So you want to buy some handmade goodies for the holidays but need some suggestions for reliable artists? Here's our list of gift ideas from Etsy artists that at least one member of the team has personally tried and recommends as great work and wonderful service:
Dave's Homeroast Coffee, http://daveshomeroast.etsy.com/ , is roasted to order, shipped free in the US and Canada, and 100% of funds taken in benefit the Batten Disease Support and Research Association. Dave donates all of his costs, including raw materials and shipping, so not only do you get some amazing home roasted coffee but you're donating to a great charity as well. An EP favorite.
RockLove's alternative edge handmade sterling silver pendants are all hand carved and cast by RockLove® in New York City, which makes every piece a stunning gift with a great story. Excellent service and international shipping elevates the level of this shop to a "little whip-cream covered slice of Etsy pie". Find it at http://rocklove.etsy.com/
JPatPurses, http://jpatpurses.etsy.com/ , makes cute little pouches for all of your favorite gal's accessories and has every one in the shop ready to ship at a moment's notice. These are very well made pieces, and international shipping is available at a reasonable cost.
Ann's Lotions and Potions offers amazing handmade soap that looks and smells good enough to eat. If you or those on your stocking stuffer list have never tried handmade soap, this will make you a convert. Shipped quickly and professionally. http://lotionsandpotions.etsy.com/