Did you wake up Sunday morning fully rested and thankful for an extra hour of sleep only to realize it was the first day of November and you haven't even thought about Christmas shopping? Don't worry, you aren't alone. Lots of folks wait until Thanksgiving to begin their holiday hunting for the perfect gift, but more often than not that just leads to poor gift choices and too much stress. Does the thought of wading through a sea of shoppers at a bog box store or mall make you light-headed? Do you end up buying even your closest friends a bath and body collection because you can't find the perfect gift? How about if I made it easy for you to find the item your gift recipient will recall as the "best gift ever"?
The secret is to shop handmade and I will be sharing some fabulous gift suggestions and holiday tips with you over the next few weeks. The featured items will be hand-crafted by Knoxville area artists and craftspeople in a wide range of prices so you will have no trouble finding something for everyone on your list. Psst...Santa you might want to pay attention too!
Tip #1 :: Stop by the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Holiday Show & Sale at West Town Mall on Saturday, November 7th from 10am to 9pm. Over 40 local Etsy (your place to buy and sell handmade) will be represented at this event. Lots of wonderful items will be available. For a complete list of the participants click here.
Gift Suggestion #1 :: Delicious soy candles from Buzzabee. Here is a sample of the wonderful candles offered. Click here to visit Buzzabee's Etsy shop.
Gingerbread Cookie SOY Candle - 7.5 oz
Be sure to check out Sassy Glass Studio's Etsy shop for one-of-a-kind fused glass art, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/SassyGlassStudio and follow on Twitter @AllThingsSassy.