The 16 Best Gifts from Etsy to Win the Unique Present Award

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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 Best Gifts from Etsy At a Glance

best-gifts-from-etsy: dog bed

Best for Pet Lovers

1. LayloPets Modern Mudcloth Dog Bed


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 gifts from etsy knitted blanket

Best for Couch Potatoes

2. PinkUnicorn Studio Chunky Knit Blanket


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 gifts from etsy silhouette

Best for the Adoring Parent

3. Len and Laine Custom Silhouette Portrait 

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 gifts from etsy: bath bombs

Best for the Bath Lover

4. Perfect Scents 214 Set of 10 Bath Bombs

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.

best gifts from etsy dopp kit

For the Traveler

5. Ssweddings Personalized Toiletry Bag


Heavy canvas with a monogram, this handsome Dopp Kit is going to be a fresh upgrade to his travel gear.

best gifts frm etsy: tie dye lounge set

For the Teen Girl

6. Apexmode Tie Dye Top and Pants Set


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.

Size range: XS to XL

best gifts from etsy: Cheese gourmet box

For the Hostess

7. Maine Foodie Gift Box

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 gifts from etsy: video game controller stand

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 gifts from etsy: Bernie Sanders cat ornament

Best for Social Democrats

9. OrnamentallyYouEtsy Bernie Sanders Ornament


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?

best gifts from etsy: Famhouse style letter wall decoration

For the Farmhouse Décor Lover

10. Lynne H Designs Letter Wall Décor

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.)

best gifts from etsy: crocheted bunny toys

For the Baby

11. Unepelotedelaine Crochet Bunny


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).

best gifts from Etsy: construction site play set

For the Preschooler

12. Wizards of Crafts Co Construction Play Dough Sensory Kit

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.

best gifts from etsy: bag to hold knitting

For the Crafter

13. The Hipster Crossbody Knitting Bag


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.

best gifts from Etsy: gift set with tea

For the Winter Sniffles Sufferer

14. Hygge Spa Gift Basket


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.

best gifts from Etsy: 2 reversible plush fish toys

For the Elementary School Kid

15. Morris the Reversible Fish


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.

best gifts from Etsy: Matching Dog and Human hoodies

For the Dog Walker

16. Ollipets Twinning Dog/Owner Hoodies


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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dana dickey

Senior Editor

Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...