Etsy Employees Tell Us the Under-$30 Kitchen Buys They Love

updated Jul 18, 2020
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You can spend hours on Etsy. Search for pretty mugs, find one seller who also makes cute ring dishes, and then you’re searching for ring dishes, and before you know it, pour-over coffee stands. And ooh, would you just look at those cutting boards? See how it happens? Further and further down the Etsy rabbit hole with you!

Because we’re always looking for more ways to discover fun and unique products, we decided to go straight to the source: We asked Etsy employees to share some of their favorite recent purchases. Here’s what they had to point out — and, yay, everything is just $27 or less!

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1. Turquoise Coffee Mug, $24 at FreshPottery

“My wife and I love that these mugs are both beautiful and functional, and that, because they’re handmade, each one is unique” — Matthew Glick, Strategy and Communications Director

2. Classic Walnut Wood Cutting Board, from $27 at AdirondackKitchen

“I reach for this cutting board again and again! The wood is high-quality, its size makes it easy to store, and it’s the perfect cheese board for two during a date night at home.” — Hannah Bridge, Social Media Specialist

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3. Wood Kitchen Utensil Set, $15 at ForTheHost

“I purchased this wooden serving set in mint green three years ago and it instantly became my go-to — whether I’m whipping up a salad for one or dishing out pasta for a dinner party, these beauties have me covered. The color is so fresh and pretty — and they’ve held up beautifully over the years!” — Katie Hawley, Editor

4. Serving Platter, $27 at 1220CeramicsStudio

“I love this platter’s simple but pretty design, and it’s the perfect size for everything from cookies to roasted carrots.” — Stephanie Sharp, Senior Software Engineer

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5. Modern Incense Holder, $24 at Nightshift Ceramics

“Two things I’m into: speckled ceramics and making my home an inviting, calming space. This gorgeous hand-formed piece satisfies both. I use it as an incense holder and a palo santo tray, and I love the perfectly imperfect feel it has.” — Brigette Muller, Social Media Specialist

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6. Ceramic Mugs, $25 at 2232Ceramics

“I love the bold colors, and the uniquely shaped handles really give them a handmade feel.” —Aaron Rodriguez, Copywriter