It’s that time of year again! Do you have an arthropod lover in your family? If so, then here are some great gift ideas!
First up is an art piece that I find utterly charming. The artist is Paul Sumner and you can find his work here. I think that he calls his pieces beetles, but I think they look more like cockroaches (big shock why I love them….). I found this one particularly unique because it is made from a can of Black Flag insecticide. What can be more ironic?
The next one is fiber art cicada brooch by Molly Burgess Designs. You can find her items on both Instagram and Etsy. She has both larger plush items that you can hang on the wall, or smaller plush items that can be worn as a brooch. She also takes custom orders if you are interested in that. I am awaiting the piece that I ordered from her and very much looking forward to it!
Item number three is a piece of jewelry- a bee spoon ring- from an artist that I purchased from earlier in the year (my items had a dragon and griffin on them instead of insects). Spoonier takes antique spoons and turns them into spoon rings and bracelets. You can find their items for sale on Etsy, but you can also follow them on Instagram.
Alvamade Toys makes plush toys and sells on Etsy. I love her plush spiders! You can also follow her on Instagram here. She not only makes plush spider toys, but also other items such as Pokemon, mushrooms, owls, raccoons, pigs, cows, and various other creatures.
If you are looking for a necklace charm, Elemental Urchin has created beautiful pendants that encase butterfly wings. She also has some really cute whales, octopodes, and other creatures. You can buy her items on Etsy and follow here on Instagram here.
The next item is another clever piece of art that my husband came across. It’s from Art by Ariel and she sells on Society 6 here and you can follow her on Instagram here. I love the print because it’s such a good pun…..get it? …..Pillbugs…..
The last item is mass-produced, but still interesting. One of the “hot toys” of the season is called a Yellies! It’s a mechanical plush spider, but that’s not all. Apparently, the more you yell at it, the faster it moves. That’s some serious therapy for arachnophobes out there!
Here’s hoping that you have a wonderful holiday season!