11/24/2010 01:04 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

This Week on Etsy: Great Holiday Gifts Ideas

Planning on braving the big box stores on Friday for vanilla mass-produced-anyone-can-buy-and-everyone-will-have gifts? Avoid the stampede. Be creative. Find originals.

This holiday season we're obsessed with using Etsy to find and support individual artisans. So crunchy and cool. We get to do our part for the economy by stimulating small businesses. Not to mention, no crowds, no middleman, and best of all-for all us gals on a budget -no middleman mark-ups. 

We must be candid, it can be a bit hard to sift through so many items -- so we're sharing an edited assortment of chic all black Friday gifts and stocking stuffers suitable for every shopping budget.

Herkimer Crystal Ring Artisan Raw Organic by Midwest Alchemy $67.50


Women's The Cut long sleeve top by Lamixx $44


Black Sequins on Canvas
by Independent Reign $25


6 oz green leaf flask with snaps by Leighmade $24


Black Leather Watch Band By RADCOW, $40


Fancy chandelier in black by Uncommon $56


Baby Bib by Little Trendy Baby $4


Useful Soap Coal From Santa
by Sun Basil Garden $6.50


Anise Lip Balm - with Shea Butter and Organic Coconut Oil By DressGreen, $3.50


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