When I was in 9th grade, I found the perfect dress for my middle school dance on Etsy. It was a vintage red velvet off-the-shoulder number that was unlike any other dress I had seen, and to this day it remains one of my favorite finds ever. Back then, Etsy was mostly known for its vintage and antique products and clothing, but today those are just a fraction of its offerings with artisans and crafters flooding the site.
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These days you can find just about anything on the site, from artisanal goods to home to beauty. One thing that hasn’t changed? Per the site's requirements, everything sold on Etsy must either be handmade or vintage. This parameter is what truly sets Etsy apart. By only allowing these one-of-a-kind products, you are guaranteed to find something special. While there's a seemingly infinite number of products to sift through, we narrowed down 11 hidden gems on Etsy that you can get for $50 or less.
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1. This stunning art print
Tampa, Florida-based artist M. Koby has created digital art prints that have made more than 14,000 sales and it’s easy to see why. Each print features different images of plants, the sun, and female figures with eye-catching bold and neutral tones. They’re the perfect gift for a sister or friend, or as a complementary piece to any room in your home. Reviewers rave about the high quality of the work and have found themselves purchasing more than one.
2. These customizable pet ID tags
Give your pooch some extra flair with one of these gorgeous pet tags from Happy Paws. You’re able to pick the front design, engraving, disc size, and even the material for a customized product to match your dog's or cat's personality. Even better, their anti-tarnish coating means they're long-lasting and able to endure years of playtime escapades.
3. These handcrafted floral cards
Whoever said cards are boring certainly have never seen these. Decorated with a delicate mini bouquet of real dried flowers and the artist's handwritten calligraphy, these cards are the perfect choice for anyone looking to give something totally special and unexpected. Use them for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or even escort cards at your wedding for a lovely touch.
4. This geode planter
Handmade with real amethyst and fluorite crystals, this planter is bound to be a conversation piece when displayed in your home. Not only is it the perfect pot to hold your air plants or succulents in, but it can also be used as a candle holder or looks great just on its own. Reviewers say that although it’s on the smaller side, the craftsmanship and attention to detail are exquisite.
5. These flattering vintage jeans
According to the members of Gen Z on TikTok, skinny jeans are out. Though Millennials may be a bit bitter, you can still shop wide-leg jean options on Etsy. This vintage pair of dark wash mom jeans, in particular, is a rare find, featuring high quality and good price. Because they’re vintage, the style is classic and the high-rise cut is flattering for all. Simply pair them with a white tee and confidently know that this look will never go out of style.
6. These embroidered face masks
With face masks still being a part of our daily ensembles for the foreseeable future, there’s nothing wrong with having a different one for every day of the week. These elaborately designed masks are made from three layers of breathable linen and are a great fashion accessory. There are nine patterns and colors to choose from (each featuring embroidery, beading, or both) and they are all machine washable. With these options, you're going to want more than one.
7. These amazing photo filter presets
Who knew you could buy photo preset filters from Etsy? These downloadable presets from Fil And Ellie Studio are among the many different options you can choose from. These are great for the casual photographer, blogger, or someone who simply wants their Instagram page to look cohesive. Since they’re a digital download, you’ll receive the presets immediately to your device so you can start posting right away, though you need to use the Adobe Lightroom app to use them before uploading to the 'gram.
8. These minimal spice labels
We’ve all seen the TikToks of those perfectly organized kitchens and wondered how they got everything to look so uniform. These labels let you streamline your spice rack or drawer, allowing you to actually find what you're looking for while cooking and create a simplified, contemporary look to your kitchen. Choose from 20, 40, or 80-count label packs featuring the names of standard spices, herbs, and seasonings. Just note that the containers do come separately.
9. This bath tray that holds your wine
This wooden bath tray has everything you need to unwind at the end of a long, stressful day. Equipped with smartly placed slots, this tray can securely hold both your glass of cabernet as well as your phone, tablet, or a book for the ultimate relaxing experience. You can choose from a variety of lengths to perfectly fit your tub at home. Reviewers are especially impressed with the quality of the piece for the relatively low price.
10. This acrylic weekly calendar
Never miss a Zoom meeting or appointment again with this stunning calendar that mounts right onto your wall. The clear acrylic look and chunky hardware give off a modern vibe that’s perfect for any home office, and everything can be erased to make room for the next week’s events. The board has six size options and four hardware colors to ensure it matches your space, though you'll have to purchase your own dry erase markers separately.
11. These clothespin towel holders
Consider gross, wet towels on the floor a thing of the past. These jumbo clothespins are a unique way to keep things orderly around the house. At approximately 12-inches-tall and secured to the wall with included Command strips, they can hold your heaviest bath and beach towels or display your dish towels or baby blankets. The possibilities are endless! Want one personalized? This seller does that too.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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