So, how’s your Christmas shopping going? Is everything under control or are you anticipating a last minute desperate dash to the shops on Christmas Eve?
I’ve actually been relatively organised with my Christmas shopping this year, and managed to kick off my gift purchasing much earlier than usual. You’ll hopefully forgive me for therefore feeling rather smugly satisfied.
While I obviously can’t reveal exactly what I’ll be gifting to everyone before the big day, I can certainly show you a few of the places where I’ve been doing some shopping. There’s nothing quite like the comfort and convenience of online shopping!
I’ve done my best this year to buy only handmade / environmentally positive / independently produced pieces. This means that I feel good for supporting cleverly designed products by someone super talented, and the recipient will feel good because clearly my gifts rock! So here’s a little visual guide to a few of my Christmas stores of choice (actual presents selected have not been highlighted to protect the element of surprise for their intended recipients):
Store credits (from top to bottom, left to right):
- The River Print @ gretchenmist
- 3 Fridge Magnets @ Papertreedesign
- Bunny loves Carrots Coinpurse @ Pocket Carnival
- Day of the Dead Soaps @ Sailor Mouth Soaps
- Everyday I love U Print @ Sound Revolution
- Rock n Roll Paper Doll Dress Brooch @ Hungry Designs
- Banana Cream Pie Print @ dawntanwenyi
- Retro Print Tote Bag @ Stalley
- Converse Shoe Stickers @ Sissy Sparrows
There are so many lovely stores out there in online land, the only trouble is that in shopping at so many great stores for everyone else’s gifts, I ALWAYS find lots of stuff for me. I wonder, does this make me a selfish Christmas shopper?
Are you able to resist the lure of the ‘one for you … and one for me’ style of gift shopping? If so, please share your secrets of resistance with me!