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Gift Guide: Etsy Treasures

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Etsy is a wonderful resource for holiday gifts.

You can find high-quality, thoughtful, and unique treasures created by small, often woman-owned businesses.

So today I’m highlighting a few categories in a range of prices to help you give an extra special gift.

Keep in mind; these are small businesses operating in the busiest time of year.

They do not have anywhere close to the capacity of Amazon, Walmart, or Target. Shipping is going to take some time, so place orders soon – like this weekend;) 

And, please don’t ask for a discount. For the brief moment that I sold goods online, I can assure you these creators are working their tails off of very little margin.

Gift Guide: Etsy Treasures

Etsy Gift Guide

First Date Portrait

Etsy First Date Portrait

First Date Portrait, $95 

BrassKey Studio creates handmade portraits of buildings and locations so you can celebrate the place where you met, had your first date, got engaged, married, or even your first home. 

Handwritten Family Recipe Plate Handwritten Family Recipe Plate from Etsy

Handwritten Family Recipe Plate , $66

I get all the feels with this one. If you have a handwritten family recipe, Z

Vintage Magazine Prints
Vintage Magazine Cover Poster from Etsy

Vintage Magazine Prints, Set of 6 starts at $20 

I need to find a spot in my house for these. With the combination of vibrant colors and vintage feel these prints will fit in any decor, and the price is incredible. Shipping will take a little longer (about three weeks). But love them for a dorm room or to even decorate a closet space.

Letter Necklace

Custom Letter Necklace from Etsy

Letter Necklace, $28 

I adore these letter necklaces, available in silver, rose or 18K gold for under $30. Since I have three girls, I would order one for each, and stagger the lengths so they nestle in with each other. You can get the trendy layered look with lots of meaning. This is a wonderful gift for a mom, new or one who’s been around the block. a few times, like me ;).

Personalized Charcuterie Planks

Personalized Charcuterie Planks from Etsy

Personalized Charcuterie Planks prices vary.

I make a mean charcuterie board. Friends show up at my house expecting one. This is a gorgeous, hand crafted board, that you can personalize to your liking

Available at a store called Left Coast Original, you can order this in 16 ” or 22″. 

Personalized Men’s Bracelet

Personalized Mens Bracelet from Etsy

Personalized Men’s Bracelet

Another lovely personalized bracelet, this one for the man in your life. Starting at around $50, you can stack the names of your kids on a braided leather band that he can wear every day. It’s subtle and would work with almost any personal style. 

Beeswax Candle

Winter Wonderland Beeswax Candle from Etsy

Beeswax Candle, $26

I first discovered Basic Bee Candle Co last fall. Their Pumpkin Spice candle is heavenly. So I stocked up on a few scents like their Winter Wonderland and Silent Night (smells like the perfect Christmas Tree). These candles are extra special. They are handmade, non-toxic, and burn clean. Everyone I’ve given these to rave about them.

They are great for teachers or neighbors, wrap in some tule and add a gift card as a thank you to someone who’s helped you out this year.


Taylor Swift (Taylor's Version) Ornament from Etsy

Taylor Swift Ornament 

Two facts about me: I collect Christmas ornaments, and I am a Swiftie, and it’s been a big week for us, so this “Taylor’s Version” ornament just makes sense.

I mention this because you can find any kind of ornament on Etsy. Think of something, pop it in the search and you’ll find it. Ornaments make incredibly thoughtful gifts on their own or use them as part of the gift wrap on a larger gift.  

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Tracy Gray

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I am always looking for unique and creative ideas for holidays birthdays,etc. I never thought of Etsy! I love the first date idea for my daughter who just got married. Thank you so much!!!


Friday 19th of November 2021

Great ideas! I love going to Etsy for gifts. We have a number of prints and original watercolors, a pearl necklace, coasters, pillows, scarves....even had linen curtains made for the family room! One year I had a beautiful mahogany seed box made for my mom (which handled humidity to keep flower seeds fresh).

Plus don't forget there are vintage items there as well. I've bought silk swatches from previous Japanese kimono to use in art projects.

Megan Kristel

Friday 19th of November 2021

They have so many wonderful options. I've had cushions made, bought cedar chests for my daughter's special memories and found lots of vintage children books!


Friday 19th of November 2021

These are wonderful suggestions! I found some great gifts on Etsy this year - Breakfast at Tiffany's note cards for my daughter, a Texas A&M coir doormat for my sister-in-law who just moved into a new house, embossed old fashioned glasses for my husband. But the BEST one is a foil metallic song lyric print that has the lyrics from the song we danced to at our wedding in a circle like a CD - I bought this for my husband (of 32 years); fingers crossed he likes it!

Now off to check out those Vogue prints and the charcuterie board!


Friday 19th of November 2021

@Megan Kristel, yay! I haven't received mine yet, but will post a pic in the FB group when it arrives!

Megan Kristel

Friday 19th of November 2021

Ohhhhh, I'm going to order the song lyrics that's BEAUTIFUL!


Friday 19th of November 2021

Thank you for these, Megan! You always have great gift ideas. Last year, I ordered the Christmas tree cutting board you recommended for me and my mom and mom-in-law-- a huge hit! Thanks again :)

Megan Kristel

Friday 19th of November 2021

Oh! I LOVE that cutting board :)