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Here are our favorite cool things to buy on Etsy!

stockings held with name tags

Etsy is the go-to spot for cool out-of-the-box gift ideas.

When it comes to personalized and unique items, Etsy is the best place to shop! There are so many wonderful items, it can be difficult to even know what to search for. We actually reached out to you, our readers, to share on Facebook what some of your favorite cool Etsy items are. Of course, we had to share some of the responses!

In addition to your feedback, we also mixed in our own! This is by far our ultimate gift guide for cool Etsy items you need to check out. If you have any other recommendations, don’t forget to comment and like us on Facebook to be part of the next discussion!


Here are 25 of our reader and team’s current favorite cool Etsy items:


1. This shop has bright and colorful one-of-a-kind earrings.

Etsy earrings

Reader Jessica had everyone in the comments swooning over how beautifully unique her Etsy earrings are! The shop LaceyDelawderDesigns has almost 70 beautiful jewelry pieces, all bright and shop-stopping in their own way. Each piece goes for around $20, and we’re in love with just about all of them.


2. This custom necklace combines your interests with your name!

custom dragonfly name necklace

PC: Pam, Hip Reader

Custom Insect Necklace with Name
Only $18.83 (regularly $26.90+)!

Hip reader Pam showed off her beautiful custom dragonfly necklace that also features her name! These necklaces come in silver, gold, and rose gold with 15 insects to choose from. If you don’t like these options, there are more with the same name design but featuring flowers, arrows, and more!


3. Check out this shop for stunning stocking hangers.

nativity stocking hanger

Nativity Stocking Hanger
Starting at $139+!

If you’re looking to invest in a gorgeous stocking holder that you can use every year, reader Sarah shared this option from BaseMetalCNC she scored for this Christmas! If this option is a little too pricey, check out these affordable individual hangers.


4. Keep your kiddos cozy with this custom baseball blanket.

custom name blanket

PC: Terah, Hip Reader

If you have a kiddo interested in baseball, look no further than this soft, custom blanket! You choose the color, and your kiddo’s name will be in baseball font! The seller has different designs aside from baseball in their shop; they also sell tons of baby blankets!


5. This flower bouquet necklace is a perfect gift for a loved one.

flower necklace

Birth Month Flower Bouquet Necklace
Only $28.80+ (regularly $36)!

One of our readers, Amber, has this necklace to represent each of her children’s birthdays, and we are seriously in love. You pick your stem and how many flowers you want. You then select each flower that represents a different month. The necklace comes in gold, silver, and rose gold with various chain lengths!


6. These mini Starbucks keychains are perfect for the coffee lovers in your life!

starbucks mini keychains

How cute are these?! These popular 2.5″ keychains are currently only available in three colors so scoop one up before the rest sell out! They’re the perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season.


7. Lina uses these wooden name tags for the holidays.

wooden name tags from etsy

HickoryHollowDesigns Stocking Tags
Only $6 (regularly $10)!

Right in the middle of the holiday chaos, consider snagging these wooden tags while they’re on sale for 40% off! If you’re looking for decor to display right now, we can’t get enough of all the handcrafted wooden pieces from this shop. They have wooden signs for all sorts of occasions, making a gorgeous staple in one’s home.


8. We’re loving these beautiful, unique roses made from vinyl records!

vinyl records flowers

If you’re looking for a unique decor piece, reader Jeanne shared with us this amazing shop that creates stunning faux flower bouquets made of vinyl records and wire stems!


9. Bryn loves her everyday dainty heart earrings.

heart studded earrings

Heart Stud Earrings
Only $11.62 (regularly $15.49)!

Jewelry is one of my favorites to buy on Etsy! Everything is truly one of a kind and usually affordable. These heart studs are no exception! Each set is available in four colors including silver, gold, and rose gold.

They are tiny but not too tiny at 6mm. It’s perfect for everyday styling. My teammate Bryn bought these in the color rose gold, and they’re her new everyday earrings! When it comes to cool things to buy on Etsy, these earrings are also glamorous. 😍


10. Turn each page with the most adorable bookmark!

cat bookmarks

Cat Bookmark
Only $3!

Hip reader Kim shared with us this adorable cat bookmark she scored for her granddaughter, and obsessed is an understatement! Not only is it too cute, but it’s also sold at a great price. The seller has different animal bookmarks, too!


11. This store adapts toys for special needs children!

adaptive nerf toy

Diana shared an Etsy shop called Affordable Adaptations that actually adapts toys for special needs children using buttons and other simple tools. If you don’t see a toy on their page that you’re looking for, you can request toys, too. Check out their Facebook page where they often host Etsy giveaways!


