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Our Unique Christmas List!

Last week we learned the importance of shopping local for the holidays and supporting small business. Etsy has made this easily accessible while sitting in the comforts of your own home. You can find anything and everything you need, while supporting small business and finding unique gifts.

This year Handmadeology and Etsy-preneurship joined forces and began a #ShopUnique campaign to raise awareness of Etsy during this season of giving.

For those of you who don’t know-Handmadeology and Etsy-preneurship strive to teach artists how to successfully sell their handmade goods online. Especially with the growing number of Etsy users-currently over 600,000-there is strategy involved to take you business to the next step.  

The intent of #ShopUnique is for Etsy users to work together using Facebook, to remind shoppers to use Etsy for their holiday shopping needs. Seeing as how there is power in numbers, by combining networks, the hope is to generate more views and therefore sales.

Currently there are over several thousand Etsy shops who have joined the #ShopUnique movement and more continue to join each day-you can find them all here

We scoured this list and wanted to share our top picks for holiday gifts. We also threw in a gift for ourselves-after all holiday shopping can be hard work!

For Her:                                                                                                                                       Hand painted and Screen Printed Silk Scarf by 88editions

 For Him:                                                                                                                                    Bacon Soy Wax Candles by Anhoki

 For the Little Ones:                                                                                                                    Little Mermaid Magnet Paper Doll Set (great for traveling and they have so many options to choose from!)

For You-because you knocked out all of your Holiday shopping ;)                                           Ivory Flower Crown by Be Something New- (great for Holiday parties and New Years!)

We hope our gift ideas have inspired you to #ShopUnique this season, and now if you will excuse us, we are going to finish compiling our Holiday Lists!

Happy Holidays! Love the Jackalopes