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GeekGiftGuide: etsyRAIN’s 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Show

If you’ve got a geek in your life (or are a geek yourself), you know how hard it can be to find the “perfect” gift. Most geeks are first in line or online to snag the latest [insert cool geek object of affection here] before the rest of the population even knows it exists!

Whatever the geeky inclination, get thee to etsyRAIN’s 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Show Black Friday Weekend (November 23 and 24, 2012) to check out 70 craft makers and artisans featuring their handmade wares. The show will be held on two floors of the Marion McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center featuring gifts in the following categories:

Bags and Purses
Bath and Body items
Candles
Ceramics and Pottery
Children’s Products
Clothing and Accessories
Edibles/Food
Fine Art/2D
Glass (Not jewelry)
Housewares
Jewelry (Beadwork, Metalwork, other materials)
Knitting/Crochet/Needlework/Fiber Art
Paper Goods
And Much More!

Know a geek who loves Zelda? How about some Hyrule and Hottie Zelda cufflinks from Portland, Oregon’s pixelparty? Or maybe a Soft Kitty Cross Stitch Pattern for your Big Bang Theory fan from Seattle’s own Stitch Dutchess? And, if your favorite geek is all about Totoro, they’ll be over the moon if you got them a 20” x 16” acrylic on canvas painting of Totoro’s “ridiculously excited face” by KellyMCookArt. Handmade geekery is the hallmark of San Francisco’s NERDJerk, where you’ll find Rubix Cube Brooches, DIY Nerdy Cross-Stitch Kits and plush Super Mario characters — Mega, anyone?

For more visual stimulation of geeky handmade goodness, check out this online treasury of gift ideas from etsyRAIN. You can also browse the full list of Handmade Holiday Show vendors by scrolling down the main etsyRAIN 2012 page.

EtsyRAIN is Etsy’s official Seattle Metropolitan “Street Team” made up of regional artists and craft makers who own independent shops on Etsy.com. Members reside in the Seattle metropolitan area, as far north as Port Townsend and as far south as Olympia. Their mission is to nurture a supportive local community of artists and craft makers that will inspire, educate and promote the growth of their individual shops on Etsy.

Laurel McJannet is GeekGirlCon’s Web Content Producer. Laurel writes, designs and consults as a marketing communications professional. There isn’t a CMS she doesn’t like, she’s mastered the art of translating tech-speak for the non-techie, and she is proof positive that Marketing and IT can co-exist and not implode.

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