May is definitely the month for college graduations, and high school graduations aren’t too long after. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we usually give the graduate some sort of gift, right? While gift cards and scratch tickets are a common go-to present, I prefer something a little more personal. And that’s where one of my favorite sites – Etsy comes in handy!
Etsy is an online marketplace where individuals can sell their creations. You can find all kinds of amazing crafts and products on Etsy. The only difficult thing I’ve found about Etsy is sometimes there are so many options, I don’t know where to begin! Which is why I thought I’d suggest a few “shops” I’ve purchased from over the past several months.
Each of the gifts pictured below would make a great graduation gift. Everything I’ve bought from these artists has been of great quality and loved by the recipient of the gift. I’ve included the shop name from which each item came from, in case you’d like to check them out!
Rehabulous creates items out of recycled materials, in this instance a Grey Goose vodka bottle. It’s perfect for the new grad who’s not quite ready to leave their college partying days behind. In addition to lamps, this shop has serving dishes, glasses, candles and more!
I purchased a custom etched recipe box from decadentdesigns for a family member and loved the quality and how quickly it arrived, even though it was right before Christmas. This shop has lots of customizable products that are great not only for graduations, but housewarmings and weddings as well.
FatCatLeather has some great options for the men in your life. I recently purchased this money clip in black for my boyfriend and he loved it. It’s got a personal touch with the initialing, but looks sophisticated for a young man entering the full-time work world for the first time.
Personalized stationery is also a great option for graduates. LetterLoveDesigns has products including the notepad above, but also notebooks, cards and bracelets, among other customizable items.
These are all great options for graduation gifts, and are just a sampling of all that Etsy has to offer. If you haven’t checked it out before, I highly suggest you do!
What are your favorite items purchased from Etsy? Are there any shops you would recommend?