I thought it might be fun to post a few gift ideas for the approaching holiday season. As for me, I have all my gifts already purchased and most are wrapped as well.
No, wait! Don’t leave. I’m only kidding!
I can’t stand when people say this in November. I'm a late shopper and I like it that way. I begin on the day after Thanksgiving, online because it’s easier. And I like wrapping things just before the Big Day. Wrapping is one of my favorite things to do. And I’m being serious here.
The ideas I’m posting are small ones, and most are from blogging pals. I’ll be posting more suggestions in the weeks to come. So let’s begin, shall we?
The 2011 Bush Calendar from blogging buddy Bush Babe from Australia. She’s a former photojournalist, having worked at a metropolitan newspaper in Australia. Part of the proceeds go towards HeartKids Australia, a charity that’s dear to her family’s heart. The calendar is a tad pricey to ship to the states (13.00) but I love her photography. It’s a treat to see Australia through her eyes. Available [here] on Bush Babe’s etsy site.
Fearless Nesting’s etsy shop is where I found this cute little wool felted cloche hat. Free shipping on this item, too. The shop owners are the handcrafters of raku pottery and Lili (one of the owners and a blogging friend) also makes beautiful wool felted purses.
The Hip to Be Square loom, offered by another blogging buddy. My friend, Hilary at the Crazy as a Loom blog has created a high quality potholder loom. It comes with enough loops to make 8 potholders and refills are available. If you’d like to see more photos, I reviewed it [here].
I love these cards. They’re not from a blogging pal but I found them in 2008 on etsy at The Mincing Mockingbird. They’re fun and unique, especially if you like birds. The site also carries art prints and magnets.
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After work tomorrow, I’m headed for a long weekend trip with friends. I’ll be taking my camera (of course) and will try to post once or twice while I’m away. I heard there was high-speed internet at the hotel. So I’ll see you when I get back and hey, maybe even before!
Until later, my friends . . .