Now that the holidays are upon us, many people go into a frenzy trying to find the perfect something for friends and family. Shopping the big box stores, either in person or online, usually turns up uninspiring choices of the same old stuff. Being a small business owner, I prefer to support “mom and pop” stores when I can, and encourage others to do the same. You can often find something unique that you wouldn’t see in the mall. Plus you get to help out an independent business person.
And if you’re a fan of all things vintage, retro and kitsch, why not share that love this holiday season?
Below I’ve included 10 ways to infuse your gift giving with retro flair, that will also help support indie businesses too!
Adorable vintage style tree ornament earrings made by BettiesEvilTwin on Etsy. $16.53/pr.
For the hostess with the mostest! A mid century inspired holiday cocktails print apron that Betty Draper would love!
Stufforama on Etsy. $25.00
Perfect for holiday travel. Festive cosmetics bag with a charming Santa and reindeer retro print.
Made by Nevermore Vintage . $16.00
Pinup style red velvet poinsettia hair clip. Made by LilaJo . $18.00
For the lover of mid mod atomic designs, these Space Santa dinner napkins will make a fabulous addition to their holiday table.
From the Roostery on Etsy. $46.00 for 4.
Janice from the HandPycd Shop uses authentic vintage components to make one of a kind Christmas corsages like this red and gold beauty for $18.
She’s got all kinds of other vintage and retro Christmas goodies in her shop as well.
At the KitschCandle shop you can get soy candles with various charming vintage inspired designs on the labels
along with your own personalized message for the lid – $12.95.
Heather from the PokeyPoodle creates darling petite Christmas tinsel wreaths incorporating authentic vintage components. $35.00.
At Julies Vintage Jewelry vintage brooches and earrings are recycled to create stunning one of a kind Christmas themed necklaces. $28-30
And don’t forget to include a kitschy card with your gifts. From the Retro Christmas Card Company, these are original creations by the talented artist, Diane Dempsey. Her artwork truly captures the fun and spirit of Christmas past. The above is an example of one of her variety packs. But there are literally hundreds of other distinctive mid century inspired designs to chose from. Package of 8 $12.99.
So there you have it. Some great vintage inspired options for gift giving that are sure to delight. All by USA based indie designers and at very reasonable price points!
Till next time…..