Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday Morning Mosaics

If you need a gift in a hurry, gift certificates are a terrific way to give someone a gift when you're down to the wire in your last minute holiday shopping.

Whether you're just not sure what to get someone, or you're running out of time to pick up a special gift, online gift certificates are a terrific resolution to this issue and lots of shops on the handmade marketplace offer them as well!

This week we'll be focusing on online shops in the handmade marketplace that offer this terrific last-minute option to shopping, starting with the four shops below!

Crop Circle Clay - Inspiring, Earthy, Spiritual Pottery
CropCircleClay on Etsy
Diana Brower from Dayton, Ohio

Vibrant glazes and beautiful forms make up this shop filled with ceramic wonders from mugs and goblets to jewelry, personalized items, bowls and platters, beads for crafters, candle trays and more. Stoneware has an earthy appeal and solid weight behind it that makes it perfect for any home and this shop offers gift certificates in a variety of price points as well!

Down to Earth Woodworks - Blanks, Planks and Platters
downtoearthwoodworks on Etsy
Robert Goforth from Concrete, Washington

Cutting boards and other artistic products from raw materials salvaged locally in the foothills of the North Cascades. Great care is taken to find and identify materials which might otherwise be considered unusable, be it a recycled old growth timber or a section off of a fallen log in the forest.

Enhabiten - Earth-Friendly Materials, Simple Rustic Design
enhabiten on Etsy
Liane from New Hampshire, Connecticut

Whether you're looking for something pretty to wear, a touch of lace to touch up your outfit or a bit of rustic home decor, this shop is one you won't want to miss with lots of earthy colors, rustic charm and primitive pieces sure to make any home a little more cozy or any outfit a little more comfortable. Gift Certificates are available in a variety of price points.

Feed Your Soul Art - Creative Therapy by Harmoy
feedyoursoulart on Etsy
Harmony from Gainesville, Florida

Adorable art prints and wall panel prints are combined with creativity art journals and wearable art pieces in this shop filled with creativity and a unique vision of life as we know it. Inspirational pick-me-up pieces abound and Gift Certificates are available, as with all the shops featured here today.

The handmade marketplace and the talented artisans you'll find there are a terrific alternative to commercial products and with the added bonus of personalized care and an attention to detail and quality that commercial products lack.

Just because it's only a few days away from Christmas Day doesn't mean you can't find something thoughtful and special for those you need to by for.

Gift certificates are an excellent way to purchase last minute gifts that show thought and care without the stress of worrying about postal deadlines. So, don't forget to browse through artisan works and see what you can find, you'll be surprised at just how much creativity, originality and quality is out there!

1 comment:

Carol Anne said...

Feed Your Soul Art is querky and cute!

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