I'm not usually one for lots of festive blog posts, but this year I really wanted to share some pieces from the Merseyside Etsy Team. Some of you might know my mum has an Etsy shop called The Hippy Rose, and whilst we've been building it up to hopefully one day become her full time job (at the age of 62 might I add! Go mum!) we've been involved in the wonderful community that is the Merseyside Etsy Team.

There are hundreds of members of the team so I'd never be able to get through them all, but I've based this gift guide on the majority of the people who read my blog and decided to do a 'gifts for her' gift guide, with all gifts available to buy right now on Etsy.

Becka Griffin gin alphabet print - Too Wordy tote bag - Scent Trail bath bomb - Holly and Teddy custom weaves - Tings By Us Olympus trip print

Lizzi Camilla banner - Crown and Leaf bracelet - Ashley J Illustrates okay ladies print - Liz Harry love pin - The Hippy Rose elephant embroidered tote bag

If you can, please shop small this Christmas, at least for a couple of presents. I can't describe how great it feels to know somebody has ordered something from your business out of everything else on the internet, and your product is going to be at home in somebody else's home. Buying from independent businesses really does make dreams come true!

Make sure to check out the Merseyside Etsy Team Instagram and give The Hippy Rose a follow whilst you're there ;) Will you be shopping small this Christmas? Why? I'd love to know!

Good vibes guys