Etsy Shop Spotlight: Bells & Whistles
If you’re looking for a cute way to help a little artist organize his or her supplies, check out the Bells & Whistles Etsy shop. This shop specializes in handmade art supply totes.
The totes have pleated pockets on the front for storing markers, crayons, or colored pencils. The larger totes also have additional storage pockets for stickers, scissors, or other art supplies. The inside of the tote is big enough to carry a few coloring books, sketch pads, or story books.
The small totes sell for $15 and the larger totes sell for $25. So, even if you buy a large tote and fill it full of coloring books and sketch pads, it’s still a fairly inexpensive gift idea for a young child. (There are no art supplies included when you purchase the tote.)
There are quite a few different fabric options to choose from, including feminine floral prints as well as more gender neutral designs that would work for boys or girls. It would be nice if there was a way to personalize the tote, but there does not seem to be a way to add your child’s name to your purchase.
I think these totes would be great for keeping in the car for long road trips or taking to restaurants, doctor’s offices, and other places where your child needs to be quietly entertained.
Bell & Whistles has been selling on Etsy since 2007. The shop has had over 1,300 sales and has a 100% positive feedback rating.
Megan, the shop’s owner, is based in Santa Rosa, CA. International shipping is available, however.
Photo credit: Bells & Whistles