Let our Etsy gift guide speed up your quest to find unique, thoughtful presents on this huge creative marketplace.
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How to find perfect presents on Etsy
Finding the perfect gift can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack! With more than 35 million things for sale on Etsy, how do you find the right thing?
Of course, if you know what you’re looking for, just be as specific as possible when you search for products.
The fun begins when you don’t know what you’re looking for, or just need inspiration.
Etsy’s categories along the top can help narrow things down for you. Home & Living is our most-searched category for interior products. Within that category, you’ll also find a section called Editor’s Picks, which narrows down current interiors trends and products that tie in with that. With careful searching, we’ve turned up some amazing interiors finds.
We’ve done the browsing for you, and hand-picked some homes and interiors treasures to appeal to even the choosiest person on your gift list.
Our Etsy gift guide
Etsy gift guide – home accessories
Etsy has a huge range of homes and interiors accessories. Here’s our pick of unique loveliness.
We’ve been following A House A Home on Instagram for a while, and love their boho textiles, including rugs, wall hangings and cushions like this.
And because flat whites taste better in a lovely mug.
Channel some Scandic-chic with these pastel vases.
These ceramic lights are handmade to order by the designer.
What about our pick of a few budget-friendly gifts that look thoughtful?
Gift guide – wall art
Etsy has the most amazing selection of art for your walls. Some even come as an instant download, so you can print it off and get it on the wall straightaway.
We really love the selection of altered portraits on Etsy, also the vintage posters and the original prints and canvases.
Here’s some great art you should check out on Etsy.
And finally some quirky wall art, suitable for an interior or the garden.
Etsy gift guide – quirky finds
Sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary and these picks are a little bit different.
It’s worth searching Etsy for one-off vintage finds too. I’ve got my eye on this antique Madonna statue from Italy.
Hopefully this has inspired you to try Etsy for some unusual and thoughtful gifts. Now here are the practicalities.
What is Etsy?
New to Etsy? It’s more than an online marketplace. Etsy is like a shopping ecosystem, made up of creative microbusinesses – mainly smaller, independent makers, crafting beautiful things from their home workshops. Creative entrepreneurs can sell globally or locally on Etsy to thoughtful buyers like you.
It’s truly global – you can buy products via Etsy from all over the world, including handmade creations and unique vintage treasures.
You’ll find products that are meaningful and affordable. They’re often handmade and made in small quantities. So for everyone who likes to support independent makers and sellers, Etsy is a great place to look for interesting and unique gifts.
How to buy from Etsy
Just sign up for an Etsy account – this gives you access to the Favourites button. A little heart on the top of your home page lets you store products and sellers that catch your eye. As you begin to “heart” products you love, your Etsy homepage will evolve to show a product feed tailored to your favourites, featuring other similar products you might like.
Are you a committed local shopper? This is the beauty of Etsy – if you only want to buy local, you can filter your search. Click on a category and look at the filtering options on the left of your screen. Under Shop location – choose a custom location. Here’s what it looks like –
Like our choices? Check out our interiors edit from French brand, La Redoute.