I first used Etsy in 2008 when I found a little bluebird charm to remember my first pregnancy. I was really nervous dipping my toes into “handmade” because I worried it wouldn’t be great quality, or maybe would never ship. But I was pleasently suprised with my first purchase and found myself buying handmade for birthdays and Christmas.
I’ve also found that as my son gets older, I’m able to find things that really suit his personality better when I search handmade versus the big stores. I can get him a tshirt with a bus on it, or even a drawing of a crane. I can find a Hot Wheels car carrier easier than buying something overpriced and plastic at Toys R Us.
So here’s what I am really digging right now on the Etsy front for the small ones:
Toddler backpack 1 of 13I am so in love with her designs - she has so many fabrics and these are perfect-sized for your toddler to wear on his back!
Buy here: LittleFawnDesigns for $30.00
Little assistant 2 of 13For the toddler that is always surrounded by her momma-razzi.
Buy here: amytangerine for $40.00
What the fox up? 3 of 13This is just cute. The end.
Buy here: wildthingsdresses for $62.00
Fox in my Pocket Zip Up Hoodie 4 of 13Boys can't wear cute dresses. So they get cute zip-up hoodies.
Buy here: ooohlalajanie for $25.00
Hedgehog on a Scooter art 5 of 13I love whimsical art for toddler rooms. They're not too babyish, but he'll find the hedgehog on the scooter to be really cute.
Buy here: moonandsparrow for $25.00
Card table playhouse 6 of 13These are incredible. Plus, the seller has everything from princess castles to pirate ships.
Buy here: missprettypretty for $245.00
Ruffle Bubble Monogrammed Seersucker Romper 7 of 13Being Southern, I love a good monogram.
Buy here: JessicaGreer37 for $38.00
Go team! 8 of 13Ruffles. Mascot. Bows. It's perfect for tailgaiting!
Buy here: sarahmlboydfor $42.00
Woodland Masks 9 of 13I love anything that supports imaginative play. These come in a pack, which is perfect for playdates or family fun.
Buy here: Mahalo for $56.00
Giraffe Wall Clock 10 of 13This is so perfect for a toddler room - you could get it for a nursery and it will grow well with him.
Buy here: decoylab for $68.00
Mailbox chair backer 11 of 13Perfect for Valentine's Day or leaving special notes for your little one.
Buy here: missprettypretty for $24.00
Somebunny loves you 12 of 13I think this seller is on a break, but how cute are these capes?
Find here: inthewishingwood on Etsy
School Bus hair clips 13 of 13When my little boy was a little younger, he LOVED school buses. I almost bought these for ME to wear because I knew he'd love them!
Buy here: skymagenta for $6.00