I’m an Etsy fiend. I have scored countless treasures on Etsy and when I can’t sleep, I enjoy tumbling down the Etsy rabbit hole searching for diamonds in the rough. Below, a few of my favorite sources…
Lemon Grace, Sophie Puckett, and Preppy Prodigy for children’s stationery. I just ordered these thank you notes for mini’s Peter Rabbit-themed birthday party and these gift enclosures because mini has three birthday parties in the next few weeks alone (!) Is there such a thing as birthday party season? Finally, I love giving these personalized bookplates along with a favorite book or two as a gift. (More great and affordable sources for stationery here.)
Cohasset Party Supply for tons of well-priced Meri Meri party gear. Less expensive than Amazon’s stock and a much broader array.
Blue Bamboo Embroidery for stunning monogrammed towels, especially for hand towels in powder rooms. I ordered this set for Hill’s bathroom and the owner was so helpful in guiding me towards the right color to go with his shower curtain.
Merci Maman Gifts and Layered and Long for reasonably-priced, personalized jewelry. I gave this bracelet to mini when she went off to school and plan to buy her this one for his First Communion. (Would also be a sweet gift if you are a sponsor for a gal about to be confirmed. #catholicthings.) I have also been eyeing this simple disc for myself, with my children’s names engraved on it. And – I had one of these engraved with mini’s initials and birth date after she was born.
Belles Like Big Bows for oversized hairbows for mini. PoppyBows appears to be shut down!!! Gasp! This is another great provider.
Annabelle Rose Designs for smocked dresses. Absolutely exquisite. Heirloom-quality.
The Happy Crabbers for monogrammed tissue box covers!
Vintage Biffann for vintage Herend! Love giving vintage Herend pieces as gifts to friends who will “get” it — like these bunnies or this trinket box. I say friends who “get” it because a friend of mine was just saying that when she and her colleague were promoted, her boss purchased them both Herend animals, and my friend was overwhelmed by the gesture, while her colleague was baffled by it and quickly took it to the local Salvation Army. Ha!
A few stores I’ve not yet purchased from but am convinced would be excellent based on reviews (word-of-mouth and otherwise):
P.S. I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries about gift ideas! Here are some good starting points, though I LOVE shopping for people so email me if you’re looking for something specific: great gift ideas for loved ones; gift ideas for babies; gift ideas for toddlers.
P.P.S. My diaper bag.
P.P.P.S. Spring fashion.