How to be a Great Gift Giver

Winter Street Hand Carved Stamp Set on Etsy #gift #stockingstuffers #etsy

Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy? Of course it’s where we host our Supermom Coop, but today I’m talking about Etsy as a buyer. It’s like a boutique/vintage shop/flea market/craft fair all rolled into one totally searchable/sortable site. Shopping for cool (and I mean really COOL) gifts has never been so easy!

There are such diverse offerings — you can find just about anything on there. Plus the fact that the items are lovingly handmade by a real person is so thrilling to me. I’ve built quite a favorite’s list in my Etsy account, and every so often when I need a gift, this is the place I start.

With the holidays coming (of course it’s still early, but as a Mom I swear these last few months go by in a blink of an eye), I thought it would be a useful time to remind you about Etsy, and to share these adorable, hand-carved, rubber stamps I discovered. I love the Winter Street set (pictured above) and think this one could be super handy. This or this would make such a cute stocking stuffer.

Now that you know my best gift-giving secret — what’s yours?

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.


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2 thoughts on “How to be a Great Gift Giver”

  1. My best gift giving secret is Google Contacts! What? You may say. I have a “contact” for each person in my family that is labeled, “Gifts – Daddy” or whatever their name is. Then all through the year as I think of things they may love, or they tell me something they want, I record it here. Because my iPod Touch syncs with Google contacts I ALWAYS have the list with me when I’m shopping, or wherever I am. AND when if come to purchasing things at Christmastime I don’t have to rack my brain too hard…this has helped significantly with the adults on my list as I tend to think of things for them when I’m not under the pressure of giving.

  2. For gifts I use Amazon Prime! Since my parents live in Alaska, I can just send it to them without worrying about going to the post office or shipping costs. Plus, who doesn’t love Amazon!!! You can find anything on there!

    I was thinking you could make a folder on Pinterest for great gift ideas too! I love PInterest!


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