Etsy's Guide for Unique & Thoughtful Xmas Gifts

Finding the perfect gift is never easy! Get some top tips from Etsy for selecting thoughtful and unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.

Looking for something special for your loved ones this holiday season? Etsy Trends Expert Kirsteene Phelan shares her ultimate gift giving guide for those of us looking for that extra special touch!

1. Consider specific interests

An important factor that is often overlooked when buying thoughtful or unique gifts is consideration of a person’s specific interests and tastes. When gift giving, we recommend digging deep into what you know about a person to identify the recipient’s hobbies or interests. For instance, is the person a foodie, wine lover, avid gardener or someone who is a DIY fanatic? Finding the perfect gift is much easier when you’ve got the person’s interests in mind.

-       Gifts for gardeners

-       Gifts for foodies

2. Search far and wide

For thoughtful gift giving, imagination is key. If you’re struggling to think of the perfect gift, be sure not to limit yourself to the stores that are geographically most convenient. Don’t forget that these days you have a global marketplace at your fingertips, which enables you to search far and wide for the most eclectic and one-of-a-kind gifts from some of the most exotic locations, artists and sellers from around the world. Etsy for instance, gives you access to more than 18 million products from over 1 million sellers around the world.

- Quirky gifts

3. Don’t leave your gifts purchases to the last minute

Leaving gift purchases to the last minute is not only stressful, but often results in blowing your budget on impersonal, generic presents. And if you want to avoid busy shopping centres during the holidays and purchase gifts online, make sure you consider shipping times and allow additional time for your gift to arrive during the Christmas period, as postal services will be running at their highest capacity. Extra consideration should be given to personalised gifts that might take a seller longer to customise.

-Personalised gifts

4. Ensure your gifts are one of a kind

Nothing says unique like a handmade gift which is not mass produced and has no exact replica. There are plenty of shops and artists that offer beautifully made, one off handcrafts that no one else will own except for your recipient. Personalised jewellery or stationery which can be customised to include initials, names and special typography is especially popular this season.

-Personalised gifts

5. Thoughtful doesn’t necessarily mean expensive

It’s important to remember that you don’t have to break the bank to offer beautiful, thoughtful and unique gifts this Christmas. The real value of a gift isn’t the number on a price tag; it’s finding something special that speaks to a person’s interests, hobbies or quirks, and shows that you care about them.

-Luxury gifts
-Gifts for her under $50
Gifts for him under $50

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