15 Affordable & Unique Handcrafted Gift Ideas From Etsy

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Shop these unique handcrafted items from Etsy

If you are looking for a truly unique gift — Etsy is the place you should be checking out. There are awesome artisans there who make amazing handcrafted gems you may not find anywhere else. I mean, I love Amazon as much as the next person, but for really creative gifts, I head to Etsy. Since the holiday season is already here, I thought it would be fitting to create an Etsy-inspired holiday gift guide. So I present to you 15 Affordable & Unique Handcrafted Gift Ideas From Etsy. You will be able to find something there to suit your gift-giving needs.

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15 Affordable & Unique Handcrafted Gift Ideas From Etsy

Shop these unique handcrafted items from Etsy


Gifts For The Ladies

Cute Headbands


Etsy Headbands

I might be a bit biased with picking this item because I bought it too ha, ha. While I was looking for some pretty headbands for myself, I stumbled upon this amazing Etsy seller. And I pretty much hit the jackpot with these.

These are so pretty and feminine, whoever you gift them to will fall in love with them, as I did. I’m also happy to report that they are very well-made, sturdy, and are super comfortable. I adore them. You will see me rocking them in many of my pictures.

Knitted Winter Hat


Etsy knitted hat

Knitted hats on Etsy

Now that the weather has gotten colder, we all need to bundle up. And what better way to do so than in a cute knitted hat? Forget buying hats from your run-of-the-mill shop. Why not support a local artisan instead? Not only are you going to aid a small business, but you will get a unique-looking item too. These knitted hats are super cute, and they will keep you warm all winter long.

Engraved Recipe Cutting Board


Engraved cutting board on Etsy

Do you have somebody in your life who loves to cook? I hope they invite you to dinner often wink, wink. They must already have so many kitchen gadgets and tools. Am I right? So what can you possibly get for them? Well, you can get them a customized cutting board that features their favorite or a special family recipe. Tell me that sounds so unique and geared towards them. I think so too.

Glitter Best Friend Candle


Glitter bestie candle on Etsy

What can you possibly get for your bestie that she might not already have, huh? Hmm, I can think of something super sweet. What about a fun glitter best-friend candle? I would love that, especially if it comes from soy or ethically sourced beeswax. A healthy candle will not pollute your environment as regular candles do. These will clean your air and smell beautiful too.

Personalized Coffee Sleeve


Personalized coffee sleeve on Etsy

I know you must have coffee lovers in your life? I do too. They can be a mean bunch before they get their morning coffee. Am I right? I’m joking, of course. You can get them their favorite bag of brew, but you can do one better. Why not get them a funky personalized coffee sleeve like this? They can display it proudly on their cup. So fun. 

Gifts For The Gentlemen

Beard Grooming Kit


Beard grooming kit on Etsy

Every man needs to shave unless they have one of those hipster beards. When is this trend going away, lol? But in all seriousness, most men need to shave. Am I right? Well, then they need a great product to do so.

This awesome beard grooming kit will help to keep his skin moisturized and well-maintained. It contains all the healthy ingredients for a healthy and great looking skin. They include: Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oils. Wow, that sounds incredible. It looks like a great gift for my man too.

A Fancy Wallet


Personalized wallet on Etsy

Is your husband’s wallet starting to fall apart? Perhaps the holidays are the best time to upgrade him to a better one? You can opt for a beautiful leather wallet, or you can get him an eco-friendly option instead. You can even get one engraved with something special. Maybe it could be his favorite saying or something like that.

BBQ Rub Kit


BBQ Spice Rub on Etsy

Is your man a king when it comes to handling the BBQ? So is mine. I don’t even touch the thing. It has something to do with fire, lol. On the other hand, my fiance is amazing with our grill. He’s always looking for ways to improve his cooking skills and his recipes too. So getting him this amazing BBQ rub kit is such a fantastic idea. I think I’m stealing it, hehe.

Comfly House Slippers


Comfy men's slippers on Etsy

Let’s face it, guys do work hard. So when they get home, all they want to do put their feet up and relax. Their feet get sore from running around all day, and they need to be comforted. What a better way to do that than with really comfy slippers? We’re not talking here about the boring, run-of-the-mill slippers, though. These are beautifully crafted slippers made with soft fabric on the outside and faux fur on the inside. They will look both stylish and will keep your man’s feet warm too.

Movie Lovers Poster Set


Star Wars movie poster on Etsy

Is your man a huge movie buff? I hear you, guys do love their flicks. Am I right? So what can you get your guy that is so unique it will knock his socks off? I think I found it. This amazing artisan makes these incredible movie posters that are totally out of this world. OMG, get a load of them. Aren’t they crazy good? I think I found another gift my fiance is going to flip out. I feel like I’m so good, I’ve got to pat myself on the back, ha, ha.

