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Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Lady in Your Life

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The quest for the perfect holiday present starts with inspiration, from the personality of the recipient. We’ve collected a list of Christmas gift ideas for every lady in your life that you can shop at Spearman Artisanry, online or in store. Each of these gifts is handmade either by Jannett Spearman or Fair Trade artisans in South America.

For the Maker

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If you are shopping for a woman who likes to work with her hands, consider a soft, slouchy headband. When she gets pulled into a project, she’ll use it to keep her hair out of her face. This Peruvian orange stripe headband is both practical and stylish, complementing all hair colors and styles.

*This is a Fair Trade Gift.

For the Traveler

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Whether your lady prefers to travel by train, plane or running sneakers, she’ll appreciate a new warm winter hat. An essential wardrobe basic, this unisex beanie was handcrafted by artisans in Peru. The band stretches to 24”, so that she can either pull it over her hair or tuck a bun inside.

*This is a Fair Trade Gift.

For the Fashionista

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Encourage your gal’s fashion addiction with trendy ear gear. She’ll love this take on the Southwestern trend with hand crocheted cactus earrings. Made from enameled copper wire, these baubles will inspire her next outfit.

*This is handmade by Jannett Spearman.

For the Foodie

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If you know a woman who can’t eat without taking a photo of her dish, delight her this holiday with a pleasant pineapple earring. Celebrate the most friendly fruit by gifting these hand crocheted pineapple earrings. Made from enameled copper wire, these dangling drops will make her smile.

*This is handmade by Jannett Spearman.

For the Hostess

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After the meal is made and the appetizers are served, the “hostess with the mostess” slips off her apron into something pretty. This year, give her a rabbit blend ruana to wrap those hard-working shoulders. This ruana adds a pop of color to her outfit after she finishes party prep.

*This is a Fair Trade Gift.

For the Homebody

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How about some Hygge for your homebody? Add some global style to her sofa with this red, heart-shaped pillow. The hand-embroidered design is crafted by artisans in Ayacucho, Peru and will pop in any living space.

*This is a Fair Trade Gift.

For the Nature Lover

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Join with your lady as she celebrates the beauty of nature with this handmade “Tree of Life” keychain. The “Tree of Life” has a variety of meanings which includes knowledge, wisdom, and an insight within one’s self. If she are on a quest to find awareness and knowledge, this keychain will refocus her at a glance.

*This is a Fair Trade Gift.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Great Christmas gift ideas start by considering the personality of the recipient. Each of these gifts are ethically sourced, thoughtful and personal. If you don’t see an item to match a special lady in your life, please reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you select or design the perfect piece.

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Five Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts

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“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” – Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, you can quickly get overwhelmed with the cost of giving. Even if you plan and save for the season, saving a little on gifts is always welcome. At Spearman Artisanry, we love helping our customers find great, valuable gifts. So, we’ve put together a list to help you save on Christmas gifts this year.

Ask the Recipient

Nothing is more disappointing than spending big bucks on a surprise gift that the recipient doesn’t want. Instead of splurging on something unexpected, ask the recipient what they would like for Christmas. Often their choice is more cost-effective than your guess.

Make a List and Compare Prices

The Balance recommends starting with a good list so that you have time to compare prices. They explain, “A List helps you watch for the best price on an item.” Rather than buying on impulse as you browse pricey displays and end caps,  you can thoughtfully choose each item.

Work the Gift Cards and Rewards

Although it takes time and research, you can get rewards and deals by working with your credit card, bank or loyalty programs. Do your research before you shop so that you can plan around these kickbacks. Since you’ve already make a list, per the tip above, you’ll be prepared with a list of gifts and the best places to get them.

Don’t Add Extras for Yourself

According to the National Retail Federation, 59% of your fellow Americans reported buying gifts for themselves during their holiday shopping last year. These little add-ons can blow your budget. Make sure you stick to your list and don’t buy gifts for yourself while you shop. Instead, add them to your own wishlist.

Calculate Shipping for Long Distance Recipients

Although it’s not as exciting, cards and gift cards are less expensive to ship than wrapped presents. Consider the weight and fees before you ship your gifts to avoid unexpected expenses at the post office.

Save on Christmas Gifts

Now, you can enjoy shopping this season knowing you got the most value out of your Christmas Gifts. One final tip: Ask a shopkeeper to help you save on Christmas Gifts. They’d rather help you find something to match your budget than let you leave disappointed. Do you have any tips for Christmas shopping? Let us know on our Facebook page.