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For that personal touch, make it a very Etsy Christmas

All your friends are unique, so why should your gifts to them be any different? That's why finding the perfect gift can be so challenging. Purchasing a gift from not only guarantees your friends will know you recognize their individuality but also supports independent artisans who strive for one-of-a-kind, well-made work. Here are examples of challenging personalities who might be on your gift list, and the Etsy offerings that fit the bill. Happy gifting.

The Breaking Baddie

Millions of people think Breaking Bad was one of the greatest shows ever to grace the small screen. Emphasis on "was" — it's over, and it's time to move on! If your gift recipient is one of the many who refuse to accept the end of Heisenberg, try one of these gifts in remembrance of Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad flash drive $18.50, SpaceSheepLaser

Laser cut Br Ba case. Eight gigabytes, b****!

Plushie Walter White in hazmat suit $33.68, Plusheez

D'awwww! Now, you don't have to be Skyler to have an adorable meth-cooking killer in bed with you.

"Better call Saul" earrings $11.75, Kushtea

In case your friend gets into any, ahem, difficult situations, she'll simply need to look in the mirror at either ear to remember what to do.

The hippie goddess

Lana Del Rey is the hippie goddess poster girl, inspiring many a follower. Notable for morose attitudes sprinkled with detached amusement, hippie goddesses can be seen rifling through racks of high/low skirts at Urban Outfitters, stringing Christmas lights around their bulletin boards and crying black mascara tears while rewatching Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia.

Studded turquoise bustier $40, GinaMarieSusino

Perfect to pair with high-waisted denim shorts and a tragically beautiful boy, who is much too old and far too complicated for your friend, but she'll love the confidence you have in her.

Vintage plate with Lana Del Rey quote $16.89, treehouseANDbird

Since your friend will never be conformed into a housewife who serves dinner to her husband's clients on fine china, this is to hold her rings and flower barrettes.

Valentine nose stud $4.99, MyJuneLove

This tiny heart-shaped stud, in 14K gold-filled or sterling silver, is the perfect mix of dainty and dangerous.

The future frat daddy/sorority star

They may not have their high school diplomas yet or even know their college destination, but they've known since birth which Greek organization is for them. Often known to live in Brooks Brothers and Vineyard Vines, whose price tags aren't particularly realistic for their friends working part-time. Here are three gifts, two even monogrammed, that won't break the bank but will still exceed expectations from your preppy pals.

Lilly Pulitzer bow tie $33, CCADesign

Adorably handsome bow ties handmade in famous Lilly fabrics, but not the infamous Lilly price tag.

Monogrammed clipboard $28, Pink WasabiInk

You have to actually APPLY to a college before you can enter the Greek system. Even though the wait can be miserable, Greek wanna-bes can always lift up their papers to eye something pretty for a bit of motivation.

Monogrammed cuff links $13.95, PishPoshPendants

If they're not wearing shirts that require cuff links, chances are they're not wearing acceptable shirts.

For that personal touch, make it a very Etsy Christmas 12/04/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 2:42pm]
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