It’s another round of my favorite Etsy shops. Etsy has become my all time favorite destination for perfect and unique gifts. This Christmas I plan on finding a little something at Etsy for everybody on my list. Nothing thrills more then seeing the people I love so surprised and happy when they open up their gifts. I love to pick up off the wall things that they never would have thought of asking for…whether it be a piece of art from an unknown but up and coming artist, whimsical personalized painted stationary, a handmade ceramic planter, or a hand woven colorful tribal blanket.
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What caught my attention right away from artist Janet Hill’s collection was her stunning portraits of beautiful woman. They are the perfect combination of elegance and whimsy. Her paintings all have a sense of nostalgia, timeless beauty, mystery, and a sense of humor. I am planning on purchasing the above print for my master bedroom above my vanity/desk area.
I love finding unique baby items on Etsy. I get so tired of the run of the mill baby gear that you find at most retail stores. It all starts to look the same after awhile. I honestly can’t deal with the cuteness of this Beatrix Potter handmade plush mobile from Dominiques Online. This shop prides themselves on the personal attention they give to all of their customers both big and small. Their items are all handcrafted from MDF, 100% cotton, and lead free washable paint. They carry curtain tiebacks, clocks, nursery wall art, drawer knobs/pulls, mobiles, doorstops, tissue boxes, growth charts, bookends, nursery bedding, and much more.
The Providence Story carries a select grouping of fashion accessories including tassel key chains, bags, bracelets, and luggage tags. They don’t carry a huge amount of stock so most items are custom made when an order is placed. The owner Ali uses quality materials, simple designs, minimal but impressive hardware, and most of all…a price point that is reasonable and makes sense to the average consumer. I’m really digging this large burgundy tassel keychain for myself!
You will find a few different artists on Etsy who create custom family portraits but Henry James Paper Goods is by far my favorite. Each portrait is hand made by the owner/artist Kadie Foppiano. In addition to family portraits she also does custom house portraits. They make for a beautiful gift whether it be for a newly married couple, a sentimental gift for grandparents featuring all the grandkids, a gift for new parents with new baby, or a family portrait of your own that works great in a gallery wall or as a stand alone piece. You pick the colors, apparel, and décor. They can be changed any way you like.
I was looking for a gift for a teacher friend of mine and came across the shop Lanna Thai Creations. I knew I wanted to give her an oversized tote bag for work and the boho style bags from this shop were perfect for her free spirited personality. Functional but not too serious, fun, and colorful. All the items are hand crafted in Thailand and the prices are amazing. The average price for an oversized tote bag is around $25.00!
As I have mentioned many times before, baby nurseries and kid’s rooms are my favorite rooms to design. It’s the perfect place to let your imagination run wild whether it be using a whimsical wallpaper, mixing and matching fabric patterns, or going crazy with fun and hands on accessories. In every kids space I design I try to create and use at least one personalized item. A monogrammed throw pillow for the bed is perfect for this. At Peppermint Bee that’s their specialty, creating fun and imaginative monogrammed pillow covers in every color combination you could imagine.
Erisha, the owner and artist of A Thing Created says she strives to create illustrations for the modern girl who is inspired by the classic, feminine, chic, intelligent and graceful. She likes to think that her line of products will keep your everyday life as stylish and fun as possible! I couldn’t agree more. Fun, girly, whimsical, and sophisticated is how I would describe her work. Her line includes custom stationary, art prints, i phone cases, pillows, mugs, wrapping paper, journals, totes and pouches, trays and coasters and more!
Well there you have it folks! I hope there is a little bit of something for everybody here. Check out more of my favorite Etsy shops here, here, and here. I urge you guys to think out of the box this Holiday Season and give your loved ones carefully selected gifts that are both unique and unexpected that you can only find at Etsy.