Etsy is my favorite place to shop. I love supporting small businesses and finding wonderful creations from the comfort of my own home.
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If I’m shopping for a gift, Etsy is often the first (and usually the last) stop. However, I’m the classic down the rabbit hole shopper.
I’ll start looking for a pet portrait gift and get inspired to buy Theo a new bow tie. The next thing I know, I’m searching for brass dog figurines before I resume the hunt for the perfect, yet elusive, vintage side table for my plants. (Which naturally leads to a search for new planters, plants, and table linens.) By the time I circle back to the pet portrait gift, I may have forgotten what the contenders were, and I definitely don’t remember the name of the store or item.
Thanks to Etsy Favorites and List features, I am free to go down as many rabbit holes as I like without getting hopelessly lost.
Now, I can save items I like and even organize them with the list feature.
How to Use Etsy Favorites And Lists
Favoriting an item is easy. Just click on the heart on the right side of the photo. I’m in love with this Pomeranian Embroidery Art from my daughter’s shop, NakedNeedleNYC. She upcycles fabric scraps to create handstitched art.
After clicking the heart, there will be an option to add to a list at the bottom of the screen. You can create a new list easily by typing in the name. After that, you can make it public or private.
Since I’m the type of person who often likes to mull things over for a while, I like to sort my top favorites into lists. This makes them easier to find when I’m ready to make a purchase.
Just remember that most items on Etsy are one of a kind and may not be available if you take a long time between putting them on your list and actually buying it.
Who could resist this sweet face? Not me! My sister’s dog, Darla, was the inspiration for this portrait.
Now that you know how easy it is to save a favorite item to a list, I’m sharing some of my Etsy Favorites and Lists.
Like so many people, I’ve rearranged my house during this pandemic. In doing so, I created a new area that needs a dog bed. I think this one from Laylo Pets might just be what we need.
In addition to my love of dogs, I’m crazy about plants! Etsy is a great place to buy planters, macrame hangers, and even plants. (I always double-check to see if a plant is toxic to pets before deciding to add one to my home.)
When Theo first joined our family, I made him a green seersucker bow tie. However, I think he might need a light blue version too.
Besides having almost everything a dog could need, Etsy has so many great choices for decorating your home.
In addition to some amazing wall art, Etsy has collectibles, vintage furniture, and accessories.
When my kids were small, we had a fairly tight budget. I didn’t buy pretty dishcloths because I was afraid of ruining them. But now that I’m older, I realize the joy of using a tea towel you like outweighs the despair of a staining one. Having items like this makes the mundane more fun!
Cloth napkins are another luxury that I enjoy. My daughter gave me some a few years ago, and I LOVE them. They set the mood for dinner, and they are so much better for the environment than the paper ones we used to use. You can find ones that are quite reasonably priced on Etsy.
Check out some of the other unique items I covet on Etsy.
Have you started using the Etsy Favorites and Lists feature?