Tired of the same old gift ideas? Don’t know what to buy that special someone who has everything or has a unique quirky personality with particular taste?
If you’re looking for unique gift ideas that have been lovingly handcrafted with quality materials, you can’t go past Etsy. With thousands of talented & creative people showcasing and offering for sale their beautiful, artistic creations, your sure to find something special for someone special.
To save you time I’ve done a bit of research and come up with some really cool, unique and handmade items from Etsy that are sure to wow even the fussiest of gift recipients. I’ve even separated them into price range for you, how organised am I?
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Unique Gifts under $25
If money is tight, you’ll love these gifts for under $25.
Not only is this gift unique but its all natural.
Air plants are an incredible genus of plants with the ability to live without soil! Their specially adapted leaves absorb water and nutrients from the air, allowing them to live anywhere in nature.
They are planted in preserved Sea Urchin Shells, a truly unique gift. For more air plant arrangements go to AURAMORE located in the US.
If you know a film or camera buff or someone who just loves to collect pins then this pin will have then beaming from ear to ear. Handmade from hard enamel with gold finish, rubber clasp + extra deluxe clasp.
Grab one for your own collection or as a quirky gift.
This creative young lad has 20 different designs of pins and other photo related products in his store The Art Of Film Shop located in Australia.
Know a gym junkie who’s always losing her/his towel or is tired of arguing with the muscle bound gorilla on the weights bench about who owns the brown towel? This may be the perfect gift.
Perfectly sized for that sweaty workout, these 30cm x 100cm gym towels are a luxurious 500gsm and a must for any gym kit.
For more embroidered products visit Carlaney Embroidery located in the UK
A favourite of yours and a favourite of theirs all mashed up together in one cool design for Mum and Kid. You’ll be the envy of every kid that wants to be like mum and every mum that wants the world to know “this cutie belongs to me”.
These adorable shirts are handmade from 100% Cotton, double needle stitched neckline and sleeves and available in a range of colours. Shirts can be made to order if you have a favourite design or movie you love.
Heaps more adorable Disney designs in sizes 6 months to 5XL from Memory Teez located in the US.
One for the kids! Not only is this gift unique, showcasing your child’s name, but it’s educational, teaching little ones how to spell their name and working on fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
Hand made from Birch plywood, each puzzle is laser cut for precision.
Find more unique kids products from Sophie Lou Designs located in Australia.
Unique Gifts $25 – $100
If your budget is a little more flexible and you want to make a real impression on your gift recipient, these ideas will get you thinking more creatively if nothing else.
These gorgeous wooden coasters are trendy and hip and unique and downright beautiful. Handmade with quality Birch ply and artistically designed with laser technology, they will complement any coffee table.
Get the matching placemats and browse other great designs at Sawmill Place, located in Australia and featured in Home Beautiful Magazine.
This creation may very well take the dorky fanny pack to new heights of fashion! Trendy and Stylish its practical, versatile and honestly, pretty darn cool. Great for stall holders, travelers, Photographers & festival party animals!
Hand made from cotton and brass in 4 different colours. For more unique bohemian inspired designs visit Lallidesign located in Australia.
Do you know someone who suffers from ‘bottomless handbag syndrome”? They are forever rummaging around for their car keys, their lipstick, their chewing gum and swearing at their purse because their water bottle has leaked all over their phone again, not to mention they’ve had their hand assaulted by a mountain of gooey wet tissues and shop receipts.
This insert could be the perfect solution to their endless dramas. There’s a place for everything and everything has its place. This could save someone time and their sanity by bringing organisation to their life. The part they carry around in their purse anyway.
Available in 16 different colours, handmade from premium felt in many different sizes and can be custom made to order. For more designs and info go to SilkOnDesigns.
Instead of the typical framed print or print on canvas, why not give the gift of a rustic photo print on wood?
Unlike many companies who print on plywood, these guys have chosen to use solid planks of Radiata Pine imported from sustainable forests in New Zealand. Their premium cut of wood has a gentle wood grain texture and no knots, which provides the perfect medium for printing high quality photographs.
Available in various sizes, handmade and ready to hang. More styles available from BoazFields located in the US.
We all know an ‘Outlander’ fan do we not? With thousands of women around the world drooling over Jamie Fraser and his scottish highland looks and accent, how could you go wrong with this sassenach handmade enamel coated metal coffee mug?
Keep the design or personalise through The Nomad Mama Studio or browse other great mugs, apparel and handmade craft products, located in the US.
For more ‘Outlander’ inspired products click here!
Unique gifts $100 -$500
If money is no object and you want a gift that makes a real statement. Here are some ideas that will make a huge impact.
Now this one made me laugh, and the description on the shop site was even more humorous. “The Horses Rear is one of our more conversational pieces. They are often shipped direct from us anonymously to peoples bosses or to people who seem to have taken a serious social misstep. Now we have created them into the “Horse’s Ass Award” and not surprisingly, they are popular all over the country. Seems everyone knows someone who deserves it.”
These bottle openers are hand cast and hand painted from vintage bronze molds, the bottle opener feature on the bottom, like the rest of the piece, is said to last a lifetime.
For more unique ceramic products including the Horse’s Ass Award, visit Foxhall Ltd located in the US.
A whole universe inside a tiny glass ball. These unique intoxicating pendants are handmade from Silver, Created Opal & Borosilicate glass. They are customizable and made to order. Sure to impress even the fussiest of gift recipients.
For more stunning designs visit GalaxyGlassArt1 located in China.
Because all die-hard avenger fans must pass their passions on through the bloodline, this baby mobile will excite any gowing mind about the possibilities of becoming a superhero.
Each Character is hand cut and hand stitched from felt.
Characters include: Captain America, Thor, Ironman, the Hulk and no marvel mobile would be complete without Spiderman!!
A truly unique baby gift, but hurry there’s only one left! For more gorgeous baby products visit Grace And Bear located in Australia.
This one probably belongs more in the weird and wacky gift ideas but it certainly fits into the ‘Unique’ Category as well. Handmade from resin, acrylic paint, ceramic (bowl), & polymer clay, a lot of work goes into this masterpiece.
“Oscar” is created through a process of painting in acrylics on layer upon layer of resin. The body of the octopus that is out of the “water” is made of polymer clay, painted and varnished. The rest of him is painted on layer upon layer of resin.
For more resin art gifts, including goldfish & sardines, visit So-Real Art, located in Australia.
I saved my favourite for last. These amazing canoe & kayak chandelier kits are lovingly handcrafted from white pine and red cedar, ready to take pride of place over the fireplace, dining table or kitchen island bench.
Made for anyone with no model making skills or intermediate skills, if your feeling creative. Prices for the kits start at $216 and come in a range of styles and sizes. There are also some ready to install chandeliers but you’ll need to have a healthier bank balance to take that option. Small chandeliers start at $772 and go as high as $2936, so not cheap, but I think the result could be worth it.
For more info and to see their range visit Canoe Model Kits, located in the US.
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