8 Etsy Gifts We’re Constantly Re-Buying (Sometimes For Ourselves!)
The “perfect gift” can be elusive. But while the recipient, price point, and occasion may shift, I’d argue that a present should ideally be something your recipient would never think to buy for themselves—yet also useful. While this might sound like a tall order, Etsy — with its endless array of one-of-a-kind gifts — fits the bill.
May 3, 2019
10 Etsy Finds for the Target Obsessed (& Those of Us Who Love Them)
From coffee mugs to greeting cards, here are a few of our favorite Etsy finds for Target fangirls and fanboys, alike.
May 3, 2019
The 10 Most Popular Items on Amazon Wedding Registries
You already know you can get just about anything on Amazon, but you might not have realized that many couples are turning to the online giant to create their wedding registries. The benefit of registering on a site like Amazon is obvious: Rather than craft two or three separate registries, you can create one centralized wish-list. You can even add items from other retailers using the site’s universal registry functionality.
May 3, 2019
The $16 Anthropologie Gift I Buy for Everyone’s Home
Buying a housewarming gift is sometimes easier said than done. Balancing what someone would want with something you’d actually want to give them (look, we all could appreciate a water filtration system, but…) is a task in and of itself, and it can leave you buying two bottles of wine and calling it a day. But while wine is (almost always) appreciated, sometimes it’s the unexpected that can make an impact.
May 3, 2019
6 Essential Housewarming Gifts Curated By Scandinavian Design Experts
Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration.
May 3, 2019
The Easy, Free Gift You’ll Want to Give Everyone This Year
“It’s the thought that counts” usually only comes up when a gift hasn’t quite hit the mark. But the phrase takes on a totally new and wholly positive meaning when a gift displays the giver’s labor of love and forward thinking—regardless of how much money the gift cost. Making plant babies (aka propagating) is exactly this kind of gift-giving.
May 3, 2019
The Best Joint Gifts for Couples
If you think buying a gift for one person is tough, try finding the perfect present for two.
May 3, 2019
All the Small Things: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Perhaps it’s too early to hang those stockings with care, but getting a jumpstart on what you’re planning to put inside them is never a bad idea. Whether your crew is stockings-only, or you fill them in addition to other presents, we have some ideas for sock-sized gifts that’ll put a Santa-sized grin on anyone’s face. If you forego a traditional orange, this travel candle will fit nicely into the toe of a stocking.
May 3, 2019
15 Lovely (and Affordable) Little Gifts to Have On Hand
Is there anything more awkward than someone giving you a holiday gift and you having nothing to give in return? Or how about the added stress of being busy around the holiday season and remembering last minute that you need to bring a gift to an event? Avoid those potential stresses (and others) by always being prepared: These 15 cute, little, and affordable gifts are perfect for stocking up on now, so you’re never caught empty-handed later. The best thing about the gifts on this list?
May 3, 2019
The Books We’re Buying for Everyone This Year
Everyone needs an eye-catching accent for their coffee table—so we selected a few beautiful compendiums your friend can page through while watching Netflix. We’ve also selected a few good reads (both fiction and non-fiction), some stellar cookbooks, and the best organizing and style books from some famous faces. Take a look at our favorite books to wrap up for the holidays below. Dope Queen Phoebe Robinson (have you seen her gorgeous apartment?
May 3, 2019
The Doggie DNA Test Oprah Picked As One Of Her Favorite Things Is 20% Off
There’s a benefit to being chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things: Her seal of approval can be the motivating factor to hit that buy button for tons of people. But there’s a benefit for shoppers, too. Once the list is announced, many items are discounted just to celebrate their inclusion. Such is the case with Embark, a DNA kit for dogs developed in partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Usually $199, its currently on sale for $149.
May 3, 2019
15 Great Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Person
Not knowing what to get everyone on your holiday shopping list can be anxiety-inducing… and take away from the spirit of the season. Gift giving isn’t necessarily so much about the importance of giving away stuff, as it is giving a token of appreciation to someone you care about or respect. It’s a task made all the more difficult when you don’t know them very well.
