This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Gift giving is so hard these days…anyone else with me? I try very hard to think of unique and outside the box gifts for my family and friends, but sometimes without spending lots of time shopping boutiques or local stores, it can be very hard to find these gifts. For my family, rather than all six of us buying each other gifts, we started just drawing names each year so that shopping was a little easier and so that our checkbooks didn’t take such a hit…and you know what, it’s so much less stressful! Rather than trying to find 5 other people “things” just to fill space under the tree, now I can take my time and really focus on one really nice and unique item for my gift recipient. And I try hard to find items that are special or different from that I know they’d appreciate. So imagine my excitement when I found out about the Amazon Handmade Website.
Amazon Handmade is the same Amazon that you know and love, but this holiday season you can use it to find handcrafted, unique gifts…all while supporting small business owners! The Amazon Handmade store brings the same convenience you know and love from Amazon with two day shipping, but includes a large, diverse selection of unique and customizable gift ideas that are all handmade! More than 50% of their selection is customizable and made to order! The best part is that from November 15th to December 31st Amazon Handmade will have certain items on promotion for Prime Members at 20% off!
I bought this adorable crocheted hat and “Merry” shirt for a friend, as an example. The hat for my sister in law and the shirt for a ladies gift exchange we do every year. I love that they are a fun and unexpected option for the holidays (gift cards are so impersonal!).
So if the massive amount of gifts you have to buy this year is stressing you out, consider broaching the idea of drawing names with your family and then check out Amazon Handmade‘s website for a great list of unique and personal gifts for your family and friends.
Start by writing everyone’s names down on a piece of paper and cutting them out, put them in a hat or bowl and then have everyone draw a name. We try to avoid spouses getting each other (so sometimes re-draws are necessary). From there you set a price limit and have each person put together a list of three items/categories of gifts that they may enjoy (just in case you’re really stuck!).
Christmas gift giving doesn’t have to be stressful and it’s nice to know that unique gifts can be purchased conveniently from the comfort of your own couch without sacrificing the desire for it to be special or different. Your family will think you’ve been scouring shops for the perfect gift, when in reality you’re just using the same Amazon website you know and love, Amazon Handmade.
May your holidays be safe, enjoyable, and stress free, my friends.