Thursday, November 14, 2013

The 2013 Windy Poplars Holiday Guide

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 I hope you enjoy this guide I've compiled for you to help find gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life. I'm featuring the hard working handmade community this year, and I hope you'll choose to support them as you check off your Christmas shopping list! Quality, craftsmanship, and love make the extra few dollars you might spend for handmade - worth every penny! If you enjoy the guide, please share, pin, and post it... Let's blow these fabulous shops out of the water with sales and traffic :-)! Merry Christmas to all, and to all happy shopping!

2013 Holiday Gift Guide - Featuring the Handmade Community | Windy Poplars Blog

 Latitude/Longitude Custom Bracelet from Motherhood Journey
Choose a location that is meaningful to you both, and have the coordinates engraved on a fabulous leather and metal bracelet. Perhaps your first home? Where you went on your honeymoon or first date? The church where you were married? The possibilities are endless!
COUPON CODE to save 10% through Nov. 30th: SAVE10

Passport Wallets from Popov Leather
These would make a fabulous gift for that business (or pleasure!) traveler on your list...whether a man OR a woman! There's a place to keep their passport, ID, credit cards, boarding passes, and some cash all organized in one place. - Beautiful different leather stains to choose from!
COUPON CODE for 15% off: windypoplars

Handmade Bow Ties from Tangled Ties
"Bow ties are cool!" Any Dr. Who fans in the house??? I do actually happen to think bow ties are where it's at, and I personally ordered one already from Miss Jennifer at Tangled Ties that will be wrapped up in my husband's stocking this year! You should too ;-).
COUPON CODE for 10% off: Deal1

Vintage Sport Prints by Shawn St. Peter
Shawn is a very talented photographer, and you'll see his love of the art reflected in his beautiful collection of prints. I especially love his vintage sports series. Football, basketball, hockey, golf, lacrosse...he has any sport you could desire! Perfect for a man cave, game room, boys or teens bedroom, mudroom lockers, sports lockers...I can see these hung in so many places. You even have the option of different sizes, so don't hesitate to contact him with a special request.

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The iPad Clutch Sleeve from Kailo Chic
I love, love, love this fashion-forward way to carry around your iPad. Check out that adorable vintage-look clasp detail!! She has all kinds of fun, bright patterns to choose from. If you have to protect your tablet anyway, why not protect it in style?
COUPON CODE to save 10%: Save10

Boot Cuffs from Trista's Creations
I am obsessed with cute boot cuffs, and these darling ones are from Trista's Creations. I think they are a small winter accessory that can just make an outfit! Perfect for a stocking stuffer, or a Secret Santa gift!
COUPON CODE for 10% off when you "LIKE" her FB page: FRIEND10

Fingerless Gloves/Arm Warmers from Lazy T Crochet
As a photographer, these would be a HUGE help on those chilly afternoons when my hands are starting to freeze, yet I still need my fingers free to adjust camera settings! Practical. Beautiful. Warm. Who do you know that could really use some fingerless gloves this winter?
COUPON CODE for 10% OFF: ThankYou

Cozy Cowl Scarves from La-Baatique
It just doesn't get any cozier than this folks. An adorable, soft, stylish cowl scarf to keep you warm... I'll bet every lady (or little lady!) would love one of these to accent their winter wardrobe. Choose your own color and yarn material, and she'll custom make one just for you! Wool-blend options available HERE.
COUPON CODE for 20% your entire purchase through Dec. 2nd: WINDY20

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Engravable Spoon Rings from California Spoon Rings
Spoon rings are so timeless, and the fact that you can engrave these makes them that much more special. Be sure and check out the non-engravable rings in this shop too...they really have a beautiful selection!
COUPON CODE for 10% off: WINDY10 

Personalized Address Stamps by Simple and Pretty
I've always loved both giving and receiving the gift of a personalized address stamp. It's wonderfully practical, and will have extra special meaning to both a family/person who has recently moved, or newlyweds just starting out in their new place together! Beautiful, contemporary calligraphy sets this shop apart. Different layouts to choose from. Self inking, OR wood handled styles available.

The Modern Rustic Monogram Necklace from Engrave Me This
The classic monogram necklace gets a fabulously rustic, modern twist! Using alder wood, and your choice of chain (or leather) style, this is sure to please all ages and tastes. I could see this equally at home with a dress, or a t-shirt and jeans... my kind or jewelry: versatile, unique, and personal!
COUPON CODE for $5 off your order of $25 or more: THANKSFROMEMT

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Engraved Bamboo Spoons from Teals Prairie & Co.
This sweet set of four spoons is fully customizable. I love that! You could label them with witty little sayings, a last name, or perhaps with items that you serve frequently (olives, capers, nuts, etc...). Teals Prairie has a wide assortment of other engravable items that would make great gifts as well: cutting boards, glassware, even toothbrushes!

