Etsy – Give with style!

apron.jpgRecently, my friend Karen Beth, turned me onto a gem of a website called Etsy. Etsy is “your place to buy and sell all things handmade”. It is a really fantastic site! Well, I was on there looking at Karen Beth’s beautiful bookmarks and decided I’d look around to see if I could find anything to buy as gifts for our dinner party guests. In true me style, I got sidetracked and came across this apron. Don’t you love it? I can’t imagine wearing it while our guests are in the house (too Donna Reed for me) but I can definitely picture wearing it while preparing for the dinner parties! I may have to purchase a little Christmas gift for myself :)

After getting my mind back onto what I was originally there to do, I started looking around for the guest gifts. I was hoping to find some kind of wire wrapped beaded serving ware or tongs, but I didn’t find anything like that listed. Then I took a look at wine charms, but that doesn’t seem very original. I’d like the gift be related to food or eating. Something practical, yet unique and of course, as always, I’m working on a budget here! I’d like it to be something that when they would use or look at, they’d remember the good time we had (hopefully!) that night.

The search is still on. I’ll probably search around Etsy more and see what might be out there. I may also look at some other food / party blogs and see if there are any gift ideas there. I’ll keep you posted and if you have any ideas for me, feel free to let me know.

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Comments

  1. Karen Beth says

    Hey Kristen,

    Thanks for the mention on your blog here! I appreciate it! I could easily make you some wire-wrapped silverware or utensils or even some cute bent-untensil napkin rings if you like. If you don’t find something that fits the bill on Etsy, let me know what you want specifically and I’ll whip it up for you. Sound good??

    Love ya!

    KB :)

  2. says

    Hey- I’m loving the apron. I’ve been poking around for trinkets at pamelabarsky.com. she has a lot of cute craft stuff on her online botique site. I think I got turned on to her site because she has a cute blog along with it. See you ’round! Thanks for the post.

  3. Kristen says

    Sillypants –
    Thank you so much for pointing me in the direction of http://www.pamelabarsky.com. I’m totally in love with her wine journal! I may just have to add that to my Christmas list as well :) I e-mailed her about her dinner party journal too… sounds very appropriate!
    Take care and thanks for the comment.
    Kristen

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