Local Gifts- Anywhere!

Via Saraswati J.
on Feb 11, 2009
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etsy heartby Sarah Janelle Miller

Still in need of a heartfelt giftie for your loved one? (It’s ok if that loved one is you!) Look no further than

Maybe you’ve briefly seen the nods in such magazines as Nylon, Wired or The New York Times. There have also been worthy mentions on such shows as The Martha Stewart show. They’re hip. And they’re a cyber community of crafters worth knowing about. offers any gift you can imagine-and its’ all handmade.

If you aren’t the crafty type, you may have overlooked this mecca of unique, handmade treasures. You will be amazed just what can be found on this quaint, artfully designed website.

You could dress your self head to toe in Etsy goods whether it be a recycled felted wool scarf or unique, customized shoes made especially for you. stationery

Need paper goods? Handcrafted stationery, gift wrap, tags and more are just a few clicks away.

Need atmosphere-enticing necessities for your bathroom? There is a plethora of tantalizing home-made soaps and natural soy candles to choose from.

Food items? Got it. Gifts for your animal companion? Got it.

Fellow geeks will enjoy the Geekery section as well.

Shop by Category. By Time Machine. By Editor’s Pick. By Color. OR by Location. (Hint: Location allows you to shop locally.)

Step #1:

Go to and scroll down to the “explore” icon at the bottom left of the page.

Step #1.5

Simply type in your location to find artisans in your community peddling their wares.

etsy cupcakeStep #2:

Fork over the moolah. Pay online with a few clicks.

Step #3:

Arrange with the seller to pick up your items at a designated location.

Step #4:

Hop on your bike, strap on your wheels, or step into your boots and go pick up yuh goods.

Step #5:


:::Happy day of love to you, your Self, and yours:::



About Saraswati J.

Saraswati J. is a Jyotish Coach and Consultant, bridging ancient Jyotish wisdom with Embodiment and Expressive Art Therapy resources. Her Jyotish work is especially well suited to the extra sensitive artists, mystics and healers—and those who need insights for their dharmic path and personal transformation process. Check out her website and find her on Facebook. You can join her newsletter for special astrological insights or register for her weekly Jyotish Basics classes for an extra dose of healing wisdom. Additionally, she creates unique adornments with the urban goddess in mind. Check out her jewelry at Swati Jr* Jewelry and also on Facebook.


2 Responses to “ Local Gifts- Anywhere!”

  1. […] local gifts. anywhere! [via elephant journal] Still in need of a heartfelt giftie for your loved one? (It’s ok if that love one is you!) Look no further than […]

  2. I really like the site! Superb articles, as well as terrific sentence structure. I am getting fed up of reading blogs and forums and websites which sound like they are published by third graders. Have you got a Twitter? My very own is @dmastylo, we should follow one another! 🙂