Holiday Gift Guide: The Best of Etsy

Most of us are familiar with Etsy, the e-commerce website that focuses on handmade and vintage items you’ve seen all over pinterest. When shopping for holiday gifts, the Bath and Body Works lotion set for your sister and iTunes gift card for your brother can feel pretty lame, especially since spotify exists… Here is a round up of some of Etsy’s best gifts, perfect for every person in your gift-giving radius.

1. Duct Tape Breaking Bad Heisenberg Hip Flask

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For your college sophomore brother that plays the ukelele, can download anything off the internet and sends the best snapchats… jDUCT is based in Portland, Oregon and has a large variety of handmade duct tape flasks and wallets with quirky pop culture designs. This flask is only $22.

2. Open Front Bangle

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For your yoga-practicing mother that doesn’t wear make up or dye her hair and looks absolutely amazing in everything she wears… Based in California, Minimalist Magnolia sells delicate handmade designs that will enhance any jewelry lovers collection. This hammered 14k gold or sterling silver cuff is only $28 but be sure to get expedited shipping to ensure it arrives before Christmas.

3. Beyonce Nail Decals

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For your Beyonce obsessed best friend that owns about a million pairs of sunglasses and knows the lyrics to every hit song, ever…. Dope Digits has spectacular nail decals that take a certain someone special to rock. For only $8, your best friend will love you even more than she already does.

4. 8″ Mini Piñata Letters

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For your adorable niece that puts on a really great puppet show, is a self-taught tap dancer and asks you what real magic looks like…  Katie K. Franklin sells handmade piñatas that for $20 that will make anyone of any age just that much happier.

5. Personalized Leather iPhone Case and Wallet

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For your cigar smoking father who’s always loosing his keys and insists on wearing his phone strapped to his belt… Bramble and Beene makes stunning leather wallets and phone cases that can be personalized in a  variety of ways. Get this iPhone case for only $28.50.

6.  Initial Monogram Ring

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There is one trend that will never go out in the preppy fashion scene and that is monogramming. Not only does it look pretty but it keeps people from stealing your stuff. And people are going to want to steal this gorgeous sterling silver initial monogram ring. It is a great gift for a friend, sorority big/little, mom, sister, coworker, whomever! Onlu $49.00!

7. Vintage New Orleans Map

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Get your boss/ client / secretary / in-law a gorgeous vintage map of colonial New Orleans as a holiday present. Extra points if you get it framed first.  This is a classic gift that will look beautiful in their home, office or business. Different sizes hold different prices, starting at $30.00

Happy shopping! What are some of your favorite Etsy shops?

About Anna

Anna Rajo-Miller is a New Orleans transplant that spends her time overeating to compensate for lost years and thus, lost meals. She loves food, fun and festivals so basically, everything New Orleans has to offer.

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