Unwrapped: For The Etsy Lover


Give artists some love this holiday season

Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that's a full month in which we'll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.

Have you ever felt the high that comes from finding a really thoughtful gift? Isn't it the best? The easiest way to achieve it is definitely Etsy. Not only can you find just about anything, but you can tailor it to your pal's exact taste, ensuring that it's the best gift possible this season.

The best part about heading over to Etsy for your holiday shopping is that, instead of handing over your hard-earned cash to a corporation that may or may not have your best interests at heart, you'll be supporting an artist that is passionate about what they do. Peep the list below to see what we've been eyeing on the site, from cozy winter essentials and home decor to so much more.

StofStudios, All Good Wooden Hand Earrings, $19, available at Etsy.

These earrings can remind you everything is okay, even when the news cycle begs to differ.

Shannonbroder, Custom Silk Screen Pet Pillow, $68, available at Etsy.

Your BFF has definitely posted enough pics of their pup to Instagram for you to score this present.

GoodsbyMika, Chunky Knit Merino Wool Blanket, $134, available at Etsy.

Sure, it would be cool if you learned to knit this kind of blanket yourself, but also how about just support an artist and skip the DIY fail this holiday season?

OnceWood, Rustic Tub Caddy, $35, available at Etsy.

This is definitely the ultimate life hack.

Foxwood Forest, Brass Crescent Moon and Kyanite Earrings, $36, available at Etsy.

Witchy as hell, and versatile too.

Lemesto, Handpainted Geometric Succulent Planters, $14, available at Etsy.

Skip the boring old clay pot, and plop a cactus in one of these cuties to make life greener all year round.

Ambrijoux, 3 Stone Ear Climber in Black Obsidian, $69, available at Etsy.

Even if the person on the receiving end isn't endowed with endless knowledge about stones and crystals, these obsidian earrings are sure to impress.

DressedToThrillShop, Rose Quartz Moonphase Gemstone Pipe, $34, available at Etsy.

Now that you've seen this, you—and the friend you give this to—will never need to smoke out of a tacky pipe again.

PurpleFishBowl, Butterfly Collar Shirt, $95, available at Etsy.

Even if butterflies aren't your thing, this Etsy shop has plenty of artist-themed designs to dress your friend like the work of art she is.

DropDeadCandles, Skull Candle Gift Box, $20, available at Etsy.

The pastel hues are perfect to keep any home just a tad spooky year-round.

PeachApricot, Pride Rainbow, $32, available at Etsy.

Gay as hell, and the perfect dainty wall hanging to add to any home.

Willowedinburgh, Heart Constellation Locket, $46, available at Etsy.

Skip the cutout photo, and put the stars closest to your BFF's heart with this locket.

Potionnumber9, Celestial Constellation Neck, $22, available at Etsy.

Pretty, even for those who even aren't astrology-obsessed (but, aren't we all?).

HumblePrideGlass, Peach Glass Pipe, $30, available at Etsy.

I tried so, so hard to keep this list to one pipe, but please look at how perfect these little peaches are and tell me you don't need one in every color.

TheUkuleleArtist, Custom Ukulele, $120, available at Etsy.

Ukuleles, despite the cringe-worthy quirkiness they experienced during the early aughts, remain one of the easiest instruments to pick up, and the one that comes with the lowest price tag too. Rather than picking up a toy version, snag one that will look pretty hanging on the wall even when it's not being played.

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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

Photo via @mileycyrus on Twitter

Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.


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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.

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He'd previously said he wanted to punch Jackson's 'Leaving Neverland' accusers in the face

Aaron Carter has been one of Michael Jackson's fiercest celebrity advocates in the aftermath of the Leaving Neverland documentary in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. In a new clip from People, however, he seems to walk back his defense.

People reveals that Carter will be joining the upcoming season of reality TV show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with his mother. It's noted that he will be revealing more thoughts regarding Jackson following the documentary and the sneak peek specifically sees him alluding to a negative experience with the singer.

Carter, who has previously said that Jackson was never inappropriate toward him, says that Jackson "was a really good guy," though he does note that this is only true "as far as I know." "He never did anything that was inappropriate," he continues before stopping himself, as though remembering something. "Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate."

Carter does not provide any more detail after this statement. He has previously said that he would stay at Jackson's Neverland estate and sleep in the same bed as the much older star when he was 15 years old, though he hasn't seemed to understand then just how creepy that is. He also said earlier this year, in a clip from TMZ, that he would be telling a story of something that happened between them in an upcoming book about his life.