Whatever Holiday Gift Guide 2022, Day Three: Arts, Crafts, Music and More

Posted on November 30, 2022 Posted by John Scalzi

The 2022 Holiday Gift Giving Guide continues, and today we leave the book and focus on gifts and other crafts — which you can think of as other kinds of things that creative people can do: Music, art, knitting, jewelry, food art and so on. These can be great and unique gifts for that special someone in your life, and something you can’t just pick up at the mall. I hope you find something interesting here.

Note that the title of today’s comment is only for creators to post about their gifts for sale; Please don’t leave other comments, they will be deleted to keep the thread clean. Thanks!

Creator: Here’s how to post to this thread. Please follow these instructions!

1. Creator (of things other than books) only. This is an intentionally broad category, so if you’ve made something and made it available to the public to try or buy, you can post about it in this thread. The exception to this is books (including comics and comics), where two pre-existing threads exist, one for traditionally published works and one for one for non-traditionally published work (Note: if you are a writer and also create something else, you can promote something else today). Do not post if you are no the creator of the item you want to promote, please.

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2. The works created specifically and completed only. This theme is specially designed for artists and designers who do their own thing the outstanding work. Mass-produced items such as CDs, buttons or T-shirts are acceptable IF You created the content yourself. But don’t use this thread on other people’s creations, which happen to be for sale. Likewise, do it no post about work in progress, even if you post publicly elsewhere. Remember, this is meant to be a gift guide, and these are things that are meant to be given to others. Also, don’t promote yourself unless you have something to sell or give away, which others can give as gifts.

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3. One post per creator. In this article, you can list any creation you want, but let me suggest you focus on your most recent creation. Also note that the majority of Whatever readers are in the US/Canada, so I recommend focusing on North American items. If you are located elsewhere and your work is available there, please note.

4. Maintain your job description SUMMARY (there will be a lot of text, I believe) and entertaining. Imagine that the person is in front of you when you talk about your work and is interested but easily distracted.

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5. You can include a link to the store site if you like using standard HTML link scripting. Be aware that if you include too many links (usually three or more) your post may be sent to the moderator queue. If that happens, don’t panic: I’ll step in and publish a curated post. Note that the text periodically enters the middle order; Don’t panic about it either.

6. As mentioned above, comment posts that are not from creators promoting their work as described above will be deleted, in order to maintain a useful feedback loop for people looking for interesting work.

Now: Tell us about yourself!

Tomorrow: Fan Favorites!


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