Who doesn't love a gift guide? From the onslaught of magazine lineups to the buffet-like selection shown on blogs, they typically give great ideas and inspire my inner St. Nick. As I did last year, I'm going to break up my gift guides into three categories over the next few days. And again, my attempt is to offer a variety of options for a range of recipients, all at a reasonable price.
First up is Etsy. It's easy and secure to shop, and you're bound to find limitless possibilities. These are mine for this season.
A geometric necklace from SD Marie Jewelry. It's made of brass and oxidized silver, and it's a subtle nod to the chevron trend that won't feel dated this time next year. $35
A vanilla hazelnut candle from Oil & Wax. Made of soy wax here in Nashville, this gem is a real treat. I bought one a few weeks ago, and it won't be my last. $16
A cheeky grammar print from Alphonnsine. This piece serves as a gentle reminder and will go a long way in saving the English language in a world of text-messaging fiends. $19
An octopus tote bag from Idiopix. It's eco-friendly and has an octopus on it. I feel like the octopus is the new bird. $13.95
A bar of Stand by Your Mandarin soap from Music City Suds. This is another Nashville original, which I love and have given before. It's all-natural and scented with citrus. $6
A return address stamp from Foryoo. I love this idea for newlyweds, new home owners, or anyone with an established address. They will, too. $29.95
(Note: I received permission from all sellers to use their images and to link to their Etsy stores.)