Holiday Gift Ideas Fashion Style Finds

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Crochetions Piggy Scarf

Adorable piggy scarf, $40 Crochetions .  Buy this one on Etsy here. 

Holiday Fashion Finds : Shop with Style!

Holiday cheer is here with these cute and easy holiday fashion finds.  Buying gifts for your loved ones can be easy as point, click, pay. Online shopping for the frugal  and the fashion savvy can be fun and adventurous.

Doggone Cute

First up, we have adorable crocheted scarfs in animal designs, made by Shelley Brown, who sells on Etsy, Ravelry and direct.

In the $35- $40 range you can get your loved one these adorable cute scarves!  From dogs to dragons you never know what kind you will find!  Shelly explains, “My site Crochetions,  is where I post the items I sell. I design and make crochet items (mostly scarves and hats). I focus on creating scarves and hats that look like different animals (mostly dogs) I sell items made to order by me and also the crochet patterns so other crocheters can make my designs as well.”     Buy a design, or the items by visiting

Doxie Scarf

Adorable Doxie / Dachshund  Scarf, $35 find all dog scarves here at Crochetions.


Natural Men’s Gifts

Mens Ring by Joshua Bishop

Handmade Men’s Ring by Joshua Bishop $30 

Wooden Rings Stocking Stuffers

Joshua Bishop Etsy shop has great inexpensive handmade things for the special man on your list. From wooden rings , slide bracelets and pens, you’ll find a bit of everything in his shop.  Staff favorites by far, are the handmade wood rings, ranging around $30.  This way, you can score a lovely stocking stuffer for your favorite man on your shopping list without busting your budget. Above, we have Bubinga wood (African Hardwood) and below delicious Ebony!

Johsua Bishop Handmade Ebony Ring for Men

Joshua Bishop Handmade Ebony Ring for Men, $30 found here on Etsy.

Bracelets for Men

Men's Bracelets by 33Rayons on Etsy

Men’s Bracelets , Triple in Onyx $69 here at 33Rayons on Etsy 

Men’s Bracelets

Next we find this great Etsy shop who makes elegant and affordable Men’s Bracelets by owner Jacques LeClair.   You can get them in one strand, double, or triple and all are made with rocks, wood and natural components to make your guy’s wrist stand out.  Men like simplistic yet solid designs, and these are so worthy. Average pricing for a triple, about $69!   Single? About $39.   The bracelets are made with Sterling Silver 925 Made in Italy components, and come gift boxed.


Bayong Wood Men's Bracelet on Etsy

Single Bayong Bracelet, sterling and wood $39 at 33Rayons.

One of our favorites is the Bayong Wood, it would go great with anything.   Bayong is a durable hardwood with similar properties to mahogany. From the ‘Afzelia rhomboidea’ tree a species of legume in the Fabaceae family, found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.Find out more at 33Rayons .

Back to the Women…….

Tiki Apron : Making Baking Interesting $54 at Dotties Diner

Kitchen Witch Doesn’t Have to Be Out of Style

Aprons for the Mrs. would be an interesting gift idea, get her to look cuter while baking or make her do Cheesecake Photos in private, your choice!  Adorable retro aprons at Dotties Diner on Etsy bring back the vintage look with modern style. Our favorite above is a Tiki inspired apron.

Tiki Fountain, $169.99 on sale here. 

Tiki Culture is booming in America, just ask the folks over at  Tiki.Online who have a huge Tiki inspired shopping website.  From Tiki Bars to Tiki Torches, you never know what you may find.   Don’t anger the Tiki Gods!  According to Wikipedia, the whole Polynesian Culture of Tiki began in 1934 with the opening of a restaurant. The rest, from mugs to torches spread like wildfire.


Polynesian Tiki Dress on Etsy

50’s Tiki Dress found on Etsy, $120 here at VintageDomestic

Adorn her with Jewels…….

Reproduction Lucite Brooch

MrsPollysLucite on Etsy makes cool brooches to look like vintage Bakelite! This fish $20.79 here. 

Druzy Rings from Etsy $12.50

Handmade Druzy Rings on Etsy, $12.50 Find them here at Anthology 27

A Savenko Handwriting Jewelry

Anastasia Savenko 14k Gold Earrings   – Handwriting Jewelry $580

Jewelry Trees and Branches

Jewelry Branch on Etsy

Jewelry Branch on Etsy is $30 from Heart Not Included

For the man or women on your list, they have one thing in common: ways to organize jewelry and their watches. We found this great shop, HeartNotIncluded on Etsy.  Owner Rosalind Bullard from California created her own jewelry tree and the rest was history.

HeartNotIncluded  Red Jewelry Tree Organizer  $90 Great Gift Idea!

