Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great Gift Ideas Part 2

What's your gift giving look like this year? Has the economy changed your holiday budget?

Like many, we are cutting down a bit on our gift giving this year. My Christmas budget has me thinking more and looking harder for that special gift. Luckily, Etsy.com is making it easier!

I had so much fun yesterday, starting my Christmas list and looking for great items on Etsy, that I'm doing a Part 2 today.

Here are three more items that caught my eye. Beautiful to look at, special and unique....isn't that what makes a perfect gift?

This is Lucky in Love, a clear resin and real 4 leaf clover pendant necklace handmade by isewcute.

Who couldn't use a little extra luck? This necklace is beautiful and definitely gets the nod from my Irish heritage!

Have someone that is special on your list, but they have just about everything? Take a look at this unique Keepsake Journal.

Lots of details and beautiful embellishments went into this functional piece of art. Perfect for gathering dreams, memories and wishes. Go to http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30815977

I'm sitting at my desk writing this post in shorts from sunny Florida. Daytime highs are still in the 80s, but this fun and fuzzy hat have me longing for snow (well, almost!).

The colors are beautiful! Even if you live in the land of sunshine and orange juice, you may know someone battling blizzards in January and wouldn't they look so cute in this hat?!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34401376

Looking forward to a thankful Thanksgiving Day! Thanks to family, friends and the wonderful supporters and fans of The Crafty Panda.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Gift Ideas

Usually, I have my Christmas shopping finished by now, but this year has been so busy at The Crafty Panda, I haven't even started! Argggghh!!

Last night, I was poking around on Etsy.com (a great place for handmade and unique gifts) and found some wonderful items that I just had to share with you.

Take a look at these beautiful Pinot Noir Earrings from californiablue.

Click here for more details on these earrings and beautiful jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34873844

So tempting!!

If you are dreading cold weather and looking for a bit of the tropics, check out this great bag from fortheloveofpete at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27974799 

Pina Colada anyone?

And, if your Christmas list includes girls obsessed by 18" Dolls (think American Girl, Madame Alexander, etc.) take a look at the adorable pajamas by mamastwinsees at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34630081

Too cute and perfect for the holiday season!

How's your Christmas shopping coming along this year? Anyone finished or are you starting this week like me?