For those not in the know, Etsy is a place that allows users to buy and sell handmade & vintage items and craft supplies. Etsy boasts over 170,000 shops that allow crafters to sell their goods to create a living for themselves. You’ll find Etsy shops in all corners of the world! In the gift guide below you’ll find a list of some of my favourite Canadian Etsy shops that I enjoy browsing or shopping from! Enjoy!
PureComfort - PureComfort Amber Jewelry is dedicated to providing pure comfort for all teething children! Introducing a natural method of relieving teething pain with teething jewelry made with 100% authentic Baltic amber. Every piece is specially handmade by myself with safety in mind. I have searched long and hard to ensure that I have genuine, authentic Baltic amber. Only smooth, polished, rounded beads (known as baroque) are used in my pieces for your baby’s comfort. No sharp, pointy nuggets or chips! We have a wide variety of teething jewelry available for babies and children, as well as amber fashion jewelry for adults! Enter to win a Clear Lemon Mommy and Baby Necklace Set valued at $42.00!
Kawartha Beads Kawartha Beads offers fun and affordable handmade charm jewellery and gift ideas. Owner and designer April is the proud mom of two little boys and feels blessed everyday to be able to pursue her creative dream while being at home with her children. Enjoy 20% off in the Kawartha Beads Etsy shop until January 31, 2015 with coupon code FRUGAL20 at checkout. Enter for your chance to win a fantastic gift pack valued at $40!
Dayna Lee Collection – Notebooks, velveteen pillow covers, art prints and other accessories featuring unique hand lettered quotes designed to empower and uplift! “My goal is to create something that is going to have an impact. I would like to be known as a brand who empowers and inspires women. I want my work to be there cheering you on when you leave your day job to follow your dreams, telling you to keep going when you have that ounce of self doubt, or just make you smile when a smile is all you need.” Save 10% off with the coupon code HOLIDAY10 until December 5, 2014. Enter for your chance to win a “Good Morning Sunshine” pillow from Dayna Lee Collection.
Love Montreal – Love, Montreal has been locally owned and operated for the past 8 years with the simple purpose of creating unique and affordable handmade jewelry. We take pride in our jewelry and have never made anything we wouldn’t wear ourselves. Our jewelry is of the utmost quality and we guarantee satisfaction with your purchase. Use the coupon code SIMPLYFRUGAL15 to save 15% off all purchases until December 24, 2014. Also, be sure to enter for your chance to win a Swarovski Crystal Elements silver pear necklace and earrings set.
Green Stone Granite – “Green Stone Granite is recycled luxury. We use left over slab granite countertop material from stone fabricators to create beautiful products. By creating these products, we divert thousands of pounds of post consumer waste from entering landfills each year. All of our products are 100% recycled and 100% solid stone.” The StoneCold Granite Cocktail Chillers (Whiskey Stones) are made from 100% solid granite and are larger then the soapstone rocks offered. They will chill your drink faster with less! Shipping is currently free on the 12-packs of whiskey stones!
Stitcholicious -Ah yes, a true holiday shop on Etsy based in Ontario. Jackie creates fabulous felt Christmas stockings! You’ll find all sorts of fabulous designs. From gingerbread men to mistletoe to snowflakes! Jackie also loves to make personalized stockings just for you.
So, what do you think? Did you find some great gift ideas? What are your favourite Etsy shops?