No time for expensive (and not so green) last minute shipping? Up until the big day, I’ll be highlighting great eco-friendly gifts that are easy to find in person.
Who doesn’t love Etsy, right? If you’re not familiar with the site, get yourself over there immediately! It’s an adorable little place filled with handmade and vintage items, including art, clothing, jewelry, paper goods, home decor and more.
Recently, I discovered a very handy little link on the site. After doing a search for an item, click on Local Items on the left sidebar. For example, I searched for birds, and found 652 results in San Francisco. You can also go straight to Local Shops in your area, and browse that way. Choose an item you like, like these adorable little bird earrings (a gift for your favorite Twitter addict, perhaps?), and contact the seller. Many will be willing to work out an in-person pick up. You’ll avoid the lines, support a local business and give a totally unique and charming gift.
I checked out the local options for several different search terms in various cities, so hopefully you can find some great stuff in your area!
Some other favorites in my area. What did you find in your local Etsy shops?
If you find something, I’d love to hear about it! Let me know in the comments.