Black Friday stay away from me!
I hope all of my United States readers enjoyed Thanksgiving in which ever way they celebrated (or didn't). As someone who worked retail for years, I detest Black Friday with all my little black heart. I think it's ridiculous to kick off the holiday season with greed and malice, I want to kick the person who started this phenomena a kick in the pants. On the flip side-I do understand people's want and need to shop within their budgets (heck my blog is all about this), but when retailers fuel the insanity and then people eat it up, I find it upsetting.
So, I suggest thinking about shopping small! Here are some of my favorite stores that you may find some fun gifts on a budget:
Gorey Details www.goreydetails.net
Sweetheart Sinner Creations www.sweetheartsinner.etsy.com
Se7en Deadly www.se7enDeadly.etsy.com
Madame Talbot www.VictorianLowbrow.etsy.com
Sourpuss Clothing www.sourpussclothing.com
Angry, Young and Poor www.angryyoungandpoor.com
Other ideas are to watch out for sales, coupons, etc. by signing up for the stores/designers newsletters/mailing lists or 'like' their Facebook pages so you can jump on the savings.
In my opinion the most important thing is the thought and effort behind a gift, so think about making something for those special loved ones in your life. My most precious items were made by my husband and friends from their owns hands and it shows me how much they love me. :)
Go forth and enjoy the holiday season!
Thanks for reading!