Every year, as Autumn makes her grand entrance on the stage, I gleefully start digging through closets and drawers pulling out my collection of scarves. From September through March, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find my neck adorned with some sort of comforting swath of fabric. Sure, it’s about keeping warm as the mercury drops, but it’s also about donning some of the most beautiful, eye-catching, handcrafted accessories around. I’ve always thought that scarves make for really wonderful holiday gifts. Not only are they wearable pieces of handmade art, but they also show the recipient that you want to provide them with comfort and warmth through the colder months.
And so, with the trees barren, the wind picking up, and holiday gift-giving and Winter just around the corner, I turned to Etsy to scour for ever more neck warmers to add to my growing collection. What follows are some of my personal favorites. Make sure to take a peek after the jump for a larger image of each piece.