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Unwrapped: 15 Gifts You Can Only Find On Etsy

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Basic presents beware

Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that’s a full month (31 days!) in which we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life—and maybe even a spoiled pet or two.

The art of gift-giving can be tricky at times, but when you get it right, there's nothing better. Some gifts are a no-brainer, like gift cards for coworkers or sweet treats for your casual sweet-toothed friends. But when it comes to picking out a gift for that special someone, there can be a lot of added pressure in making sure it's perfect. Luckily, there are places like Etsy that take all the work out of gifting. But with so many amazing online shops within that site, you may be wondering: Where's the best place to start?

Etsy trend expert Dayna Johnson recommends getting personal this year. "We may think that luxury or expensive gifts are what show someone you care, but spending a little extra time and effort to purchase something unique that expresses who someone is, goes a long way," she told NYLON via email. "In a recent survey, we found that more than one-third of shoppers who purchase[d] customized or personalized gifts online, reportedly, [felt] happy when giving these gifts to others, and more than half [felt] thoughtful." 

In that same spirit, we here at NYLON decided to team up with Etsy to bring you a list of 15 hand-picked gifts, each with a personalized twist, guaranteed to make you and your gift recipients feel extra good this holiday season.

Photo courtesy of Sugar and Chic Shop

Sugar and Chic Shop, Personalized Jewelry Box, $38, available at Etsy.

Nothing screams opulence like a gorgeous glass box perfect for storing your precious gems (or even your stash of an organic green material of the chronic persuasion). Make it yours or somebody else's this holiday season with a little name personalization. 

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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