The Ultimate Etsy Gift Guide

We sort through the twee, the handmade, and the just plain weird to bring you the best of the lot.

So. You follow lots of design blogs, love the idea of gifting unique (one more candle and you’re going to hang your head in shame), and think the idea of Etsy is pretty darn cool. But that pesky day job of yours gets in the way of the endless hours of browsing needed to find something actually worth purchasing. Well, lucky for you, ours does not. We clocked those endless hours and compiled 50 legitimately awesome finds. Leather pouches, initial jewelry, baby blankets, pretty prints, Kindle cases—yes, there’s some recurring themes in here, but we’re okay with that. These categories are a gold mine of unique ideas for the people outside your immediate family/friend group that you couldn’t live without—think babysitter, assistant, dog walker, co-worker, etc. Now go forth and shop homemade! Your crafty friends will thank you.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.