25 Things From Etsy Our Readers Loved In 2020


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1. candle that’ll bring you back to your childhood Saturday mornings spent watching your favorite cartoons and eating a big bowl of sugary rainbow cereal.

the candle in a bowl of fruity pebbles

Promising review: “Best candle I’ve ever purchased!!!!! I got this for a friend as part of a Fruity Pebbles-themed gift and it was so perfect. Immaculate smell and such an amazing value.” —Gabi

Get it from Witchy Wicks for $21.55+ (available in two sizes).


2. birthstone bracelet for those who know there’s no such thing as owning too much birthstone jewelry. I’m a proud July Ruby and I should show it 24/7!

person wearing bracelet with three stones on it

Promising review: “This bracelet is so dainty and beautiful! I have been looking for something like this for my mom for ages. Bracelet is good quality and the birthstones are perfect. Package came in FANTASTIC time, and would definitely recommend!!” —Courtney Bell

Get it from Silveristic for $27.75+ (available in three finishes, 10 sizes, and can be personalized with up to 11 birthstones).


3. custom cityscape ring so you can rock your favorite city — whether its your own or a place you once traveled to — in the form of a wonderful accessory.

person wearing three cityscape rings

Promising review: “I’m absolutely in love with this ring. I wear it every single day. The quality is amazing and the detail in the design is so beautiful.” —katiebug2325

Get it from CaitlynMinimalist for $23.62 (available in three finishes, various cities, and sizes 4—13).


4. A set of affirmation cards that’ll make for a simple, but nice way to lift your spirits. I think we can all use some affirmation cards after a year like 2020.

person holding card that reads "today is a sacred gift from life"

Promising review: “Absolutely stunning! I will be mailing these to my staff who I’ve been missing so much during quarantine. I know it’ll lift their spirits. The cards are high-quality and even prettier in person than the photographs. My package shipped promptly as well, which I always appreciate.” —Clarisa Legaspi

Get a set of 40 from The Lamare for $22.95.


5. cloud bath bomb that turns into a stunning rainbow when dropped in water. It’s basically magic.

the white cloud shaped bath bomba rainbow from the bath bomb in a tub of water

Promising review: “This is the most awesome bath bomb I have ever used. Love the way the colors come out in a beautiful rainbow line. This is some bath bomb artistry right here!” —SaturdayInThePark

Get it from Zen Bath Candies for $8.49.


6. comprehensive curtain call of Broadway costumes poster for a super unique and fun way to decorate your wall.

various illustrated costumes from a wide array of broadway shows

Promising review: “Even better than I could have imagined! I have had my eyes on this print for a long time and finally decided to buy it! It was even better than I had hoped! Just wonderful!” —Evan Hoehn

Get it from Pop Chart for $30.


7. personalized constellation map that’ll help to commemorate what the night sky looked like on a specific date. It could be for an anniversary, a birth date, or any other special occasion you’d like to honor.

constellation map with text underneath that reads "under the stars, with a date, and a location"

Promising review: “I gave this to my husband as our first anniversary gift. He loved it!! Thank you for making our first wedding anniversary a little more special during these hard times. It was packed very well and framed beautifully. This gift is perfect for making moments a little more special.” —Erin Fitzgerald

Get it from Finch & Cotter for $26+ (available in two sizes, and with or without a frame).


8. beginner floral embroidery kit for those who are looking to channel their creativity and learn a cool new skill set.

various embroidered flowers including a rose, cole flowers, calendula, forget me not, and more

Promising review: “Very satisfied with the outcome of this little project. The colors are just beautiful!! I actually used a different kind of stitch for the leaves as I couldn’t manage the bullion knot just yet. It still looks amazing!” —Kübra Ürkmez

Get it from 55tree for $8.41+ (available in six patterns).


9. car dip clip that’ll allow you to safely dip your nugs and fries in your favorite sauces as you drive.

the double dipper clip holding ketchup and bbq sauce

Promising review: “My husband rolled his eyes at me that I bought it, but I have no regrets! Never again will I spill sauce on myself in the car. Has an even nicer cleaner look than the picture in my opinion.” —MaisonElaine98

Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian for $5.52+ (available in single or double dipper options).


10. car diffuser to help give your vehicle a sweet scent. Am I the only one who is unreasonably excited at the thought about getting into my car and being greeted with the scent of fresh linens?

person holding the diffuser which hangs off the mirror like an air freshener

Promising review: “I love these little car diffusers so much! They are cute and very fragrant. I got Winter Mint, Orange, and Connie Pine Cone. I may get some more for each of my girlfriends as a gift.” —Allison Hutzell

Get it from Amber and Wood Co for $6 (available in 14 scents).


11. pillow that can be customized with a picture of your favorite pet friend, aka the cutest pillow to ever exist.

assorted pet pillows

Promising review: “Adorable!! The pillow came out perfectly, and is so soft! It’s is a birthday gift for my sister and I haven’t given it to her just yet, but I know she’s going to love it. Customer service was also great — very responsive and friendly. Will definitely be ordering from them again!” —Caitlin Hinz

Get it from Aure for $29.99+ (available in three materials, and sizes 2XS—2XL).


12. personalized leather camera strap for an item that is as functional as it is cool. The only flex better than pulling out a fancy schmancy camera to take pictures is that camera having a strap like this with your name on it.

various colors of leather straps with names on themperson using their camera with leather strap attached to it

Promising review: “Excellent customer service! I needed this for my friend’s birthday and it came before the estimated time. I’m super happy with how the product looks and feels.” —Paola

Get it from SoGoodSoWood for $22.12+ (available in 11 colors, and various personalization/size options).


