Gwen’s Gift Shopping Guide 2016 ~ O Deer

Find a Gift… Shop Small or Local

It’s that time of year again! We are all bustling about trying to “finish our Holiday Gift Shopping early”. I am a dedicated proponent of the Shop Small and Shop Local philosophy, and I do indeed support and spend my money with many of our nearby small businesses. That said, I am not just an Etsy Seller. I am, and was before I was a Seller, an Etsy Shopper.

I spend so much of my time, between running our Etsy Shop O Deer Mercantile, keeping up with three websites, marketing, social and so forth, online— that I tend to do a great deal of my shopping there as well.

I am going to feature some of my favorite Etsy Shops along with a couple of preferred local haunts. Obviously, I am in the process of doing my Christmas Shopping, so I can’t show my actual purchases from some of these amazing vendors. Shhh!


O Deer Gwen's 2016 Gift Shopping Guide


I will show some of the other awesomeness these people sell!

vintagescrapshop Scrapbook, Daily Planner, Faith Journal Goodies & More!
Vintage Santa Felt Ornaments

VintageScrapShop from Spokane, WA

Paper, Lace, Twine, Garlands and goodies galore.  Whether you’re shopping to make your packaging and presentation unique, or to find a gift for the crafter in your life, a great place to shop.

AURAMORE- Our shelves are stocked with everything from Crystals for grids and crafts, to decorative pieces to build your Terrarium.
DIY Ammonite Crystal Air Plant Terrarium Kit

 AURAMORE from Sandy, Utah

Crystals for healing or rituals, for grids, decor or terrariums. So many pretties. Everything for the crystal lover. Great gift shopping!

BackwoodsAlchemyCo tinctures...salves...teas...antiques...vintage clothing
Herbal Tea Gift Set Vintage Pottery Mug Buffalo Horn Spoon


BackwoodsAlchemyCo—tinctures…salves…teas…antiques…vintage clothing

Vintage goods, herbal products and unique gifts. Great service and oh so nice packaging. Bought a gift item from them and it arrived right away in one of their cool stamped bags.

BohemianFindings- Unusual charms, buttons, beads and findings.
Christmas Charm Collection Ultimate Holiday Collection 25 Different Charms


BohemianFindings—Unusual charms, buttons, beads and findings. From St. Peters Bay, Canada

So many charms, chains and findings. Great resource for the jewelry maker or if you are looking for something “just for” someone special. Amazing selection…


NewMoonTeaCo Organic, Holistic and Delicious Herbal Teas. Gifts.
Tea Ball Infuser with Camel

 NewMoonTeaCo—Organic, Holistic and Delicious Herbal Teas. From  Chilliwack, Canada

Amazing teas, tonics, sachets, infusers, cup cozies. Great gift packages ( you can customize) for the holidays. Lovely selection for under the tree or stocking stuffers. Love this shop!

SilverswansEmporium- A Magical Mercantile!
Stone Divination Set- Fortune Telling, Casting Stones

 SilverswansEmporium—A Magical Mercantile! From Cheshire, Oregon 

You can probably tell that myself and mine are a little New Age-y! Another great shop for crystals and magical tools and accessories. Chalices, pendulums, candles and crystal sets are available. Good prices and great service.

WildPaddleCo -Wild Paddle Co Victoria, Canada
baby wear, baby onesies, giraffe,

 WildPaddleCo—Wild Paddle Co. From Victoria, Canada

Paddleboard and surf apparel adults, kids and babies; Canvas totes; art prints! Some of the most unique designs I have seen anywhere. Absolutely amazing. Tee shirts are very nicely done on high quality materials. Worth taking a look if you are an outdoor enthusiast or shopping for one.


Just Saying… More Great Gift Ideas

There are so many absolutely wonderful Etsy Shops that I can’t even start to list even just the ones I shop at or follow! But I am going to throw in a few more links:
ElsieMayandBertha Handmade lovelies for you and your home.

And don’t forget O Deer Mercantile  😀


Shopping Local

While you are enjoying (we hope) the hustle and bustle of this busy season, take time to give lots of love, as well as your shopping/dining dollars to local businesses. It’s no secret that I love vintage, and Moxie Vintage  in Downtown Daytona Beach gets my vote as my favorite local shop.


Shopping today #downtown #smallbusinesssaturday #shopsmall #smallbusiness #shoplocal #shopsmall #holidayshopping

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I hope you enjoy visiting some of the Etsy Shops I have listed, and feel free to chime in with any favorites of yours. I love to hear from you all…

Happy Holidays!

O Deer Gwen's 2016 Gift Shopping Guide