Amazon Handmade: An Easy Way to Shop Local this Gift Season!

This is awesome! Amazon now has it’s own version of Etsy-style shopping experience to give crafters and handmade products available at the same place that you buy toilet paper on a schedule! It’s called Amazon Handmade.

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What I love about this is many- unique gifts that you can’t find everywhere- plus giving artisans and not conglomerates all the money at Holiday Time! There is a nice feature on the page’s limiting options that lets you narrow by state, so you can shop local, and you can narrow by made in the U.S. which I love. Honestly, some people are super talented, and the items are so unique to give as presents.

I will be putting this in my “to-shop” file next week, as we approach all the sales and I will also be signing up for Amazon Prime, with their Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. I may or may not cancel after the 30 days, but I get free shipping on all my Holiday shopping- something I have to do every year. Paying for shipping at this point is just crazy. All businesses should offer free shipping, in my view so I always like the Prime option!

This is the one for kids’ handmade products- which I am so excited to check out with all the little people in my life!

If I pair these fun gifts with free shipping, I will be a happy camper. Do you use Amazon Prime? I just had a chat with my 2 friends who love Amazon Prime, and they love the free shipping of course, but what they like is that it’s a one-stop-shop. You can get literally almost anything in one place. With the craziness of gift buying, this is such a huge stress relief for me!

My Takeaways for WHY I will be shopping Amazon this season:

  • You know what you are getting with the customer service, exchanges are super easy.
  • They sell everything, including groceries and toilet paper.
  • They offer cool deals-of-the-day promotions.
  • You can make lists for things you want, the kids want, or that you want to keep your eye on. This is my favorite feature- and kind of funny when I periodically look at what I loved and added both recently and as far back as 2007!
  • Amazon Prime is FREE SHIPPING! (among other benefits)
  • Amazon Handmade is a Shop Local Marketplace with all the benefits of being on Amazon!

Like I said, I will be signing up for Amazon Prime, with their Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. I may or may not cancel after the 30 days, but I get free shipping on all my Holiday shopping- something I love and also have to do every year. Paying for shipping at this point is just crazy. All businesses should offer free shipping, in my view so I always like the Prime option!

This handmade-option just makes the list-building all the more great and my “presents for peeps” ideas rolling!


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