Many of Drawing In's regular readership are fans of (and contributors) to the Etsy website, where craftsmen and women sell their homemade goods. It is nice that the cottage industry has an outlet, and people can connect in that way we hoped the Internet would.
Miss Bender recommends you try some Etsy shopping for this holiday drive, especially if you are not so crafty yourself. And if, along the way, you discover that Etsy submissions are not juried... there is an outlet for that too.
Regretsy - a museum that explores the idea whether everyone who likes "to craft" really should.
Neatly categorized and easily browsed, Regretsy brings together everything we love about Engrish, the "Blog" of Unneccessary Quotation Marks, Found, and Real Corporate Email (not online, only in my heart), with the Gothic Pathos that tears out your heart on PostSecret.
All of these will give you plenty to do besides shop. But everyone will think you are, and won't interrupt because it's a surprise. Oh, I got a surprise, all right....