7 shops for unique gifts

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! I’m linking up with Kelly today 🙂

I love gift giving. You could even say it’s my love language…which it is. Through and through. I put a lot of thought into the gifts I choose for people, and it’s often the way I express my love and gratitude. I especially love giving more personalized gifts, or things that don’t necessarily say “I cost $15” but rather are appreciated for the thought.

Now some of the shops below may seem a bit more expensive (while others are not!), but take it as general inspiration. I’ve often handmade gifts myself based on something I’ve seen online.

[ 1 ] Artifact Uprising


I looooove this place. It’s my new favorite shop for photo-related gifts. I got something for myself the first time around and I can’t tell you how good the quality is. You upload your own photos and can make your own projects. And when you first signup, you get 25 prints free (5×5)! The paper is nice card stock and the pictures came out wonderfully.

[ 2 ] Brim Papery

What an adorable little shop, amiright?! Jolie makes the most beautiful products all herself and I love it all. She has stationary, mugs, calendars, prints, organization sheets, and more! Do yourself a favor and get over to her shop for some beauty.

[ 3 ] Uncommon Goods

This is an oldie, but a goodie for me. I haven’t bought anything from there in a while because I went through my favorite products a couple years back in gift giving. But I love their state/regional line of goods. I have friends/family that live all over and I’ve bought dish towels (which I’ve also received as a gift and love!), coasters, and other fun little trinkets.

[ 4 ] Hatch Prints

Who doesn’t love gorgeous hand lettered prints? And the quotes used often have a Catholic tone to them. If I was made of money, I’d buy all of these and then frame them for all over my home. Once, again – just gorgeous products from a small business owner.

[ 5 ] Young Living Essential Oils

I had to put this on here. I love these oils and they are definitely going to make it into some gifts this year. A gift of wellness & care! And they have some great seasonal products out right now, so go check it out. Check out my essential oils page for more info!

[ 6 ] Personalization Mall

This one is almost a joke at how well-priced it is. There are always so many coupons available. This one’s great for weddings, anniversaries, parents, and pretty much any occasion. You can get almost anything personalized for super cheap. I used this at least a couple times a year.

[ 7 ] Other favorites that aren’t a specific shop:

  • Instagram Coasters – I’ve had great luck with these for friends (I still see the coasters used when I go to their homes!).
  • Homemade Coasters – a bit more work, but my siblings have loved these coasters and my mom just requested I make her some as well. I get marble floor samples from Home Depot (4×4), and do a little bit of hodgepodge magic with some gloss finishing and voila!
  • Framed Map Prints – you can find these all over Etsy, but you can see an example here. I’ve mentioned many of my friends and family live all over, and some of them move frequently for the military or are away from their home town/state. A framed print can be a really sweet gift!

That’s all for now. Enjoy the weekend! 🙂

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