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Do you sell things that could be Christmas Presents?

 
                                                            
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I'm a big fan on perishable gifts. My wife and I often give special seeds, plants etc and are planning on gifting much of the family with sorghum we grew and pressed this year.
 
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We're always collecting small bits of metal that we can rework into art jewelry, pendants and earrings . Copper flashing, brass shim material, fittings, left over wire, whatever we come across at yard sales or flea markets that we can work with. A few times a year ( around Christmas ) we gather what we've made and set up at some local craft shows. Another thing that that's really worked out well for us are the painted pendants we make from small smooth river stones. The photo is from one of our display cards....but we paint a variety of subjects on them, tiny landscapes, runes, plants and bugs....not just animals. We were surprised just how much folks liked them.  The real difficulty is finding the time to make things ( that usually takes place over the Winter months ). This year I'm trying something new....wood burning. I've never tried doing it before but I was lucky and picked up a set of pens, some tips and a controller. I don't know how well these will sell....taking the first ones to a show this weekend...so we will see.  Quality Control is provided by our furry overseers.
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The photo is from one of our display cards
The photo is from one of our display cards
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This year I'm trying something new....wood burning
This year I'm trying something new....wood burning
 
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Gail Jardin wrote:I have been selling apple butter, jewelry, candles and soaps for Christmas gifts. I want to start making more crafts to sell but would need to make sure I have a market to make the investment worth it.  During the spring I sell plants, jams and loaves of bread.



Have you tried to sell online? Maybe an Etsy shop? Or a local farmers market. If you don't have one, think about starting one. Once they are up and going they just take regular maintenance to keep em going. Just some idears.
 
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Hello folks and happy May! I'm an illustrator and can make a range of presents, Christmas or otherwise... Here's a taste: https://developmentcartoons.com/portfolio/gifts/
  • Customised colouring-in pages, such as these made for my god-daughter. For adults or kids, according to their favourite pastimes and favourite things...
  • For anyone who's travelled to Mexico and has a soft spot for its picturesque towns, I've published a colouring book with street scenes from San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas (incidentally, a food autonomy and agroecology hotspot), available in either book form or print-at-home PDF. Here's the order page: https://developmentcartoons.com/pre-order-colouring-in-books-and-pages/ and here's more detail on where the images came from https://developmentcartoons.com/category/sancris-en-colores/  
  • My siblings and I just made a Mother's Day present for mum: a Mum paper doll featuring outfits she's worn in real life, ranging from velvet Christmas party dress to slouch-at-home hoodie and woolly socks. I can make customised paper dolls of others too! As an option some of the outfits can be in black and white, for the recipient to colour accordig to their own taste.
  • I've also designed an Ex Libris stamp for my husband, featuring resilient plants of his choice (he wanted a nopal/prickly pear, a maguey/agave and a biznaga/barrel cactus).


  • And if you'd like to hire me to illustrate training manuals, info leaflets or books, that's my main gig... My website is https://developmentcartoons.com/
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    A mockup of the San Cristobal colouring book
    A mockup of the San Cristobal colouring book
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    Botanical Ex Libris for a book- and cactus-lover
    Botanical Ex Libris for a book- and cactus-lover
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    MMother's Day paper doll!
    MMother's Day paper doll!
     
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    I don't personally sell gift items (yet) but the rechargeable headlamp (like the past Gear giveaway) makes the BEST Christmas present for men or women!  My husband and I use ours constantly, indoors and outdoors, and always take them on trips in case we need to read a map, look under the hood, change a tire, or just read without waking our partner. We gave everyone these as gifts last year - rechargeable with common phone cord!  And tough little LED lights that last! What's not to like?
     
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