Although it may still seem far away, it's a good idea to start with gift shopping for the holidays. You don't want your present not to arrive in time, right? But finding a good present is always difficult, especially if you're on a budget. Luckily for you I have a small list with stores where you can buy relatively cheap presents for your friends, or maybe even yourself.
1. Airen store
This cute store was founded last August, but has already proven itself as a store with cute and affordable items! (And free worldwide shipping!) All the clothes are super cute and definitely must-haves for everyone's closet. So if you're looking for a present for your fashionable friend, look no further! And with my code "planets" you'll get a discount at the check-out!
2. Sweet Fairy
This adorable store was established in February of 2016. It quickly grew quite popular and the clothes they sell are to die for. They have a very sweet and innocent look, and it's perfect for people who would like to sweeten up their closet! The prices are comparable to prices in most clothing stores, but their shoes are really cheap and super cute! If you want a discount you can use the code "planets" at the check-out!
3. Store Dog Dog
I really like this store, because it's cheap and has great quality. If you guys know about Inu Inu, you should stop buying from them and go to this store. (Inu Inu almost made the owner of Dog Dog go bankrupt, and they are just nasty people). The owner is super kind and everything in this store is just so cool! I've bought from them on multiple occasions. So it's perfect for those who are on a budget!
I previously mentioned this shop here, and now I'm going to mention it again! The store is run by Jilly and David, and has been around since 2014. The stuff this store sells is absolutely adorable, and it's perfect to give as a gift. You can tell that a lot of love goes into the products! If you're planning on buying from them, you can use the code "PECULIAR15" for 15% off your entire order! It's valid until January the 1st.
5. Pardon My Tone
I only recently found this shop, but I'm already in love! This UK based store is run by Anita, who designs all these beautiful pins and phone cases. I've already got my eye on a few of their cases (because come on, they are to die for) so I might just treat myself for Christmas. The pins they sell are very cute and fashionable! So they're a perfect gift for all fashionistas out there. If you're going to buy from them, you can use the code "PLANETS" for a 10% discount!
This cute store is based in Australia, and I found this store through instagram. I love all the stuff they sell! It's all super cute and would make a perfect gift for your friends. I personally love love love the chokers! But I'm also crushing on the rainbow pins they sell. You can use the code "planets" at the checkout for a discount!
This UK based store caught my attention because of its natural products. I'm a nature lover, so these beautiful products made me swoon a little. Real flowers are used in the products, giving them a certain uniqueness. You can buy a great gift here for other nature lovers!
Where do you usually go for gift shopping? Let me know in the comments!
As some of you may know, I'm a huge fan of buying things from Aliexpress, or China in general. It's perfect for anyone on a budget, and they have a lot of cool stuff to offer! Today I'd like to share my 5 favourite Aliexpress stores with you. In an older post I talked about what you should pay attention to when ordering from Aliexpress, so if you decide to buy from the stores listed below, be sure to read that post too!
Whenever I'm on a clothing hunt on Aliexpress, my hunt starts with this store. I have ordered here multiple times, and I am never disappointed by it. The price is great, the quality is good, and the seller is very nice. I love the clothes and accessories they sell and I honestly wish I could buy it all!
2. House of Novelty
As I may have mentioned before, I LOVE stationary. It's seriously an unhealthy obsession. And all this store does is feed that obsession, because the things they sell are absolutely adorable! And it's all very cheap too! It's heaven on earth..
3. Aiuu Life Shop
Now, I haven't ordered from this store yet, but at least half of their items are currently on my wishlist. This store sells all kinds of bags with amazing designs on it, and although they are a little more expensive, the designs make it worth it. I hope to be ordering from them soon!
4. Fashion Sock
Just like I love stationary, I also love socks. Which is strange for someone who likes to walk barefoot as much as possible. But I just love cute socks with all kinds of patterns and design, in all colours! This shop sell so many socks for amazing prices! I really love them.
