I just finished graduate school and have quite a bit of student load debt. My family would be completely understanding if I just gave cards or something similarly "budget conscious" for Christmas, but it would just kill me to have to resort to that. So I'm seriously considering trading with other etsy sellers so I can get some nice gifts.
I've never traded before, but it seems like it could be a good deal. There are a lot of traders on etsy, and some have really tempting items. The process, as far as I understand, is that two sellers contact each other, they find some item(s) they like, and then they attempt to make the trading amount even.
Hopefully I can get a good thing going! :)