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13 Top Etsy Parents Reveal Their Favorite Online Shops

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Do you ever feel a little lost in the wide world of Etsy? Somewhere from up-cycled beetle wing earrings and toddler tattoo leggings to edible seasonal bunting, it’s not difficult to become overwhelmed. There are more amazing products than you could ever view, and more inspiring shops than you could hope to visit — but never fear! Our Top 50 Etsy Parents practically live on this site, and they have become experts in the who’s-who and what’s-what of the vast online marketplace.

We’ve asked them, “Which Etsy shop do you frequent the most, or which Etsy seller deserves more recognition?” Their 13 insider responses will point you in the right direction. Let them be your guide! — Max Minckler

  • Too Many to Choose! 1 of 13
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    It's so hard to name just one, so I'm going to do a few here. I know these people work so hard at what they do and are truly perfectionists about their craft and art: Written Nerd, Five Little Gems, Waterwaif, Mint Moose, Chelsea Girl Designs, and Fabulous Find Designs.

    — Jo, 42 Things

     

  • AMRadio 2 of 13
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    My friend Melissa from AMRadio is so talented. Her shop photos are always so beautiful, and she makes these gorgeous brass Himmelis, of which I own a few. Her craftsmanship and care and incomparable!

     — Jennifer, A Merry Mishap

  • Handmade Habitat 3 of 13
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    I have to recommend Amina of Handmade Habitat. I like the look and feel of her shop, as well as what she stands for. Having studied environmental science in college, Amina understands and values the use of natural materials, leading to her line of cleaner soy candles, organic catnip toys, fragrant sachets and cotton scarves.

    — Ashley, Ashley Pahl

  • Grain 4 of 13
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    Like most Etsy shop owners, I'm also an avid Etsy shopper. I quickly became addicted to the wonderful variety of shops available from all over the world. Once I opened my shop I knew I needed someone to help me create a banner and an avatar to give my shop a more professional look. I started looking around on Etsy, and before long I stumbled onto a shop called Grain. I loved how quick and easy Noa made the whole process. I explained what I was looking for, and in a couple of days she created exactly what I wanted. She has been a life-saver for me on several occasions!

    — Rebecca, Hopewell Creek

  • Whimsy & Spice 5 of 13
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    I am a huge fan of Whimsy & Spice. I want a package of their sweetly spiced cookies in my cabinet at all times.

    — Erin, Knot and Bow

  • Wild Rose Herbs 6 of 13
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    The wonderful Wild Rose Herbs shop makes amazing beard wash, conditioner, and cream that my husband Nick uses every day. It's made having a bushy beard in the family much nicer!

    Kimber, Little Sapling Toys

  • Dolls, Books, Dresses, and more! 7 of 13
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    It's too hard to name just one! We love Hasenpfeffer's dolls, RemaineWicked's books, Wild Thing's dresses, Sandmaiden's sleepwear, and the Design Pallet's furniture, to name just a few.

    — David and Adrienne, Manzanita Kids

  • Sushipot Vintage 8 of 13
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    I just love Sushipot Vintage. I look at all these items in awe. I tried knitting by hand and with knitting machines at university — but let's just say I'd better stick to sewing.

    Kerstin, Paul and Paula

     

  • Gemagentas Shop 9 of 13
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    I love Gemagenta's shop (Lorena). I love her aesthetics and the way she tells the story of her products — so charming!

    Ioana, Redstitch

  • Beca Runs 10 of 13
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    I love the Etsy shop Beca Runs. Beca is a homeschooling mama like myself. Her shop is always stocked full of unique vintage goodies.

    — Suzanna, Sushipot Vintage

     

  • Mineralogy and Pink Cheeks Studios 11 of 13
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    I love this question, but there are so many to choose from. Here are a few, but there are many more in my Etsy Favorites List. I would do just about anything for a piece from Mineralogy. I'm also totally inspired by the whimsical imagination of Pink Cheeks Studios — it just makes me happy!

    — Araya, Wind & Willow Home

  • Valhalla Brooklyn 12 of 13
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    I am hoping to own a bag from Valhalla Brooklyn. Swoon!

    — Anna, Anna Joyce

  • Strawberry Luna 13 of 13
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    We love Strawberry Luna, a design team that creates super-cool concert posters, and home and nursery art.

    — Katie and William, Oh Dier

     

Want more from Babble’s Work/Shop series? Check out our past features below:

10 Etsy secrets to standing out in a competitive marketplace

14 crafting tools Etsy parents can’t live without

17 tips on starting your own business

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