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Handmade for the Holidays!

Hello all! So far, I have absolutely loved reading posts everyday from this year’s Crafty Holiday Blog Hop. This event gives us a special way to help support the handmade arts, and give gift this year with true meaning and value. If you missed yesterday’s fabulous post at Bridget and Lucy . Check it out!

Today, I am going to be highlighting some gift ideas I found on Etsy. Let’s cut to the chase – here they are!

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MEN: It can be tough to find gifts for men in the handmade category. I know that my boyfriend doesn’t put much stock into material things, and the few things he does pine over are usually expensive electronics. My solution – clothes. The guys I’ve known in the past have hated shopping for clothes so much that they will continue wearing old and beyond repair clothing for months or years to avoid the hassle. A simple clothing item like a graphic tee will be greatly appreciated in lieu of the dreaded trip to the mall. I could easily see my boyfriend in one of these smart tees.

  1. Respect Men’s Tee by Supastarr
  2. Ursa Major T-shirt by Black Bird Tees

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Acquaintances/Colleagues: Were you tricked into a gift exchange at work? Or perhaps you are looking for that simple gift for your beloved hairdresser, or your daughter’s 4th grade teacher. Calendars make smart simple gifts that can vary greatly in price to suit your budget. I hate to sound cheesy but these gifts truly keep on giving all year long. Here are a few of my favorite mini calendars.

  1. Mini Magnetic Calendar by Against the Grain Graphic
  2. Little Mo and Friends Pocket Calendar by Little Mo and Friends
  3. Stitched Micro – Eco Calendar by Nature’s Cubbyhole
  4. Desk Calendar by Aliette

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The Kids: Children are my absolute favorite to shop for! They get so excited over even the smallest things. I love the classic look of handmade toys and the one of a kind detail that goes into children’s handmade clothing. Here are some gift ideas I have been mulling over for my nieces and nephew.

  1. Organic Camera by Little Sapling Toys
  2. Tablecloth Play House by Cool Spaces For Kids
  3. Sock Monkey Hat by Madtown Topper
  4. Snow Day Dress by Broken Ghost Couture

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Alright folks! That’s all for this girl’s shopping list. Up tomorrow is Baby Jives, and to see a full schedule of Crafty Holiday Blog Hop participants, head on over to The Artists’ House.

Happy Shopping!


{all image credits belong to respective shop owners linked above}


Eskimos make the best greetings!

Between babysitting, mural painting, and student advising, it’s a miracle that I’ve found scraps of time to work on my beloved Eskimo Christmas Collection. As many of you know, I am totally stoked about these illustrations, and I’m also happy to hear such positive feedback already. For this reason, I’m making the Eskimo Greeting cards available for pre-order today!

Special Offer: Pre-order your very own boxed set today and cards today for only $10.50 + S&H. That’s 25% off of the retail price, just for ordering now! Go to my website for more details: ginahief.com/eskimos

Here’s the scoop on the greeting cards:

Sold in sets of 6 (one of each design)
Size: A2 w/ matching red envelopes
Each card is handmade by me with 3D pop-up’s
Each card is signed by me (sealing it’s handmade status!)
Retail value = $14.00 + S&H

All 6 designs are completely finished and pictured here. Official photos will be up this weekend and the set should be ready to launch on November 1st.

All pre-orders will accepted through October 31st and will ship on November 1st. All other orders will be available at retail price starting Tuesday November 2nd.

To pre-order your set for 25% off, go to my website and click the BUY NOW icon: ginahief.com/eskimos