Amazon Is Now Selling Handmade Gifts, Just in Time for the Holidays
This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com on October 25th, 2017.
Amazon wants to make your holiday gift giving even simpler with the expansion of its Handmade Gift Shop. As of Monday, shoppers can look through curated selections based on holidays and the people receiving the handmade pieces.
Guests can shop gifts for her, him, kids, baby, Halloween, and beyond. There are currently six different occasions to shop for as well, including birthday, wedding, housewarming, anniversary, new baby, and graduation. But perhaps the most helpful addition to the Handmade section is last-minute gifts. In this section, you will find a curation of products available for free two-day shipping via Amazon Prime. From necklaces to scented candles, the last-minute gift function allows every procrastinator to find the perfect present.
Many of the products available for purchase are customizable, too, adding a touch of personalization to whatever you choose to give your loved ones this year. And if you’re on a budget, the site offers lists catered to specific price ranges. Search for items under $25, between $25-50, between $50-100, and $100 and up.
“The Handmade Gift Shop takes the stress out of shopping for gifts by providing thousands of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts with the convenience and trust that customers already love about Amazon,” Amazon Handmade’s Katie Harnetiaux said in a press release. “Every item on Amazon Handmade has a story behind it—and after hearing from customers and artisans, we are thrilled to make gift shopping an experience they will look forward to.”
These new features and categories build on the original platform, which launched in October 2015. Other advancements this year include the Wedding Shop, released in May, as well as Clothing and Shoes and Pet Supplies. Offering handcrafted products made by thousands of artisans worldwide, the handmade section now sells items spanning 10 categories.
This Story Originally Appeared On Real Simple