Now that we flipped the calendar to November it is time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Right? When you live in Germany, gifts need to be in the mail early to guarantee Christmas arrival so I am being launched into the season whether I am ready or not.

Etsy is first place I go to look for thoughtful and unique Christmas gifts. If I can't make all of my own gifts I like knowing that someone else has. However, sorting through the etsy website can bring out the Scrooge in even the happiest of all Christmas elves, so I have done some of the hunting for you.

Above and below you will find some of my favorite finds from some of Etsy's great crafters. Some items are created upon ordering so make sure you give the shop owner plenty of lead time to ensure holiday delivery. All the shop names and links are listed below.