I started at A Very Mary Design, and I actually made some gift tags using hers as a guide (pictures at a later date.)
Then I did a lot of general searches for gift tags to see what other people had. I found digital paperie, This mother-daughter team make and sell a lot of classy tags.
Then I moved on to soap- I think there was a photo on the home page that caught my eye. I found oh that ashley; this young lady makes cute zipper pouches and even cuter soap.
Then there was buttons, Charlie Brown mini envelopes, and like a thousand other things. Somehow I landed on hats...the most amazing hats in the world by Noxenlux Chapeaux. I want one of the hats sooo bad, but they are way out of my price range. So I thought "I could make one" then after about 5 minutes of staring at the picture I thought "no I can't" :( My favorite is this pirate hat.
Then I found Maria Pozo. She's got some really neat corsets, spats, etc.
That's where I stopped last night, but then I jumped on Etsy again today and what is showcased on the homepage...steampunk! If you don't know what steampunk is then you need to get out more...just kidding. I discovered steampunk a few weeks ago, I think on the threadbanger forum. I googled it and tried to find out more about it. From what I understand it is Victorian meets the Industrial Revolution with a little Lolita thrown in at times. The style involves a lot of mini gears and such. So I searched steampunk and looked at all 131 pages (and there are 21 results per page...you do the math it was a lot). I found some pretty cool stuff
Ok, last one I promise. I found Bayou Salvage, two ladies who make some neat stuff from repurposed materials. They make some really cool cuffs like I have never seen before, but I'm totally going to make a few. I have a love for keys but can never seem to find any neat ones that aren't out of my price range.
Wow, this is turning into a ReaLLY long post...I hope you found some of these things as inspiring as I have. I actually had to make a separate section in my bookmarks just for Etsy because there got to be too many :)