In general, we like the idea of shopping on Etsy for holiday gifts. Why not give your hard earned dollars to artists who are making things by hand? It's an added bonus when that artist is using recycled materials. And then another double bonus when the product is something you'd love to have in your own home.
We think Etsy seller Bonjour Teaspoon fits all of the above criteria: Her handcrafted pillows are upcycled from wool and leather clothing that she's discerningly unearthed from her local thrift stores.
And yes, we recognize that these pillows are mighty pricey; however, if you've got the cash and the perfect recipient in mind, Bonjour Teaspoon is including a free handmade ornament along with each order, and free standard shipping until December 15th! So act fast.
(Thanks to Jennifer for the tip!)