They're unique and made by artists. Not just some shopkeeper who throws up a website and peddles reproductions or mass manufactured pieces. There's nothing wrong with that, and we depend on such things to buffer the cost of living, but you do kind of crave something different every once in a while. Especially around Christmas or for birthdays. That's when I've gotten more dedicated to trolling Etsy--around the holidays. Or in anticipation of the holidays.
Which leads me to possibly the worst link I could have ever clicked while floating around on Twitter. Heartsy. It's a daily email giving you a chance to buy vouches for store credits. So you might pay $5 for $20 worth of store credits. Every day, it's a new hand full of shops chosen, and you'd never find them all on your own. It's been a really cool week scrolling through those daily listings and finding new stores to bookmark.
Let me show you a couple of gems:
Let's pretend the most recent additions weren't all to bakeries. *cough*
How about y'all? Any guilty indulgences or favorite places to shop that are off the beaten path?