This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Did you guys know that Amazon Handmade is ~a thing~? This is fairly recent news to me so when the opportunity to partner up and show you a few of my favorite picks popped up, I jumped at the chance! Amazon Handmade gives you the convience and everything else you’ve come to love about Amazon to the world of handmade items. (Including two-day Prime shipping in some cases!) You can support artists of all sizes from the comfort your couch! Woo! Over half of the items are customizable and made to order so you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Can’t forget to mention that they even have a handmade wedding section which I’ll be spending lots of time lurking around over the next few months!
Since basically everyone I’m buying for this year reads my blog I decided to go a different route with the items I showcased in this post. I bought for the cats (which you could also consider a present to you as well since I know Professor has a few admirers!) and a little something for myself.
The first thing I chose was a precious bandana from Icecreamtree Studio. I specifically went for this pattern, over my top choice of black and white plaid, because I thought it’d really make his eye color pop. As you can see from the photos – IT DOES! Every time I think he can’t get any darn cuter I am proven wrong. I probably should have opted for a smaller size (this is a small but it appears they also have a ‘mini’) but I kind of love that it’s big on him. It makes him look even smaller than he already is.
Squid is not one for wearing things or else I would have gotten her one as well. I did buy donut shaped catnip toy with both cats in mind though. I kept it sealed up in a baggie until I was ready to shoot photos for this post. As soon as I got it out, and laid everything down the cats came running! I tried a few different locations around the house, trying to get a feel for what are would make the best backdrop and had to fight off little theives each spot. The donut is impeccibly made. It’s such a simple design but seriously just perfect! Aaaand holy smokes, seeing your kitty play with a donut is precious.
For myself I grabbed a trio of lip balms by Kaya. I am a lip balm addict and I love all things lavender so obviously I was stoked to recieve these. I wasn’t expecting to be completely blown away by rose though. It quickly became my favorite. It smells absolutely incredible. She has rose candles, and even a rose face mask. I’m gonna need them all!
Obviously these three things are a super tiny sampling of the goods you can find. I encourage you to keep Amazon Handmade in mind this year while doing your holiday shopping.