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Your Christmas picks from Etsy: Custom-made is the new sexy

From journals to passport covers to handbags, here’s a low-down on some of the coolest gifts that you can give to your loved ones this holiday season.

brand stories Updated: Dec 05, 2018 11:41 IST
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Etsy is home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.(Etsy)

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas cheer is in the air, hot chocolate is back in demand (and how!) and people have already started their personal countdowns (yes, you can admit it, nobody will judge you) towards 2019. And the only (slight) damper on the universal happy-go-lucky mood is that checklist that is reminding you to buy Christmas gifts for your near and dear ones.

The good thing is, if you are reading this right now, you are not one of the procrastinators who will have to scramble mid-December trying to make the best of a bad situation (Pssst!! Even if you do tend to leave things for last minute, take this as motivation for avoiding it this year round). Since there is time, why not go for something special for the most cherished people in your life? Something customized, not just for their needs, but also according to their personalities and quirks?

And trust us, nobody does customised better than the people on Etsy! In case you are late to the party, here’s a quick low-down on Etsy. Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. If you can dream it up, it’s probably on Etsy.

So, here’s a glimpse on all the cool stuff you’ll find there (and gifting ideas for the clueless).

Work Happy Hamper Gift Box from the Etsy shop ArtsyPaperGoods

Know a stationery hoarder? Can’t think of the best gift for them because they already have all the journals, pens and memo cards in the world? Well, surprise them with this stationery set which can be customized to your (and their) liking.

Priyanka from ArtsyPaperGoods believes in and makes designs which are “as special and unique as our clients”. Just what one needs during the holiday season!

Marble-textured passport cover from the Etsy shop TMCWORKS

Talking about the holiday season, you know what’s up next? The year-end vacation! Know someone who’s packing their bags for their well-earned rendezvous? Gift them this unique passport cover which will make them stand out, all around the globe. Oh, and of course you can have them customized with their name! So, what are you waiting for?

Anchal, the founder of TMCWORKS, was motivated by the need to give personalized gifts to her loved ones—and so should you!

Custom pet portraits and more from the Etsy shop NataschaSood

Natascha is a wizard with a needle and can crochet almost anything—from your beloved pet’s portrait to customized Christmas greetings to anything else you can think of. Don’t believe us? Have a look at her shop—you’ll find her collection to be as unique as it is diverse.

Customised quote frames from the Etsy shop TheScratchyNib

Do you know what movie buffs, bookworms and geeks have in common? Their love for quotes from their favorite character/movie/book! Let Juhi pen those lines down in her own special way, and you can gift your loved one a poster that no other shop can offer.

Now that you have all these great gifts, don’t forget to wrap them up just right! Opt for these cool handmade snowflake gift tags from the Etsy shop PaperCandiesShop.

This lovely store also has a collection of party décor items and gift wraps based on the theme of Christmas. Happy browsing!

Also, if you, or someone you know, makes such beautiful things that can brighten someone’s Christmas, you should be on Etsy. Fill this form here to start your creative journey.

First Published: Nov 30, 2018 16:01 IST