’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.