Ask Kate 01
If you’ve just been around this blog for about a year, you may not know that my sister and I owned a handmade jewelry shop together and we sold on Etsy. Since then, she’s become the sole owner and I just send her lists of earrings she needs to bring me when she comes to visit.
I’ve been a big fan of Etsy for a long time. I remember discovering it back when Domino magazine was in it’s hey day. I loved the concept of artisans having a platform to sell their goods! There are so many talented creators to discover, and my favorite way to support them is by purchasing product from them.
One problem with Etsy is that there is a lot of stuff for sale on the site, and sometimes the really good stuff is hard to find.
If I’m buying a gift for someone, Etsy is usually the first place I look. It makes the gift a little bit more special when you’ve taken the time to seek out a unique item that you think the recipient will love.
Above are a few of my favorite things on Etsy right now. They make perfect gifts for yourself or your friends.
My favorite “sections” to browse on Etsy are “Home + Living”, “Jewelry”, or paper goods. You are sure to come across something unique, beautiful, and very well-crafted!