What better way to celebrate the season of giving - by giving a little extra to those trying to keep their home based shops afloat. Small business owners struggle to keep their shops going daily. It's not easy starting out in this economy. They need all the support they can get. Plus, they offer unique items that you couldn't possibly find on a shelf at Walmart!
Check out some of these sites before you set your mind on that $10 back massager in the clearance section, or the coffee sented candles in the kitchen department.
One of the best is etsy.com, of course. These folks have high quality amazing creations. You can find anything from A-line prom dresses to zombie apocolyps accessories.
If you're looking for a gift that is unique and just amazing, that you'd want your person to use everyday you can check out the Cuckoo Nest Art Studio. This shop has some very cool wrapped watches.
Or if you want something more personal and custom ordere you can try Flower Deco. This shop specializes in polymer clay decorated wine glasses and bottles. These are perfect for many occasions, such as: weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, etc.
Another outlet for handmade goodness is storenvy.com. Like etsy.com, you can find just about anything here. There are thousands of people trying their best to start up their home based business by selling their creations here.
There are shops that specialize in hand painted tights, like the Brave Store. Some that make their own unique health and beauty products, like the Black Kettle Soap Company. Or you could go for creative jewelry and woodwork at the Hidden Treasures Handmade Junk shop. The categories are endless.
There is no longer the need to go out and fight the croud during Black Friday events because these online outlets have their own! You can now shop through the chaos from the comfort of your couch while you sip on a big hot cup of cocoa and laugh about those who are ramming carts, throwing elbows, and kicking eachother just to get that sauce pan that's 75% off.
So, check it out! Shop small business this year. Support those handmade shops. Buy from folks straight out of the U.S.