Gift Edit 2023

55 of the Very Best Gifts from Etsy to Give Anyone, Anytime This Year

updated Dec 8, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

What’s not to love about Etsy? The online retailer is a gold mine for specialty items and continues to receive praise for its unique, personalized gift options — many of which are budget-friendly and completely unique.

Whether you have a loved one who’s getting engaged or married, celebrating a birthday or holiday, or just bought their first home, Etsy has countless gift options they’ll cherish forever. (Don’t forget to skim through Etsy’s curated gift guides for even more specialized suggestions.) Anything purchased on Etsy automatically feels more thoughtful and special, and shopping “small” (virtually, that is) is a great way to make an impact and help your recipient feel incredibly special.

The best part: When you shop on Etsy, you’re supporting small businesses and independent artists who’ve turned their personal passions into beautiful works of art, with an attention to detail that’s simply unrivaled. Read on for 54 gift ideas our editors are eyeing right now.

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Give the gift of year-round color with this stained glass botanical suncatcher. The frame is made from epoxy resin and the flowers are handpainted with sun- and water-resistant acrylic paint to ensure it stays bright and beautiful all year round. The suncatcher can be hung in a window or on the wall, so you can place it in the perfect spot to get the best light.

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This unique foldable paper lamp makes for an eye-catching statement piece that disguises itself as a book when not in use. Measuring 15.8" x 8.2", it's exquisitely handmade with vintage Japanese-inspired floral details and emits cozy, warm light wherever you place it.

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Help your favorite book lover keep track of their reading goals with this elegant reading journal from Duncan & Stone Paper Co. The hardcover journal is made with linen and sports striking goil foil accents that make it look just as good as any other book on the shelf. Inside, you'll find reading challenges and trackers to record book ratings, start and finish dates, books of the month, and more.

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For the plant lovers in your life, this Stormy Dripping Rain Cloud is a fun and hands-free way to keep their potted plants watered. Complemented by a glow-in-the-dark moon accent, the rain cloud holds up to four ounces of water that slowly drips down onto the plant below. The cloud "rains" for up to 10 minutes as a companion to your regular watering routine.

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Part lamp, part art installation, if you're looking for a conversation starter, this is it. With a crescent-inspired design, your giftee will continuously marvel at this pick as they melt their favorite scents. (Bonus points if you gift them their favorite candle, too!)

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This fun tea towel is all about bringing a sense of home to your giftee. Available in two fun colors, this tea towel comes emblazoned with the welcoming phrase, "Mi casa es su casa," making this a fun, vibrant gift that will make your giftee grin from ear to ear, especially if they've recently moved!

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Help your loved one keep track of all of their travels — and inspire new ones — with this Push Pin Travel Map from Finch & Cotter. It's printed on textured cotton canvas and framed, and it comes with 50 red pins to mark each place they've been. You can choose the font and color, as well as personalize it with the recipient's name.

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If your giftee loves a crafty project or has been exploring new creative expressions, this needle felting kit comes with everything they could need to create a vibrant piece of art. If the moonlit style isn't quite right for them, the FeltedSky shop has a number of beautiful designs for you to choose from.

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If you know someone without much space to spare for trinkets and treasures, might we suggest this mini cactus kit? These teeny-tiny plants are super easy to care for and won't outgrow their pots even after years of life. The set includes three different varieties of cactus, each in its own distinctive planter.

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Anyone who loves sculptural art placed throughout their home is going to adore this next find. This chic (and eco-friendly) utensil crock features a unique shape and a myriad of color options to choose from for a truly functional statement gift.

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Gift a pop of pattern à la this orange Etsy find. The eye-catching gingham style feels equal parts classic and cozy, and you can’t beat the less-than-$40 price point (pillow insert included!).

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Looking for a smart gift for the guy who has everything? This personalized charging dock is a nice option to place on a desk or bookshelf to keep his essentials organized. It holds a phone, wallet, rings, watch, and keys all in the same place with a spot to dock your charging device.

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Snag these chic acrylic tags as stocking stuffers this holiday season, or even as an extra-creative way to denote presents beneath the tree. They can be used as a keychain accent, backpack flair, or an easy way to identify a suitcase.

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Mid-century serveware meets today's walnut wood trend in these Mini Mesa Trays, which are ideal for cheese, charcuterie, or pastries. They make an ideal gift for home cooks, cool dinner party hosts, and vintage homeware-lovers alike.

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Spend a little time on TikTok and you'll quickly realize — plaster art is everywhere right now. If you're looking to make a big statement, this stunning emerald green piece could be it. Choose from a range of larger scale sizes, starting at 24-inches by 18-inches all the way to 90-inches by 60-inches, as well as framed or unframed shipping options.

