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December 14, 2016

Five Last-Minute Gift Ideas

It feels like just last week, we were sinking into a plush living room couch, digesting three plates of Thanksgiving dinner and thanking the gods for stretchy pants.

The holidays are just around the corner. Your friends are planning a Festivus, your family is planning a traditional holiday dinner. Either way you spin it, you’ll probably be buying a few gifts. There’s mom, dad, the boyfriend or the husband, the girlfriend or wife, kids, friends, co-workers…the list goes on.

The madness of Black Friday has officially scared us back onto our laptops and far away from all four a.m. storefronts. Which means that for gifts this year, we’ve turned to Etsy for a unique change of pace.

No crowd, no problem. Because Kork-Ease crafts for the girl with an overflow of creative energy, we decided Etsy was our best bet for gifting her. Etsy is filled with homemade, handmade items that have a certain charm and one-of-a-kind feel to them. Here we perused the shops to find what speaks most to the creative and fun-loving Kork-Ease soul.

1. A Homemade Candle


A candle is the best gift for when you don’t know what else to give. Who doesn’t want their room to smell delicious? We picked lavender, since it’s known for its soothing properties.

Shop from Brooklyn Candle Studio.

2. A handcrafted mug


Nothing captures the unique spirit of Etsy better than a handcrafted mug, made by an artisan potter. There are endless options to choose from, but whichever you go with, trust that each is made with love, and carries some charming detail that only an artist can include.

Shop from Stone Haven Pottery.

3. A set of notebooks


For the creative type, the type who likes to record things, keep track of things, whether thoughts, memories or dreams. These fun notebooks are beautiful and hand-assembled.

Shop from Not Only Polka Dots.

4. A succulent planter


For the gal with a green thumb, this planter is a fun addition to any windowsill or bookshelf. Succulents are low-maintenance and easy to take care of – you might as well treat them to a quirky home.

Shop from Beardbangs.

5. A ring dish


Loose change, bobby pins, guitar picks, rings, whatever other little things that collect around the room can now be stored in cute ceramic dishes crafted by hand.

Shop from Fettle and Fire.

6. Bonus: Our limited-edition booties.


Okay – these boots might not be available on Etsy. But with a little bit of sparkle and shine, the VELMA in bronze metallic makes the perfect holiday boots. This particular style is available in limited quantities, so scoop yours up before it’s gone.

Shop from

We hope you find something worthwhile in our gift guide. Happy Holidays!


– The Kork-Ease Team

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