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.
I bought this sweater for one of my grand dogs and an Irish knit sweater for Theo. But if you’re a DIY’er, you might want to check out hand-dyed yarn from WebSpunWares.
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.
Table Linens & Tea Towels
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?
melissa chapman says
Wow there are so many great choices for pet themed Mother’s Day presents. I do not know if I want the plate portrait or a new bed for my favorite two guys.
Amber Myers says
I just love Etsy! I shop there often. You can find the best gifts there. You have some awesome picks.
Tara Pittman says
I love Etsy for unique items. This sounds like a great feature that I need to check out.
This post is so helpful. I haven’t tried using these features yet.
Monica Simpson says
Etsy really is a great place to shop. I love all the unique items on there!
Nikki Wayne says
The portrait and the cloth napkins are so cute. I love shopping at Etsy too!
It is easy to get distracted when shopping online. The marketers know the other things you will also like (lol).
There are a lot of cute stuff on Etsy. We have shopped there many times before and we’ll continue to shop there.
I do love that I can add items to favourites but I can also see who has my item in their favourites/list.
Heather | The Domestic Diva says
I love, love, love Etsy. I’m constantly favoriting cute stuff and making all sorts of lists. I always have a great experience shopping on Etsy.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
I love etsy. I always find such fun, unique items there. I totally need to check out these favorites and lists.
I love etsy. They really do have a lot of amazing stuff. I like that you are buying from someone who made it too.
Thanks for sharing these collection. I need to check these on etsy.
With Etsy shopping is always fun and easy. Thanks for these wonderful tips!
Kita Bryant says
I could live off of the stuff I find on Etsy. They have so many cool things!
Etsy is such a fun place to shop. This is a great way to keep track of things!
Danelle St. Clair says
These are such cute gift and decor ideas! I love my plants and macrame, I’ll be checking all these shops out!
Tiffany Smith says
I too tend to go down the rabbit hole on Etsy and forget what I was looking for- LOL. This is great that they started this!
Ruth Epstein says
I love Etsy, I call it my damage website where like you I land up buying things I really did not need LOL. It is so great supporting the small stores and so believe in it. Great post
Britt K says
I absolutely love Etsy and the fact that it allows us to support small business owners so easily! That being said, I didn’t know much about the different lists, etc. I knew how to favourite items and shops, so that I could find everything that I was looking at in my favourites but that was the extent to which I was using all of these features. Now that I know this, I’m going to have to start organizing my thoughts a little better to make it easier to find what I’m looking for later! Thanks!
Alice G Patterson says
I love my Pomeranian embroidery piece from NakedNeedleNYC on Etsy!
Jana Rade says
Wow, it seems one can buy absolutely everything up there. I’ve never shopped on Etsy; perhaps I should check it out.
Marjorie at Dash Kitten says
I am glad that Etsy is improving things for letting you sort out favourites. It used to be you could only ‘save’, not sort into more helpful lists! Hurrah!
I gave up hosting a shop there years ago because they stopped being fun when they had shareholders (a bit like facebook) and the cost of shipping became too much. I heard a rumour Etsy gives priority to free shipping items. Maybe they are worth another look, especially for my many US friends!!! Now I can look for things and keep track of them!