Shopping online for your gifts this year? Skip Amazon and instead support makers and small businesses who are selling their goods on Etsy.
Not only will you find something truly unique, you are also supporting artists from around the world!
Here are 15 gift ideas to get you started – just be sure to check shipping times if you need it to arrive by Christmas!
Simple, smart, classic — this desk calendar by Cabin is the perfect gift for anyone who works at home or who simply likes to keep organized. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Cabin also sells a variety of laser-cut wood pieces like earrings, pins, wall hangings and more.
Delight the knitter in your life with this adorable sloth yarn bowl by Barruntando Ceramics. This is one of the best ceramics shops on Etsy and you can likely do quite a bit of your holiday shopping here. Bonus – this bowl comes with matching knitting needles!
3 – Elephant Pillow
If you didn’t get your order in time to get one of Joyful House’s custom letter pillows – fear not – this home decor shop has a few pre-made pillows up for grabs that are currently on sale – like this elephant!
4 – Mini Macrame
Here’s a great boho stocking stuffer idea! Mix and match these mini macrame creations in a gift box, or choose from individual designs like a gold rainbow, mini wall hangings and more.
5 – Leather Notebook
Does anyone else LOVE receiving sketchbooks and notebooks as gifts?! Choose something with a little more quality this year and buy this leather notebook. There are also options to have the notebook engraved or personalized, but if you want something ready to ship – go for the standard version.
6 – Flower Print Set
Looking for an affordable but thoughtful gift idea? This Etsy shop sells instant downloadable prints — meaning you are sent the high res, print-quality files which you can print at your local printshop and put in the frames of your choice. This is also a good option if you’re a little tight on time and can’t wait for something to be shipped.
8 – Succulent Candle
For the plant AND scent lovers, here’s the best of both worlds! These hand-poured soy wax candles feature adorable succulent and cacti molds that are scented like cactus and sea salt.
9 – Speckled Mug
This cute gift idea is for anyone who can’t function without their morning brew. The ceramic tumbler mug features a cute speckled design in pink and neutral shades, with a thumbprint for easy sipping.
10 – Bamboo Cotton Robe
Encourage peak coziness with a long robe made with bamboo cotton. It’s soft, it’s stretchy, it’s super comfortable and it’s made with care in Toronto, Canada. The shop also sells a variety of bamboo clothing pieces if you’re looking to tick more than one gift off your list.
11 – Custom Camp Mug
Here’s to hoping that 2021 will have many more camping and outdoor adventures! Add to your camping buddy’s collection with a super cute, custom enamel mug. Not into this print? There are a ton of designs to choose from on ODYSEAstore’s Etsy shop.
12 – Toy Chipmunk
For the young or the young at heart, this shop is full of adorable, eco-friendly plushies. Asides from this cute little chipmunk, you can also find a variety of mice, birds and bunnies.
13 – Embroidery Kit
Give the gift of creativity with an embroidery kit that will keep your loved ones busy throughout the winter months. Kindred Spirit Canada offers a ton of really beautiful designs for those new to the art of embroidery. I particularly like this Lucky Cat design!
14 – Self Care Gift Box
We could all use a little rest and relaxation after a year like 2020, am I right? This self-care gift box is full of handmade goodies and french-inspired skincare products made in Quebec, Canada.
15 – Box Tote Bag
Made with linen and organic cotton, this simplistic and practical tote bag is printed with a Bookhou Design original drawing. Cute as a project bag, an every-day purse or a reusable grocery tote.