May 3, 2019
Surprise Everyone on Your List with These Unique Etsy Holiday Gifts
Getting something unexpected and unique is the holy grail of holiday shopping. But if you don’t have the time to hunt through every boutique and small business in your state, Etsy is the perfect spot for you to search. (Added bonus: You don’t need to put on shoes or pants.) One online destination, it has over a million sellers offering everything from hand-knit hats to handmade dining tables.
May 3, 2019
14 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Kid’s Teacher (That Aren’t Starbucks Gift Cards)
Though we should be thanking and showering our kids’ teachers with praise on the daily—sometimes right before holiday break is the only time we really get to slow down and remember to show our thanks. But the thought process of gifting for your child’s educator usually goes like this: “I know my child can be a handful. I’m exhausted by just the one, so I imagine their teacher feels that way times at least 24… Starbucks gift card and cute mug it is!
May 3, 2019
This Genius Gift Idea Tugs at Everyone’s Heart Strings—And It’s Under $40
The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! And with all the holiday cheers comes a major dilemma: What the heck are you supposed to get your loved ones? In a perfect world, you’d spare no expense to get fabulous, personalized presents for your friends and family. Maybe you’d spring for a monogrammed cashmere blanket or tickets to see their favorite band. But in reality? You’re working with a tight timeline and an even tighter budget.
May 3, 2019
11 Creative Gifts for DIY Crafting
​You know that old saying: If you give a crafter a gift they’re amused for a day.
May 3, 2019
The Holiday Gifts Apartment Therapy Staffers REALLY Want for Christmas
This time of year at Apartment Therapy, we spend a lot of time thinking about what makes great gifts for other people. (See: all our fantastic gift guides.) But we are only human, and all this shopping around makes it hard not to add some stuff to our own lists as well. From trendy toothbrushes that make adulting fun, to a serious investment-worthy set of sheets and a statement-making terrarium, here are what’s at the top of our lists this year.
May 3, 2019
10 Clever, Cute & Fun Gifts For Your Next White Elephant (That You Might Just Snag For Yourself)
We’ve been there: a White Elephant or Secret Santa, and the creeping realization that you have no idea what to bring. So you rush to CVS and grab one of those holiday lotion sets that’s just regular drugstore lotion in a slightly sparkly box, throw in a Reese’s Christmas tree, and call it a day. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
May 3, 2019
The Gimmicky Holiday Gift That’s Actually Made My Life 10% Better
I am a naturally tired person. Therefore I love coffee in the mornings, tea (and sometimes coffee) in the afternoon, and coffee with Bailey’s in the evening. One thing I do not love about drinking warm liquids is that sometimes they are mean and tricky fiends. They hurt you if you’re too eager! They turn cold if you take your time! How rude! This is not really a Problem, but it is an Annoyance. Every time I burn my tongue on too hot liquid, first I think “Hmm… Ouch!
May 3, 2019
5 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Gift Cards This Holiday
While it would be nice to gift our friends and family personalized presents that fit their personalities like horoscopes, sometimes, it’s easiest to just go with a gift card. This is especially true for those we don’t know as well—you can’t go wrong with a Starbucks gift card for the office Secret Santa! Can we let you in on a secret?
May 3, 2019
This Sentimental Etsy Buy Is the Best Gift I’ve Ever Given—And It’s Perfect for Mother’s Day
Sentimental holidays, like Mother’s Day, are always a great time to reconnect with family and focus on heartfelt gifts. But it’s also a time to remember those loved ones who have passed on, and the good times you were able to spend together. And because that loss can feel extra apparent on these celebratory days, I love giving sentimental gifts that help people feel a renewed connection to lost loved ones.
May 3, 2019
17 Gifts Any Clean Freak Will Flip For
Does your mom know every cleaning trick in the book? Does your brother make you take your shoes off the second you walk in his home? Or does your coworker, with the only clutter-free desk on the floor, flee to a private conference room if you so much as sniffle? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it sounds like you know a neat freak.
