Less Noise, More Green: Week of Gift Giving Ideas, Day 1: Gifts from your favorite blogs!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Week of Gift Giving Ideas, Day 1: Gifts from your favorite blogs!

Happy Cyber Monday, the busiest internet sales day of the year! Are you planning to buy holiday gifts from internet sites this year? More and more of us are, me included.

As you think about gifts for loved ones, don't forget to shop at your favorite blogs. Many bloggers run online stores, have Etsy shops or have written books. Purchasing a gift from these sites is a great way to show support for the blogs that inform and entertain us all year.

Here is a list of the blogs that I regularly visit and that have items for sale that would make great gifts. I am receiving no incentive for recommending them to you, I just want to show my appreciation for the joy they add to my day!

USA Blogs:


Gift ideas:
Taproot magazine, "a quarterly magazine celebrating local living through writing, photography and the arts, both fine and domestic"; note cards and prints by independent artists.
Books on crafts for kids, sewing projects for the home and seasonal activities.

Posie Gets Cosy

Gift ideas:
Hand sewing craft patterns and kits, including ornaments for all experience levels.

Thy Hand Hath Provided

Gift Idea:
Seasonal Cook book based on using and preserving homegrown ingredients.


UK Blogs

Lovely Greens

Gift Ideas:
"Handmade soaps and bath products and natural skincare from the Isle of Man".

Jelly Jam

Gift Ideas:
Bags and home accessories created from vintage fabrics.


Gift Ideas:
Handmade felt pins and home accessories inspired from 1940s designs; handmade quilts.

Australian Blogs

Down to Earth

Gift Idea:
Comprehensive guide book to skills needed for a simple life.

The Greening of Gavin

Gift Ideas:
E-Books on simple living, gardening and cheesemaking.


My Piinterest Board titled Gift Ideas from favorite Blogs, has all the above links in one place.

Do you have any recommendations for gifts based on the blogs that you read?

Join me here tomorrow for Day 2: Homemade gifts for Gardeners.

Happy shopping!



  1. Thank you for this list. I bought the cook book by "Thy Hand Hath Provided". I can't wait to get it and try some of the recipes.

  2. Just had to add, I ordered the cookbook and it is lovely. The shipping time was QUICK! Thanks for sharing.