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This set of six coasters showcases the complete Jane Austen collection of novels, from "Sense and Sensibility" to "Persuasion," and would make any fan of historical fiction that much more excited to get their read on while sipping a morning coffee or evening martini. Pair the coaster set with a copy of your recipient's favorite novel for the perfect anytime gift.

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Spoil your favorite game night partner with a personalized Scrabble board. It's stashed in a linen-bound "book" that can easily be displayed or kept on the bookshelf for a charming and sentimental touch.

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This organic, stonewashed linen sheet set, complete with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases, is available in 20 colors and patterns. A number of shoppers have even purchased sets as gifts after purchasing for themselves and being so impressed by the look, cooling feel, and fast shipping (!!) of Bea Linen.

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This chic, sage-colored linen throw is the perfect piece of cozy decor for anyone from your homebody roommate to your trendy sister. The waffle knit and frayed edge texture gives it a bohemian look that pairs beautifully with styles from modern to eclectic.

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Made from soy and beeswax, these adorable hug-shaped candles are a great gift for making anyone feel as loved as you know they are. Choose between scents like pine and magnolia and from two neutral hues to customize your giftee's perfect handmade candle.

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This handwritten recipe plate might be the most touching gift of all and will undoubtedly hold a special place in your receiver’s heart. There’s nothing quite like a family recipe that feels like home and this decorative porcelain dish will bring that feeling right to wherever it’s placed on display.

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Have a friend who can’t live without their pup? They probably never knew they needed a custom pet sweatshirt. Simply choose the pup which bears their likeness the most and pass along the dog's name to the seller. They’ll be the best dressed at the dog park!

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This monogrammed Dopp kit would make a great birthday present or groomsmen gift. It could also be a nice wedding gift for the couple who loves to travel (especially if they're planning to hop on a plane to celebrate). There are two sizes, and each bag is made with 100 percent genuine leather, so it’ll last for years.

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Put your foot on the gas for this incredibly chic gift that any car lover will adore. Whether your dad just bought an old Mustang or your nephew’s obsessed with trucks, this watercolor portrait will bring their prized possession to life in a new and memorable way that they’ll be able to look at all day long.

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This chunky merino wool throw made AT’s Etsy gift guide last year, and it’s still an editor-approved favorite. From blush to emerald, this cozy throw is available in 40 different colors and is made using a special arm knitting technique that adds instant warmth to any indoor or outdoor space. Drape it across the living room sofa or bring it out to the patio as the seasons start to change.

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For the couple who just bought their very first home, look no further than this custom watercolor painting for a gift they’ll cherish forever. The artist promises a chic and touching interpretation of the exterior using a photo of the home as inspiration. You can opt to receive a digital file or a printed image.

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You can’t go wrong with a candle, and this handcrafted one is offered in a gorgeous shape that’s inspired by the waves of the ocean. It’s also unscented, so it doubles as seamless décor no matter where it’s placed. The seller recommends putting it on a heat-safe plate or candle holder due to its irregular shape.

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Wallet prints are so over. This year, consider gifting this wallet, which can be engraved with a sketch of a family photo or a special handwritten phrase. It features 12 card slots, two money slots, and a triple fold for optimal organization.

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With six prints for less than $70 total, this printed set of vintage magazine covers would look fabulous on display in a bedroom or home office. The seller can also exchange any poster in the set with another one that’s available from the listings in their store. FYI, the prints come without frames, so you’ll want to shop for your own.

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Made from 100 percent natural artisan soap and organic ingredients, this personalized gift set features a variety of aromatic and synthetic-free scents that are created using essential oils. From reliable favorites like lavender and eucalyptus to spa-like aromas like basil rose and ocean breeze, each order can be catered to the recipient with add-ons like a wooden soap dish or printed gift box.

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Get Fido in on the festive fun with this creative dog bone advent calendar. It can be personalized with an initial and your pup's name, and boasts spots for 24 treats (tied with twine), one for each day leading up to Christmas morning.

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Encourage a little self-care this holiday season with these small-batch natural bath salts. Made with a luxe combination of Epsom salt, essential oils, and dried botanicals, the four scents (jasmine, rose, eucalyptus, and spearmint, or lavender), will prompt rest and relaxation for anyone lucky enough to be on the receiving end of this gift.

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Keep your loved one warm and cozy — in style! — with this colorful handmade beanie hat. The purple and orange color scheme is so fun and it touts a detachable pom-pom for a flexible and fashionable look.

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Amateur mixologists will love the creativity that comes with this deck of cocktail cards. The 52-card set boasts the same number of unique cocktail recipes, each beautifully illustrated and featuring a range of spirits from gin and rum to tequila and whiskey.

