Gift giving is one holiday tradition that can prove to be the most rewarding, but it can also be one of the most difficult. This is especially true if the person you’re buying for is someone you’ve known for awhile—you are forced to get more and more creative each year! This season, take a different approach and mix up your holiday shopping by finding meaningful gifts outside of the department store. How to do this? With vintage and handmade pieces, of course! There is no better way to give a one of a kind gift than to give something that no one else can have. Etsy.com offers a fantastic assortment of such vintage and handmade gifts, so leave the hoards of people and generic gifts back at the mall and find something original to give this December.
Here are some of my favorites:
green flower headband with delicate trim, $26, Etsy.com
Give the messy bun a break! This gorgeous, delicately crafted headband can instantly turn around a bad hair day.
Ideal gift for the friend who takes a more minimalistic approach to fashion.
cream tweed turban headband/earwarmer, $12, Etsy.com
Function meets fashion. Hand crocheted for extra warmth, the yarn provides a unique tweed effect with its flecks of mustard, olive, and brown.
lace earrings, $22, Etsy.com
Delicate, yet edgy. For the friend who likes to stand out – without all the bling.
vintage slide box, $25, Etsy.com
For a gift that’s thinking outside of the box…how about a box? A charming little 1960’s vintage find, that provides endless possibilities to its lucky new owner. (Seriously, who doesn’t need more storage in their life?)
60’s camel wool cape coat, $96, Etsy.com
This vintage camel wool cape is the perfect gift for she who appreciates the finer things in life. You can’t go wrong with this classic silhouette that fits all sizes. The only disadvantage to giving this gift? Having to give it away.
kaleidoscope cowl scarf, $38, Etsy.com
Give the gift of warmth this season with this super unique cowl scarf. Made of chunky yarns found in mustard yellow, blue, white, taupe and dusty rose, whoever receives this gift will be able to match it with any winter jacket. She’ll also have the most talked about scarf around, thanks to you.
one pair of vintage button earrings, buttercup yellow, $8, Etsy.com
For the one who enjoys the little things in life.