I love their $10 tee sales, but more than that, I love browsing through the clever tees. And then, I love buying them for Mike so I can see the tees in action. Like this one. Communist Party.
I found BoyGirlParty the way I find most things on the Internets. I did a search for squirrels. In this case, I was searching only Etsy, but no matter - squirrels abound on Etsy (just like everywhere else). I have this very notepad and I ration out its sheets like sheets of titanium, encrusted with diamonds, and woven with threads of gold.
I've not actually purchased anything from this shop, but in looking for a replacement for another Etsy shop that seems to be on hiatus (new baby, understandable), I came across this shop. I am a sucker for vignette-y photos of fluffy weeds and seeds. I have no doubt I will make multiple purchases from this shop - right after I favorite every item for sale.
I like old cameras, and I cannot lie. They don't have to work, they just have to be old. I don't usually buy my cameras online. I prefer to discover them in the nooks and crannies of antique and consignment shops. But I am particularly lusting after the Antique Devry Box Camera on this site.
ThinkGeek is the place I jump to when I'm shopping for nerds. Whether they're Trekkies, engineers, gear heads, or just plain old DIYers, I can find something for everynerd at ThinkGeek.
6. FledglingFactotum, and 7. laceramiste
Unique, beautiful gifts for the fiber artist and quilter in your life. I have a quilt pendant necklace and love it (I found mine at a craft show and cannot find the artist online). These two shops each have interesting items, many of which I'd buy and/or gift!
I have a thing for maps. I have a couple on display in my house, but nothing quite as lovely (and insanely awesome) as what you can find in this shop. I bought the above prints a couple of months ago - simple line drawings of my adopted hometown. But, what really inspires me are the crazytalk mapcuts. Even if you can't afford one (they're mostly $500 and up, except for the wee 10x10 personalized mapcut - that's an affordable $90), you should click on over and marvel at the skill and patience.*
I stumbled on this shop by accident and luck and I am so glad I did. I can't reveal what I've purchased from this shop, but I will tell you it involves two points on a vintage map. I think I'll be revisiting this shop a LOT. Maps on Scrabble tiles? Yes, please.
10. Three Potato Four
I saved this one for last because it's a two-fer - not only do they have a fairly fabulous online shop, but 3P4 happens to be right around the corner (and down the road, and over the bridge, and on the side of a hill) from me. I just ordered some fun stuff from them yesterday and opted for the in-store pick-up, so I can't wait to do that Saturday morning!
*My friend Stacy did one of these mapcuts for fun and leisure (not for sale!). She's awesome. When I grow up, I want to be as crafty and lucky and lovely as her. :-)