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Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts From Artisans I Found Through Instagram

Instagram is of course awesome for documenting your daily life in photographs, and following the happenings of your friends and loved ones. But I actually follow a whole big list of total strangers on Instagram, many of whom are artsy craftsy types who make beautiful handmade home decor, accessories, jewelry, etc. There’s a whole interconnected network of these artisans who support each other’s work and sell their wares. If you’re sick of giving gifts from major retailers and want to support small businesses instead, Instagram is a great resource for finding gifts that are truly special. Here are some I suggest…

18 WTF Celeb Tributes For Sale On Etsy

There’s a lot of beautiful weirdos out there. And a lot of them sell crap on Etsy. Specifically, we’re talking about the strange amalgam of celebrity-oriented craftery that’s available on Etsy. Need an R. Kelly prayer candle? Yeah, we’ve got one. A wine glass etched with the glorious visage of Julia Roberts? Of course you do. All that and more can be found by wading through the thick muck of Etsy sellers.

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Bitchin’ Stitchin’ Saves Lives

Crafting is the hobby du jour for ladies — myself and my homemade superhero cape included. While I think my cool cape gives me the appearance that I can save lives, Shannon Gerard’s “Boobs and Dinks” actually do just that. Every three minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer, which means we have to take matters into our own hands, literally. Ms. Gerard’s line of crocheted private parts are stitched with lumps inside them and come with a book intended to teach people how to give themselves early detection self-examinations. Plus, they’ll make you fondle yourself for more than one good cause! Part of the proceeds go to Cottage Dreams, a cancer recovery center. [If your boss would consider a crocheted penis NSFW, wait till ya get home to peruse this link.] [Etsy: Boobs & Dinks] Keep reading »

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