The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us! This year on Bridal Musings we're dedicating all of our gift-giving guides to small businesses: sharing ours, and our favorite wedding professionals, influencers & designers' favorite gifts on Etsy.
Any Bridal Musings reader will know we love Etsy. From our favorite Etsy wedding dress designers, engagement ring guides, banners & decor, cake toppers, all sorts of accessories (like these bridal tiaras & these dried flower crowns!) we are true addicts when it comes to Etsy shopping.
Why? Because you basically can find anything you're looking for on the internet on Etsy, either handmade or vintage, from a small business owner. Not only that, you can tailor your searches to local artisans by filtering to your region, get items custom-made (ahem, like your engagement ring) and feel good about Etsy's commitment to offset carbon emissions from shipping.
So, for this 2020 Holiday Season, we've asked many of our favorite wedding influencers in the industry to share their own Etsy wish lists and what they'll be gifting their own friends and family this year! (We can't wait to hear what cool-bride designer The LAW Bridal is gifting!) Check back on Bridal Musings all November and December for new gift guides from our wedding world besties!
To kick things off, I'll be sharing my own favorite items I'd gift my gal pals (and some hints of what I want myself) as Editor-in-Chief of Bridal Musings & Destination Wedding Photographer, Claire Eliza.
Etsy Gifts for My Besties
Bare Minimal Designs jewelry – One of my go-to shops for dainty gold jewels. Enough of my girls have commented on my own Starlight Dainty Necklace that I'm starting to get the hint. Plus, I love these colorful heishi bracelets – consider them the 2020 friendship bracelet!
Bali Wrap Top – In my mind, these wrap tops (and matching skirt) by Handloom Store are the new bestie robe. They look so stylish, comfy and thanks to their ‘wrap' nature you can't get the size wrong when shopping for friends.
Silk Face Mask & Scrunchie Set – Nothing says “I love you” like protecting your bestie without sacrificing style. Silk face masks are more breathable, better for your skin & let's face it – fancy! These ones come with a trendy scrunchie, too.
Handmade Speckled Coffee Dripper & Mug – Perfect for a cozy winter afternoon when you need just one more cup. We have these mugs & coffee drippers by Li Ceramics in our own kitchen and LOVE them. I can think of so many of my cafe-crazed girlfriends who will love this gift.
Raw Rose Quartz Studs – Okay, so these are a splurge, but I know there are plenty of BFFs (do you have a Maid of Honor who has helped you plan, plan and replan your wedding?) who would love and deserve these Rose Quartz Gold Studs by our favorite jeweler, Melissa Tyson Designs.
My Own Etsy Gift Wishlist
Handmade Straw Provencial Hat – While we may not be able to travel this year, I'd gladly daydream of days in the South of France thanks to this stylish wide-brimmed straw hat.
Long Wrap Silk Dress – Once a bride, forever a bride. Lela Silk has been a forever favorite of mine for handmade silk lingerie & dresses, but this long wrap dress is something seriously special. I could see brides & non-brides alike pining for this white silk beauty.
Hand Loom Woven Textured Pillow – To complement our treasured Moroccan honeymoon rugs, Jack and I are always on the lookout for more handmade, Moroccan style home decor. These pillows from The Bohem Shop would be so perfect on our “Moroccan Terrasse” we're arranging on our patio.
Vintage Champagne Coupe Glassware – I'm in the market for (aka desperately want) a set of crystal coupes for all that champagne I hope to be drinking in 2021. I can't decide which I love more: these blush pink Depression area coupes or these iridescent rainbow babies.
Earthenware Red Clay Pitcher – And finally, a naturally filtering terracotta clay pitcher to hydrate as we lounge en terrasse. We saw this style of water pitchers across Morocco on our honeymoon & I was always terrified I'd break it along our travels. Massive love for Etsy allowing us to pick up more treasures from around the world.
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