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Holiday Shopping The Indie Way: Top 15 Handmade Black Friday Items

Nov. 22, 2013
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Black Friday is almost here, and most people are targeting the big stores to get the best deals on popular items, from electronics to home decor. Although the Black Friday shopping rush is focused on well-known shopping centers, take a break from the holiday rush, and head over to small businesses that feature handmade goods that are on Black Friday sale! One-of-a-kind and crafted by hand, these fabulous items have unique style to them that you won’t find in the big stores this Black Friday. Discover the sweet deals on these handmade goods from seasoned Etsy artisans, and find Christmas presents for your friends and family from our list!

Thin Silver Disc Pendant Necklace

by Basico

Add a trendy, modern accessory to your everyday outfits with Basico’s silver disc pendant necklace! This necklace features a hammered, silver disc and flat, silver hoop charm to complement the silver disc. Basico allows you to choose what chain size you’d like for this simple yet stylish necklace. Find other great items on Black Friday sale in Basico’s shop!

 Blue Butterfly Wing Necklace 

by Petite Vanilla

Be in awe of Petite Vanilla’s beautiful blue butterfly wing necklace! This whimsical pendant necklace is made with 3D black and blue butterfly wing image set in resin, which creates a splendid sheen on top of the image. Whether with a formal or casual outfit, this vivid and eye-catching necklace is sure to add a touch of beauty and shimmer to your attire. Discover other incredibly crafted items in Petite Vanilla’s shop that are on Black Friday sale, from stud earrings to personalized necklaces.


 Women’s Hand-Knit Olive Green Pixie Hat

by pixiebell

Snuggle into pixiebell’s signature pixie hat this winter! This pixie hat is knitted with quality craftsmanship and materials so that you’ll be wrapped in a cozy hat all winter long. With a pixie-like appearance and long strands on the side, this hat adds a quirky and fun touch to your outfits. Pixiebell also offers many other incredible items on Black Friday sale, from tutorials to other knitted goods such as scarves.

 Blue Christmas Photograph

by Raceytay

Get yourself in Christmas spirit with Raceytay’s breathtaking Blue Christmas photograph! Presenting a pure white, snow trail with contrasting black trees and ombre blue skies, this mesmerizing photograph brings a sense of Christmas spirit and winter-y charm to any home. This picture is available in 5×7, which makes for a wonderful wall decor item or side table photograph. Use code HOLIDAY25 for 25% off this picture or other photographs in Raceytay’s shop!

 Typography Print

by paperchat

Celebrate blogging with paperchat’s typography print! Printed with “Eat, Love, Blog” in gold, foil-like texture on a vibrant, hot pink background, this typography print is a great addition to your office. This can also be a unique, thoughtful gift for the avid blogger in your life. Take 15% off this typography print along with many others in paperchat’s shop in honor of Black Friday!

Silver Giraffe Charm Necklace

by matoto

Charm yourself with matoto’s quirky, silver giraffe charm necklace! Whether for your little girl or a friend who’s obsessed with giraffes or animals, this adorable charm necklace makes for a precious, long-lasting present. You can also find this giraffe charm necklace in gold here. Find other great, cutesy items in matoto’s shop that are on Black Friday sale!

Men’s Deluxe Shaving Kit in Wooden Box

by Dirty Deeds Soaps

The perfect gift for your dapper man has arrived from Dirty Deeds Soaps! Loaded with the essentials, such as a wooden soap dish and bear soap, this deluxe shaving kit is a wonderful way to pamper your man with a mini spa and shaving kit. Get this gift now while it’s on Black Friday sale to ensure you grab a great holiday gift for your man! Find other fantastic and hygienic products in Dirty Deeds Soaps’ shop.

 Birthday Ticket Invitations

by Kristin McGillivray

Get ready for your next birthday bash for you or someone else with Kristin McGillivray’s birthday party ticket invitation! This invitation is downloadable, which allows you to print as many as you want. You can customize the color and invitation information. Some customization options may have extra fees added, so please inquire with Kristin McGillivray. While it’s on Black Friday sale, grab up this imaginative invitation for any upcoming birthday parties.

