Personalized Cutting Board
Etsy

Unique and Creative Holiday Gifts on Etsy

View Slideshow
Personalized Cutting Board
Etsy

Gifts from the Heart

This holiday, skip the big-box retailers and give small businesses a boost as you shop for custom-made and vintage clothing, jewelry, art, and more from Etsy. We've curated a collection of must-have gifts, including items that Cheapism readers can't get enough of, that will please just about anyone on your shopping list.


Prices and availability are subject to change.

Before you go shopping for your holiday cards, consider installing the Capital One Shopping free browser add-on. It will instantly compare and find lower prices when you shop on popular stores like Amazon. It will also automatically search for available coupons and apply them to your cart at checkout, and help you earn rewards that can be redeemed as gift cards. (Available to all shoppers — Capital One account or credit card NOT required.)  Sponsored.

Note: We are a reader-supported site and receive compensation from purchases made through some of the links in this post. Additionally, Capital One Shopping compensates us when you get the browser extension using the link provided.


Leather Grilling Apron
Etsy

Leather Grilling Apron

$227

Shop Now


Here's a gift for someone with a heavy-duty hobby like grilling, metalworking, or welding. (It's also great for anyone who favors the burly, rough-hewn look.) Handmade in Ukraine, this leather apron is available in two sizes and three colors.


RelatedCool and Practical Gifts for Men Who Like to Grill

Gusto's Original Barbecue Rubs of the States
Etsy

Gusto's Original Barbecue Rubs of the States

$27

Shop Now


Speaking of barbecuing, this gift pack of grilling rubs would make a great stocking stuffer for any BBQ fan. Included are five 2-ounce tins containing Gusto's most popular spice blends for beef, pork, poultry and more. 

Beer Soap
Etsy

Beer Soap

$15

Shop Now


This collection of six petite soaps are made with essential oils, shea butter, and yes, beer. Scents include eucalyptus brown, Angeles Forest IPA, coastal sage lager, Golden State hefe, hops & barley scrub, and citrus & spruce saison. Handmade in California.


RelatedRaise a Glass to These Gifts for Beer Lovers

Cityscape Ring
Etsy

Cityscape Ring

$27

Shop Now


Maybe you left your heart in San Francisco. Or New York City. Or one of the dozens of other U.S. and international cities that are available as clever rings in sterling silver, 18-karat gold or rose gold finishes. 


RelatedUnique Holiday Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

Ceramic Lips Planter
Etsy

Ceramic Lips Planter

$26

Shop Now


We couldn't help but smile when we saw these ceramic planters. Available in pink, red, or purple, each is about 5.3 inches tall and just under 4 inches wide.

Plant Lover T-shirt
Etsy

Plant Lover T-shirt

$24 and up
Shop Now


Plant person tees abound these days, but we love the designs and sayings — not to mention 100% ring-spun cotton — offered by Etsy seller NinetoNone, which include this one: "Sometimes I Wet My Plants."


Related: The Best Gifts for Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

Wooden Family Tree
Etsy

Wooden Family Tree

$60 and up
Shop Now


Display up to five generations — rings of your family tree — for all to see. These genealogical gems are made in Austin, Texas, from sustainably harvested wood and are available in two sizes.


Related: Christmas Gifts Under $25 for Grandma and Grandpa

'Sorry' Coffee Cup
Etsy

'Sorry' Coffee Cup

$15
Shop Now


It's a joke within the RV community that if your marriage can survive parking an RV, and especially a trailer, then it can survive anything. For the next time someone loses their cool in that process, there's this mea culpa mug: "Sorry for what I said while we were trying to park the camper."


Related: Gifts for RV Owners That'll Put 'Em on the Road in Style

Couple's Street Sign
Etsy

Couple's Street Sign

$22 and up
Shop Now


There are lots of customizable prints available for couples, but the vast majority are cringingly cheesy. Not this one. Its chic, minimalist approach is something any couple would be happy to hang on a wall.


