DIY Gift Kits :: Etsy Holiday Gift Guide

DIY Gift Kits :: Etsy Holiday Gift Guide

Are you a creative person? Are your friends and family creative? Do you want to show someone how much you care by making them a gift instead of just giving them one? Or do you want to give the gift of a beautiful experience while doing a craft project together? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place! Here I have put together an amazing list of DIY gift kits that will surely be a hit over the holiday season! A ton of unique and fun ideas to enjoy the holiday season with the people you love, and to give a gift that your loved ones will truly enjoy. Read more

Eco-Friendly Secret Santa Gift Ideas :: Under 25$

Eco-Friendly Secret Santa Gift Ideas :: Under 25$

Oh no! Secret Santa time again… That means shopping… That means consumerism and buying into the crazy Christmas related spending schemes. So are you looking for some eco-friendly gift ideas that won’t break your budget? A lot of people associate the words “eco-friendly,” “ethical,” “organic,” “sustainable,” etc. with the word “expensive!” But it definitely doesn’t have to be that way. With a little effort, you can find small business owners who are creating beautiful eco products without the high costs you may be used to. So I decided to take away some of your research time and help you get your Secret Santa holiday shopping over with while still supporting hand-makers and artisans.¬† Read more

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Montreal Based Artists :: Etsy

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Montreal Based Artists :: Etsy

Not long ago, andthebee was living in the remarkable Montreal. In fact! It was there where my blog began. During my time there I met a ton of local artists and I wanted to discover a way I could support them. I came up with the idea to write a blog to showcase some of the small businesses who were creating unique original items as well as the shops supporting local handmakers and Canadian artisans. Now, this holiday season many of those very artists have put out a selection of holiday-themed items! So why not support real artists this holiday season and do your gift shopping on Etsy. I have gathered 10 holiday gift ideas from Montreal based artists to get you started on your hunt. #supportlocal Read more

10 Ethical Etsy Shops for A Green Holiday

10 Ethical Etsy Shops for A Green Holiday

The holiday season, once again, and the dread of shopping is overwhelming you. Consumerism is taking a toll on our current society, and it’s hard to feel good about purchasing from large corporations nowadays. So why not support the little fish? Real people who are trying to make a difference in how we create and produce. It can be hard to find these artists in your city or town and may take a lot of searching to find an ethical gift for each person on your list in the same store. Well, there is one store that DOES have it all… Etsy! Read more