Well, once again the holiday shopping season is upon us and once again I am hard at work putting together some kick ass indie holiday coverage for you. I have lots of things in the works, among them: the Holiday Galleria, contests, crafty tutorials, recipes, wrapping guides, holiday card ideas, decorating tips and more…so stay tuned and make sure to check back every day!
Today, I am debuting Handmade Holidays: The Recession Guide. I know many of you may be cutting back this year on the amount you spend on gifts, I can totally understand and I’m doing the same, but cutting back doesn’t mean cutting out indie shopping. It’s even more important than ever to remember the independent artists, crafters and designers out there. They have less of a profit margin than big box stores and so are going to be harder hit by this recession, (yes I know I keep saying the ‘R’ word. It’s okay, it’s not like saying Voldemort).
So, support small independent businesses and save a few bucks. Here’s the first installment of Handmade Holidays: The Recession Guide—Gifts Under $5 (actually they are $5 & under)!
Okay, sometimes it’s okay if the package costs more than the gift. Make a homemade gift and mail it off in thisPadded Hot Chocolate Envelope from PickalaPoopa – $4 :::::: I have one of these Crafty Motherfucker notebooks from Rar Rar Press and it’s a conversion starter for sure – $5.
Make something with this pattern or gift it to a crafter—-Forest Friends Embroidery Pattern from Sublime Stitching – $3.50 :::::: Add these Blue Daisy Stud Earrings to someone’s stocking instead of coal. From B. Radley – $5.