The lovely folk at Etsy Australia asked if I would put together a list of 20 great last-minute 'surprise' gifts from local Australian Etsy sellers. What do you think? Choose your favourite, and you could win $75 to spend on anything you like on Etsy! (read more below).
Etsy has pulled together some interesting research to show that Australian gift-givers can be categorised as Big Spenders, Planners or Surprisers.
A Surpriser gift giver likes to surprise friends and family with gifts ‘just because’. Nearly a quarter of Surprisers also agree that ‘just because’ gifts are a big factor for thoughtfulness (23%). Spontaneous by nature, Surprisers will favour gifts from the heart over practical ones. They’re likely to purchase gifts related to the recipient’s hobby, interests or a shared passion - probably while shopping for themselves!
You can also find some inspiring Etsy gift ideas for Big Spenders and Planners from two great bloggers A Cut Above The Retsy and Wee Birdy over on the Etsy Australia blog. All my Surpriser selections can be found on Etsy here.
WIN $75 Etsy Credit!
from my selection on Etsy, and pin it on Pinterest (tag @stephbond), or post it on Instagram (tag @sbond) with the hashtag #etsygifting, with your reason for loving it, by 9:00pm AEST April 22nd 2014.
Open to all residents of Australia who are 18+. Entrants may enter the competition by sharing a photo from Etsy.com as per the entry instructions. Photos must then be submitted during the Promotional Period (defined below) either via the Instagram or Pinterest hashtag #etsygifting. One entry will be accepted for each Photo Submission. Competition opens 11/04/2014 at 11:00 AEDT and closes on 22/04/2014 at 21:00 AEDT. 1 Winner will be judged at the Promoter’s Premises on 23/04/2014 from 11:00 AEDT. Prize pool is valued at up to $225. Winners will be notified by email. The Promoter is Steph Bond-Hutkin.
What sort of gift giver are you? I'm a Planner for sure!