Buy Handmade This Holiday Season

What do you get someone who always seems to have the things they really want?

What do you get someone who "doesn’t want anything"?

What do you get someone who has an aversion to overt commercialization?

What do you get someone who is an environmentalist?

What do you get someone when you want to do something different?

Buy Handmade, of course. When you buy handmade, you get a one of a kind, hand crafted item, made withouth mass production and sold directly by the artist.

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

I took the pledge to buy handmade this holiday season. And you can too.

If you click on that link, you’ll find some great resources to buy handmade this holiday season.

But, of course, my favorite of them all is Etsy, "the place to buy and sell all things handmade"

Full disclosure: Etsy is a Union Square Ventures portfolio company.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. James

    “buy handmade” 1, Voki 0

    1. fredwilson

      Gotta mix it upMade a lot of moves on the sidebars this amFred

  2. Robert John Ed

    Fred-Off topic: Just got the “I’m Not There” soundtrack. Life altering. Do it.Take care.

  3. Prese Arrampicata

    Handmade, cool.Thanks. Prese

  4. Giordano

    Do they make handmade iPhones? Handmade PS3s? Handmade Porsche Cayman? No? Then I would like to declare, for the benefit of whoever knows me and its thinking of buying me a present, that I don´t really have everything I want, I want what I don´t have, the environment can go screw itself and commercialization its fine with me, thank you very muchCheers, Giordano

    1. charlie crystle

      btw, buy handmade fuzz boxes at — great sounding guitar pedals.

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  5. charlie crystle

    10000villages.comhow about this–buy local. buy local handmade. buy local handmade chemical-free, organic.anyone interested in local sustainable economies check out

  6. ellen

    For a vc guy, i can certainly get some shopping tips. Had no idea about esty. I would buy handmade the old fashion way. Local craft shows and shops like The Artful Hand in Boston. This adds a whole new vista. The only handmade stuff I have been buying online is old art and furniture from auction houses.

  7. jojo

    buy lovely handmade cards from a student @ booboocards.etsy.comgo against bulk made cards!