Cyber Monday

Carved Storage Jars from Mozambique

Graphic courtesy of 12 Small Things

When you read about Cyber Monday, one thinks of people glued to their computers, madly clicking away and purchasing plasma screen TV sets and oodles of electronica that are ON SALE for Cyber Monday through all the major retailers.

Instead, why not celebrate Cyber Monday with a handmade gift?  There are some wonderful sites out there with amazing gifts from Fair Trade and artisan crafts where your purchase will really make a difference.  Of particular note is Hand/Eye Magazine, which has a website devoted to artisan crafts called “12 Small Things“.  It’s a carefully curated collection of exquisite gifts from all over the world.  My favorites are the ebony bracelets and boxes (of course) and the curvy and knotted spoons crafted from old coffee bush roots.  12 Small Things also has some lovely scarves and jewelry, incredible carved wood storage jars from Mozambique and a fantastic overnight valise fashioned from vintage Guatemalan textiles.  Don’t miss it – all the items are in limited supply, and when they are gone, they are gone.

For the record, Botanical Colors is celebrating Cyber Monday by offerering Free ground shipping within the continental US for all orders over $150.  Nothing fancy, just some savings as our way of saying thank you for shopping with us.  This offer is good until December 31, 2010.