There's no shortage of handmade bowls (or handmade anythings) on Etsy. They're not always super budget-friendly, though. You could totally spend more than $100 on a soup bowl if you really wanted to. We're guessing you don't want to, right? Luckily, there are plenty of options for inexpensive yet still well-crafted bowls — you just have to know where to look.
Here would be a good place to start.
- Cherry Wood Bowl, $19 at Willfulgoods: We love all the bowls (and the candlestick holders!) in this shop and, while the larger ones can get a little more expensive, this six-inch option is less than $20. The maker takes turned bowls and slowly hand dips them into a synthetic rubber that she custom mixes. Each season, she comes up with new hues, which means it's worth checking in a few times a year.
- Ceramic Bowl, $25 at 1220CeramicStudios: Get one of these gorgeous bowls for your own morning yogurt. Or get one for everyone in the family — as you buy more, the individual price goes down. (You can get four for $90 instead of $100.)
- Concrete Bowl, $13 at BentonDeko: Simple and minimalistic, this concrete bowl actually adds a warmth that you wouldn't expect. It's a little more than five inches in diameter, so it's great for nuts or candies on a coffee table.
- Handmade Small Ceramic Bowl, $11 at GXDesigns: Use this small, 3.5-inch bowl as a little prep dish or keep it by the sink to stash your rings in when it's time to wash dishes.
- Mint Salt Bowl, $8.50 at LunMade: Fill this little guy with flaky sea salt and set it on the table for guests to pass around during your next dinner party.
- Ceramic Soup Bowl, $22 at FreshPottery: We know this ceramic bowl is technically meant for soup, noodles, and the like, but we automatically think about cappuccino when we look at it.
- Rustic Bowl, $24 at SinDstudio: Perfect for serving family-style pasta or a big salad, this delicate porcelain bowl will look right at home in a farmhouse-style kitchen.
- Porcelain Serving Bowl, $24 at OfHandsStudios: A little on the small side for a serving bowl (it's actually only 4.5 inches wide), you can use this beauty for cereal. The exaggerated ripples will help you hold onto it if you want to eat while snuggled in a plush club chair. Bonus: It's microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
- Rice or Noodle Bowl, $25 at SaritCeramics: Designed specifically to fit into the palm of your hand, this ceramic bowl is easy to hold while you use chopsticks with your other hand.
- Personalized Dog Bowl, $21 at FoxandFlock: Dogs need bowls, too, you guys! You know, for food and water! Choose from four dip colors (mint, yellow, or two different shades of gray) and, if you want to personalize it with your pup's name, just add six dollars to the total.