 Tablet or Cookbook Stand 

by R. Christopher Designs

Give the home chef or tech lover in your life this creative stand from R. Christopher Designs! Made to look like a cutting board, this rustic stand makes for a great home decor item as well as a useful stand for an iPad or cookbook. Personalize this stand with one initial to transform it into a special present for your beloved tech geek or chef. You can find other stands in different finishes and colors to suit your taste in R. Christopher Designs’ shop.

 Charcoal Dragon/Dinosaur Hat

by RhinoSaurusRex Knits

Indulge your children’s (or even your own!) imagination with RhinoSaurusRex Knits’ dragon/dinosaur hat! Crocheted with soft materials, this hat is not only a fun costume-like accessory, but also a warm one. With black spikes running down the middle of this hat, your child can come to life as a strong, fearsome dinosaur or dragon! RhinoSaurusRex Knits offers other dragon/dinosaur hats in various colors and sizes for children and adults, which are also on Black Friday sale. With adult and children sizes, you can have a dinosaur “rawr”fest with your family in this fun hat!

Silver and Oval Double Initial Locket Necklace

by Sora Designs

Make your accessories personal with Sora Designs’ silver and oval double initial locket! Designed with intricate, antique-like engravings, this elegant locket can be personalized with two initials of your choice. You can also choose what chain length suits your needs. This makes for a great bridal party present if you’re having a wedding soon or presents for the beloved ladies in your life. Find other fabulous and sophisticated accessories on Black Friday sale in Sora Designs’ main shop!

 Pink Snow Princess Unicorn

by The Roaming Peddlers

What little girl doesn’t dream of a magical land of unicorns? Well, with The Roaming Peddlers, you get a whole world of handmade stuffed unicorns! This specific unicorn, Pink Snow Princess, is made with lovely, girly colors and soft felt, making her the perfect companion for your little girl. The Roaming Peddlers’ shop is full of other stuffed unicorns in various colors, so you can choose the best one for your beloved, adorable little princess! Use the code HAPPYHOLIDAYS2013 to take 20% off on any item in The Roaming Peddlers’ shop.

 Floral Patterned Black and Pink Camera Strap

by The Sweet Strap

Add a touch of personality to your camera with The Sweet Strap’s floral batik patterned, black and pink camera strap! This camera strap is crafted with durable materials and stylish fabric, which display intertwining branches in various tones of pink on a black background. This camera strap is suitable with cameras that have a dSLR/SLR body style. Whether you want to wear your strap across your body or around your neck, The Sweet Strap ensures that the camera strap is flexible and long enough to give you many carrying options. Find other camera straps in different designs in The Sweet Strap’s main shop!

Tiny Crocheted Ferdinand the Fox

by Little Bitty Knitter

Decorate your home or nursery with Little Bitty Knitter’s adorable, woodland character — Ferdinand the Fox! Ferdinand is crocheted with soft, vibrant orange yarn and can be toys for pets, children and babies. You can find Ferdinand’s other crocheted buddies in Little Bitty Knitter’s main shop along with the quaint trees you see in the photo. Ferdinand and his other crocheted friends also make great stocking stuffers for the holidays.


Black Friday Planner

by Happy Prints Shop

Although it’s not quite a Black Friday sale item, Happy Prints Shop’s Black Friday planner will be your best friend for your Black Friday shopping! Just for a dollar, this planner comes with detailed organization, which gives you a place to write the store, item and price to ensure that you know what to get at each store. A checklist beside each item is also included so that you can mark the item off your list. As an instant, downloadable item, you can print this planner as many times as you want for your holiday shopping and more.


Be sure to check Etsy for more Black Friday sale items as Black Friday nears. Many shops are preparing for this great holiday shopping rush, so more items will appear for sale for Black Friday. To check for Black Friday items, type in “Black Friday” in Etsy’s search engine to start searching for more excellent Black Friday deals on uniquely handmade products.

Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.