've highlighted 4 items that would make any girl smile.  

What says "I love you" more than 2 adorable kissing hedgehogs?  These small porcelain critters are handmade by Anna of Studio by the Forest and have just the sweetest details - adorable!  They're small, precious and make such a charming little pair.  Next, the coin purse in shades of pink with a cute heart with embroidered touches is appropriately titled, "Be Still My Beating Heart"!  You've heard the Japanese word "kawaii" before, right?  Well - all items in Aki's shop oktak would be categorized as just that - cute!!  Now, it's probably safe to say that most people who own an iPhone are not shy to profess they're unwavering love and devotion to the device.   Hopefully not so much that they love their iPhone more than they love you, but don't worry - that's highly unlikely!  Still, stay one up on that flirtatious device by giving the gift of a super cool and hip iPhone case by Amber of Red Tile Studio.  Think of it as insurance - then each time they look at their iPhone, the first thing they'll see is the thoughtful case you bought for them and remember you.  Finally, a gift that everyone can relate to - relaxing!  Holly of Little Flower Soap Co has blended her lavender bath salts with key ingredients to help your loved one slip into the tub and let go of all tension, anxiety and worry.  Ahhhh~~~  Soak up all the goodness that's here on Etsy so that this year, you're ready to celebrate Valentine's Day in style!

To make gift giving even easier, I've put together a little issuu.com catalog!  

Enjoy & be sure to share!

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Gifts for ALL: Etsy Edition

Less than two weeks left before it's time to open those presents and I know some of you are still shopping. Here is my gift guide for everyone on your list, from family to friends and everyone inbetween. The good news is you can find all these goodies in one place, Etsy!

My picks for:
Newlyweds- keyholder by Pig&Fish
Sister- ring by Peiffer Studios

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Etsy Gift Guides for Mom!

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. 

'Mom is Always the Perfect Hostess' by KnitFrekkles

Herb Drying Rack Wooden Kitc...

Set of two soup mugs handmad...

Cottage Key Holder l TWEET ...

Honey Lavender Shortbread Co...

vintage 1920s cookbook with ...

Rustic Colander or Berry Bow...

potholders - modern lines pa...

Minimalist Nesting Bowls, th...

Test Tube Spice Rack w/ cork...

Butterscotch Marshmallows, E...

Simply Tote Bag in Khaki - u...

brown stoneware bottle potte...

Casual, Simple Tote Bag, Buc...

Bistro Half Apron - Bold Plu...

Nine Garden Markers With Wax...

Art for the kitchen, holiday...

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 Cowl to stay warm. 
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.  

'Sarah's Mom ' by littlebrownpen

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!

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Holiday Prep List 101 | A Style Guide Challenge

(from left to right, top to bottom)
stay awesome notepad, kiss lock purse, knit ascot cowl
holiday gift tag, modern side table, colorblock pillow
geometric wall shelf, melamine serving tray, air plant container

The holidays are upon us and that means lots of shopping ahead.  Hopefully we can help you have a stress free shopping experience.  Over the next few days we will be creating style guides or shopping guides of our favorite gift ideas on Etsy.  We know shopping can be overwhelming and especially online shopping since there is so much to choose from!  With our savvy curators creating Holiday 101 Gift Guides, we hope to help you find those specials gifts for everyone on your list. So grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and start adding to your shopping cart!

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Summer Cottage Decor | Shopping on Etsy

It's Summer and for lots of us that means we are looking for an escape.  If you can't get away, what about turning your personal space into a little retreat?  It's fun and can easily be done with a little help from Etsy.  For my inspiration I imagined a little cottage, perhaps near a lake or beach. A place where you go to relax and leave work at work.  I chose blue and grays as my basic color palette and brought in some pop's of yellow to liven it up. Where will you escape to when redecorating your home?

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