12. Sara loves using this flower press kit with her daughter.

flower press kit with flowers cool things to buy on etsy

HeartwoodandRose Flower Plant Press Kit
Only $45 (regularly $50)!

When it comes to cool things to buy on Etsy, this flower plant press kit takes the cake! It is a wonderful way to transform your favorite flowers into a stunning piece of art, and Sara absolutely loves her kit!

It includes 4 stainless steel wing nuts, 4 stainless steel bolts, 4 stainless steel washers, 10 pieces of Premium cardstock paper, and 6 pieces of Upcycled Cardboard.

“My daughter’s favorite thing is to pick me flowers, and I always hated throwing them away. I was telling a good friend of mine how I wanted to get a flower press one day to preserve all these beautiful memories and about a month later this showed up on my doorstep from said friend. 😭

It’s honestly the most beautiful and thoughtful gift I have ever received and I just cried when I opened it. I have pressed every single flower since and many have become priceless hanging artwork in our home. I’ll cherish this gift forever and have it on my bookshelf as a constant reminder of my beautiful girl and my beautiful friend. ❤️” – Sara


13. Embroidery ornaments make excellent gifts!

Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments

We found this Etsy shop from Hip reader Melissa, who actually runs the shop! These farmhouse-style ornaments are handmade with an embroidered plaid pattern along with vinyl-transferred wording. There are a variety of festive phrases to choose from!

Here’s how you can make your own with this Christmas ornament DIY!


14. Your furry friends deserve some jewelry.

dog with necklace cool things to buy on etsy

PC: Ashleigh, Hip Reader

Treat your furry friend to some jewelry with a piece from KikisPawtique! Reader Ashleigh melted our hearts by sharing this adorable pic of her pup wearing this pearl necklace. These collars come in different sizes and bow colors!


15. Soleil gifted a 50th edition keychain to the Disney lover in her life!

disney 50th anniversary name tag keychains

If you know anyone who loves Disney, this custom keychain is sure to melt their hearts! Disney World is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, and all cast members have limited edition 50th name tags. This adorable keychain puts a spin on the iconic nametag and allows you to customize it to fit your liking.


16. We’re loving this gift box for the plant lovers in our lives!

succulent box

Thinking of You – Succulent Gift Box
Only $34.21 (regularly $42.76)!

When it comes to self-care, Etsy has some of the most sentimental gift boxes that will tug at your heartstrings. There are over 12,000 5-star reviews for this succulent gift box by SweetBasilCo!

Each gift box contains a potted live succulent, scented soy candle, safety matches, a bar of soap in the scent of your choice, a bath bomb in the scent of your choice, and a greeting card. No matter who the recipient is, anyone is sure to feel extra special.


17. Grab some custom hoop earrings that showcase your sports support!

etsy earrings

PC: Sirena, Hip Reader

When it comes to cool things to buy on Etsy, we had to include this reader fav. Sirena snapped a pic of her custom jersey hoop earrings, and we can’t get enough of them! ShopSerenityByJan has a ton of different custom accessories and earrings. They’re made to order and completely adorable!


18. Lina’s digital download makes the perfect statement piece.

monstera leaves wall art digital download for Samsung frame tv

When it comes to decorating, a digital download is super convenient! Lina ordered this Monstera Leaves Wall Art, which is available as a 3840 x 2160 digital download, for her Samsung Frame TV. With these measurements, your display will be adaptable to all Samsung Frame sizes!

Be sure to check out all the Christmas digital downloads for either your home or to send to a friend with a Frame TV!


19. This shop has all the dainty jewelry you need!

rose gold ring necklace

If you’re looking for dainty, one-of-a-kind jewelry, Hip reader Noelle recommended MetalandIvy. Her daughter specifically has the rose gold circle necklace pictured above, and you can choose the chain length to fit your liking. This store is filled with tons of gorgeous pieces, and we’re so happy it was recommended!


20. Ani is loving this soft, elegant baby blanket.

soft floral baby blanket

Soft Floral Blanket
Only $16.80+ (regularly $21)!

With so many options, finding the perfect baby blanket can be difficult. This is one that we absolutely love! My Hip teammate Ani recently purchased this, and she swears by how soft and beautiful it is.

You can choose your fabric, color, and size. It’s customizable, so you can add your baby’s name! Plus, these blankets are best sellers and made eco-friendly with baby-safe water-based inks.


21. This custom cutting board will wow your guests.

engraved cutting board

Custom cutting boards, which can also be used as charcuterie boards when serving appetizers, are such special items. One Hip reader Kathy brought this shop to our attention, and we absolutely love it. It’s a great way to pass on family recipes. ❤️ I gifted my mom a similar one last year for her birthday, and she absolutely loves it.

