Esty One-of-a-Kind Gift Ideas on a Budget
Finding the absolute perfect gift for a client/friend/family member is what I live for. This year I'm putting together a few of my favorite Etsy finds gift ideas on a budget. For those of you that don't know, Etsy is a website composed of small business owners who hand-make items for every need you could possibly think of.
1. Dog Headband/Ear Warmer - $30
Dog Headband / Ear Warmer made to order, many colors and all kinds fun and/or fancy decorative details available. Matching Headband / Ear Warmer also available for an
2. Chunky Knit Throw - $190
One of the more costly items on the list, this throw is the perfect accessory for any home. A wonderful gift for a mom/girlfriend/wife. We love big, cozy things! They are crafted from merino wool, a very light, soft fabric. I know wool tends to be associated with itchy but that is not the case with this fabric it is extremely cozy. It is important to note the size of the throw you are purchasing when you go to checkout. I have seen quite a few people end up with these blankets the size of kitchen mats.
3. Husband and Wife for Life - $16.48
No divorce in this disco, this is the tea towel for the committed*. You can always change your mind later on!
These tea towels have been printed in Melbourne on 100% linen, they have a lovely texture to them and the screenprint suits the fabric perfectly. As with any hand screenprints there is little variations in the ink, but this is what makes the towel lovely and unique with no two prints are alike.
You can use your tea towel to do the dishes, or if you want to fancy it up you could frame it, or stretch it.
4. The Card that will Last Forever - $28
These are great for grandmas and moms that like to carry their makeup or knick knacks with them. You can send in any sort of handwriting or picture arrangement to have put onto the bag. These bags can be ordered in 3 separate colors, as well as multiple font colors. You can get 20% off your order by using this code.
5. Spoons for Every Occassion - $15-29
These spoons are great. The owner has hundreds of them, all peppered with clever sayings. She offers spoons, forks, butter knives, olive forks, and even serving size antique spoons. In addition to those she
also makes witty garden markers, "I love you from my head tomatoes". She will custom make any order
or you can just order one of her already stamped spoons. One of my personal favorites is, "Spread gouda vibes".
6. Yardzee & Farkle - $40
Yard sized dice games = great for family and friends who like to BBQ and tailgate. Not to mention these dice are a lot easier to keep up with. For an extra $10 you can have the bucket personalized to your family's name.
7. Silicone Teething Necklaces - $10-29
These teethers make the best gifts! Everywhere you turn around a friend, family member, or co-worker
s getting ready to have a baby. The silicone is non-toxic and dishwasher safe. This shop offers a variety
of fun silicone colors and shapes.
8. Bowl Buddies - $15
This item falls under the more functional category of items listed. If you're tired of trying to heroically
grab the blazing hot bowl out of the microwave only to do the "my fingers are burning" dance around
the kitchen then these are probably for you. These bowl covers are made from 100% organic cotton.
This is important because of the chemicals used to grow cotton and eating your food in close proximity
to said cotton. They are also microwavable safe so you don’t even have to worry about touching the
bowl fresh out of the microwave.
9. The Teacher Gift - $10.50
This is a great and affordable gift for teachers. It comes as a print, and does not include the frame. You can only buy so many candy canes and cocoa mixes before you have to start seeking out other options (well this may not be entirely true). Fun, lighthearted, and humorous.
10. iSkelter Products - $19.95
Compatible with most smart phones including iPhone 4, 5, 6, 7 and 7+
The Product Story:
Keys, phone, wallet… We leave our homes and offices and remind ourselves not to lose our keys, phone, and wallet. Nothing is worse than forgetting your keys on the way out the door. Or, misplacing your phone and needing a co-worker to dial your number as you search through the paperwork on your desk trying to hear the vibration.
11. The Beer Bag - $45
For Austinites this bag is glorious. Perfect for days at the Fountain Park and Blues on the Green. Its lightweight and functional without being burdensome. The bag itself can be ordered in 3 different colors and embroidered with multiple font colors. If you find this bag to be a little more than you need but still like the idea of it check out this 6 beer/wine holder here and here.
12. Family Necklace - $45+
This necklace puts a twist on a very popular trend. Personally, I got one with the heart and my family.
The simplicity is adorable. The reason for the plus sign next to the price is that if you decide to do gold, sterling silver, or rose gold the price may fluctuate upwards $5. You can choose from between a 16"
chain up to a 21" chain for no added cost.
These next 2 are companies I highly anticipated putting on the list but due to timing these items would
not be shipped in time for Christmas. However, they are phenomenal products and would work for any holiday.
13. Dinosaur Crayons - $5/set
This was probably the item I was most excited to put on the list. It is absolutely phenomenal for children. The owner works diligently out of her home handmaking each and every dino. Each crayon is made
with new, name brand crayons, and the best part is that they won't roll off the table. Unfortunately
(for us), the day we went to put her shop in the list, she had to stop taking Christmas orders due to an unforeseen increase in volume. Check out her snowflake, and robot collection.
14. Dad Blocks - $22.50
These blocks are entirely customizable. From the lettering font, to the picture, to whether you prefer black and white, or colored. All the blocks are completely sourced from recycled materials. You do not have to choose the word "dad" you can choose any word, or familial member you'd like.
Check out this simple but elegant display.
Hopefully, these gift ideas will help you save some time and money and put a smile on your love one's face this season. Happy Holidays Everyone!