She now creates lovely boutique style jewelry trees using real trees that were living at one point in time. Some have butterflies and are painted. (see Red Jewelry Tree Organizer above…)  They are set in wood boxes with rocks and make stunning artful and functional displays to organize your jewelry . Trees range from extra small to large with average pricing around $55-$90.  You can view more designs here in their sales booklet.  The options are endless for picking out just the right tree for you or your loved one’s home.

Places to Watch: up and coming marketplace

OmniiShop is an up and coming marketplace. 

We’ve been watching this website pop up!  Omnii Shop (“Omnii”) is a community-based marketplace, welcoming all craftsman and artists, with emphasis on providing a secure platform for selling and buying both physical and metaphysical items. Their listing fees are only 15 cents (lower than Etsy) and they charge a flat 6 percent checkout fee (which includes all your fees.)  Listing items there is easy sign up and registration. Users have to connect to new or existing Stripe for payment processing.  We can’t wait to see what happens to this website! Will it be the next Etsy?   Read more about this service at

Note: Some of the links in this post may be paid or sponsor links, yet the selections and suggestions are all our own.

Dream Wedding Bridal Accessories

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Wedding Garter from Etsy

Garter Set, $18.70 @

Dream Bridal Accessories

Planning your dream wedding doesn’t have to mean going over the top on budget. We’ve found these economically budget friendly dream bridal accessories that would be perfect for the wedding of your dreams. Obtaining such items can be simply a point and click away.


Blue Bridal Garter Set , Etsy

Need Something Blue? Garter Belt Set $18.90 @mrbbridal

We’ve found some great items on Etsy for the Bride to Be!  First up, MRBBridal,  who has garter sets that incorporate pearls, lace, appliques and rhinestones, all things pretty and lovely!  These sets are colorful and pretty.  If you would like to find the perfect garter belt set, for under $20, you’ll find them in a rainbow of colors.

Faux Fur Cape

Faux Fur Cape $56.99 gives a luxurious look to your wedding gown.  MyRadiantBeauty

Bridal Sash from My Radiant Beauty

Bridal Sash is simply exquisite done in pearls and rhinestones,  $23.50 @MRBCreation

Bridal Sash

Sash to announce the future Mrs,  from MRB Creation $15.00

Lace Jacket

Little lacy grey jacket / bolero, $24.99 from MyRadiantBeauty

The owners of these shops (above) state they want every bride to have their dream wedding to come true. Perhaps that’s why they offer inexpensive yet oh so pretty accessories to dress up your wedding gown, or show off your soon to be marital status! “Providing one of a kind bridal accessories is what we have dedicated them for.  Sashes, Garters, and cute Faux Fur overlays may do just that.

Bridal Gift Idea: 

Bridal Hanger

Personalized Bridal Hanger @TheEliteBride $20

Christmas Gift Guide Custom Gifts Under Fifty Bucks

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The Busy Elf Workshop on Etsy

1. Custom Felt Christmas Stocking $45 at The Busy Elf Workshop

Ten Gifts Under $50 : Custom & Quality Picks 

With Halloween officially over and Christmas coming, the thought of shopping in busy malls and retail stores against the masses for those one of a kind gifts can be daunting.  Don’t worry, we have found the best Christmas guide to quick and easy picks all less than $50 for those special people on your shopping list.

All are customization or one of a kind, and easy on the budget.   What’s better, just point, click, checkout, it’s easy as one, two and three!

Above & Below:   Custom Felt Christmas Stocking makes for a simple and easy gift idea for your loved ones. Brought to you by The Busy Elf Workshop (from Florida) whose elves may be wearing shorts but are very busy this time of year!  The last day to order is December 13th. These are proudly handmade!   Don’t forget the dog!

Dog Personalized Stocking from Etsy

Personalized Dog Stocking $45 @TheBusyElfWorkshop on Etsy 

Bow Ties for Dogs on Etsy

2. Barking in the Rain offers custom pet adornments like bow tie collars, this one $24.95 .

We can’t forget our pets at Christmas, and custom bow ties are always in style, especially if you are taking them to Glamma’s house for the holidays, they have to look cute. Elizabeth from Lawrenceville Georgia has a great time making fun pet bow ties, flowers, and collars that are oh so cute.  Find more at BarkingintheRain on Etsy.

Men, unlike dogs, are inherently hard to shop for, but look no further. This guitar picker’s paradise has wonderful fishing lures with special sayings on them…..

Custom Fishing Lure

3. Custom Fishing Lure for the Man in Your World , $16.99 PickityPick

Personalized Coffee Spoon from Etsy MilkandHoneyLuxuries

4. Personalized Coffee Spoon not just for Father’s Day $16  @MilkandHoneyLuxuries on Etsy

Some may say that women are easier to buy for, so the next few picks are for that special lady in your life, Bestie, Daughter, Mom or Grandmom these are easy to buy and pleasing to the eye!

Surely you know someone who is saying “I DO”, tying the knot or recently got married? Well, this is a great gift idea, in multiple colors you can get this “Mrs.” T – Shirt~!

