Shop ‘Til You Drop

Yesterday I mentioned that I’m pretty much done my Christmas shopping (yay!), and a few people commented to say that they haven’t even started yet. If you act quickly, you can still order from Etsy — all the joy of a unique gift, without having to face the mall!

So, let’s go shopping. Today we’ll talk paper products and household items. Tomorrow, we’ll do jewelry, and Friday I’ll do some cute shops for kids.

I love, love, love paper in all its forms, and it’s very, very easy to spend a lot of money on paper products on Etsy. My favourite shops, though, are those that offer pretty things at reasonable prices and (so important) reasonable shipping. Here are a few sellers I’ve found that won’t break the bank.

First up, I buy all my gift tags from Auntie Di:

Auntie's Card Shop

I especially love to use tags on birthday gifts for kids. Kids never, ever care about cards. Why spend $3.50 buying them a card, when you can spend 50 cents on a little tag instead? Auntie’s tags are adorable and pretty economical, too.

For greeting cards, Mrs. Carl Sagan turned me on to Kards:


She has lots of pretty cards, and most importantly, good shipping rates. Also, you didn’t hear this from me, but I hear that regular customers of hers can expect a freebie every now and again.

I also like Monkey Scrapbooks for cards, although she really specializes in blank scrapbooks:

Monkey Scrapbooks

Sir Monkeypants is totally getting a monkey card for his birthday. Don’t tell him, it’s a surprise.

You can also buy fantastic stickers on Etsy, which I recommend as a nice Christmas gift for teachers. My favourites are from Lady Bug Labels:

Lady Bug Labels

Are those cute, or what? I really wanted to get some for my own stocking this year, but I wasn’t sure what I would do with them — I’m sure the kids would get a hold of them and stick all of them at once to a random piece of paper and they’d be gone. So I didn’t do it, but I still might order some for my kids’ teachers.

I also ordered some address labels for my Christmas cards this year from My Sister And Me:

My Sister And Me

You can spend a LOT of money on really beautiful address labels on Etsy if you want. These might not be the most original labels on Etsy but they are by far the most reasonably priced, they arrived quickly, and are very pretty and festive. They have tons of patterns, designs, and fonts to choose from.

Moving on to the household side of things, I am currently obsessed with Joom:



If I were to find that little birdy print under the tree for me this Christmas, I would be VERY VERY happy. I’m just saying.

If you’re a bolder decorator than I am, you can also find some fantastic wall decals on Etsy. My favourites are from Michelle Christina:

Janine King Designs

So, so beautiful.

I could go on and on — I didn’t even talk about note cards, calling cards, little notebooks (oh, the notebooks!), decorative banners, or fridge magnets. But that’s it for today…I need to sit down after all that vigorous clicking! My shopping hand needs a coffee!

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