5. 3C Collection Wholesale Store
Another thing I love are phone cases. I think I currently own at least 7 of them. I just like to switch between them every now and then! But I noticed that here most phone cases that are available in stores are kinda plain and boring, an once again China offers a more fun alternative! This store sells phone cases for all kinds of smart phones, so eat your heart out!
Have you tried buying something from Aliexpress yet? Let me know in the comments!
I remember the day I discovered Etsy. I spent hours searching for everything that I was looking for and more. Back then I was in a lot of fandoms, so I searched for fandom related items. I loved the fact that all of it was handmade, and that it was more personal. It encouraged me to open my own Etsy store: Curious Crescent.
Now, about 4 years later, I still browse Etsy daily. And today I want to share some of the amazing stores I came across.
Croochet sells handmade crocheted keychains and plushies. I really love how cute they are, and altough I haven't purchased one yet, I'd love to get a Croochet plushie of my own some day
2. Mandie Kuo
Mandie Kuo sells mostly stationary, such as stickers, cards, and washi tape. But she also has tote bags, keychains, and more! I absolutely love her illustrations, and I'm actually planning on buying from her very soon! You should definitely check it out.
3. My Mini Munchies
My Mini Munchies sells the cutest polymerclay jewellery. They're incredibly sweet and look very professional. Personally I'd love to work with polymerclay, but I'm just not very good at the very detailed work. So I greatly admire this store!
WhiteStag sells very unique art prints. I absolutely love this seller's style and there are so many prints that I hope to own one day. You really should give this store a look.
EmSeeItch sells really awesome stationary, phone cases, pillows, mugs, and other items. I adore the look and feel the items have, and I love the style. I've currently got my eye on one of their mugs. Check them out!
BookSphere sells cute gifts that you can give to your loved ones (or to yourself, of course). Their jewellery comes with a card with a cute quote, and great design. There are love themed cards, cards for your mother, sister, bff, cards for a birthday, and many more. I know where I am going to get my birthday presents from now on. Maybe I might even surprise myself with a lovely gift.
Now, Mondoinundito is something different. I think she takes polymer crafts to a whole new level. Her creations are simply stunning. I adore every piece she's made. Her store seems kind of empty at the moment, but that's because she usually makes batches. So I'm sure the next batch is on the way. Check her out!
Momomints is run by two creative ladies, who create the cutest things such as tiny crocheted plushies, buttons, and phone accessories. It's simply adorable and I kinda just want to buy it all. Definitely worth checking out!
I really like the art style the owner of lOll3SHOP has. It's really unique and has this cute & creepy feel I love. I like it when artists have a style that is 100% theirs. I could recognise her works really easily. On Etsy she sells stickers, prints, brooches, and other items. Go take a look!
10. Zombie Unicorn Jewellery
This shop named ZombieUnicornJewellery sells cute polymerclay jewellery, which makes my heart very happy. I love pastel colours, and going through their store gets me very tempted to just.. buy everything. Check it out!
11. Jilly Jilly Design
I seriously love the designs JillyJillyDesign makes. It's super cute and in my beloved pastel colours. They sell notebooks, buttons, mugs, mirrors, earrings, and more. I've got my eye on a few of their items. Hopefully they'll be mine soon. Give them a look!
12. Under The Ivy
I love fairies, elves, and mythical beings. So Under The Ivy's creations make me very happy. Their jewellery is absolutely stunning and actually quite affordable. I've seen similar items being sold for double the price, so I would love to buy from them as soon as I have some spare money. I would wear their lovely jewellery with pride. Definitely worth checking out!
Honestly, there are so many more shops I want to show to you, but I don't want to make the list, you know, infinite. So I think the best way to find them is to just explore Etsy, and hopefully find those treasures that are waiting for you to find them. Because Etsy truly is a great place to find one of a kind items, and I'm sure I'll enjoy it for many more years.