5 Reasons To Shop On Etsy

My obsession with Etsy started during the first lockdown of the pandemic. Small businesses were being promoted constantly all over social media platforms, that's when I started to take notice. During those unprecedented times, small businesses needed our help more than ever so they could survive. However, a lot of us, myself included, relied on Amazon Prime to get us fast deliveries during the lockdown. Yet, I found myself being drawn to Etsy and all the small businesses selling such beautiful, unique and sometimes quirky items.

A laptop showing the Etsy website

It's become a recent love of mine to buy from small businesses. As I said, they need our customs and I love the sellers behind the business. They've made a huge success of their small business which deserves a high five in itself. As much as we do like to buy from the big brands, it's important to remember the small brands too. This is where Etsy comes in. A shopping website where you will discover new small businesses. A place where you can buy directly from the business owner and support them.  


There are so many reasons to shop there, here are some of mine:

1) It's a chance to support small businesses

This shopping website is the greatest way for you to support small businesses online. A chance to buy from them, promote them on social media and recommend them to family and friends. There's always a small business out there that are selling exactly what you're looking for, whatever it is.

2) The variety and uniqueness of it

One thing I do love about Etsy is how you find just about anything you want, no matter how quirky. I've bought a teacup and saucer (not a set, just one teacup and saucer), Pinterest templates, my cousin's engagement present and a Gordon's gin candle. As you do. The unique items or gifts are always the best gifts. Speaking of gifts...


A laptop showing the Etsy website

3) It's perfect for the best gifts

Whether you want a personalised or just something really wacky, Etsy has your back when it comes to the more unique and wild gift ideas. Over the last 12 months, I have bought so many of my family and friends' birthday/Christmas presents from Etsy and they're the ones that mean so much to them. I think gift sets are such an easy buy (I'm guilty of buying gift sets as presents), but I think something from Etsy has more meaning behind it. 

4) Etsy are so sustainable

Etsy offset 100% of carbon emissions from the delivery and packaging of their products. This gets a big thumbs up from me!

A laptop showing the Etsy website

5) It's value for money

Anything that I have ever bought from Etsy has always been good value for money. The quality of the items I've bought has always been top-notch and never disappointed me. 


I would love to recommend some small businesses that I've bought from on Etsy, but there are so many that I love, I couldn't possibly choose!


I'd love to know if you shop from Etsy! If you do, recommend some businesses to me and others below!

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  1. I love Etsy! I’ve made some wonderful purchases from cities in Canada and it feels great to support small businesses. There’s so much love and care that goes into the product and packaging. I especially love the personal thank you notes! It’s the little things! :)

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    1. Etsy is the best website! It does feel great supporting small businesses as, like you said, so much love and care goes into the products!

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  2. This is an awesome post! I absolutely love Esty - the items are always made with so much love and it feels good to support an individual or small business x

    mia // https://miasdiyprojects.com/

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    1. I love the items on there Mia, like you said, they're made with so much love! x

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  3. I love Etsy for all these reasons! My go-to place for anything cute and creative.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Like you, it's my go-to place for anything cute and unique! x

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  4. I love Etsy! As a small business owner myself I always support small where I can!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I didn't realise you were a small business owner Amy! What is your small business? x

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    2. I have a sustainable clothing company with my partner, we started it during lockdown after talking about it for ages! x

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    3. Aww that's amazing Amy, that's such a huge achievement for you both! x

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  5. I have brought a few items from Etsy before. I think it is great that for small creators to sell their products on the platform. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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    1. It's definitely such a great platform for small businesses and their creators to shine!

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  6. Etsy is definitely great to buy gifts for people, I'll often go on there when I'm looking for something more quirky/individual. x

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    1. I love all the quirky and unique gifts you can buy from there! x

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  7. This is a great post. I have not bought much from Etsy. After reading this, I am going to make an effort to shop on etsy more. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Etsy is such a good shopping website and a great way to support small businesses!

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  8. We love Etsy! We have been using it for a long time, especially when it comes to pins and patches (vey obsessed with those at one point pre-pandemic!) and personalised gifts! Plus you can honestly find anything, so we just love it!

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    1. You can almost definitely find anything on there can't you?!

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  9. Etsy is great for finding unique things or gift hunting when you're not 100% sure what you want, it's so nice to be able to shop small all from the same place too x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I like buying family and friend's birthday presents on there, I love all the different and unique gifts you can buy from there! x

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  10. I love etsy can always pick up some really lovely items from smaller companies

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    1. Absolutely Alice, it's a great place to shop!

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  11. Etsy is always my go to when it comes to buying special presents. I love the personalised touches you get with a lot of unique sellers. I forgot about blogging stuff too! I bought an old theme from there many years ago. I hadn't even thought about Pinterest templates. That would make things so much easier. X

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    1. This theme I am currently using is from Etsy and I love it! Buying Pinterest templates has made life so much easier for me Claire! x

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  12. I liked it. Somehow I never looked deep into etsy until the other day, and actually liked the content. Good points raised. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger
    https://www.lifestyleprism.com/

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    1. It's definitely a place worth shopping from!

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  13. I love Etsy! It's one of the first places I look for new items x

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  14. I love shopping on Etsy! I've got a lof my wedding things from there :)

    Corinne x
    https://skinnedcartree.com

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    1. That's good that you managed to get a lot of your wedding things on there Corinne! x

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  15. I LOVE shopping on etsy and also just getting something a little bit more bespoke for people. I got my Nanny an insect house on there and it was so rustic and cute and just totally different to all the ones I had seen at normal shops - it's one of my fave places to shop! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. It's a great website to buy the more unique and more personal gift for someone. That's a lovely idea for a gift for your Nan! xx

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  16. I love supporting small businesses an spend far too much time on Etsy. However, Etsy's fee hikes are making sellers look at other options now.

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    1. It's a shame that Etsy fees hikes are increasing Nikki x

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  17. I adore Etsy, it is great to support individuals!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  18. I absolutely love Etsy, some of my favourite small businesses are on there!

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  19. I absolutely love looking on etsy for personalized gift ideas, and recently have been turning to it for digital download items too! There's so many amazing things on there it's easy to get lost in how beautiful everyone's creations are!

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    1. There are so many creators selling good quality digital downloads (plus it saves us doing the work ourselves!) there's always something for everyone!

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  20. I love shopping on Etsy too because it is a great way to support small businesses & they have pretty everything you can think of. I've also bought plenty of gifts like a shirt for my dad, a candle for mom, stationery for my daughter & so much more!

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    1. Absolutely Karalee! It's such a good way to support small businesses!

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  21. I really like shopping on Etsy too, great for unique decor.

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    1. Yeah I love the d├ęcor pieces that small businesses sell on there too!

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  22. Custom Etsy products are my not-so-secret gift go-to. I literally have a mile-long Etsy favourites list.

    BecomingTia | www.becomingtia.com

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  23. I love Etsy. Its my go to place when I'm shopping for gifts because they have so many unique things.

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    1. I love the many unique gifts you can buy on Etsy too!

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  24. I have always loved shopping on Etsy. I have bought some very special items from various individuals, and I just find there seems to be so much more of a personal choice in what you can buy on there. I've really enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Etsy is just the best! I love buying unique presents on there!

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