The EtsyNY Holiday Gift Guide Part II: For Her, Dad and Gifts Under $30

For many, holiday shopping can be stressful. What do you get the man (dad) who already has everything? How about "Secret Santa" and "white elephant" and last minute gifts? What about the woman in your life who seems to have closets of stuff already and already treats herself well?

Or better yet, what if you don't want to deal with the mass produced products stuffed down your throat the day after Thanksgiving or through the weeks following until Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza? Maybe you're the kind of customer who doesn't want to spend your money on toxic goods that will end up in a land fill, or possibly leach terrible chemicals to your loved ones?

If you're looking to check off some of the important loved ones on your list with presents that are thoughtful, useful, and locally hand-crafted, you'll want to visit the Etsy New York Holiday Handmade Cavalcade on December 13th and 14th in Chelsea Market! Ranging from paper goods to knit goods, body goods to up-cycled home goods, goodies for children to treats for your pet and everything else in between, you will find everything you need for the Holidays!  Below is a peak of some of the goodies you'll find at the Cavalcade and in the Etsy Shops from Etsy NY Team members for Dad, Her, and as $30 and below gifts for your last minute needs.

**Please note images of all the products are featured in a gallery - please click on the photo in each section to see all listed products; they are in the same order as listings below.


Whether he’s bumming around, skiing or just shoveling the walk, keep him warm with this no-itch, soft alpaca and merino hat with added brim to keep out the sun and errant snowflakes.

Let him tell the time with a bit of history! Repurposed Douglas Fir from a Tudor house staircase, circa 1900, is reimagined and up-cycled into this sleek modern clock. A chic accent to any desk or tabletop.

Let him keep his things tidy in this cool box when he dumps pockets as he comes through the door. This high quality linden wood box is first painted, embellished with artwork, then followed up with several layers of sealer to resist wear and tear. Signed by the artist.

On the days where he needs to look extra spiffy, get him these polished brass cufflinks with etched and hand-textured and painted polymer insert. Classy and cool with a pop of lime green color.

Dads can always use a new wallet! This one, a basic billfold whose small size belies how much it can truly hold, is designed and handcrafted in buttery soft leather that looks better with each passing year

For the guy with a New York state of mind, get him this art piece of intricately woven white embroidery with grey paper on black card stock. The perspective is from the path going over the bridge, so it will be as though he’s walking the path himself.

Help keep his cash neat with this sleek and stylish nickel silver money clip with a dirty little secret. Set inside the sterling silver bezel is generous pinch of real NYC dirt. The dirt dreams are made of!

Let him cozy up to a hand-thrown mug and sip while reads the paper or watches the news. Made by a mother and daughter team, the mug and handmade ceramic buttons by the daughter are paired up with a felted wood and surged trim made by Mom.

Make keeping out the cold easy with this comfy steel-grey neck warmer in an easy-to-keep-clean acrylic yarn. He can pull right over his head to tuck into his coat, or use the custom buttons to wrap it around.

Dads like to smell good and look good too. This soap is made with Aloe Vera and other all-natural botanicals that are well known for their skin-soothing properties. All with a clean, fresh hint of cucumber scent.

Great for anyone with a healthy sense of humor, this naughty list stocking stuffer looks just like a wee charcoal briquette, but it's actually a fresh smelling lavender sachet that doubles as a Christmas ornament.

Don’t make him share the blanket! Hand-woven for that favorite chair, this throw is made of 100% wool with silk ends. The perfect gift to let him snore through the last half hour in peace.


Something sweet with great movement, these pretty dangle earrings of shiny hematite and sterling silver will please a lot of tastes and styles!

Another great gift for just about anyone on your list. A long, easy scarf in a soft jersey fabric, hand dyed in a brilliant color-saturated purple to pink ombre.

For the romantic, a lovingly detailed, grey-blue dahlia cast in resin pendant hangs from a delicate antique brass chain.

Get her something warm and fuzzy with this cool and easy infinity scarf made of Gedifra Lordana Boucle yarn. She can wear it long or layer it twice for added warmth!

Another great piece that can be used in multiple ways, a funky felted clutch in merino wool that stands on its own or can be tucked into a larger bag to keep things organized.

Can you sense a theme? This is another easy, versatile piece of rich blue iolite and suede with golden brass accents, that can be worn as a necklace or wrapped as a pretty, casual bracelet. Comes in other colors too!

Keep the art of the well-crafted salutation alive with this beautiful set of zen-inspired greeting cards. Create your own set by choosing all of the images or just get a set with all of one!

For the tea drinker or someone who just loves handmade ceramics, a cup from this stoneware set, with a deep blue engobe glaze, could just as easily hold a mini bouquet as a steaming cup of jasmine green.

A little retro and a whole lotta chic, this 60’s inspired, hand-blocked velour cap in soft grey with bow detail will keep her stylish as well as protected from the elements.

Give her a little bit of spring to combat the long days of winter with this sweet and easy silver wrap memory wire bracelet accented in Czech glass and crystals. Adjusts to fit all wrists!

A gift for any and all, this amazing water-resistant cotton canvas and leather tote is lightweight, durable and a in a great color that goes with everything and shows nothing!

For the art appreciator, get her this lovely and serene nighttime-at-the-lake open edition giclée print, with hand-painted glow-in-the-dark accents to add a little whimsy when the lights go off.


For the fan boys and girls with fine furniture, these heroes and villains will come together to aid in your gift receivers fight to keep dewy wet drink marks off stainable surfaces. $30

For the handmade or goodie gift giver, wrap it all up nicely in this canvas drawstring Santa bag. Made with water-based, non-toxic ink, it even comes with its own gift tag ready to go. $12

For kids and whimsical adults alike, this cancan dancer stick puppet kicks up her right leg when the paper strip is pushed/pulled. Also comes with paper stage curtain/backdrop and instructions to make your own paper theater. $17

For the outlaw that likes to change her mind, this amazing magnetic locket with four interchangeable lids has been repurposed from recycled steel auto parts and embellished by original illustrations from a collaborating artist.  $24

For the borough-centric or mere enthusiast, a great set of six blank cards and envelopes with all original hand-painted artwork that shows that some of the best people in the world may have been born in Santa’s butt. $17

For the gal who likes something simple and unique, these wonderful lamp work earrings are made by wrapping one layer of glass over another into a rod, which is then sliced and pierced while still hot to form the beads. $25

For those who like to take it to the next level! A funky, stylish choice, for him or for her, this silk pocket square is made with a hand-painted batik and resist technique. Each work is one of a kind with hand-rolled hems all around. $25

For ring wearers from small to tall, these sweet little wire-wrapped aluminum rings are made to order in any size you specify. Can’t decide which color? You don’t have to. At this price, order three! $8

For someone you know very well or not at all, this wonderful 8x10 print, hand drawn and lettered on tree-free cotton paper with digital color, will be certain to make just about anybody’s day. $16

For anybody who loves earrings. Easy and elegant berry red beads of vintage glass are dangled sweetly from antiqued ovals and matching ear wires. A great gift she can use for casual as well as dressy occasions. $10

For the burgeoning jack-o-lantern in your life, this is a great gift to help make sure they don’t loose that tooth they lost before the Tooth Fairy collects. This little plush pillow comes in other colors and a choice of bow or mustache too. $8.50

For anybody who likes to sketch, is in single digits or just likes to kick it old school with paper, these pencils provide just that extra bit of thought and inspiration with their bright messaging. Lots of other colors and inspirations to choose from too! $12

Hope your Thanksgiving was full of gratitude, good food, and tons of love!

Sara, S2 Stationery & Design