I am an Etsy junkie, I do not enjoy downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul but I love boutiques and boutique shopping which you don’t find much of in the ‘burbs. Enter Etsy for all of my boutique shopping needs! I have purchased everything from vintage Pyrex to my engagement ring from Etsy. Well, the BF purchased my engagement ring but I picked it out. I’ve always had a great experience with the the artisans and shop owners and it is the first place that I look for gifts. I have a few favourite shops 🙂
First is the shop that made my engagement ring and the BF’s band – I have two rings, one is a moonstone in a rose wood band but this was getting fairly worn with daily wear, I have a moonstone/diamond 3 stone set in 14K that I wear on the daily. The 3 stone was purchased from DiamondFineJewelry and it is stunning. They offer a lot of unique options and their moonstones are gorgeous quality. I feel like I got a ring that was made just for me and really, I did. Their pieces are custom made to order and their customer service was fantastic.
Julie’s Gourmet Fudge – need I say more? I would really like to be able to make homemade fudge, but I can’t. I have ordered custom boxes and sent them to friends and family as gifts, super easy in a pinch. Loads of flavours and fantastic customer service – the fudge isn’t bad either 😛
If you need an adorable paper product for pretty much any event you can think of Inklings Paperie has got you covered. All of their products are just too adorable and so chic. I have used them a few times for party decor, party favours and invitations – I love the designs and quality.
For personalized gifts, I had a great experience with PrettyPenny & Co. and would definitely order again. They do a lot of knick-knacks, home decor and other small gifts. I placed a personalized order, the shop owner was very helpful and the turn around time was quicker than I expected – all wins!
French Girl Organics offers a collection of gorgeous, handmade beauty products. Their whole store is chic, sophisticated and clean. Their products are formulated with loads of natural ingredients and they are simply lovely. A few of my favourites include their Facial Serum, Sea Spray, Facial Polish and Rose Lip Polish.
Xplosive CosmetiX sells loads of delicious bath and body products but if you try anything, make it the whipped soap! These smell so good and it feels like you are bathing in whipped cream which might not be a selling point for some but I love how soft and fluffy this product is. I have not tried their bar soap but I definitely want to, they are so pretty and colourful. Also, their products are super affordable – I kinda’ want to order some now…
I think those are my most recent favourites – there are so many amazing artisans and shop owners, I probably find a new favourite each time I am browsing! These shops are all ones that I have had great experiences with and would definitely order from again.
I would love to hear what stores you enjoy on Etsy!
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