May 3, 2019
10 Great Gifts The Recipient Will Never Have To Know You Bought On Sale
Holiday shopping lists can get long, and while there are great ways to give someone a gift that costs (almost) nothing, sometimes you do want to wrap up something wonderful and put it under the tree (or win an office White Elephant exchange.) One sneaky way to spend less on great gifts? Snag something on sale. Below, ten of our favorite gifts for 2018 that are currently marked down, from under $20 to big, show-stopping options for the person you want to splurge on that are still 50% off.
May 3, 2019
What to Gift Everyone On Your List, According to Their Zodiac Sign
Humans have looked to the stars for answers to life’s big questions for millennia: Why won’t the crops grow? Are we alone in the universe? Why hasn’t Sam texted me back? Tackling your shopping list is just the next step. So whether you have a tricky Taurus or a picky Pieces on your hands, our astrological gift guide will help you find something for every zodiac sign. Straightforward Aries will love the uncomplicated look of this geometric hourglass.
May 3, 2019
10 Stocking Stuffers From Anthropologie (and Five Gifts for Under the Tree)
Anthropologie is a veritable wonderland of giftable goodies, from beauty to home to tech. But before you go in and get overwhelmed by the gorgeous options, take a look at our top picks for 2018. We have 10 luxe stocking stuffers sure to impress your favorite Anthro fan on your list–and five big-ticket options in case you want one of those, too. They’ll love it so much they won’t even be tempted to return it for store credit.
May 3, 2019
Truly Last Minute Gifts You Can Still Buy on Christmas Eve
It’s Christmas Eve, and there are still folks on your list. It’s likely you didn’t choose to be here, shopping for friends and family at the last minute, but hey, life gets in the way. All is not lost, however—because we found 11 gifts that you can get today and pretend like you’ve had them wrapped up for months. Thankfully, shopping on Christmas Eve doesn’t mean a frantic trip to the mall anymore.
May 3, 2019
The Trick To Getting Etsy Gifts That Will Arrive In Time For Christmas
You want to get your friends and family something sentimental and personal… but also you completely forgot that Christmas is a mere week away. We hear you. But before you rush out and grab a gift card, there’s still time. Etsy has tons of items available to ship in as little as one business day. To find them, you can winnow down your search results by whether it can ship in one or three business days. But, of course, that still leaves you with a lot of stuff to wade through.
May 3, 2019
15 Gifts to Buy Your “Sort-of” Significant Other for the Holidays
The only thing worse than being in a romantic gray area with someone is deciding what—if anything—to gift them for the holidays. This requires finding a gift that has just the right amount of sentiment without looking too obvious. So to help make your holiday shopping go a little more smoothly, we rounded up some of the best gifts to give someone you’re seeing, at any stage in the relationship.
May 3, 2019
5 Thoughtful Secrets of the Best Gift-Givers
Whether it’s a holiday gift or a way to say thanks, a good gift can leave a big—and lasting—impression on its recipient. That’s why knowing how to give a stellar gift is a skill that we can all stand to benefit from. Thankfully, we have Myka Meier, the etiquette expert behind Beaumont Etiquette to call upon for advice. We asked Meier for a few strategies for giving better gifts and she had lots to share. Read on for five ways to up your gift-giving game this year.
May 3, 2019
13 Last-Minute Gifts For Someone You Love—But Totally Forgot
We are all human, which means still having someone to shop for just days away from when you’re exchanging gifts. Since everyone is in the same boat (including ourselves), let this guide… be your guide. After digging for must-have merchandise that isn’t your typical candle, we compiled this last-minute gift guide filled with items that can be shipped to you by December 25. We know that you’re most likely busy, so we went ahead and included the shipping fees for you, too!
May 3, 2019
Relationship Experts Reveal 6 Secrets for Valentine’s Day Gifts that Don’t Suck
With all the corny gift guide clichés and tacky holiday-themed products available this time of year, picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your partner can be tricky. That’s why it pays to put a bit of thought into figuring out what constitutes a good gift ahead of time. To help, we called on two of our favorite New York City-based relationship experts: psychotherapist Lisa Brateman, and Dr. Jane Greer, author of “What About Me?
May 3, 2019