This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
It used to be that I started after Black Friday (or sometimes on) and kept little checklists of things to still buy, and things that were on their way. Sometimes I’d be holding my breath but in the nick of time, at least 99% of the time anyway, the last item would get to my house in time to wrap. These days I employ better tips. I plan ahead, I shop mostly online, I use my phone to shop, I don’t shop on weekends (at least in person), and sometimes, I’ll buy the same gift multiple times if it will work for multiple people. Sometimes I’ll just find something SO COOL. SO cool. Like handmade unicorn slime. Yup.
It even smells magical. And it came in a cute little container with instructions, candy, and extra ingredients in a package. Did I mention a personal note? Gosh, I LOVE Amazon Handmade. That has been my newest shopping discovery.
Not only am I finding handcrafted, unique gifts for my loved ones, I’m also supporting small businesses at the same time. What I love is that Amazon Handmade brings the customer-centric experience and convenience – like Prime two-day shipping (yay!!) and everything customers already love about Amazon into a whole wide world of handmade items. You can find a diverse selection of giftable and customizable items. In fact, I did some customizing myself for family gifts!
How I Used Amazon Handmade To Rock My Holiday Shopping:
1 – Mini Rainbow Stacker Puzzle. This one is going to my niece. We all love rainbows in my household and there’s something special about this puzzle. Since it’s handcrafted, each piece of the rainbow is handmade, and that means that each puzzle is unique. It’s colorful and age-appropriate too. I can’t wait to give it to her!
2 – Name Puzzle with Raised Letters – As seen above, I’m super psyched for this one as well. It’s the perfect baby or toddler gift. This one is also going to my little niece, who is about to turn one!
3 – Engraved Passport Cover – This one is for Cassidy! We have a lot of inside jokes about his passport and how he hasn’t had it when we’ve really needed it in the past. Well now we’re aiming to get stamps in there come spring, and I can’t wait!
Plus, it’s made by Joyful Moose and we all know I love moose.
4 – Unicorn Birthday Cake Slime (Scented) with Charm – This is delightful for any kid on your shopping list. It’s handmade and with love. It’s stretchy, full of texture, and holdable too. Also, it doesn’t leave stains on hands, furniture and carpet. And it smells yummy – sort of like vanilla cotton candy and maybe bubble gum too. My kids love finding the beads and foam pieces in there. Plus, it has a charm! How could you not love that?
I’m so excited to be checking these names off my holiday shopping list, and with such cool and thoughtful stuff too. The diverse selection of gifts is awe-inspiring! It has to be said that 50% of Amazon Handmade’s selection is customizable and made-to-order. And you know what else? From November 15th – December 31st, Amazon Handmade will have certain items on promotion for Prime Members at 20% off! Not to mention, Amazon Handmade is perfect for Black Friday and other holiday shopping.
As a small business owner, I think it’s important to support small businesses – not only throughout the holiday season, but throughout the year as well. These handcrafted, customizable options make me so happy to GIVE! Ahh, I can’t wait.