Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just something to give to someone you hate, Etsy has got you covered. The site is chock full of (unintentionally) ugly items, that make you wonder why the hell they were made in the first place. Perfect for a holiday surprise that is sure to leave your recipient saying “WTF?” while you stand by enjoying yourself, here are some of our favorites.
Hooray, I’ve found my favorite Etsy shop of all time! Consider me officially OBSESSED with Vagabond Queen, the brainchild of Pittsburgh designer Danielle Barbe. She uses gems, geodes, and slices of agate to create redonk, bold statement jewelry and home decor. Vagabond Queen combines two of my favorite things: Bright colors and raw gems, which catch light in a beautiful, glittering way that cut gems don’t, in addition to being (and therefore making your jewelry) absolutely unique.
Click through to see the beauty that comes out of Barbe’s brain, and visit her store here!
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God bless Etsy, the corner of the internet where anything you dream can be made manifest and shipped to your door. When I read about Elana Alexander, the artist who turned her catcalls into cross-stitches, the first thing I thought was, “Damn, it’s been a while since I’ve looked into cross stitches on Etsy.”
Funny cross stitches are not the domain of ironic misandry alone: Anything that doesn’t seem like something your grandma would say has probably gone on a cross stitch on Etsy. Check out these 11 Etsy cross-stitches for some cognitive dissonance-inducing home decor.
I’m in the market for some form of personalized stationery, though I have yet to narrow down my search to just one design. What says “I’m an adult with a sense of common etiquette” more than a nice handwritten note on beautiful paper? If nothing else, it’d be nice to at least keep some cute, polished-looking notecards on hand to get me through my next round of sending thank-you notes or “just because” letters. Here are 25 sets of stationery that will add a little extra spark to the next note you pop into your mailbox.
God, I love Etsy. Etsy is life, guys. If you want to express yourself through your possessions but don’t have the skill to make them on your own, Etsy WILL have what you need. It’s like that rule of the internet that says “if it exists, there’s porn for it” — if it exists, an Etsy artist is selling it.
Personally, I’ve gotten way into the swing of “NOPE” lately. I NOPE on social media, I NOPE to catcallers (because that’s really the bottom line, isn’t it?), I NOPE in my articles, I NOPE on my blog, I NOPE to trolls and hate mail, I NOPE when I just don’t friggin’ feel like doin’ stuff. The only thing left is to NOPE my appearance and NOPE my home.
Cue Etsy! Now you can have NOPE with you all the time. You might not even need to say it out loud.
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of “When Harry Met Sally,” which is obviously the most beloved film of all time (or at least, it is to me). The Etsy shop Seas and Peas clearly knows how to celebrate with this awesome card depicting one of the movie’s finer moments. It’s handmade out of recycled paper, so even the trees will thank you for it! In Sally’s honor, I vote for the creation of a “days of the week underpants” companion card. [Seas and Peas]