New Feature: Etsy Monday
Today begins a new feature here at Fantabulously Frugal: Etsy Monday. Every Monday I am going to feature a new Etsy site and perhaps even provide you all with a discount code for that site. Consider this a call for sites: If you, or someone you know, owns an Etsy site, please have them contact me about being featured here! It doesn’t cost them anything and it’s just a free bit of publicity for sellers at a website I LOVE. (Offering a discount is not necessary, though it would be nice.) The featured seller will also receive a little bit of prime real estate in my side-bar for the week they are featured.
Without further ado, today’s Etsy Monday site is none other than Etsy
Because I haven’t yet written about Etsy
, I decided it should most definitely have its own introductory post.
In my opinion, Etsy
is one of the best new-ish websites on the internet. Etsy is composed of shops set up by individual sellers. There are a seemingly endless number of shops selling pretty much anything under the sun. (Seriously. Anything.)
The three things I love most about Etsy
- Because you are buying direct from a seller, prices are lower than they would be if you bought the same or similar items from a retail outlet. (I heart saving money!)
- As the items are homemade, the money you spend on your item is supporting the arts and artists, something I personally think isn’t taken seriously enough.
- You can develop a relationship with the seller and you know exactly where you are getting your item from. Almost all of the Etsy sellers I’ve worked with have been exceedingly kind and I normally receive my items super quick.
One of my favorite overall features on the site are the Gift Guides
, which are updated constantly. The Gift Guides help you find a gift for a man, or a woman, or maybe a new mom or a baby, or even someone that is concerned about the slow foods movement! I found the Gift Guides to be an invaluable resource this past Christmas, and almost everyone on my list received a homemade item!
And, I should add this – I haven’t done it myself but setting up an Etsy shop seems like a fairly simple process. So if you have an artistic talent to offer the world, why not sign yourself up?
If you have not yet checked out Etsy
, I implore you to do so. I
know you will love it!