13. A sheet of hydrate stickers that’ll make it easy and fun to keep track of your daily water intake. Plus, look at that adorable face. How can you possibly resist eight glasses of water a day when you see that?!

the sticker on a planner with check marks

Promising review: “These are seriously the cutest hydrate tracker stickers ever! The quality is amazing and the size is very generous. This is my second order from this shop and I have plans of buying everything!” —Rudi Hilson

Get a pack of eight from A Happy Blue Tree for $3.95.


14. plant animal decoration to turn your indoor gardens and succulents into a fun little jungle.

a fox, squirrel, and owl animal decoration on a plant

Promising review: “I had quite the plant collection before quarantine, but now I have a jungle. This little guy just adds to that jungle vibe that is my little apartment now. Super cute, quick shipping, great quality. They’re easy to bend to fit your plant just right. Highly recommend! (My friends love theirs too!)” —Emma Corinne

Get it from Another Studio for $8.36 (available in 14 options).


15. Triangle huggie earrings for a gorgeous, but minimalist pair of ear candy everyone will be so jealous of.

person wearing the earrings in gold

Promising review: “Simply gorgeous! I am so happy with my purchase because these earrings are understated, yet outstanding. Love them already! Also, shipping was super fast and the earrings were packaged really lovely. Highly recommend!” —katrin0410

Get it from Emmanuela for $48.92 (available in five colors).


16. Floral nail tattoos (stickers) that’ll make your nails look as if they were just painted by a professional nail artist.

person with the floral nail tattoos on their nails

Promising review: “Love these! I’m terrible at putting stickers on straight so I was pretty nervous but I got the hang of it and it turned out great.” —Alice Weston

Get it from Tattoorary for $4.


17. hilarious pullover referencing the Grinch that some of us may even relate to in a year like this one. I’m a grinch, you’re a grinch, we’re all grinches in 2020.

close up of the pullover

Promising review: “Love it. Super comfy. Sized up for a baggy fit. The Grinch is my favorite Christmas movie. Was so excited when I found this!” —Alyssa

Get it from Femfitti for $28.50+ (available in three colors, and sizes S—5XL).


18. floral frame library stamp so you can add a cute, personalized touch to the books you own.

the stamp that reads "from the library of claire paige"

Promising review: This turned out SO cute!! I can’t wait to stamp my library! Nicci was SO helpful and full of information. Highest quality of customer service, it was like talking to a friend. Thank you!” —dlyates85

Get it from Paper Peach for $17.99+ (available in four stamp types, and various ink colors).


19. gorgeous book that re-imagines the beloved Pokémon creatures in scientific terms and provides detailed descriptions of their behaviors, biology, and abilities.

cover of the bookbook flipped to a page on tangela

Promising review: “Absolutely stunning and way cooler than I even expected. Most definitely worth it if you love science and Pokémon. Cannot say enough about how unique and beautiful it is. This is going to be a birthday gift and the person will love it. If this item even slightly intrigues you, just get it.” —Melanie Hill

Get it from Multiverse Books for $45+ (available in two styles).


20. Zoom University tee for anyone who’s getting through virtual schooling like a pro.

The shirt in blue that reads "Zoom University est 2020"

Promising review: “I got this as a birthday present for my 16-year-old son. ‘Mom, it’s a meme.’ He wore it for two days straight. Students have lost a lot to COVID-19. Laughter helps and this shirt is a sure smile. Feels wonderfully soft, and color and sizing were perfect.” —Carie Michael

Get it from Spunky Pineapple for $25.19+ (available in nine colors, and sizes S—2XL).


21. candle to send to someone whose face you’re missing in quarantine. Plus, there’s a wide selection of delicious scents to choose from, so you may be tempted to buy one for yourself too!

the candle with a label that reads "I miss your face"

Promising review: “This is the most perfect gift for my best friend. We constantly tell each other ‘I miss your face.’ I about died seeing a candle that says exactly what we say to each other. Love, love, love it!” —aarains

Get it from A to Z Candles for $20+ (available in three sizes, and 10 scents).


22. An adorable pin commemorating one of the most iconic moments from The Office — poor Kevin spilling his pot of chili.

the kevin spilling chili enamel pin

Promising review: “This came in very quickly AND the detail on the packaging made me happy. You can see the chili spilled on the cardboard back!” —Jennifer

Get it from Super Emo Friends for $10.


23. A set of reusable cotton mesh produce bags for a greener way to shop for produce. Say goodbye to wasteful plastic bags!

the six bagsbag filled with apples

Promising review: “So glad I bought these and ditched the plastic produce bags! You won’t be disappointed!!!” —Jessica Hoey

Get a set of six from Loosewarp for $12.74.


24. wooden children’s “knife” so your kiddos can get the hang of chopping their food…safely.

kids using the wooden knives to chop apples

Promising review: “This is perfect! My daughter loves it so much. It fits perfectly in her tiny hands, and the quality is superb.” —Petite momo

Get it from JUstenbois for $17.53.


25. colorful stuffed opossum to become your new favorite little buddy. Just look at this cutie! This angel just wants to spend all the time hanging out with you.

 front angle of the stuffed animal

Promising review: “Absolutely precious! It was bigger than I anticipated and is SO HUGGABLE AND SOFT!” —Katherine Martin

Get it from Fuzziggles for $34.95.