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They (advertisers, greeting cards, your grandma) often say that, in terms of holiday gifting, it's the thought that counts. And we wholeheartedly agree! While a fresh-out-of-the-box pair of Gucci loafers is pretty irresistible, a handmade scrapbook or a lovingly assembled care package filled with the recipient's favorite trinkets will stand the test of time. We may not all be crafty enough to pull off that expert-level DIY project you probably saw on Pinterest, but as far as meaningful gifts go, Etsy is the next best thing. With a reported 1.6 million sellers on the site as of May 2016, you're bound to find a personal, handcrafted present for every person on your list.
Below, we combed through Etsy's holiday gift guide for eight adorable shops, carrying everything from organic candles to fair-trade chocolates and gemstone jewelry to hand-painted stationary. (Shipping details and estimated delivery times vary by seller.) Scroll on to shop them all.
Los Angeles-based Aydry & Co. makes handcrafted candles and miscellaneous beauty goods that are organic, vegan and seamlessly chic. It also employs a local company in Florida that prints its own original art on its packaging materials.
This organic and fair-trade chocolatier, located in Halifax, Canada, has been on Etsy since 2011 and has been marked as a "favorite shop" by 3,277 buyers and counting. With chocolates that come flavored with maple-roasted hazelnut, chili flakes, cinnamon, spiced rum and coconut, it looks to be a safe bet for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Instagram-friendly green thumbs will easily fall for Kansas City-based Convivial Production, which offers goods and accessories for the home, table and garden. If vases and planters aren't your thing, the dainty jewelry plates and architectural serving dishes will do the trick for the entertainer in your life.
We're all suckers for a sweet and beautiful greeting card, and Jade Fisher, located across the pond in Cardiff, Wales, makes a five-star product. She makes an assortment of notes for all occasions, but her holiday selection is especially charming.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, authentic vintage store on Etsy than Atlanta's LeftbankSV, which carries — *clears throat* — enamel pins, '70s leather handbags, silk scarves, '90s denim, silk bomber jackets, '80s tees and more.
Etsy's jewelry selection is not to be overlooked, with Lilian Ginebra's gold, silver and gemstone baubles taking center stage. Created on the West Coast, Ginebra's pieces ring in at three digits, but they're exceptionally unique and handmade with precious materials.
If raw honey and beeswax products are up your alley, Blaxland, Australia-based Nina's Bees Shop will be difficult to resist. These super-cute balms and serums address ailments (like irritated, dry or aging skin), provide aromatherapy (honey and lavender bath bombs) or are all-around great goods to keep in your purse (honey lip balm and moisturizing sunscreen).
Stylish throw pillows are a) comfy and cozy and b) loved by all, and make an excellent gift for pretty much everyone. These Etsy-famous handmade pillows are made in Istanbul, Turkey, boast 1,626 sales and have been marked as a "favorite shop" by more than 18,000 shoppers. All this is to say: They're good — really good — and won't hurt your wallet, either.
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