Set of 4 Artisan Spice Blends from Calicutts Spices
You guys. These spice blends have my mouth watering!! In the listing linked above, you can choose any 4 from their delicious assortment which includes such delights as: Chipotle & Honey, Cardamom Coffee, and Autumn Harvest. Any chef would be thrilled to have these blends in their pantry arsenal!
COUPON CODE to save 15% off your entire order: GIFTGUIDE15

Wooden Mortar and Pestles from Rooster Studios
I'm all for unique gifts, and my style happens to be earthy and natural, so these rustic mortar and pestles really caught my eye! Something practical, fun, and different, I'll bet the chef in your life would love to grind their herbs in these hollowed out logs.
COUPON CODE for 15% off through Jan. 1: WINDYPOPLARS

Maggie Aprons from Boojiboo
I feel that the very core of my love of cooking is called into question by the fact that I don't own an apron at the moment! Know a cook? Then this is the stop for you! Offering many styles (Maggie is my favorite), patterns, and sizes (child-plus size), these aprons are already made and ready to ship!

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Penny Necklaces by Junkdfied
What a fun little upcycling idea! I could see these for ladies and little girls alike (or even a matching mommy and me set!). The neat thing? You can choose your color and year (in a personalized listing for a couple dollars more) - making these necklaces even more unique! *NOTE: she has just sold out of the pre-made necklaces, but is still accepting custom orders for $24.
COUPON CODE for 10% off: WINDY10

Vintage Dictionary Art by Vintage Dictionary Art
Have someone on your list that has a vintage artsy flair? These prints could make a great gift! Of course my favorite is the vintage camera (photo above), but their Botanical collection is quite lovely too! Have a doctor, nurse, or medical student to find a present for? Then definitely check out their Anatomy collection. Each image is printed on a page from a beautifully aged vintage dictionary. I can guarantee they won't be getting duplicates of this gift for Christmas!

Cloth Napkins from Oh Little Rabbit
Practical, beautiful, and original, you know these napkins will be well used and loved! All art is original from the talented Oh Little Rabbit duo, and spans the gamut from bananas, to cute old VW buses, to fluffy tailed squirrels, to my very favorite: a stand of birch trees. Go find the perfect match for that Eco-conscious person on your list!

Insulated Lunch Bags from Binski Studios
We all know that to be kind to the earth, your pocket book, AND your waistline, it's best to bring your own lunch to work or school in a reusable lunch bag! Here you can select your choice of fabrics, (in a stylish, insulated design), and be brown-bagging it with class :-).
COUPON CODE for 5% OFF through Dec. 1: WINDY5

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Yoga Socks by Krocheting Kristen
It's getting chilly in most parts of the country, and that means cold floors. If you (or someone you know) participates in any style of exercise that requires you to be barefoot (dance? yoga? BodyFlow? Centergy? WholyFit?), that means cold feet! These little socks are just fabulous for helping you stay warm, but leaving your toes and heels free for good grip and traction. Choose your size and color for a pair made just to your specifications!

Personalized Water Bottles by Engrave Me This
Anyone who frequents a gym, does exercise videos at home, walk/runs/bikes/hikes, etc. needs a water bottle. Why not help them keep track of it by personalizing it? You have your choice of colors, wording, using an image, whatever! So practical, yet personal. That's a five star gift :-)!
COUPON CODE for $5 off your $25 order: THANKSFROMEMT

Traction Mat/Yoga Bags from Denim Moose
I might be a little biased here because I happen to own one of these bags, but I think they're the best yoga bags on the planet! I've looked long and hard for one to meet all my requirements, and these are a dead ringer. Side zip load, silky fabric inside so that the mats slip in and out easily, four pockets (including a mesh stretchy pocket for your water bottle - hey, a personalized water bottle would be a perfect accompaniment to these bags!), a sturdy handle, pretty fabric choices, and it fits two mats easily - with room to spare. Look no further - it's worth every penny, and will last you forever!
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  1. This is such a fantastic compilation! I've been really enjoying Casey's Handmade Holiday Gift Guide this year. I like seeing some of these Etsy shops spotlighted!

    I love the Engravable Spoon Rings; I think they'd be perfect for my sister for Christmas... now I just need to (sneakily) find out her ring size ;-)

  2. What a great collection of gift ideas!

  3. Cute ideas! I love these! Definitely secretly pinning some of these for Christmas ideas! :)

  4. I hate to admit that I'm the gal who always needs inspiration from gift guides, but I am. So thank you for this and the links!

  5. Lots of great ideas here! I love giving personalized address stamps as wedding or holiday gifts (though I'm a serious mail lover, so that's no surprise!).


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