Etsy Youth Holiday Shopping Wishlist
Stephanie Lynn, age 25, Massachusetts
By Anniebeeknitting, Annie, age 21, California
I absolutely love this tote! Annie's Fair Isle Tote is a fun, colorful one-of-a-kind accessory made of 100% wool, handknit, and felted. The beautiful colors and patterns are sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of winter days. What a perfect tote to carry books to your college classes or take with you for an afternoon of apple picking ... or whatever you do! Annie also offers custom versions where you can select the colors you want. The tote is proudly featured on this issue's cover, modeled by Annie's sister Eliza. Awesome job, ladies! :)
By KnitThisCrochetThat, Daryn, age 14, Colorado
Aren't these the greatest? What an awesome gift to give a roommate, sister, cousin, best friend or yourself this holiday season! Daryn's little crocheted ninjas have mad skills and super powers. They measure in at about 4.5" tall, 4.25" wide, including arms, 9" around NOT including arms. Each one is made with acrylic yarn and polyester stuffing ... and lots of love, of course! No young woman should be without!
By Theluckyowl, Kelsey, age 17, Kentucky
How unique! Korean jade beads are laced between two strips of dark brown leather with durable waxed beading thread. The bracelet wraps around most wrists 3 times or it can be worn as a necklace. The wrap bracelet secures together with an awesome silver owl button. Need some wisdom in your life? Each bracelet arrives wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a ribbon - ready for gift giving or to treat yourself.
By reverberate, Melissa, age 25, Indiana
What perfect chandelier earrings for a date, formal night out, or just because! The swirls can be compared with beautiful waves crashing onto the ocean shore, and they're finished off with complimentary sea-green and dusty purple glass pearls and silver beads. Earring measures a bit over 1" across at its widest point. I'm sure you know at least one friend who'd absolutely love these earrings!
By Empwr, Kellie, age 23, South Carolina
Custom portraits are an excellent gift idea for Christmas or any time of year! Take a photograph of you with your boyfriend, best friend, sister, mother, cousin ... whomever. Then Kellie will create a unique and eye-catching stretch canvas masterpiece just for you. Capture those favorite moments forever and put a long lasting smile on the face of someone you love!
By CrochetRUs, Mareenez, age 18 and Lora, age 15, New York
The Crochet Sisters, Lora and Mareenez, have done it again! Keep warm this winter with their most adorable 100% cotton hand-crocheted flowered stripe earflap beanie. Beanie is white with red and emerald green stripes and a red flower. They make all kinds of awesome crochet accessories for children and young teens in their shop. The hat shown is size 5T-Preteen 20.5"-21.5". (To find your size, measure the circumference of your head at the thickest part.) So, if you ever need a sweet gift for a younger sibling or niece, this is the place to be!
By Virvatuli, Rebekah, age 21 and Grace, age 18, Michigan
Another awesome sister-sister team, Rebekah and Grace bring us these snazzy Oriana lace mitts. Look at the beautiful knit detail! The Oriana mitts are made of a cotton-wool-acrylic mix for softness. Intricate cream lace is complete with golden sueded accents. Some of the details include: Latvian braid resembling wheat, leaf patterned lace on the palm and back of hand, and sueded eyelets on the wrist. These look great with denim!
By PetiteCreation, Jennifer, age 20, Canada
Nothing says Christmas quite like these adorably fun 2.1 cm tall peppermint candy cane earrings made of sterling silver and clay! Still thinking of what to wear for Christmas dinner? Traditional Christmas colour candy canes are wrapped with a cute red bow. What a great gift idea for you or a friend!
I truly hope you enjoyed this selection of seasonal creations by the talented young women on Etsy. I plan to write more features like this for 2011, so if you enjoyed this one, definitely stay tuned!