Gifts For The Whole Family

Custom Family Portrait


Custom painted family portrait on Etsy

I think this is such a fantastic gift for the whole family. If you’re only going to buy one gift for your loved one and their entire family, this would be my choice. This Etsy seller will create a family portrait based on your description or a reference photo. Seriously, I think this absolutely the best idea. I would love for somebody to get myself and my fiance a gift like this. It is so beautiful and truly unique.

Welcome Door Mat


Yay You're Here Welcome Door Mat on Etsy

Let me tell you a secret. We need a welcome mat for the outside of our house. So this is a little bit selfish of me to put it on this list ha, ha.

On the other hand, I think it makes for a wonderful gift nonetheless. Even if whoever you give this to already has a welcome mat, so what? They can change them up. You can get one for a particular season, for example, fall or winter. That way the gift recipient can use it whenever they want to. Or you can also get one with a funny saying just like this one. Isn’t this so cute?

Funny ‘Pun’ Planters


"Punny" planters on Etsy

I’ve been eying these funny “pun” planters for a while now. They’re super cute and always a great gift for any family, especially for one who loves plants. Even if they don’t, you can always buy one of these and get them a succulent plant. Succulents are so easy to take care of, and they won’t require too much attention. You can even let them go without water for quite some time, and they won’t die. Trust me, I know because I’ve killed plenty of plants, ha, ha.

Large Wall Clock


Roman Numerals wall clock on Etsy

One unique gift item a whole family can enjoy is a large wall clock. Make sure you know the style of home decor before you buy it. You wouldn’t want it to clash with other items in a household. So if your gift recipient of choice has a modern style, perhaps it isn’t a good idea to get them a vintage clock and vice-versa. I like this one that has Roman Numerals. I think it would suit lots of different home decor situations.

Decorative Flower Vase


Bamboo Fibre Origami vase on Etsy

I never met anyone who wouldn’t enjoy a pretty flower vase. No, really. Come on! Why would anybody not like that? I would make sure it was something that had soft colors, and it didn’t have too many crazy designs. Unless, your intended family is, you know — a little crazy, lol. This is one of many gift ideas from Etsy that’s bound to satisfy many tastes.

Bonus: Gift Ideas From Etsy For People That Are Hard To Shop For

Personalized Items


Personalized handwriting guitar pick on Etsy

My fiance is a musician, and I have a hard time finding gifts for him. I mean, what do you get a man with an expensive taste when it comes to music? Well, it is not going to be another guitar. I can assure you that. It is not in my budget, ha, ha. But what I can get him is personalized guitar picks that come in an awesome tin jar.

However, if your man is not a musician, not to worry. The same logic can apply to anyone. You can get him or someone else a customized gift that fits their hobbies or style. For example, for a skilled tradesman, you can get a tool holder with some cool engraving on it. For an avid traveler, you can buy him or her a personalized passport cover. Or for a chef, you can get him a knife holder with his name on it. Do you get it? The possibilities are virtually endless.


So what do you think of these handcrafted gift ideas from Etsy? Do any of them stand out to you? There are a few of them that are possible gifts for my loved ones. I hope you enjoyed my suggestions here. Is there anything else you would add to the list?

In case you need more ideas, head over to Etsy to check out their awesome gift guides. They have many geared towards the ladies, gentlemen, kids, and other people on your Christmas shopping list. You can also read my gift guides for her and him to get more inspiration.

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  1. Lexi says:

    Wow I LOVE the recipe board idea!!!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      It’s great. Isn’t it? I think it’s an awesome idea for a gift.

  2. Youmna Rab says:

    Great post! I love finding gifts on Etsy to support local artists!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you and I totally agree with you. Etsy has so many great products from fantastic artisans.

  3. Katherine says:

    What a great list of gifts! I could buy them all! Thanks for sharing!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I know, right? A few of them I wouldn’t mind getting myself ha,ha. Thanks for checking out my blog ❤️

  4. Mimi says:

    I love the glitter candle! So cute!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      It is really cute. I agree with you. Such a great gift idea for a best friend.

  5. Amber Myers says:

    I love your picks. I am all about Etsy. I buy so much over there.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I love Etsy too. It’s so much more customized than say Amazon. So many unique items.

  6. monicasimpson28 says:

    I love searching Etsy for things. There are so many unique options and I love supporting small businesses.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I completely agree with you. Etsy is such a cool option for shopping and I love supporting small businesses as well.

  7. Mahnoor Khurram says:

    These are such amazing ideas!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thanks so much. Glad you like them. Merry Christmas 🌲🎅

  8. Corinna | Friendly Pantry says:

    I love these unique and beautiful ideas!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you so much. Merry Christmas 🌲

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