Have you discovered Etsy? If not, let me tell you about one of my favorite websites. It’s like Ebay, only handmade items. That’s not entirely true, because they also have sections for vintage items, and supplies. If you are looking for a charming gift for yourself or someone else, go to etsy.com and start exploring! Similar to Ebay, you need to register (free) with a user name and password. Then you can explore thousands and thousands of individual “shops” all over the world for items. If you find a seller you like, you can save that seller as a favorite. Much the same as Ebay, you need to be diligent in reviewing the seller’s “feedback” before making a purchase, and like Ebay, the seller will list the acceptable payment methods for purchase. Scroll down to the bottom of the home page of Etsy and you will see pictures of items that were recently listed on the site. Categories of merchandise are listed on the left hand side of the home page. You will find items such as jewelry, ceramics, art, and clothing just to name a few. I have purchased jewelry, personalized children’s clothing, and handmade Christmas stockings and ornaments, just to name a few. I think if you haven’t found this site before, you will spend hours giddy with excitement at the possibilities! So if you find a seller you like make sure to save as a favorite! You will be amazed at the creativity of these artists!

Let me know what you have purchased from Etsy.