Mrs. T from "With Bells On"

5. “Mrs.” T-Shirt from  $29 in several colors, this style is V-Neck.

If you feel uncomfortable with clothing, why not furnishings? Going with decorative numbers, you can’t go wrong. Take for instance this burlap pillow….

Burlap Five Pillow @NorthCountryComforts6. Burlap Pillow, has Industrial flair $32 From North Country Comforts

7. Cupcake Throw Pillow Cover, Minnie and Maude $18.99

Need unique things to stuff the stocking? NO worries , we found those too. Practical gifts that are to die for, and good for adults and kids both!

Vegan Lip Balm Paper Street Soaps

8. Vegan Lip Balms contain no petroleum and are great stocking stuffers at only $3.75 Paper Street Soaps

Pin Pins  by Twelve Twelve

9. “Three Musketeers” Pin Pins are handmade by TwelveTwelve $12.90 EU abut $14.20 US

twelvetwelve pin pins

How cute! pinpins-3-musketeers

Custom Umbrella @Larissa Made This on Etsy

10.  Larissa Made This offers oversized umbrellas for adults or kids, domed $19.99

We hope you enjoyed these sneak peeks, and just for you we have a coupon that you can use at The Busy Elf Workshop!

Busy Elf Coupon 2015

————–BIG SPENDER?————-

Note:  If you are looking for a one of a kind high quality gift, why not try Handwriting Jewelry from Anastasia Savenko, whose gold, silver and gorgeous metal artwork can get you a custom necklace like the one below for $570.


Handwriting Jewelry from Anastasia Savenko

Or perhaps you need to call for a quote on these simple stunning Simon G Earrings from South Coast Jeweler?

South Coast Jeweler

Simon G Earrings! OMG! Call (714) 540-6132 for a quote at South Coast Jeweler

Mad Hatter Tea Party Pink Party Decorating

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Tea Party 101 : MadinWonderland has all you need for a oversized lavish affair!

Let’s have a party. These wonderful party ideas will keep your guests wondering just where you found these awesome decorations. We found them on Etsy!  Who doesn’t love Alice in Wonderland? Whether you want to throw a party for a tiny tot, or that Sweet Sixteen, (or adults who want to have a fun time), we adore these creations!

Mad Hatter tea Party favors on Etsy

No one knows how to throw a Mad hatter Tea Party like MadinWonderland.

Three Steps to a Mad Hatter Tea Party: 

MadinWonderland on Etsy $50

  1. Crazy china centerpieces stacked teacups and teapots, handmade with love ! This set $50 would make a great table decoration at Mad in Wonderland.

Drink Me Alice in Wonderland Bottle $15

2. Oversize everything ; this large “Drink Me Bottle” is only $15 (some as little as $6) at Mad In Wonderland. For adults, fill with fine wine. For kids, a little lime kool aid would be the life of the party!

Alice in Wonderland Decorations

3.  Magical flowers with faces, these “singing flowers” are simply adorable for $20 a batch, decorate them around your party to keep your guests wondering……found here. 

The creations above come from owner Jamie of MadinWonderland, an Etsy shop based out of Las Vegas, NV, with a huge imagination and a love for all things Alice.  This stems from trying to create the perfect birthday party for her daughter – and she did. Now sharing these creations the world has become quite trendy and popular!

Pink Pinwheel decorating ideas party posh soiree on Etsy

Pink Pinwheel from Posh Soiree is $49 here

Pink and Pretty Party Decorating

Pink….. the theme for many weddings, birthday parties or Sweet Sixteen’s.  Posh Soiree has these great Party Favors with handmade love. Made in the USA straight out of Baytown, Texas Maninder Kaur  who sought alternatives to mass produced items to decorate her daughter’s nursery and the seed started there.  If you want to  wham up your wedding, or posh up your child’s birthday party, Posh Soiree  has you covered. We have chosen a pink theme to show you just how cool they are.

Pink Tassel Bunting from Posh Soiree on Etsy

Pink Tassel Bunting $19.99  at Posh Soiree

Pink and pretty , how can you go wrong? Affordable prices from cupcake toppers to confetti you will find it here. As well many people feel strange about mixing up pinks, but we couldn’t agree LESS. Feel free to mix up deep pinks with light pinks and throw in some peachy pink, for the ultimate contrast!

Pink Balloon Centerpiece : Posh Soiree

Pink Balloon Centerpiece : Posh Soiree $49

See all colors here at

Kids Birthday Awesomeness Australia Only : 

Rabbit Toys CastleRabbit Toys Party Castle Starter Set – From the Land Down Under 

We found this adorable Rabbit Toys party castle which would be great for a child’s birthday,  to keep kids occupied for hours, but we found that it was by Rabbit Toys, and made in Australia shipping to AUSSIE designations only…..$339.00

Please note: This is a sponsored post by one or more of the links contained herein. The choices however area always our own.