Get ready to hear, “Wherever did you get this?” murmured with a broad smile. That’s what your giftee is going to say to you, after they’ve opened that special present made by a small maker…i.e., something you discovered when you browsed the best gifts from Etsy. Handmade home décor items, a plush hand-sewn stuffed animal or knit blanket or maybe a delightful artisanal food assortment—they’re all here for the shopping. Order now, to get to your recipient in time to enjoy for the holidays.
The 16 Best Gifts from Etsy to Win the Unique Present Award
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The Best Gifts from Etsy At a Glance
- Best for Couch Potatoes PinkUnicorn Studio Chunky Knit Blanket
- Best for the Bath Lover Perfect Scents 214 Set of 10 Bath Bombs
- Best for the Gamer ShiraWoods Personalized Controller and Headphone Stand
- For the Crafter The Hipster Crossbody Knitting Bag
- For the Elementary School Kid Morris the Reversible Fish
Best for Pet Lovers
This dog bed is covered in machine-washable mudcloth and is so sophisticated, it’s been featured in design magazines. Not only is the cover dark (so it’s going to hide muddy paws), it’s also water-resistant (so an accident is not going to ruin the four-inch layer of orthopedic foam mattress).
Best for Couch Potatoes
The 34- by 48-inch lap blanket size of this blanket, knit in super-chunky jumbo wool yarn, is perfect for snuggling beneath while binge-watching, then artfully draping over a couch arm when not in use.
Best for the Adoring Parent
Len and Laine
You snap a profile picture, email it to this artist, then days later receive a digital file back to you in your choice of dozens of color combinations. Then just shoot it over to Mpix to order your 8 x 10 printout, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind keepsake gift that’s going to be treasured for years.
Best for the Bath Lover
Perfect Scents 214
This set includes ten colorful bath bombs scented with an assortment of essential oils: uplifting geranium, soothing mint, relaxing lavender and more. Individually wrapped like candies, these would look super gifted in a small basket for immediate, fragrant display in your giftee’s bathroom.
For the Traveler
Heavy canvas with a monogram, this handsome Dopp Kit is going to be a fresh upgrade to his travel gear.
For the Teen Girl
In sorbet shades including yellow, lavender and more, this long-sleeve G-shirt and relaxed leggings is the sleepwear-to-streetwear vibe that she will love. Oh, and there are pockets—another win.
For the Hostess
State of Maine Cheese
Cheddar, Monterey Jack, gouda, cured beef, fancy mustard, jam…this is going to delight anyone who’s got a house full of snack-hungry holiday guests.
Best for the Gamer
A little plywood stand, personalized with the gamer’s name, keeps their headset and controllers from disappearing into the man cave or teen room. Also, it’s sure to show any visiting players that this player means business.
Best for Social Democrats
For this giftee, 2020 was a bright shining star in the political firmament…and what better to commemorate this historic moment for progressives than a photo of the Vermont senator hugging a cat?
For the Farmhouse Décor Lover
Lynne H. Designs
The family’s initial in whitewashed wood is perfect for mantel décor or hanging on a wall. (Eat your heart out, Joanna Gaines.)
For the Baby
A handmade toy that’s almost as cute as the little tyke is, in your choice of nine colors (extra points if you match the nursery).
For the Preschooler
Wizards of Crafts Co
“Bought it for my daughter and she loves making new designs all the time. These play dough kits are the best, keep my kiddo entertained for hours, over and over again!” says one reviewer. With natural scented play dough in earth tones, worker figurines, construction cars and all kinds of small rocks and faux greenery, this kit is going to keep new construction projects going for months.
For the Crafter
Whether they are one of the pandemic-era converts to the fiber arts or have been crocheting since they were kids, your giftee will appreciate this attractive tote with internal pockets to keep tools separate from skeins of yarn, and a drawstring top to prevent anything needles, scissors or shuttles from falling out.
For the Winter Sniffles Sufferer
Whether it’s a little runny nose or a big virus, your recipient will be comforted by a looseleaf tea, caramel candies, a cashmere scarf and other comforting goodies.
For the Elementary School Kid
This freaky-looking stuffed anglerfish gets even freakier when you reach into its mouth and literally pull it inside out, revealing its fishy inner parts. It’s like biology class, but cute.
For the Dog Walker
Available in terracotta, blue, grey or black colorways, we’re seeing the daily dog walk turning into a fashion statement when you’re both sporting these cozy cotton-poly hoodies.
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