Shopping via Etsy not only supports small business owners, but helps us find the perfect gift to either give or add to our own wish list. But actually navigating your way through Etsy? That’s another story, which can be quite overwhelming. While there are plenty of wonderful shops that do not fall into the narrow descriptions below, these are among some of my personal favorites. This list may help you find that last minute Christmas gift (make sure to check the shipping deadlines or contact the shop owner), but we hope this guide will help serve as a reference point you can come back to time and time again. (Note: my obsession with animals and mid-century decor will be more than evident).
For the writer and the bookworm:
Literary art prints and paper goods.
Recycled books repurposed into journals.
Hollowed-out books turned into a secret space.
A collection of handmade mini-book necklaces.
For the darling tea (or coffee) drinker:
Tea towels made in Los Angeles.
Upcycled, unique home decor.
Eco-friendly pottery mugs decorated and functionally recycled.
For the animal-art lover:
Illustrations turned into greeting cards, tote bags, aprons, stickers, brooches, tea towels, and pillows.
White faux taxidermy painted brightly for an accented art piece.
Whimsical (and definitely hipster-esque) paintings of original works on canvas, print, and poster.
For the ones with eyes for design:
Modern craft design.
Modern living with old school character.
Mid-century meets pop culture design.
Contemporary, simple, innovative, affordable home decor.
For the pet owner:
Stylish dog and cat collars.
Dog silhouette prints.
Collars and leashes.
For the accessory-obsessed fashionista:
Handmade bohemian-indie fashion accessories.
Delicate jewelry for women.
Dark, elegant jewelry handmade in London by illustrator Kaye Blegvad.
Cases for iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, Galaxy S3, and S4.
Nail decals for the nail art enthusiast.
For the vintage chick:
Vintage decor for the home and soul.
Distinct retro fun.
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For the artsy one:
Watercolor custom prints from France.
Limited edition giclee prints from an original watercolor, pen and ink and acrylic illustration
Photography, posters, and prints.
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Pre-printed fabric panels and patterns for embroidery and hand-embroidered gifts.
DIY succulent kits.
Fabrics for your sewing and quilting projects.
For the student:
Preppy pencils, stationery, and cell phone cases.
Custom engraved pencils.
Accessories for your PC, Kindle, and Apple products.
For the lover of film:
Original movie posters and typography.