5 of the Trendiest Holiday Gifts for 2017, According to Etsy

updated May 1, 2019
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You know that cool coworker who’s always like, “Thanks, I got it on Etsy!” whenever you tell her you like her coffee mug/notebook/necklace? It’s annoying, right? With nearly two million sellers on the DIY site, it can be hard to find the coolest stuff.

That might be why the folks who work there just created the first-ever Holiday Trend Guide! Based on some of the top searches within gifting categories, they’ve pinpointed some of the biggest trends for 2017. Keep reading to check out some of the trends — and a suggested gift for each one. Use this mini guide to shop for yourself and loved ones.

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Handprinted Pint Glass, $12 each at vital (Image credit: vital)

THE TREND: Gifts with hometown pride
A SUGGESTED GIFT Handprinted Pint Glass, $12 each at vital: Available in every state, each pint glass comes in a fun, bright color. Get someone a matching set or a few different glasses to commemorate every state they’ve ever lived in.

THE TREND: Gear to set a dark and moody tablescape
A SUGGESTED GIFT Ceramic Plate, $41 at MrBowlCeramics: This organic-shaped plate can be used in the kitchen (duh!) or on a hall table to hold seasonal decorations. Just order it now, as it takes two to three weeks and ships from Lithuania.

THE TREND: Sophisticated stockings
A SUGGESTED GIFTChunky White Christmas Stocking, $82 at LaurenAstonDesigns: The only way to make this knit stocking look better is to stuff it full of candy, artisinal jerky, and sample bags of coffee beans. Order now and it’ll ship from the United Kingdom in one to two weeks.

THE TREND: Presents for pets
A SUGGESTED GIFT Food and Water Pet Bowls, $60 for two at JumieCeramics: Your sister’s dog might not be able to read, but we’re guessing he’ll be able to figure out how to use these custom bowls.

THE TREND: Anything celestial
A SUGGESTED GIFT Zodiac Candle Holder, $20 at PegandAwl: Whoever gets one of these candle holders will thank her lucky stars. They’re made from floor joists pulled out of 1800s Philadelphia-area homes and decoupaged with starry pages from old books.