Related: Gifts for Couples That'll Make Them Both Happy

Terrarium Jewelry
Etsy
Engraved Leather Dog Collar
Etsy
Personalized Cutting Board
Etsy
1,000-Piece 'Doodle' Jigsaw Puzzle
Etsy

1,000-Piece 'Doodle' Jigsaw Puzzle

$25
Shop Now


Etsy is a great place to find unique puzzles such as this one from Cloud Berries Official, which looks like a dreamscape. Its surreal illustrations are colorful and detailed, and it will be a fun challenge for anyone who appreciates the unexpected.


Related: Gifts for People Who Love Jigsaw Puzzles

Custom Bobblehead Doll
Etsy

A Custom Bobblehead Doll

$86
Shop Now


Send in a photo and get a bobblehead doll back. All you gotta do is wrap it up and give it to Mr. Has Everything Except This. There are a number of vendors on Etsy selling similar bobbleheads; the dolls from Unique MiniMe get exceptionally positive reviews for their craftsmanship and accurate likenesses.


Related: Awesome Gifts for Guys Who Have Everything

Serotonin Necklace
Etsy

Serotonin Necklace

$26 and up
Shop Now


This necklace from MolecularMotifs displays the molecular symbol for the brain chemical responsible for bringing more happiness into our lives. It won't actually increase serotonin, but it might remind the recipient to get out and engage in those activities that do.


Related: The Best Gifts for Women Who Have Everything

Classic Rock Vinyl
Etsy

Classic Rock Vinyl Record Coasters

$25
Shop Now


These 4-piece coaster sets from Kansas-based Etsy shop 2VinylCats are class rock-inspired, but the shop offers other genres, too, including country, pop, jazz, oldies, and more.


Related: Cool and Creative Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

Binge Watcher
Etsy
Custom Ammo Can Pint Glass Gift Set
Etsy

Custom Ammo Can Pint Glass Gift Set

$90
Shop Now


Pint glasses are a common gift — even high-quality personally engraved 16-ounce glasses like these aren't hard to find. What is uncommon, however, is a personalized .30-caliber ammo can to store them when they're not being used. As if that weren't enough, a bullet bottle opener and a razor-sharp lockback knife are also part of the package.


Related: Raise a Glass to These Gifts for Beer Lovers

'The Soldier' Framed Blessing
Etsy

'The Soldier' Framed Blessing

$29 and up
Shop Now


This framed, hangable blessing earns a perfect five-star rating on Etsy. The Celtic design overlays on green matting with hand-embossed gold corners, and the text is a testament to the importance and necessity of service. It comes in four sizes and can be personalized upon request.


Related: Thoughtful Gifts for Veterans and Service Members

Etsy
Etsy

Caffeine Molecule Necklace

$37 and up
Shop Now


Science-minded coffee nerds will apppreciate this pendant in the shape of a caffeine molecule. It's available in sterling silver, 14-karat gold, or 14-karat rose gold, and the necklace comes in three lengths from 16 to 20 inches.


Related: 50 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

Wood & Soy Fire Starters
Etsy

Wood & Soy Fire Starters

$10 and up
Shop Now


Whether they enjoy a roaring fire on camping trips or in their own backyard firepit, these handy little starters make the process a bit easier. Throw one of these below the kindling and it'll be roaring in no time. They'll also take up very little of that precious storage space on camping trips.


Related: Gifts for Preppers and Zombie Apocalypse Survivors

100 Essential Novels Scratch-Off Chart
Etsy
Open When … Cards and Envelopes
Etsy

Open When … Cards and Envelopes

$18 and up
Shop Now


Missing someone and feeling blue? Opening one of these cards and reading words from a friend or lover can be a comfort when the loneliness sets in or the world seems to be going crazy. Each set contains envelopes stamped with one of six messages, with matching blank notecards inside.


For more great gift guides and shopping tips, please sign up for our free newsletters.

A Clever Card
Etsy

A Clever Card

$5

Shop Now


No matter what Etsy gift you end up choosing, it'll be all the more memorable with a clever greeting card to accompany it. 


Before you go shopping for your holiday cards, consider installing the Capital One Shopping free browser add-on. It will instantly compare and find lower prices when you shop on popular stores like Amazon. It will also automatically search for available coupons and apply them to your cart at checkout, and help you earn rewards that can be redeemed as gift cards. (Available to all shoppers — Capital One account or credit card NOT required.)  Sponsored.