Black Friday Blues
I just spent the last three hours shopping online. Before I go completely cross-eyed, I thought I'd share (read: hawk) some of my favorite, less-consumery places to buy holiday stuffs.Uncommon Goods
They have nifty, unusual stuff from individual artisans, plus you can tell them to give a portion of your order price to one of several non-profit organizations.Proletarian Threads
The name says it all. "C'est pour toi que tu fais la revolution."* -Daniel and Gabriel Cohn-BenditTen Thousand Villages
"Fairly traded handicrafts from around the world." Damn cool stuff.BuyOlympia
Supports individual artists in and around Olympia, WA. This is where I got my "Reading Is Sexy" t-shirt and
messenger bag. Need I say more?Neighborhoodies
Long-advertised on my sidebar. Design your own threads, bags, etc. I made my "Nerd Alert" hoodie here. Are you sensing a pattern?Powell's City of Books
The largest independent bookstore in the country, to my knowledge. Amazon can bite me.
Hope that's enough to get you started. Please let me know about anything I've missed!
*"It is for yourself that you make the revolution."