Whenever I have to buy a gift, I try to shop handmade. You just can't beat the quality and care that goes into something that someone has made with their own two hands. Sure, these gifts may be a little pricey, but you cannot beat the quality. Take Nina Führer, for example. Nina has a cute little Etsy shop where she sells her knitted accessories, and they are almost too adorable! As Nina says in her bio: "My knitted accessories are in part figurative or sculptural, but wearable and functional as well." Nina began in business in 2004, after completing fashion design studies at Academies Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, a school for vocational studies in Maastricht, Netherlands. Her collections are made from high-quality materials and are all made by her. Just take a look at her stunning line of whimsical creature scarves and let me know what you think!

I hate to say it, but winter will be here before we know it, so share this article with all your friends! You never know who may need a new scarf this year. 

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1. Raccoon 

1. Raccoon
Etsy |  Ninafuehrer

I know that these wildlife critters can be a nuisance. They have torn my garbage apart more times than I can count, but how cute are they in scarf form? 

2. Red Fox 

2. Red Fox
Etsy |  Ninafuehrer

Inside the mouth of the fox — and all the other animal scarves in her collection — is a strong clip that serves as a clasp. You can take the clip out so that you can wash the scarf without worrying about the clip tearing the wool. If you aren't a fan of the red fox, make sure you check out #11. Nina makes the fox scarf in several colors. 

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3. Red Cardinal 

3. Red Cardinal
Etsy |  Ninafuehrer

A red cardinal is simply breathtaking against a white background of snow, so how fitting is this red cardinal scarf for winter?