Local and handmade, what could be better? Here are a few Austin-local Etsy favorites I've run across:
Katinka Pinka makes wonderful, unusual jewelry and beautiful wrap skirts. She charges sales tax to us locals, but S&H is always free. My favorite of her stuff is this green Secret Bumble wrap skirt. It's $59, which is maybe a bit high, but it is really lovely and looks well-made. My only real complaint is that according to the description, it only fits up to a size 12.
Mother Necessity also makes wrap skirts, or at least one, this cute pink one, and as they are intended for pregnant and post-pregnant women, they might actually fit me. And, good news, Mother Necessity is a brand new shop and she says her wrap skirt offerings will soon be expanding! Prices are similar to Katinka Pinka--$55 plus $5.95 S&H in this case, and quality looks similar as well. Mother Necessity also sells slings, bibs, and burp clothes.
Washi by Maoiliosa sells washi paper jewelry, and she's currently having a 10% off Mother's Day sale (through May 5)! My favorite of her current stock is this lovely blue tsunami coin pendant, which comes with its ribbon necklace and is only $11 plus $3 S&H.
JM Day's offerings are mostly felted items that come from recycled sweaters, an idea I love. I am particularly enamored by elefelt, a striped stuffed recycled wool elephant. He's just a little guy--5"X7" or so, but he's so cute and so environmentally responsible! I'd definitely consider him for a new baby gift. He costs $21 plus $2.50 US shipping.
Finally, I have to turn your attention to prints by UneFemme. She's got some awesome stuff, some of it a bit macabre in that good way, she is currently having a BOGO sale (just through tomorrow, though, so act now)! My favorite of her featured items is The Fury, a mixed media tree print (it mixes text from architectural magazines with watercolor). It's 8"X10" and she's asking $20 plus $3 shipping for it.