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Though quarantine was not the best of times, many enterprising Concordians made the best out of it by starting Etsy shops or other side hustles to earn a little extra spending money.

If you’re looking for extra-special, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts to give loved ones this holiday season, you’re in the right place. Support your fellow Falcons, shop small, and get amazing gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.

Check out some CUW side hustles below (shared with us via Instagram) and get shopping!

Wish Upon a Scrunchie

Leah Hewitt

Check out Leah’s handmade scrunchies and face masks here.

La Vito

Maggie Vesey

Maggie and her mom make handmade soap, bath bombs, and more. Check out there products here.



Abby’s Creations

Abby makes unique stickers using her graphic design skills. Grab yours here.





Top Knotch Goods

Kendall Lotto

Kendall makes handcrafted earrings for the “fashionably artistic”. Grab yours here.






Honey and Oils

Brittney Soyk

Brittney shares her love of natural living through her essential oils endeavor. Click here to find out more.

— Madelyne Arrigoni is a senior studying English, Mass Communications, and Photography. She plans to graduate in 2022.

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