Monday, December 1, 2008
With only a few weeks until Christmas and the nation’s economic forecast looking gloomier all the time, it’s tough to find creative items that allow us to stretch our dollars while not compromising our taste for sassy and unique gifts.
Luckily, the ladies of Salty relish a challenge. One of the best resources for unique gifts at affordable prices is etsy.com, an online marketplace that gives artisans a place to sell their wares. Often the pieces are handmade, one-of-a-kind, and spectacularly affordable. Some of our favorite choices:
Treeswithknees’ "Think Twice" leather wallet ($28):
It’s the perfect reminder for your credit-card slinging best friend to put down the plastic before it melts.
The Necklush ($45-65); who ever knew that staying warm could look so cool?
The Escape Ring ($8) ridiculously cheap and fun; at this price, you can buy one for each of your fabulous friends.
Etsy offers customers several options to browse for more amazing finds. We recommend checking out etsy’s “Shop Local” page for wares from your hometown. (A search for "Syracuse NY" showed 39 recently updated vendors!) Also make sure to check out the “Pounce” feature , which allows you to browse shops that have just been listed and see what other etsy customers are buying.