{Need a few gift ideas? Visit our Holiday Gift Guide.}

Our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide launched on September 15th and features nearly 30 handmade shops — have you taken some time to check out each shop? There are so many fun items to be found, be sure you click over + check it out! Now through January 15th you’ll be able to peruse our guide to find handmade items like quirky aprons, personalized jewelry, items for babies + kids, quilts and printables.

We’re so excited to be offering you a holiday gift guide for 3 years now. The Gussy Sews community is one of inspiration + pretty-things sharing, and we are so thankful for you because this allows us to have a successful guide year after year.

be sure to visit our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide now through January 15th

Below you’ll find a photo of my favorite item from each participating HGG shop. And, many of the shops are offering a unique discount code to the Gussy Sews community {yeow!} — so awesome!

Just in time for you to finish your holiday shopping ~ let’s check out some of my favorite items from inside the Holiday Gift Guide guide together…

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{Introducing our Holiday Gift Guide sponsors, PLUS discount codes good all season long!}

Our annual Holiday gift guide is one of my favorite blog events. Learning about other handmade shops, promoting them, bringing the heartfelt trade full-circle… Building a solid community around life’s passions makes my world go round.

For three years now I’ve hosted a seasonal guide, showcasing handmade pretties during the holiday season — and this year we are extending the guide through January 14, to keep the spirit of buying handmade lit a little longer. We have nearly 30 participating shops, ranging from jewelry to quilts to printables to handbags, even items for babies + mamas {awww!}.

click here to view the 2012 Gussy Sews Holiday Gift Guide

Our Holiday Gift Guide launched just a couple days ago, on Saturday the 15th, and will be available through Jaunary 14th. This introduction post not only welcomes each participating HGG shop to the Gussy Sews community but also includes a discount code unique to this community of readers + share-ers. I can write “share-ers”, right? :)

Make sure you bookmark this post now for use throughout the holiday shopping season. Also, be sure to read through each participating shops shipping policy — some shops may offer last-minute shipping, others may have a strict end date.

INTRODUCING OUR 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SPONSORS, in alphabetical order:

{something special} Date Night in a Bag – Such a clever idea – a bag full of date night ideas! {above photo}

{aprons+accessories} Lil’ Alice – These Keyring Coin Purses are so handy! Free key ring wristlet with purchase of $25 or more until January 14th.

{jewelry} Horsefeathers Gifts – I just adore the Tree of Life Pendant. Use code GUSSY SEWS at checkout to receive 15% off your order until November 30th.

{printables+art} A New History – I need some of these adorable Our New Address Postcards. Use code GUSSYSEWS for 10% off until January 14th.

{charm+bead jewelry} Katie’s Charms – Loving all the items available to support the Fisher House Foundation! Use code GSEWS2012 for 10% off until December 31st.

{photograph art} Bevilled Edge Photography – The In Other Words collection is amazing! Use code GUSSY12 for 12% through the 2012 holiday season.

{aprons+holiday accessories} Love Elaine – Oh my, the Ruffled Girl Apron holds a key to my heart! Use code GUSSYHOLIDAY15 for 15% off {excludes custom orders} until January 14th.

{typewriter jewelry} Joy Sparks Designs – This Vintage Typewriter Shift Key Ring is so fun. Use code THANKS for 10% off  or OOPSY for free shipping until January 14th. {above photo}

{jewelry} Love Little Whimsy – The Asymmetrical Hammered Heart Adoption Necklace is so delicate and beautiful. Use code GUSSY for 10% off until October 31st.

{quilts+more} Sally’s Angelworks – How cute is the One Little Word Mini Quilt? Use code GUSSYHOLIDAY12 for 10% off until January 12th.

{jewelry} Amy Cornwell - Loving these colorful Abstract Illustration Necklaces! Use code GUSSY for 10% off until December 10th.

{jewelry+accessories} Chirp Handmade – The I Heart Sewing Coffee Cuff is perfect for my cup-o-jo! Use code GUSSY for 15% off your order until January 14th (includes custom orders).

{accessories for pets+people} MissBeat – The Upcycled Bird and Button Jean Jacket would be adorable on Bauer!Use code SPONSOR for 12% off until January 14th.

{quilted items} Silly Mama Quilts – How fun and girly is the Bold Taza Table Runner? Use code GUSSYSEWS for 10% off until June 1st.

{jewelry} Oh So Antsy – I think I need this California State Necklace! Mention GUSSY SEWS in notes to seller for free upgrade to priority shipping during November and December. {above photo}

{accessories for the home+garden} Mosaic Madness – How festive is this Autumn Pumpkin wall art piece? Mention GUSSYSEWS in message box at check out and receive a free, preselected mosaic necklace until December 15th and while supplies last.

{toys+accessories+jewelry} Good Natured by Dani - This Santa Claus Ornament makes me excited to decorate our Christmas tree! Use code GUSSY15 for 15% off until October 8th.

{handbags+pouches} XS Baggage & Co – Loving the leaf dot pattern of the Emma Handbag. Use code GUSSYSALE15 for 15% off until January 14th.

{invitations+more} I Do Invitations by Michelle – I have a feeling I’m going to need the She’s Ready to Pop Baby Shower Inviation! Use code GUSSY for 15% off until December 20th.

{headbands} Urban Halo – The Water Spots Headband is adorable! Use code GUSSY25 for 25% off until January 31st.

{baby+kid accessories} Sew Curly – The Chevron Baby Bib makes my heart even more excited for my little one. Use code GUSSY for 10% off until January 14th.

{hair accessories+more} Knotieties – The colors of the Ballerina Knotieties is beautiful! Mention Gussy Guide 2012 in notes to seller for five free original Knotieties in popular colors until January 14th. {above photo}

{maternity hospital gowns} Mommy Moxie – I hear those hospital gowns you get in the hospital are awful – these look amazing. Loving the Claire Gown. Use code GUSSYSEWS for 15% off until December 12th.

{jewelry+accessories} Allora Handmade – I don’t think I can ever go wrong with an Original Pearl Rosette Statement Necklace!

{home accessories+more} Creations by Sasha – I love the African collection, especially the Farmers Hand Painted Canvas. Use code GUSSY12 for 15% off until November 30th.

{hair accessories} Little Doe-Eyed Girl – The Bella in Pretty in Pink is absolutely beautiful (so is the tiny model). Use code GUSSY for 15% off until January 14th.

{art+accessories} Joyeful Art – The Arty Lace Shabby Chic Scarf is beautiful. Use code GUSSYLOVE for 10% off until October 1st.

{everyday accessories} Lucky Ducky Designs – I suspect a set of burp cloths, like these sweet Chocolate Bloom Burp Cloths, will be a necessity in my house soon. Use code GHHG20 for 20% off orders over $10 until December 31, 2013.

visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide by clicking here


{The 2012 Holiday Gift Guide… coming soon!}

We are building the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide and are so excited over the current list of participating shops! We wanted to send a quick call to anyone considering this years HGG — we’re extending the deadline through tonight, Tuesday, September 11th.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in participating in our third annual guide.

Click here to see the details on how to sign up BY TONIGHT and have your shop promoted to hundreds of thousands of readers throughout the 120-day period {the guide runs Sept. 15 – Jan. 14}.

See y’all Saturday for this years holiday shopping guide!