Let our Etsy gift guide speed up your quest to find unique, thoughtful presents for friends and family on this huge creative marketplace.
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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. Our Etsy gift guide will help you out …
How to buy from Etsy
Just sign up for an account – this gives you access to the Favourites button. This 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? Here’s 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 –
How to find perfect presents on Etsy
Finding those perfect gifts 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.
The 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.
By the way, we’ve also had great success with design services on Etsy. Check out the Roomy Home logo and artwork – all bought and personalised from a talented designer selling on Etsy.
We’ve done the browsing for you, and hand-picked some homes and interiors treasures to appeal to even the trickiest person on your present list.
Our Etsy gift guide
Etsy gift guide – £10 and under
Etsy gift guide – £10 to £20
Etsy gift guide – £20 and up
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