Etsy Black Friday 2022: best deals and offers
Editor of Mollie Makes, Sarah Trevor takes you through her top picks of The Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale.
The Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale is going to be bigger than ever before, with up to 60% off gifts for the festive season. Here are our predictions as to what you could find on offer...
This Christmas, show your loyalty and support to the very best indie designer-makers by picking up handmade gifts, craft supplies and party outfits in the Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale. It’s been a tough old year for many small businesses so every sale they make really does make a difference. Give the gift of handmade this Christmas!
Does Etsy take part in Black Friday?
Etsy has taken part in Black Friday every year since their launch in 2017 giving a significant discount to hundreds of independent brands on their site. Etsy aims to bring you the best indie businesses from across the world in one easy place so you can shop small and sustainably. This year’s week-long Black Friday sale will include everything from personalised jewellery to handmade homeware offering anywhere from a 10%-60% discount. Plus some shops will even have free shipping. By shopping in the Etsy Black Friday sale you’ll not only be getting a significant saving on many unique pieces but you’ll also be supporting small businesses which need your generosity more than ever!
We’ve gathered some gorgeous items that are in the Etsy Black Friday sale and there really is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a personalised Christmas gift or an anniversary keepsake, now’s the time to nab a bargain and get those presents sorted.
If you’re stuck on what to buy your loved ones then browse our collection below or check out Etsy’s gift guides which cover Gifts for Her/Him, Gifts under £30, Personalised Gifts, Kids Gifts and Gifts for Pet Lovers. And for even more craft bargains check out our best deals on cheap craft supplies ahead of Black Friday and stock up your stash.
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Etsy's current best deals
1. Personalised pieces
Etsy is the go-to place for buying personalised presents for those special people in your life. It could be a bowl for your pet pooch, a gin glass for your bestie or a wallet for the man in your life, there really is something for everyone. With the countdown to the big day well and truly on, kids will love these magical Christmas Eve boxes come 24th December, especially when they see the elves have been busy engraving it with their name. And, if you need inspiration for handmade gifts to pop inside, we show you how to make a snow globe.
2. Swoon-worthy door wreaths
You’ll be amazed by the Etsy Black Friday discounts during the 2022 sale. Pick up Christmas decorations that bring a smile to your face and will become part of your family decorating traditions, like this maximalist door wreath by Fat Pom Poms. It’s made using entirely vegan materials by owner Jess from a studio in sunny Margate. And pom pom lovers need not look any further for inspiration, follow our how to make a pom pom Santa sacks for little ones this year.
3. Planet-friendly jewellery
Jewellery is the perfect stocking filler, and the Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale has a massive offering of handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings to suit all your loved ones’ tastes. We love these chunky resin necklaces and bangles by Bristol-based maker, Washed & Found. Viki repurposes small particles of plastic that have been washed-up on UK beaches and gives them a new life as a sea-glass-inspired piece of wearable art. Try making your own jewellery with Becki Clark’s how to make resin rings tutorial.
4. Candle love
Candles are certainly having their moment this year and our love affair looks to continue into 2022. Etsy is the place to find handmade candles with makers constantly upping their games presenting new shapes, hues, and delicious scents for the Etsy Black Friday 2021 sale. We love Queens Park Art’s hand-poured and hand-bent candles. They can be made in your choice of colours and stand up all by themselves. We’ve also rounded up 26 of the best candle making kits so you can give the mindful craft a go.
5. Personalised Christmas decorations
It won’t be long before we’re spreading Christmas decorations and cheer throughout our homes. Whether your tree is Scandi-inspired, a retro colour explosion, or chic and minimalist, you’ll find baubles, wreaths, prints, and more to suit in the Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale. For purse-friendly personalised baubles and stockings, look no further than North-East maker Blinkin Imp. Children love hanging baubles with their names on the tree and let’s face it so do the grown-ups. Just don’t forget the pets!
6. Spread the love
With discounts and multiple buy offers on Etsy this Black Friday, you can stock up on greeting cards to use all year round. We love these Scandi-inspired cards for Christmas, birthdays and more by Fran Wood Design but if you’d like to give cardmaking a go, follow our how to make cards tutorial.
7. For the walls
You won’t find a wider selection of makers selling their prints than on Etsy. Pick something for a brother who’s travelled the world, a teacher who’s worked so tirelessly this past year, a motivational quote to keep a teen’s spirits up, and don’t forget to get something in the Etsy Black Friday sale for yourself too! Collections of prints make it easier than ever to add a display to your wall, like this trio of prints from Taja B Design Studio
8. Self-care essentials
The kind folk at Etsy know what a busy time of year this can be and with everything that’s happened this past couple of years, having some downtime is more important than ever. You’ll find many discounted self-care essentials in the Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale so why not stock up on gifts for yourself as well as others? Sleep care is going to be the buzzword around self-care practices in 2022 so take this opportunity to pick up a deep sleep-inducing Sleepy Head Pillow Spray and experience a blissful night’s sleep like never before. If you’d like to DIY a self-care gift, then check out our how to make lavender oil tutorial and turn it into cuticle oil or natural lip balm.
9. Craft supplies and kits
When you’ve found the joy of crafting, the only thing better than gifting your handmade items is helping a friend to embrace a newfound hobby. The Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale will include lots of crafty gift sets, like the Stitching Me Softly beginner crochet kits for those looking to give the gift of craft this Christmas. Find kits for crochet necklaces, plant pots, hats, and veg pouches, plus stylish stitch markers and necklace clasps. We’ve also rounded up 56 of the best craft kits for adults, there really is something for everyone.
10. New year, new hobbies
When you’ve found the joy of crafting, the only thing better than gifting your handmade items is helping a friend to embrace a new-found hobby. The Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale will include lots of crafty gift sets, like the Stitching Me Softly beginner crochet kits for those looking to give the gift of craft this Christmas. Find kits for crochet necklaces, plant pots, hats and veg pouches, plus stylish stitch markers and necklace clasps. We’ve also rounded up 56 of the best craft kits for adults, there really is something for everyone.
11. Sweet treat deliveries
What to get for those who have everything? Etsy has many dedicated sellers that offer handmade foodie gifts and subscription boxes. From gourmet coffee taster packs to DIY gin kits, and curry recipes boxes to the very best vegan chocolate selection around, there really isn’t a better treat to pick up in the Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale for those difficult-to-buy-for family members. It was the colourful chocolate slabs and lolly stocking fillers from The Happy Mail that really caught our eye and what better way to start Christmas Day than chocolate for breakfast?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of some of the exciting makers you can find on Etsy and join us in supporting independent makers during the Etsy Black Friday 2022 sale. We’ve also gathered the best sewing machine deals ahead of Black Friday so you can find the perfect machine for you at a heavily discounted price.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.