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If you’re anything like me and look to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centres in the lead up to Christmas, and want a socially responsible shopping solution, then a visit to Etsy might be just what you’re looking for.
And let’s face it, with just five weeks until Christmas, that only leaves us 35 days left to organise gifts for all of our loved ones.
In case you missed it, Etsy is a one-stop shopper’s paradise with a stack of hand made, customised, funky, retro, cool and funky products for every member of the family.
They’re a socially responsible marketplace too.
With Australian Etsy sellers committed to empowering our world’s girls. At least 20% of every Make For Good sale goes to support Because I Am A Girl, a campaign to help girls everywhere learn, lead, decide and thrive.
The collection is inspired by the 2016 Make For Good theme to create brighter futures for girls around the world. Follow down below where you’ll see we’ve picked some of our favourites – there’s so many to choose from so check out the full range here or the Editor’s Top Picks here.
And because we love shopping, and love to give back, we’ve teamed up with the kind folk at Etsy to bring our our Christmas roundup PLUS the chance to win a $250 voucher for yourself and one for your bestie, just in time for Christmas!
HAND BURNT PERSONALISED HAMMER
This is the sweetest gift the kids can give to Dad, with a personalised message burnt into the handle of the hammer, it’s a practical gift that Dad can treasure while he’s busy building fun things for the kids to enjoy! Get it at Indigo Bark via Etsy.
GARDENING GIFT HAMPER
If hubby has a green thumb, this gardeners tool kit with jute tool bag, stainless steel trowel and pitch fork and mini terracotta pots is a thoughtful gift that can be enjoyed all year round. Buy it from SarasGardenAu via Etsy.
PERSONALISED BUSY BOARDS
Personalised busy boards are great for bub to give them the chance to practice and improve their dexterity with their hands and choose different activities to keep them entertained and, well … busy! These busy boards can be portable or can be mounted on the wall in the play room. MortimersBusyBoards has lots of different developmental activity based boards to choose from so you can customise the board to suit your bub!
CROCHET FRUIT & VEGGIES
This sweet little idea is the perfect option for imaginative play for your little one. The crocheted fruit and veggies by HomeToysByGalatova are great for playing gardens, kitchens or shops and their lovely soft texture makes them very appealing to touch making play a sensory activity. An added bonus is they are hypo-allergenic, are machine washable and they’re environmentally friendly.
MR WOLFE CLOCKS
What’s the time Mr Wolfe? How beautiful are these handmade, personalised clocks for kids? You can customise your gift to include names, dates, numbers or no numbers, and choose from their many beautiful designs!
This gorgeous digital print from eRoseImagery is the perfect addition to any girl’s bedroom for three wonderful reasons! First of all it’s got a totally empowering message! Secondly it’s so simple and affordable – at only $3.50, you can download the file and then organise to print and frame it and voila! You have a gorgeous gift. Thirdly it’s part of the Make for Good store which means up to 20% of the proceeds from all of the sales will support the Because I Am A Girl charity. What’s not to love about this gift idea?
STICAR CAR CRAFT
If you have a creative kid on your hands, this is a match made in Heaven! Sticar by Kidpod Toys is an active creativity game, allowing boys to create their own race track and design their own cars using washi tape. The best part is you can redesign your car and rebuild your track each time you play so the creating fun never ends!
CARDBOARD CUBBY HOUSE
Are the kids bugging you for a cubby house for Christmas? Well this is an excellent option for all involved! Cardboard cubby house from CardboardKids is an easy to assemble, light option meaning it can be moved indoors or outdoors depending on your needs! But the best part is letting the kids go crazy designing their cardboard cubby. They can create a pirate castle, or a fairy empire. The sky is the limit! Plus when they’re all done, it is easily dismantled and 100% recyclable.
VINTAGE VIDEO GAMES
If you have a keen gamer on your hands, this is the ultimate nod to appreciating their hobby. TigersVintageIsland has a range of retro video games to choose from, but we spied this classic among them, a 1983 vintage Mario’s Bombs Away. These sorts of gifts are collector’s items and one that the teenagers will come to appreciate if they hold onto them for another 10 years!
SCRATCH YOUR TRAVELS MAP
The world is your oyster and there are so many places to see and visit in our lifetime. This scratch your travels map from Kuulys is an interactive map designed to scratch away the coating over the country you have travelled to. It’s a gift that will last a lifetime and looks gorgeous framed.
This is a gift that the whole family will get a kick out of but no-one more so than the grandparents. It’s super simple – you send a family photo over and TheMissingPiece creates your customised 500 piece jigsaw puzzle for you. Now Nan and Pop can see your smiling faces while creating their puzzle masterpiece.
PERSONALISED FAMILY TREE
When the family is complete, it can be a lovely idea to capture everyone on the family tree, and this gorgeous gift is one that the grandparents are sure to appreciate! KarensKraftiness burns the names of your family members on up to 12 birch wood hearts and hangs them on the tree for generations to enjoy.
This beautiful tassel necklace is on point right now so your friend will love you for gifting them with one of these colourful LoveAstrid necklaces. Plus this seller is part of the Make for Good collection donating 20% of proceeds from the sale to Because I Am A Girl so it’s the gift that keeps giving.
HANGING VASE AND WALL SHELF
We love this minimalist designed hanging vase and wall shelf all in one made by Kirraleeandco. It’s made from reclaimed wood and has a vase to house a lovely single flower or stem, and space for something small to display alongside it. The best part about this gift is it’s from the Make for Good range meaning 20% of the proceeds from the purchase support the Because I Am A Girl charity.
FOR KRIS KRINGLE
PRESSED FLOWER PHONE CASE
We all need a pretty new case for our phone, but this one will certainly grab everyone’s attention with real dried flowers pressed into the case. FlowerStone create these unique phone covers with real flowers that have been dried and set in the clear resin case.
CROSS STITCH PATTERNS
Challenge your Kris Kringle to some crafty work with these gorgeous and trendy cross stitch patterns. Download the PDF pattern and then if you want to add some more to your gift, go and buy the fabric and needles to complete the pattern. Made by VelvetPonyDesign, you’re sure to find a pattern that suits your Kris Kringle’s personality!
MACRAME WALL HANGING
These gorgeous hand woven macramé wall hangings from My French Treasuries come all the way from France and are the perfect addition to the home, bringing that trendy boho style.
We can’t get enough of personalised jewellery and these dainty name necklaces are just oh so Carey Bradshaw! CaitlynMinimalist make their necklaces from Sterling Silver, and then finish them in a choice of Rose Gold, 18K Gold or Sterling Silver. These necklaces are custom made by hand so every necklace is unique in its own special way.
We hope you’re as inspired by this amazing round up as we are! This Christmas if you’d like to gift something truly unique as well as supporting handmade, artisan and small business, Etsy is your go-to shopping destination. The hardest thing with shopping at this beautiful site is making sure you don’t get tempted into buying #ALLTHEPRESENTS just for you! Maybe a list is required, just to keep you on track! Happy shopping xo
Thanks to our friends at Etsy we’ve got 2 x $250 Gift Cards to give away to spend on anything you like in their amazing online marketplace. One for you, and one for someone you love this Christmas!
Simply complete the entry form below in full, including the details of the person you’d like to share the prize with and we’ll draw one winner and they’ll get to savour in the magic of Etsy Christmas shopping on us!
Proudly brought to you by Etsy. Merry Christmas!