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The best Etsy gifts to shop this holiday season

We’ve got blankets and baskets, bookends and bowls

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It may seem like you’ve just unpacked your fall sweaters or sipped your first pumpkin-spiced latte, but the holiday season is coming up quick. Thanksgiving also falls a bit late this year, so there will be less time in December to shop.

Our best advice? Stock up on gifts early. And instead of turning to the big-box stores for your wish lists, why not try Etsy, the go-to online store for handmade, vintage, and independent products. We love perusing Etsy for unique home goods, but the sheer number of stores can be daunting.

To help you find the perfect gift this season, we’ve scoured the best shops for design-minded products that are fun, functional, and damn pretty to look at. Behold, the best holiday gifts on Etsy.


Kitchen

Whether you need a hostess gift, a stocking stuffer, or a present for an avid baker, these affordable kitchen items fit the bill. Know someone likes to cook but not sure what they have? Opt for a neutral linen tea towel or an engraved rolling pin—both are sure to impress.


Ceramics

If there’s one thing Etsy does well, it’s provide a home for top-notch potters and ceramic makers. And who doesn’t love a show-stopping new fruit bowl, platter, or gorgeous glass French press?


Home Accessories

When you’re not sure what to buy someone, head to the virtual home accessory aisle. Geometric vases or candle holders add style to any decor, and bookends and baskets are thoughtful yet practical gifts.


Blankets

Give the gift of cozy with these fun, textured blankets that are available in a plethora of styles and colors.


Wall Hangings

What to give the person who has everything? If you know a friend or relative’s style, try a unique, textured wall hanging. Most Etsy shops will also customize the hangings with different colors or dowels.


Indoor Gardening

It may not be summer, but the plant lovers in your life will still love a new planter. Try these unique options—we’ve chosen things with texture and clean lines.