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One-of-a-Kind Gifts (and an Etsy Gift Card Giveaway)

Dec 13, 2013

by Stephanie Madewell handmade and vintage goods

What to do when you want to give them something unforgettable, but you aren’t quite sure what that is and are running out of time to find it? Etsy Gift Cards to the rescue! For the next twelve days, we’ll be giving away a $250 USD gift card every day on Facebook (individuals in the UK and Canada will receive their gift cards in their local currency).*

What would you do with $250 to spend on Etsy? Me, I’d go for something special — something made to order or truly one of a kind. I’ve collected a few of the extraordinary wares I’ve noticed this year; be sure to share links to your favorites in the comments.

A handmade pie crust deserves a hand-turned rolling pin.

Found scallop shells become one-of-a-kind journals that hold the secret of the sea.

Turn your favorite trip into a work of art with a custom illustration from Dorry Spikes.

Dots and dashes conceal a secret message of your choosing.

The classic quilt pinwheel goes for a spin in different sizes and colors.

These wooden magnetic letters put the plastic kind to shame.

Turn a favorite photo into a puzzle they’ll be delighted to solve.

Letterpress calling cards are a timeless and thoughtful gift.

Treat your favorite soup- and sauce-maker to a hand-carved pear wood spoon.

If you know the recipient well, a piece of original art can be an unforgettable gift.

Capture a custom perfume in a filigreed locket.

A chair that doubles as a work of sculpture.

Have PuurAnders transform a cherished photo into a unique wearable keepsake.

Give the fiber artist on your list one-of-a-kind supplies.

A portrait of their pet is a surefire way to their heart.

For the fantasist: spiky towers on a fantastic, made-to-order lamp.

A vintage watch becomes an instant heirloom once it’s personalized with an engraved message.

For the artful skater: a one-of-a-kind burned skateboard deck that’s almost too beautiful to use.

Give a vintage ring that symbolizes fidelity to the person who’s always there to hold your hand.

For the friend with a classical sensibility: a gorgeous original oil painting.

A pair of armchairs by Rolf Relling and Adolf Rastad would be cherished by the design aficionado.

Surprise them with a mug that has just as much personality as they do.

Turn favorite photos into a charming nightlight (and a wonderful gift for Grandma or Grandpa).

These cufflinks capture the phase of the moon on the date of your choosing — an incredibly romantic way to commemorate an unforgettable night.

Because who doesn’t need a mounted yeticorn trophy?


*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), or the United Kingdom, age 18 or older.  Entries must be received between 9:00 AM ET (2:00 PM GMT) on December 13, 2013 and 6:00 PM ET (11:00 PM GMT) on December 24, 2013.  Twelve prizes available (ARV: $250 USD).  Odds depend on number of eligible entries received.  Skill-testing question required in Canada.  Go to to enter and for Official Rules.  Sponsor: Etsy, Inc.

2 Featured Comments

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers from FluffyFlowers said 6 years ago Featured

    Fantastic collection of one of a kinds. That is what I truly love about etsy. There is so much talent and creative ingenuity coursing through the shops. I started my shop back in 2007 because etsy was the only place where I could put my unique creations up for sale. And what a showcase for the inventiveness of human beings it has truly become :)

  • fbstudiovt

    Laura Hale from FoundBeautyStudioArt said 6 years ago Featured

    As an etsy seller for the last four years, I've been grateful for the economic empowerment its given me when lots of friends were losing their jobs, I've been grateful for the opportunity to be creative every day, I've been grateful for the really fabulous and fun customers I have that come up with awesome custom order ideas, and I'm really, really grateful to etsy for introducing me to all the potters who make amazing and quirky mugs (like the one you've shown) that I have bought so many of! There goes the income :)


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