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27 Meaningful Gifts and Unique Treasures They’ll Love

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It can be hard finding the perfect gift.  If you’re feeling like you’ve run out of creative ideas to find something truly special, then keep reading because you are going to blow your loved ones away.  Especially if they love travel, the sun and moon, earthy things, want to consume less, have more meaning behind what they consume, love good food, crafting, or just the pleasure of learning something new, You’re going to find it here.

What’s even more special about this list is that these items come from crafters, makers, and creators that clearly love what they do.  You get to support small businesses, people of color, women-owned businesses and give a great gift at the same time.  Etsy is the perfect place to find creative gift ideas.

Be sure to take advantage of Etsy’s Gift finder which helps you narrow down your search for something great faster than ever.  You can easily find Gifts for Kids of every age group, shop by price like Gifts Under $30, or scan specific bestsellers such as, Personalized Leather Accessories

You’ll also find skillfully crafted décor great for a gift or to treat yourself.  Are you dreaming of the beach, how about some beachy themed Christmas décor to deck the halls with? Looking for new traditions and ideas to make the Holidays even more special, how about extending it with 12 Days of Gifting? It doesn’t have to be more than finding small ways to create special moments every day.

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Speaking of creative sparks, here’s 5 amazing ways to find your flow again: (the perfect present, create a new product, a new marketing idea, whatever you are working on.)

  1. Go for the unexpected.  Shocking the system is classic for awakening your creative spirit and other’s interests so go ahead and do something unexpected or unusual.
  2. Lose all assumptions.  Assumptions are barriers trapping you from getting outside the box.  You could be wrong, but you could be right also. So, don’t worry about it.
  3. Speaking of worries – slay some dragons! Lose the fear holding you back from that great idea you had.  DO it with enthusiasm, if you present with that fear of being rejected, you’re practically transferring the fear for it to be rejected.  Present it as if you know it will be loved.
  4. Use different words.  Break out a thesaurus and change how you talk about an idea.  Be so positive, that negativity will take itself out of the room.  If all you can afford is a potholder as a gift, be creative in your presentation.  For example, give it with a recipe card of your favorite dish, call it a loving hand protector, and say those hands are special to you! 
  5. Nature is a problem-solver.  Think of a way to make it more natural, bring nature indoors or change the perspective to that of one of nature’s creatures, think about natural scents and natural solutions.

Comfort Gifts

Hygge gift boxes can be great for her or him, as a thank you or a “thinking of you”.  They are usually filled with items that will give the recipient a cozy feeling.  Think of it as a hug in a box.

There are some great hygge gift boxes ready made for you but if you want to DIY one, here’s what you should look for to put in your box.

  • Snacks
  • Desserts
  • Tea
  • Wellness products (Natural body scrubs, body butter, lip balm)
  • Candles
  • A Blanket
  • Socks
  • Books or Music (gift cards work)
  • Handmade items
  • An ornament or small decorative item (Felt Ball garland would be perfect!)

This Christmas Hygge Gift Box from HappyHyggeGifts comes with cozy chenille socks, a speckled stoneware mug, Vegan leather journal, Holiday chocolate bar, Swedish gourmet cookies, wooden laser engraved ornament, Holiday Spiced Chai Tea, personalized card, and gift box with gift wrap ($47).

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Looking for a unique gift for him (or her/they/them)?

First of all, I am in love with all of the ingenious products that 1Man1Garage puts out but this one is perfect for the person in your life that loves to put things together and really wants a fireplace but might be short on space.  It’s a 2 in one solution that comes in a mini version, basic, and deluxe.  The Deluxe gets you the kit plus extras like roasting sticks, lava stones, and heat resistant sand ($39).

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For a Unique Men’s Gift with Zero Waste, try this Personalized Grooming Kit with a choice of Balm & Beard Oil, Solid Cologne & Beard Oil, or Cologne & Beard Balm from $24.99.

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Gifts for Spicy Food Lovers

This one was made for us spice lovers. Bring on the heat with this Heat Lover Gift Box! It comes with these 4 jars of handcrafted spice blends:Caribbean, Cajun Blackened, Thai Si Racha, & Fire Salt ($32).

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Just reading the descriptions of these makes my mouth water over and over again, honeyrunfarm has a sampler pack of 5 infused honeys that fans can’t get enough of.  For $25, you get to try Vanilla Bean Infused Creamed Honey, Cocoa Creamed Honey, Ginger Lime Infused Honey, Cardamom Citrus Infused Honey, & Coffee Infused Honey.

