Staring down a hefty holiday gift list
NEW YORK — Staring down a hefty holiday gift list? There's something for everybody out there.
Artisan gifts can be a hit. Head to Etsy.com to tap into the global handmade marketplace's trends for the season. This year, they include “grandpa chic,” a counterpoint in home decor to the “granny chic” and “coastal grandma" vibes of recent years. In homage to gramps, think rich tones of burgundy, olive green and tobacco brown, and lots of dark woods, plaid textiles and leather.
“The interest in adding more texture and depth to the home is more important than ever,” said Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson.
If you haven't got time for that or any other gift hunt, consider one or more of these:
SAVE AN ELEPHANT: The women founders behind The Elephant Project donate 100% of their proceeds from the plush elephants they sell to organizations that help fight poaching and care for injured and orphaned elephants. A choice of four different stuffies or a bundle of three. $39 to $105.
SUN HATS FOR ALL: A company called Wallaroo Hats appreciates UPF sun protection in hats, and hears you when you've begged for a wider range of styles. They also appreciate the need for sun hats to be travel friendly. So why not hats all around for men, women and kids? Ranging from $35 for a visor to $71 for a wide brim.
SOME KITCHEN WHIMSY: The Loch Ness Monster is legendary. A company called Ototo has turned Nessie into a soup ladle in green, turquoise or purple. And it stands up by itself. The company sells lots of other colorful, fun kitchen gadgets, including a baby Nessie tea infuser and colander spoon. $17 for soup and $16.95 for tea.
A LITTLE CYCLING: Travel planning and prep ideas are abundant online, butRead more on abcnews.go.com