Buy handmade this Christmas!

Handmade Pledge

www.buyhandmade.org

Make an effort this year to support local artists and craftspeople by buying handmade. Forego the crowded malls and chain stores and visit some local boutiques, galleries and markets instead. Not only will you be giving your family and friends something special, but you’ll be giving back to your community as well, and chances are it’ll be a much more enjoyable shopping experience for you.

So I’d like to hear your ideas for handmade gifts – post a comment, share your thoughts or if you’re stuck for ideas, ask for some here. I have a 23-year-old brother to find a present for – any suggestions gratefully received!

4 Responses to “Buy handmade this Christmas!”

  1. michelle says:

    There are some wicked ties at http://www.shanalogic.com :) Love them.

  2. Lucy says:

    Those are so cool! Thanks for the link :)

  3. Katie says:

    You could ask someone on felt to make you a custom present for your brother perhaps :)

  4. Jo says:

    I’m going all foodie this year. There’s so many nice fruits around at this time, I’ve decided to make homemade jams, jellies and fruit cheeses, and combine them in baskets with locally-made cheeses and other yummy things. I particularly recommend blue cheese with fresh pears or port wine jelly… yum!

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