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Give the gift of Beautiful Surroundings

Beautiful Celebration of Women Art – This one is perfect for sharing love and support with Women. ($24+) This black creator finds inspiration for her beautiful art from people and nature. See more from Black owned Etsy shops here.

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This special gift idea is for the person that hogs the remote and always sets their drink on the floor.  Maybe, it’s you, maybe, it’s me.  It’s simple, beautiful, and functional. What more could we want from the best table in the house? The Sofa Tray Table ($27.20) sits on your arm rest giving you a little more function in small spaces.

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Pair that armrest table with this Teardrop V Shelf ($22.40+) for free shipping from BijouxLuandCo.

You can apply my gift shopping rule of something for them, something for me.  You’ve worked hard to find great gift ideas, treat yourself!

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Uniquely fitting for your plant lover.  This ceramic planter is the answer to a succulent lover’s dreams ($44.09).

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This Natural Small Square Catchall Dish from MadeByRheal is the perfect coworker gift or gift exchange item.  Functional and convenient for minimal cost.  Good to put rings on or keys and only $5!

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For a confidence boost, a daily reminder of today’s purpose comes with this Jewelry dish – Today, I Will Slay  ($21.60).

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Christmas Decorations for Gifting

Travel lovers missing the beach this winter might want to add some tropics to their decor with this unique, eco-friendly, botanical hanging ornament.

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For the traditional decorator seeking a touch of elegance, these velvet personalized stockings with 9 color options start at $9.30 each.

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Bring on the elegant and sustainable Christmas with these reusable fabrics and Japanese style gift wrapping with Furoshiki cloths from $9.90+.

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Another Multi-functional gift that poses as a 3D puzzle and Christmas decor! The cutest Christmas Tree Kit adds rustic elegance to the holidays for $12. Find more eco-friendly and sustainable ideas here.

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For some cute whimsical ornaments destined to become treasured keepsakes year after year, pick up a set of 3 of these white fused glass ornament trees from $37.76 from NojaGlassDesign.

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Speaking of Unique Travel Gift Ideas

Combine dreams of that bucket list Egypt trip with gold jewelry and you will wind up with this beautiful Pyramid Bar Coin Necklace, a choice of options starting at $116.

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This Ocean Mini Charcuterie Board brings the beach inside and sets the mood for some tropical quiet moments at home for $38.25 from HypnoticaDesigns.

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This mug from Tangpin for $37.59 soothes and calms with its Japanese style mountain design, unique wooden handle, and multi-function for tea or coffee brewing. 

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Record those travel memories in style with a beautifully crafted wood personalized Adventure Scrapbook ($40.50+).

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Not the thriftiest present on this list but my gosh, it is possibly the prettiest.  Beautiful Ocean Ring Set available in 14k Gold, 18K Gold, PLatinum, or a custom mix. This ring set starts at $2616+ and has a breathtaking setting of Oval Australian Fire Opal, Moonstone, Diamond & Turquoise gems.

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The wanderlusting couple in your life needs this Mountain or Ocean Sea bracelet ($20.95), as does the best friend that is always on the go! There’s even a matching ring ($12.95+).

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Unique Jewelry Gifts to light up her smile.

This Hammered Gold Love Knot Hand Chain, Finger Bracelet from AquarianThoughts comes in 4 metal choices including Rose and sizes 5-9. Starting at $52, it won’t break the bank either.

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Another beauty from AquarianThoughts which has me wanderlusting and wanting to get all jeweled up is the All Seeing Eye Necklace ($48+).

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The cutest way to say it with flowers is this Dainty Name Necklace with Birth Flower available in varying lengths and metal choices from $36.75 from TheGoldenBeverly.

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Saved this unique ring for last because it is truly my favorite affordable jewelry finds.  For more unique mothers rings or womens rings, check out Ringcrush.  They have over 120,000 sales and 5 star reviews, they must be doing something right with their raw stone jewelry.  A true treasure that’s surprising and out of the ordinary.  This Triple Raw Blue Diamond Ring comes in 3 metal options and sized 5 – 9 for $47.02.

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And there you have it, 27 ways to gift and decorate with Etsy’s fine crafters and creators.  You can say “I care about you” sustainably, with seasonings, with unique flowers, and oceans, through jewelry, wellness items, and even send a hug in a box.

These aren’t just great for Christmas but some good finds for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and just because.  So, bookmark it, pin it, and save to your Etsy list to keep track of great shops and cool finds.

Happy Wandering with Etsy!

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