Shopping on Etsy has its advantages.
1. You stay on your couch.
2. Your gifts have that handmade touch (without the work).
3. You can support local entrepreneurs.
Win. Win. Win.
BUT you have to do it as soon as possible to get gifts shipped in time for the holidays.
If you're a secret Santa with no ideas, we found a few Tucson-based Etsy shops to inspire your gift giving.
The online shop sells cute cards, stickers, buttons and pins, both witty and whimsical.
Here are a few examples.
This shop specializes in handcrafted wooden toys — primarily vehicles. Reviewers mention that sometimes the finish is a tad rough, but we think these toys are adorable.
This Tucson-based artist creates vintage-looking glass dome art and then adorns jewelry, bookmarks, key chains and more. We ❤️ them.
Okay, so you will have to do some work yourself on these, but wow, if you know how to crochet, these patterns are so sweet.
In addition to the ones you'll see below, the shop sells crochet patterns for cardigans, beanies, blankets and more. Reviews note that many of the patterns are easy to follow.
This local stained glass artist makes wind chimes, suncatchers and other lovely garden and home pieces. This shop also has lots of pieces on sale, so we suggest perusing the significant discounts.
For more local Etsy shops, check out last year's gift guide: