The 2022 Gift Guide: One-of-a-Kind Etsy Finds

These handmade goods make the best presents.

December 2, 2022


‘ve become addicted to searching and shopping on Etsy these days. I have a tendency to root for the underdog—and small businesses get so easily swallowed up these days by the big box stores and Amazon that it’s nice to support them. And, of course, it’s a joy and a feat that people still make things with their own two hands!

Dara Caponigro, Editor in Chief


  • A fragrant wreath for the person who already has everything they need—plus it lasts a lot longer than cut flowers.

    Fresh Seeded Eucalyptus and Bay Leaf Wreath by Greenish Blu, $53, etsy.com

  • These charming bowls are as perfect for granola as they are as for feeding your cat or dog.

    Max Petal Bowls by Annie’s Potteries, $65, etsy.com

  • Tori Mellott turned me onto this UK artist, Elizabeth Harbour. You might know that I’m not a fan of things that are too sweet, but I make an exception around the holidays!

    Birch Lion Ornament by Elizabeth Harbour, $8, etsy.com

  • These brown-and-cream marbled candles feel special enough to give as a gift and they work in just about any space—from elegant to rustic.

    Coffee and Cream Marbled Candles (Set of 2) by Brightness Vermont, from $19, etsy.com

  • Every time I go to Tangier, I buy a pair of these at the airport. They’re the perfect house shoe!

    Unisex Moroccan Babouche Leather Slippers by Pillowin, $41, etsy.com

  • I bought this collar for our poodle. The turquoise complements her brown curls perfectly.

    Turquoise Cabochon and Leather Dog Collar by Woof Wear Collars, from $60, etsy.com

  • The epitome of elevated everyday.

    Handwoven 100% Cotton Striped Kitchen Towel by Krinto, $40, etsy.com

  • The perfect stocking stuffer.

    Hand Knitted Pure Wool Socks by Dr Knit Boutique, $24, etsy.com

  • A small pottery company keeping the art of American mochaware alive.

    Mochaware Medium Serving Bowl by SJ Pottery, $150, etsy.com

  • No synthetics, practical and beautiful all at once!

    Hand Knit Baby Sweater by Shiffachi, from $60, etsy.com


  • Dainty imperfect dots in a classic color scheme that will bring cheer with every cup.

    Blue and White Large Mug by Eeli Art Studio, $49, etsy.com

  • Form and function. I love the simplicity of this cutting board.

    Round Walnut Cutting Board by Adirondack Kitchen, from $40, etsy.com

  • Perfect for a teenager who has a tendency to lose their keys.

    Handwoven Lanyard Key Fob by Woven Together Crafts, $10, etsy.com