Yes, I would be remiss in my continuing coverage of Made in the USA gifts if I did not point discriminating shoppers to etsy.com — the leading online marketplace for handmade artistry. I spent several hours window shopping, and came up with 16 gifts to love. Above: A modern clock with a face available in three colors — desert red, sea blue or chartreuse — made by married duo Vincent and Jessie Leman in Valparaiso, Indiana. It’s $115. They have many other handmade clocks in their etsy shop, “uncommom”.
Click on over here to see my Treasury — where you can look at each of my picks and dive deeper into etsy for yourself. As with ebay, it’s all about choosing your search times to uncover what you might like… As you can see, I’m partial to crocheted granny square afghans and scarves… mixed media collages about houses… ceramic birdhouses… toys made out of Fox River Mill red-heeled socks — things I’d generally feel safe about buying online without seeing in person. And how about commissioning a house portrait — the selection of artists on etsy who will do these is huge. But, I bet you better get your order in soon.