With less than two weeks before Christmas, people who are
looking for a unique gift idea often like to look locally – including on
websites like Etsy.com where creative types from Lynnfield and other
surrounding communities are selling a wide variety of creations - and none of it involves having to drive back up 128 or Route 1 to a mall.
Here’s a look at some of the shops on Etsy.com that currently call Lynnfield home:
Joseph Pare, aka, "stonelampguy" creates lamps made from stacked beach stones and other materials. Since we last spoke to him in a 2011 Lynnfield Patch article, it looks like he's also started selling some salsa. Check out his shop here.
Tattered Tale, owned by Patrick Hashem, specializes in custom built, refurbished and repurposed furniture. Check out his shop here.
Darius Customs Shop: Dario Techera of Lynnfield has a selection of League of Legends, Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto mouse pads on sale for just under $10 each. Check them out here.
Little Elite Boutique sells children’s accessories, including handmade hair accessories, and other items. Check out their selection here.
Walton Woodworks: Scott Walton of Lynnfield has a shop featuring turned wood items, such as gnocchi boards, salt and pepper mills, rolling pins, pens, and more. In fact, we interviewed him on Lynnfield Patch a couple of years ago. Check out his shop here.
Dawning Designs, owned by Dawn Colpitts of Lynnfield, is a business featuring elaborate and unique papercuttings that can be personalized. Check out the shop here.
You can find a wide variety of handmade flip-flops, handbags, hats, scarves and more in Gaye Burrill’s “Pretty Spooky” shop, which boasts just under 500 items in total. Check it out here.
Editor’s Note: Whole Foods Lynnfield will welcome a number of local Etsy.com artists to sell their products in the Container Room from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday, December 14.