I am a true believer in shopping at craft fairs and buying direct from the artist whenever possible. With that in mind I have decided to make a concerted effort to do most, if not all, of my gift giving with handmade goods. I like to know that my money is going to support someone with a passion for his or her craft. When you can’t get to a craft fair or don’t want to walk around the crowds there are a few great online boutiques where you can buy direct from crafters (full disclosure I sell sea glass jewelry that I make on the sites below).
Made It Myself
One thing I love about Etsy is the Alchemy feature where you can request a specific item; it really can be anything, and artists around the country and world bid on creating your custom request. This is awesome when you are looking for unique and personal gifts for the people in your wedding party. I have even seen requests for handmade wedding gowns, veils, jewelry and invitations.
My Shop- Sand and Sun Designs