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Nod to their love for the great outdoors with this classic enamel mug, which features handpainted wilderness-inspired illustrations (think: evergreen branches, a cast-iron skillet, and wood axe) and a witty "Happy Camper!" greeting. Pair it with all the ingredients for hot chocolate or a hot toddy, and you've got the perfect gift.

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Stumped on what to get your coworker or boss? Look no further than this simple and stylish selection of lunch bags from WAAM Industries. Made from durable waxed cotton canvas with a water-resistant beeswax finish, they're easy to keep clean and can stand up to the heaviest of lunches. Bonus: With six vibrant hues to choose from, no one will mistake your lunch for theirs in the office fridge ever again.

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Everyone has that friend who is super obsessed with their plant babies. Treat them (and their greenies) to a little visual upgrade with this set of three graphic terracotta pots. Painted by hand with complimentary colors, they'd be the perfect place to display delicate foliage like an asparagus fern.

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Show them how much you appreciate every facet of their unique personality with this decorative wall tapestry inspired by their zodiac sign. Available in five subtle yet stunning hues (including smokey gray and midnight navy), the piece is a great way to add texture and dimension to a gallery wall or bedroom.

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These adorable lambswool mittens are a cute and cozy gift to have on hand (pun intended) just in case you find yourself on the receiving end of an unexpected gift this holiday season. They're thoughtful, stylish, and useful — and no one will know they were a last-minute addition to your gift list.

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Gift your favorite host or hostess with a small sentiment they can break out next time they're entertaining a crowd. These charming potpourri jars — which contain a mix of organic spices and dried fruits — are meant to be simmered stovetop for a delightful way to scent your whole home with the smell of the holidays.

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Coasters are one of those always-useful gifts that will be well-received no matter who the recipient is. This hand-painted abstract set is perfect for the art lover in your life — or just anyone who needs to upgrade their bar cart game.

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A luxe throw pillow is a totally underrated gift, and something a loved one might not normally splurge on for themselves. This pretty pick is handmade and features a large-scale paisley pattern that would be the ideal finishing touch on a couch or bed.

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Encourage your most fashionable friend to display their favorite accessories out in the open with this beautiful handmade ceramic tray. It's the perfect size for laying out precious earrings or cocktail baubles, but it can also be styled on an entryway table to corral keys and mail.

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Spread the holiday cheer with these too-cute earrings, designed to look like mini sugar cookies (honestly, we almost thought they were the real thing!). Package them in a canvas bag tied with a festive bow and you officially have the best White Elephant gift in the office.

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To answer your question, yes, someone in your life absolutely needs this disco planter. After all, retro is glam again, as long as a little greenery is involved.

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Add a punch of fun and visual interest to any sofa with this soft and luxurious velvet knot pillow. It’s the perfect size — 11” x 11” — so it can be transported wherever you want to sit back and relax at home. According to a few top-notch reviews, it’s also 100 percent kid-approved.

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We love the simple story behind this shop, which started in 2014 as an idea to create jewelry dishes that were “personal, affordable, and totally unique,” the seller says. To this day, these handcrafted pieces are renowned for their no-fuss appeal and special charm. Each dish photographs beautifully and would make a lovely engagement or bridal shower gift.

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Available in a variety of shapes, designs, and sizes, these bold ceramic vases would look great arranged on open shelving, or on the table of your favorite entertainer.

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How sweet is this idea for a baby or toddler gift? This adorable puzzle comes with pegs, so it doubles as an educational game to help little ones learn their name using fine motor skills. You can’t go wrong with the price, either. What a steal!

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We all have that one friend who always brings their fancy camera around, whether you're out to eat or on a European vacation. They’ll love this personalized, high-quality leather strap that provides a hands-free photography experience with style. It’s compatible with a variety of SLR and DSLR camera models, from Canon to Sony to Nikon and more.

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If birthdays are a big deal in your house, consider gifting this gorgeous ring to a loved one when they celebrate their next trip around the sun. It comes with a rose gold band and endless opportunities for personalization. We also love that it’s age-appropriate for both older and younger generations.

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A bit of luxury never hurt, right? Grab these wood and marble coasters to add a glam touch to any space, without a steep price. Personalized to fit anyone's aesthetic, these are a great gift for all your friends and family.

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Ahh.. It smells like Christmas! Need some extra cheer in your home? This Christmas morning natural fragrance is a great way to get everyone in the Christmas cheer for the upcoming holiday season!

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If there's one thing your favorite plant parent needs, it's more pots—they can never have too many! These ceramic white pots are great for medium- to large-sized plant friends in any space of the home.

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Who doesn't love manning the grill during the spring and summer? With the added personalization on these heat-resistant gloves, your favorite pit boss will feel like the grill master they are — and stay safe around an open flame.