The best-selling board is made of gorgeous wood and it’s sold by an incredibly talented Etsy Seller! If that wasn’t enough, be sure to check out the raving reviews about how stunning the board is in real life.

“My Daddy passed away in 1989, this is his handwritten recipe. They did a fantastic job, it’s perfect. I’m ordering another one in my Mother’s handwriting, she passed in 1979.” – Kathy, Hip2Save reader


22. Bring your furry friend with you everywhere thanks to these keychains.

dog keychain from Etsy

Have a furry friend you want to take with you everywhere?! Hip reader Carol showed off her adorable keychain from ClorisCreates, an Etsy shop that sells keychains and stickers for pet parents! She has hundreds of different dog breeds and other animals including cats, rabbits, birds, and more.


23. This personalized name necklace is a team fave!

woman smiling and pointing at her name necklace

MacKenzie Treasury Dainty Name Necklace
Only $32.80+ (regularly $41+)!

Our team loves these name necklaces so much that we shared our product review about them countless times! We love that you can add up to six names to each necklace, so it stands out beyond your standard personalized jewelry. You can also customize how long you want your chain to be and the type of metal.


24. Enjoy candles that last up to 80 hours!

cocos candles on etsy

PC: Becky, Hip Reader

Coco’s Candle Store
Only $5.99+!

Reader Becky mentioned how much she loved Coco’s Candle Store! Each candle is handcrafted on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and is free from carcinogens and other toxins that can be found in candles.

“Coco’s Candles has hand-poured soy candles that smell AMAZING and last forever!!! The 16 oz jar lasts for 80 hours!” – Becky, Hip Reader


25. Take your coffee to go in style with this customizable tumbler.

hands holding clear and snow globe glass tumblers

We’ve mentioned this tumbler before in our post about the best glass coffee mugs, and we’re not disappointed! Even the plain tumbler is gorgeous, but these do get a little pricey if you customize them!


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About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.


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Comments 17

  1. Katie

    I love Etsy, but I feel like it might be a bit of a gamble to order anything at this point in the month

  2. TiffanyHB

    It’s not a present, but I love to order Christmas newsletter templates from Etsy. It’s cheaper than photo cards when you print them yourself (assuming you don’t pick one that has color covering the whole page) and takes so much of the work out of designing your own. I paid $6 for mine this year and it was a breeze. I paid $10 last year. It was not a breeze, but the person I bought it from was incredibly helpful, especially considering it’s a busy season, and took my photos and just finished designing it for me. πŸ˜ƒ I would highly recommend it.

  3. Lisa

    I have an Etsy shop and sell handmade santa hats. I had to cut off orders like end of first week in November. I think this year people started really early, and good thing they did. I love shopping on Etsy!! This year I was too late to get a lot of things, I am finding (including my santa hats) after christmas delivery now. Going to check out some of the items in this post- Love that recipe board!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about your shop, Lisa! πŸŽ… If you haven’t done so already, please share a link to it in this post! πŸ₯° Glad you’re loving the ideas included here! Happy shopping! πŸ’•

  4. Darla

    A lot of etsy shops that are from other countries often have stock here in the US. A young woman on Etsy has crocheted some socks for me. Now she has some sock in the US. On another note, I just ordered two personalized bracelets for the little girls down the street and they are coming from Scotland and she said they will probably be here on the 21st!! I love Etsy! I wish they vetted some shops because there are many with identical junk.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about your experience with Etsy, Darla! Glad your bracelet order will be delivered in time for the holidays! πŸŽ„πŸ€—

  5. Amy Knightley

    awesome post!! Thank you!!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Amy! So happy to hear you enjoyed this post! πŸ€—πŸ’—

  6. Heather

    Love Etsy. I’m a high volume seller (I design digital sewing patterns).. turned me from an overworked nurse to a work at home mama of 4! I love that you’re supporting handmade. <3

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So glad you’ve been able to turn a passion into a career, Heather! I personally love to shop Etsy, and I know lots of team members do too! ❀️

  7. 3millerboysmom

    Thank you, love the vinyl flowers!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, 3millerboysmom! Those really are so neat! 🌹❀️

  8. Tiffany

    I love Etsy! I have found so many cute things on there! I love the personalized name necklace. So cute and such a great gift to give someone! I also like to support small businesses on Etsy.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      SO glad you love this post, Tiffany! Many Hip team members are a big fan of that necklace! Glad you’re loving it too! πŸ€—πŸ’•

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