Pinterest leads me to all kind of great things – including lots of good Etsy shops. That’s how I found The Basket Room. This little shop specializes in baskets and accessories, each one handmade in Africa. I’m obsessed with all the bright colors on these. Just like trays, baskets are one of those things that you don’t even realize you need until you have one. Any of these would make for stylish storage (this little one would be great for makeup brushes) or pot covers for a plant – not to mention, great gifts, too! Did I mention they also have bike baskets? Seriously. How cute are those?!
If you like a monogram (and who doesn’t?), you’re going to love this shop. From stationery to business cards to party essentials, everything in this shop is ready to be personalized. You can choose from a variety of different monogram designs along with a million different colors, too. (I’m really digging this lavender and orange combination.) The designer also offers a selection of custom return address stamps. I love the idea of ordering one of those for a housewarming gift.
3. Chez Gagne
A bottle of wine is a fine hostess gift but want to know how you can make it even better? Attach one of these tags from Chez Gagne. This Los Angeles-based letterpress shop offers fine paper designs with a witty spin. I’m a big fan of the card assortment (I’ve ordered lots of her birthday cards!), but it’s the wine tags that I love the most. (My two favorites: this one and this one.) It’s a sure way to make a bottle of wine more memorable – not to mention, make your hostess laugh, too!