There’s always a lot of buzz about shopping locally, but I’m going to push it a bit further and suggest shopping handmade on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are great sales going on at Etsy and other handmade stores. I’ve compiled a list of gifts, by price range, that are at least 20% off now or starting on Friday. Of course, there are plenty of other handmade goodies that are not on sale, and it’s always a nice idea to pay full price for something that’s handmade. That said, here are some of my favorites that are on sale.
PS. If you don’t like my picks, head to Etsy and search for “Black Friday,” where they’ve sorted the sales by key word. Handmadeology also has a nice post today on sales.
PPS. I’m not getting anything from anyone for any of these recommendations, though Leonora from Yellow Heart Art is working on a redesign of my logo (yay!) and I am clearly partial to Colorado crafters.
ETSY SHOP: HAT MASTERS
THE GOODS: CROCHETED BABY AVIATOR EARFLAP HAT, $8
ETSY SELLER: PAPER GANGSTER PRINTS
THE GOODS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OR DICTIONARY PRINT WITH TARDIS, $4.95
THE DEAL: No code needed – the price has been cut about 30%. Also offering discounts for prints bought en masse.
I love this, of course, because it’s Doctor Who-related (happy 48th birthday to the show!) and it’s printed on old book pages.
ETSY SHOP: Craft Like Wild
THE GOODS: Crocheted mesh cotton bag, $20
THE DEAL: Like her Facebook page to get the coupon code for 50% off! Offer good now through Monday. (Hint: the code is on her wall)
She’s local to Colorado, which is one reason I like her!
ETSY SHOP: BUCKTOOTHED BUNNY
THE GOODS: MESSENGER BAG, LOVE LANGUAGES, COFFEE ON STONE $38
THE DEAL: Beginning Thursday November 24th through Monday, November 28th, while supplies last – every order $25 and over will receive a FREE “peace, love, joy, hope” gift tote (100% cotton, 14″ x 16″)! It looks to me like this is a $14 value, which makes it about 40% the value of the messenger bag. Perfect to use for your gift shopping or as a gift for a friend.
ETSY SHOP: YELLOW HEART ART
THE GOODS: “MODERN BOW TIES” FABRIC PENDANT NECKLACE, $30
THE DEAL: BLACK FRIDAY TO CYBER MONDAY: 15% off entire shop & order $45 & over get a free 5×7 of choice! (a $14 value!). See her blog for details tomorrow.
I love Leonora and all her work – she is a graphic artist who also does some fabric arts. And… she’s redesigning my logo and website banner!!! I’m so excited to show it off!!
THE SALE: From 11/25 – 11/28 – Black Friday – Cyber Monday! Receive 20% off your order when you buy any set of four cups, bowls, or plates from the New Orleans lights and fireplace designs! Use the coupon code WANDERSET20 when you check out.
She’s also local to Colorado, and these are so cute & unique!
ETSY SELLER: LORI MASON DESIGN
THE GOODS: LINEN QUILT/THROW IN IVORY/TAUPE, $119
THE DEAL: Use COUPON CODE: BLACKFRIDAYSALE500 FOR 25% off. That means this gorgeous quilt is less than $100!
I had to give a shoutout to quilters in this post — of course, it’s hard to find a beautiful quilt for under $100 and for good reason. I recommend browsing Etsy for some other quilty finds!