The Art of Doing Stuff is now on Etsy.
I am not designing things.
I am not making things.
I am not selling things.
I am curating things.
Etsy recently started an invitation only holiday gift guide program. They’ve invited bloggers to create gift guides. I am one such blogger.
Basically it involves me staying up late at night in bed with my iPad (which has come to be a very serious version of the adult blankie) browsing through Etsy for the very best stuff that I love or think people I buy presents for would love.
It’s addictive and I spend way more time doing it than I should. So much time that I’m exhausted. I’ve been Etsy-fried.
Curators are allowed to make up absolutely any lists they want as long as it fits into the gift guide theme.
I of course, have taken this to heart.
While most people’s boards are holiday themed and pretty and make perfect sense (things like Christmas gifts for Her, or Christmas gifts for Him) … I’ve chosen to go another route.
One of my favourite gift guides I’ve created so far is titled “Gifts for people with feet“.
I’m going to try my best to be a little more traditional in my approach. Honestly. I swear. You can tell I’m swearing because I am raising one hand and putting the other one over my heart. (which should remind you all that another great list would be “Gifts for people with hands.” That way if you don’t happen to have feet (and I know this is the case with a few of my followers), there’s always the hand thing to fall back on.
If you follow my Etsy board you’ll find a page that looks a little somethin’ like this …
Since Etsy is probably where I do the majority of my shopping most years, I was quick to say YES to the Etsy Christmas curating invitation. So, in accordance with The Art of Doing Stuff Christmas Pledge, I’m going to be posting great gift ideas, decorating inspiration and wrapping links over the next month or so.
Follow all of my gift guides on my Etsy Gift Guidepage. I’ll constantly be adding to it so you’re best to keep checking back.
And when you go to my curated page, don’t forget to click on the “follow” button.
And ALSO check out the Etsy main Holiday Gift Guide page, so you can watch the three videos they’ve made specially for the holidays. They are quite simply beautiful and brilliant.
This is just one more way you can help make your Christmas Pledge a success. And no it isn’t cheating. Going through allllllll the things for sale on Etsy is time consuming. So why not use my boards, or the boards of Sweet Paul Magazine, or Martha Stewart to get some great gift ideas in a matter of minutes?
Then you can spend all that extra time you saved eating cookies. Or making cookies. Or curled up in bed, with your very soft, very cozy iPad.
And yes, I have also joined Etsy’s affiliate program so that means I’ll get a small commission from every sale that comes from my site. So if you can be bothered, feel free to support The Art of Doing Stuff by coming back here to do your Etsy holiday shopping. Just click on the ad on the right and shop away! ~ sincerely, Karen