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Finding gifts

It's Christmas/Hanukkah/etc. season, and I've spent many hours trying to think up good gifts for people it's hard to buy for -- my parents, for example -- and I realised how helpful it would be to have a handy list of a bunch of small online stores run by independent craftspeople making unique stuff. Thankfully, other people thought of this long ago, and compiled this useful post.

Anyone know any other neat sites to get cute/useful/intriguing gifts? Let me know please, or else someone will go giftless this year.


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Dec. 2nd, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)
Cool page.

Most of the places I know about are in the UK, but if you let me know the kind of things you're after I'll poll my immense files of bookmarks. :)

If you know anyone into makeupy stuff, or funky hair dye, I heartily recommend www.amphigory.com - I've known her for years from alt.gothic.fashion, and she's *really* nice, and the stuff is all good quality. (She does have the odd other thing, like bags and soaps and things.)

If you know anyone who likes rats, I could probably rustle up some links for ratty stuff, too. :) (Mostly in the UK, but I know someone who'd probably know of US stuff.)
Dec. 2nd, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
This site - https://www.serrv.org/catalog/index.php - might be interesting. It is a Christian organization, and I don't know if you buy from religious groups, but what SERRV does is partner with craftspeople in different countries esp. 3rd World, and provide a fair trade price for the crafts, which they then sell to you at a decent price. There's some pretty Christmasy stuff. I am Christian, and ordered a nativity set where (gasp) the figures actually aren't White Northern Europeans. Anyway, it might be interesting, and I've already written a ton for a comment so I'm gonna go now...
Dec. 2nd, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
Re: hmmm
just so as not to be confusing - they don't just sell religious stuff, there is some of that but also cool random stuff.
Dec. 3rd, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
Re: hmmm
Oh wow, that site is really neat! I just placed an order. Now my mom and dad are taken care of, which is great, because I was having trouble finding stuff for them. Thank you!
Dec. 3rd, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
Re: hmmm
Yay! I'm glad you found stuff!
Dec. 4th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
massage gift certificates? oooohh get me one! god do i need one after the last few days!

no wait you already gave me my favorite gift :) but that would be a great gift for someone. I like to find things on ebay. real fun t-shirts/accessories/stationary/etc can be found at www.davidandgoliathtees.com for girls. that's where i get my nudist colony and other fun tees.
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