Around Christmas, I love to shop around online. Finding cool bits and pieces that you’ll not find at your average store. On top of that, I love to support upcoming shops and shop directly if possible. This year I still need to find a few more presents for our family members, so I’m still on the lookout for that perfect gift. I turned to Etsy to see if I could find something cool and different for the home. Here are some of the things I spotted.
#1 George & Willy wall mounted paper roller
#2 Handcrafted boy or girl desk lamp – these are pretty cool right?
#3 Sliding Barn door closet hardware
#4 Wooden vases for your home
#5 Indoor wood planter – this one I really like
#6 Little wooden design spot “Dodrogo”
#7 Pretty cool letter display
#8 “Danquen” handmade wooden design floor lamp
#9 Black and brown faux leather throw pillow
#10 Cool 3D moon lamp – my kids got one each, and I would love one myself
During the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing some ideas and cool products from Etsy. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired and find a Christmas present for the one you love. I’ll focus on the whole family and select things that I either have or would buy myself. I hope you like this little series. First off is of course mom. It’s important to get her a cool gift for Christmas, right?
Small sterling spike hoops
Custom Letter Necklace on sterling chain
The Future is female t-shirt
Cashmere gloves – grey
Cute sterling silver arrow post earrings
Sterling silver wire wrapped bar ring
Triangle Bar Earrings with long post
Maxi wool skirt – grey
Oh, how I simply love December. I love the decoration, buying gifts and the gift wrapping – well, I actually think I love that most of all. This year, I’m super busy, but I try to sneak in a bit of Christmas spirit here and there. Unfortunately, our trip to Hamburg didn’t bring out the Christmas spirit this year – not like it used to anyway. The Christmas markets were closed and were to open a few days after we left the city. Bad planning – that’s all I can say. So instead, I’ve found some really cute Christmas decorations – some I’ve already got, and some I would love to add to our home.
Today we celebrate the first day of advent, and if you’re not ready yet, might I suggest these cute candles from Södahl. This year I added the cool grey and white trees to my rather big selection of trees. I don’t know what it is about them, I just love the winter wonderland feeling about Christmas decorations. I simply love the x-mas led lamp – and would be so thrilled to add it to my Christmas collection. On a smaller scale, the black Christmas decoration would be in our living room, or on the Christmas tree. Last but not least, my absolute favorite new trend when it comes to Christmas decor. Don’t you just love Christmas balls in all shapes and sizes? Just do a quick search online and you’ll find the most amazing ones.
Are you ready for advent? In one week we’ll light the first candle and celebrate the first advent. I haven’t created this year’s advent wreath, but hopefully, I’ll get it done this weekend. I’ve been using one of my Kubus candleholder for the past couple of years, but I’m actually considering going more ‘natural’ this year. I’m very inspired by some of the pictures below. However, I also love using my son’s Schleich animals, to make it more playful.
Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9
One of the things I love about Christmas is picking out a Christmas Calendar for each of my kids. If I’m lucky, I’ll get one myself. I’ve picked out 12 different calendars this year – I wouldn’t mind getting one of them.
I’m the kind of person who would rather have a tiny piece of good chocolate than a bag of candy. The same goes for coffee – I don’t drink coffee every day at all, but when I do drink it (mostly on the weekends, I want something special. I try to teach my kids this as well. Therefore, my daughter picked a liquorice calendar two years in a row a few years back. With the little guy, it’s a bit more tricky. But like my daughter, I’m sure he’ll come around eventually. Though, she’s always been curious about different food.
This year, I’ve picked out a little bit of everything for inspiration. Underneath you’ll find dark chocolate, cosmetics, caramels, wine gums, coffee and more. I hope you find one to make those December days just a bit more cozy.
#1 Box of Wonders from bareminirals via Matas
#2 Christmas Calendar 2017 from Blocheriet
#3 Liquorice Christmas Calendar from Johan Bülow
#4 Caramel Christmas Calendar from Karamelleriet via eGastro
#5 Kiehl’s Christmas Calendar found via Magasin – but I guess it’s sold out now
#6 Chocolate Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#7 Gold Christmas Calendar from Simply Chocolate
#8 Coffee Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#9 Adult Christmas Calendar from Summerbird
#10 Wine Gum Christmas Calendar from Wally and Wihz
#11 Xocolatl Christmas Calendar via Magasin
#12 Kids Christmas Calendar from Aalborg Chokoladen
I love spending time looking for things on Etsy. There are so many cool items to be found. This year I’ve decided to do a few posts about what to buy for your family members on Etsy. First up is a selection of gifts for your man. I wanted to find items which my husband can use or look at every day. Apart for the funny x-mas socks, I think he would love the cool leather goods as well as the wooden items. We’re trying to bring less into our home these months, and only buy products of a certain quality. For more inspiration go to Etsy Editor’s Pick Page, where you’ll find more interesting gift ideas.
iPhone 6 leather case
Good Morning Handsome Coffee Cup
Life in the woods print
Gin Dictionary print
Leather Laptop Bag
Sweet X-mas Socks
Beard Grooming Gift Box
iPhone holder – wood