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5 Reasons Amazon Handmade is Holiday Perfection:
Typically I spend hours (stressful hours) scouring online sales, driving all over the city, and then having to wrap bulky gifts. I had lost the sense of the holiday spirit many times by going commercial. I still love a good deal and there are things I need or people want, but when it comes to special gifting I found that my new favorite shopping spot is Amazon Handmade. It saves me time, headaches, and really lets me pick special gifts for the ones I am shopping for. I just got my first orders and am so impressed I will be ordering quite a few more gifts for Christmas this year.
My favorite reason to shop Amazon Handmade is while it is through Amazon, it is still supporting small business! Many items come packaged or prepared for gift gifting. My goal this year was to shop lightweight items. I will be shipping a few and I wanted to keep the secondary cost down for myself. I like to send small gifts back to Sweden with my Grandmother as well, luggage rates are steep, she needs to be able to carry on her items.
I scored all three of these beautiful items for about $50! I was able to sort Amazon Handmade by categories and also if I was looking for Prime shipping. Right now from 11/15/18 to 12/31/18 Amazon will offer certain items for promotion to Prime Members at 20% off, you can find those easily too! Many items may not be Prime eligible as they ship direct from the Artisan themselves but you can clearly see anticipated wait time and the shipping prices I saw on Amazon Handmade beyond the prime rates, were really reasonable!
I couldn’t help but grab this “big brother” canvas bag. The size is perfect for kids and I am known for creating fun big sibling bags as gifts for boys and girls who are expecting the arrival of a new sibling. I feel so much attention is put on the new baby that the older siblings should still be recognized in their big promotions! Not as big as adult bags, perfect for kiddos. Measures Approx. 13″ X 13″ X 3″ Bottom Gusset, Premium natural cotton twill tote bag, 14″ Handles, Heavy 8oz cotton twill , Heat pressed graphic design, and Design measures : 6.75″ x 5.25″. You can find this and more big brother gifts from All My Favorite Things 3, a Florida based Artisan. Yes, she offers big sister items and gender reveal gifts as well!
Next up is the perfect gift for any fashionista or in my case vibrant gal! I picked these purple leather feather earrings for myself to match a lot of my Lilly Pulitzer apparel and already a few girlfriends wanted to know where to get them, how much, and if they came in other colors. I think I need the teal and pink next! They are the perfect stocking stuffer and of course super lightweight to mail. Secret Santa gifting anyone? These come at an amazing price point from Artisan Katrinshine who creates fabric and leather jewelry. These earrings measure 10×3 cm / 3.9х1.2″ Earring hooks are nickel-free for those of you with sensitivities.
Jewelry is a common purchase in the world of handmade items and Amazon Handmade is no different. The selection is enormous! I was able to find the perfect gift for my best friend. Recently she said her first tattoo would be a dragonfly, I had been looking high and low for a dragonfly necklace to gift her and so many at local stores were ranging at $50-$100! I found this stunning Dragonfly necklace at a fraction of those prices that consists of a tiny silver plated pewter dragon fly on gold plated pewter sunflower on a 16″ gold stainless steel rolo chain. If you need longer chains, they are offered by the Artisan Mom & Three Sisters. Their new packaging is super cute too! Their shop offers an array of beautiful jewelry ready for gift gifting.
Another easy fun fact to know about Amazon Handmade is that you get the same reliable return policy. If something just won’t work out, isn’t as expected, or you need to exchange, you have the same ease of returns as all other purchases on the site. So I encourage you to take some time, grab a warm drink, the laptop, and start shopping small with Amazon Handmade! There are so many beautiful items, deals to be found, and unique gifting options that your receptionist will truly love. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself too!
5 Reasons Amazon Handmade is Holiday Perfection:
- You still can shop online in your pajamas.
- Many items offer Prime Shipping, others offer reasonable low rates.
- You are supporting small business by shopping small just on a larger outlet.
- You can gift unique handmade items even if you are not crafty.
- You still get a return/exchange policy that insures you love your products!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.