I heard about Et.sy quite a while ago but never purchased anything until recently. For those of you who don't know or don't care to click on the link, here's the short of it…E.tsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade works of art (photography, art, jewelry, clothing, baby products, toys etc).
If you're looking for something a little bit different and unique and would like to support a very small business, Et.sy is your one-stop shop. I purchased items from three different Et.sy sellers and had very positive experiences. The products
We ended up purchasing a few unique pieces of art for the twins' bedroom. The first two pieces were from the krankykrab. The link will actually take you to the exact piece that we got for Teagan. We got framed pieces with their names on them. Quinn's is blue with a queen bee on it.
We also got 3 pieces of art from this store called rkdsign88. We got them the giraffe (in the link), the elephant and the lion. The seller lives in Indonesia. Despite something on the site saying that it could take 3-4 weeks to receive the pieces, we got them in about 2 weeks.
My last E.tsy purchase occured recently. Our friend, Hannah, who was visiting a few weeks ago found me a nursing cover. Whenever we were out in public and I needed to breastfeed, I was having to awkwardly drape a thin blanket over myself and the baby. I purchased this cover from Toronto-based JoshandTeo.
Moral of the story...check out Et.sy for unique, well-made gifts for others or yourself :)