Etsy is a way to support small business owners during the pandemic.
With the coronavirus global pandemic closing the doors of many businesses, which ones will suffer the most? The larger, corporate companies may make it through this with minimal impact, but the small business owners are at the biggest risk of losing it all. Etsy is made up of independent sellers and small business owners from around the world, and they also offer the largest collection of unique and handmade items. Purchasing one of these Etsy finds is the easiest and most fun way to #StandwithSmall.
Consider joining the #StandwithSmall movement and check out some of these useful Etsy finds.
Etsy Finds For Your Self Care Routine
Stuck at home during quarantine? What better time to catch up on self care. These Etsy finds make it easy to focus on you. Put in the effort during quarantine and come out of the pandemic glowing and refreshed!
A Customized Self Care Box. Each purchase is curated based on your specific needs and includes things like organic teas, natural beauty products, herbs and even healing crystals.
Hair Growth Products. Spend your self isolation growing out long, luscious locks. Since you’ve got some time off from constant styling, now is the perfect time to focus on hair health.
A Dry Brushing Set. Dry brushing is a technique that helps exfoliate the skin as well as massage the lymphatic system for better physical and mental health. This set comes complete with a brush and oil, perfect for your daily self care ritual.
A Relaxing Hammock. Hang it outside or in and it’s sure to become your favorite place to sit and relax. Use it while meditating, watching the kids play or while reading a good book.
Etsy Finds For Your Home Office
As a blogger, I’m used to working at home, but not everyone else is. It can take some adjustments to find the right home office space. Whether you need some privacy for conference calls or are struggling to make a homeschooling schedule, these Etsy finds might be able to help.
Work From Home Door Signs. What’s worse than having your kids run into the room while you’re on a video call? Or having to put someone on hold to answer the doorbell? These customizable wood door signs might be just what you need.
A Honeycomb Shaped Pen Holder. Can’t keep track of all your office supplies? This 3D printed honeycomb desk organizer has room for all the various supplies you need for homeschooling or working from home.
A Central Command Center. You might think there’s less to write on your calendar these days. But you can use this calendar to keep track of your homeschooling assignments, work meetings or conference calls, social phone calls and meal planning so you can limit your shopping trips.
Etsy Finds For Reading and Writing
Reading and writing are important things we should do everyday while stuck inside the house. Quarantine is a good time to finally finish your favorite book. And everyone should be keeping a journal of this historical pandemic so that we never, ever forget.
A Leather Bookmark. Etsy actually has a huge assortment of bookmarks. Many people have made the switch to online or electronic reading, but nothing beats curling up with a good book and a fancy bookmark.
An Old World Style Journal. I think this leather journal is just perfect for detailing all your pandemic chronicles. Imagine being able to pass this down to your kids or grandchildren one day? There’s something romantic and adventurous about living through this historical time period.
A Calligraphy Kit. Learning a new skill is great for our mental health and will keep you distracted while bored at home. Calligraphy is all the rage right now, despite it’s ancient background.
Etsy Finds For Organizing Your Kitchen
It’s not uncommon for those in quarantine to spend a lot more time in the kitchen. Whether you’re expanding your cooking skills, cleaning and decluttering or baking bread, these Etsy finds are sure to help out!
A Spice Rack and Jars. This rustic, reclaimed wood spice rack comes with matching glass jars so you can keep all your spices at hand and on display while you try out those new recipes.
Pantry Labels. While you’re busy organizing your pantry, get a set of matching labels to give it a professional look. And hopefully, your pantry will stay clean after quarantine is over.
Beeswax Food Wraps. If you’ve been meaning to start eliminating disposable plastic in your kitchen, quarantine is the right time to start. It’s healthier for you and for the environment, plus it will save you money and is one less thing you need to stock up on.
Etsy Finds To Keep You Busy
Etsy is one of the best places to find arts and craft supplies, as well as handmade items. Whether you want to start crafting, are looking for ways to incorporate art therapy into your life, or just need to restock some of your supplies, consider supporting a small business on Etsy.
A DIY Organic Soap Kit. Make your own soap at home, and don’t worry about the stores being out of stock. You can make handwashing more enjoyable with beautiful organic, hand made soaps. Or craft them as a gift for a healthcare or front line worker in your life.
A Weaving Loom Kit. Weaving, knitting, crochet, macrame… any of these crafts are great for your fine motor skills and offer a distraction from anxious thoughts. Try utilizing one of these crafts while meditating!
An Embroidery Kit. Make an adorable little critter with these embroidery starter kit. Another way to keep busy and learn a new skill.
Etsy Finds For Your Windows
Have you heard of the Hearts in the Window movement? People everywhere are decorating their windows to brighten their neighborhoods and send messages of hope. Etsy is a great place to find unique and beautiful decorations for your window so that you can spread joy in your own community.
A Heart Suncatcher. This stained glass art piece resembles a dream catcher mobile and would look stunning displayed in your sunniest window!
A Rainbow Heart. I also love this colorful geometric heart. I’m sure when the sun comes through this stained glass heart, the entire house is filled with a flurry of color! This seller also makes them in other styles, including gorgeous mandala designs.
Window Clings. Another great option to decorate your windows is by using decals and clings. These simply stick onto your window and also reflect light through them for a rainbow effect when the sun shines through. Bonus – they work to deter birds from flying into your windows!
And finally, if you absolutely must leave the house during the pandemic, make sure you’re equipped with a proper face mask.
Face Mask with filter pocket. Several Etsy shops have started making and selling face masks to keep up with the growing demand. You can find some that are made of organic cotton, have a filter pocket, or with different designs and ear straps, which tend to make wearing them more comfortable. (But keep in mind that nothing sold on Etsy is considered medical-grade.)
These Etsy finds are just a few suggestions of the millions of products you can get to make your quarantine more enjoyable. And by making a purchase on Etsy, you can rest assured that you’re supporting a struggling independent seller or small business owner through this time of financial uncertainty. For postpartum depression printables, don’t forget to check out our own Etsy shop @RuninTrianglesBlog.