This traditional Irish cottage tucked away in Cashel, Co. Galway is on the market for €250,000
This traditional Irish cottage tucked away in Cashel, Co. Galway is on the market for...

Sarah Gill

First date deal-breakers: The seven absolute worst things to do on a first date
First date deal-breakers: The seven absolute worst things to do on a first date

Geraldine Carton

Your reaction to the childcare crisis: ‘To avoid childcare costs, I work at night. I can’t afford to work full time’
Your reaction to the childcare crisis: ‘To avoid childcare costs, I work at night. I...

Dominique McMullan

How to pack just hand luggage for a two week holiday
How to pack just hand luggage for a two week holiday

Louise Slyth

Irish women in film: Annie Atkins, graphic designer for film
Irish women in film: Annie Atkins, graphic designer for film

Meg Walker

Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Inject some fun into your wardrobe with a splash of green
Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Inject some fun into your wardrobe with a splash of green

Sarah Finnan

Saturn, a meteor shower, and the last supermoon of 2022 will share the celestial stage this weekend
Saturn, a meteor shower, and the last supermoon of 2022 will share the celestial stage...

Sarah Gill

Supper Club: Mussels and bucatini pasta
Supper Club: Mussels and bucatini pasta

Meg Walker

This traditional thatched cottage in in Co Mayo is on sale for €179,000
This traditional thatched cottage in in Co Mayo is on sale for €179,000

Megan Burns

11 summer-proof foundations to see you through a heat wave
11 summer-proof foundations to see you through a heat wave

Holly O'Neill

Image / Editorial

12 thoughtful Etsy gifts to buy right now


By Ellen Bird
04th Dec 2018
12 thoughtful Etsy gifts to buy right now

Christmas shopping can quickly become dizzying. You’re tackling chaotic crowds, scrummaging through endless shopping lists, and handing over well-earned cash for something rather ordinary. After searching through endless sites looking for personal gifts as Christmas Eve quickly approaches, I was becoming more frustrated than inspired. A recent ad on Facebook reminded me of Etsy; an online shopping spectacular that somewhat slipped my mind in recent years.

As a place where you can find creative personalised and handcrafted gifts, Etsy is where you’ll be saved from Christmas shopping exhaustion. Plus, you’ll be supporting small, independent makers from around the world. So whether you’re sourcing a gift for the writer in your family, the make-up guru, or a newborn baby, Etsy has to have it. Yes, you could easily spend all day scrolling through fancy wall hangings, oil diffusers and cat portraits on the site, but I’ve curated my favourite picks of the best Christmas gifts you can buy right now. Check out my edit below:

Harper’s Bazaar wall art, €5.34

Makeup storage crate, €26.81

Personalised newborn hat, €14.59

Sewing bag, €16.34

Father of the Bride cufflinks, €43.78

Bath caddy, €29.20Personalised toy box with cushion design, €157.69Floral monogram travel mug, €17.52

Dear Diary inspirational planner, €26.87

I Just Want Pizza beanie, €16.34

Personalised friends print, €19.27

Grandkid names pillow, €22.76