How many of us have received a hand-knitted sweater that just didn’t really fit, but we can’t part with it because it was handmade? How about a handmade quilt that has been loved to pieces, literally? We can’t seem to part with it either. And what about the handmade Popsicle stick houses or Macaroni collages our children made for us? Nope, just can’t part with those works of art. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason why handmade gifts are so special. Each reason is as unique as the handmade gift itself, the artisan who made the gift, the one who buys it and the one who receives it.
Support Handmade for your own unique reasons. Here are a few of my favorite shops just to get you started:
- Wacky Pup: Original Stained Glass Designs, Art & Altered Clothing
- Bramble Berry Bracelets
- bddesigns: Handmade custom art jewelry & keepsake mother’s jewelry.
- SNL Creations: Sculptural Stained Glass & more
- Beach Glass Shop : Lake Erie Shores Coupon Code: Beach10
- BumBumBag: Linen and Cotton Wristlets & Handbags
- Lavender Blend: Custom glasses cases and original watercolors
- MeekaMew: Unique Handmade Plush Animals and Novelties
- Elegant Rose Boutique: Handmade Soap, Bath Bombs, Natural Deodorant
And, of course, Back Porch Studio. Coupon Code: NOVDECSALE2012
Many shops on Etsy offer coupon codes to receive a percentage off on your purchase. Upon checkout, simply click on “Apply shop coupon code“, type the unique coupon code into the the space provided and click APPLY to receive your discount!