Etsy Australia | Top buys when shopping at the online marketplace

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Find something truly unique on the world’s biggest online marketplace for handmade, collectable, and vintage items and shop at Etsy Australia.

Etsy is a global online community of designers, sellers, and lovers of unique items. It provides a marketplace-like platform that allows sellers to share their passion with others, and buyers to find items that are truly individual and made with love. Etsy also has a section for collectors and lovers of vintage items. While it's a worldwide company and you can purchase items from all around the globe, Etsy Australia will display all items in Australian dollars, making shopping even easier.

What can I get from Etsy?

We think the real question here is what can't you get from Etsy. Considering the number of vendors and products sold, there are few things that aren't for purchase.

Here are some of the site's popular items:

  • Rockabilly clothing
  • Vintage dresses
  • Baby clothes
  • Vintage furniture
  • Vintage clothing
  • 50s dresses
  • Handmade jewellery
  • Vintage fabrics
  • Lace dresses
  • Wooden table lamps
  • Handmade baby blankets
  • Vintage gowns


Wedding dresses
Wedding rings
Wedding invitations

Etsy Store: Dreamersandlovers

Etsy Store: DiamondsMine

Etsy Store: InvitationSnob

Make your special day unique, and browse Etsy for the perfect, one-of-a-kind dress, hand-crafted invitations, and more. Click here to check out more Etsy weddings products.


Tree Decorations
Christmas Cards and Wrap

Etsy Store: NauticalBeachDecor

Etsy Store: ElegantWreath

Etsy Store: AugustandOak

Seek out the perfect unique gift for Christmas, whether doused in Christmas cheer, comfy and cosy for the holidays, or just plain pretty. Gift possibilities are practically limitless. Click here to check out more Etsy Christmas products.

Looking for more Christmas inspiration?

Etsy's got thousands of Christmas items to choose from, including everything from ornaments, wreaths and stockings to Christmas-themed art and personalised cards.

Alternatively, it's a great place to find unique Christmas gifts that are hand-made and one-of-a-kind.

Check out our guide to everything Christmas at Etsy.

See the guide here


Handmade Cards

Wedding cards
Birthday cards
Baby cards

Etsy Store: MumandMeDesigns

Etsy Store: DaizyBlueDesigns

Etsy Store: MyJuly

Love the look of hand-crafted cards, but lack any creative skills? Esty has you covered. Browse through thousands of handmade card options for just about every sort of person, for every sort of occasion. Click here to check out more Etsy handmade cards products.

Handmade Jewellery


Etsy Store: FunnyPeopleCo

Etsy Store: DonBuiSilver

Etsy Store: DanielaPalatnik

Forget cookie-cutter jewelry and same-old designs, jewellery on Etsy is created by jewellery makers from all over the world. Choose from statements pieces, charm bracelets, earrings, occasional jewellery, and more. Click here to check out more Etsy handmade jewellery products.



Etsy Store: SeptemberWren

Etsy Store: StrawberryLuna

Etsy Store: HannMadebyHannah

Turn your home into an exhibition space and collect beautiful and original artworks such as paintings, photography, wall hangings, prints, posters, sculptures, and more, from talented professional and hobby artists. Click here to check out more Etsy art products.

Why shop from Etsy?

There’s nothing worse than bumping into someone wearing the same iconic graphic tee. Or showing up at a party wearing that new, little black dress to find your friend showed up an hour earlier wearing it in blue.

With 32 million items for sale from more than a million different sellers, Etsy’s got a massive collection of just about everything from clothes and jewellery to arts and crafts, many of which are one-off and handmade items from all around the world. So, there’s a good chance that what you’re purchasing is pretty unique.

Items sold here aren’t mass produced, and it’s designed to be like a neighbourhood or local marketplace that’s available online.

We spoke with Helen Souness, managing director of Etsy Australia and Asia to get an inside look


It's all about "...the heart and soul of Etsy, our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace. It’s so inspirational."

"I am forever amazed at the talented makers and curators that are part of our burgeoning community..." she says when we asked her about her favourite shop, but she does highlight for us a few of her favourite buys from Australian sellers in our exclusive interview.

Read the entire interview here

Etsy Review | Pros and Cons


  • Unique products. Etsy is known for its outstanding selection of hand-made and unique items made by designers from all over the world.
  • Gift cards are available. Get them a gift you know that they will love. Gift cards are available in various amounts and are a great idea for a present for that person who has everything.
  • Secure marketplace. All purchases are recorded, and guidelines for fairness and trust are set-out in the Etsy policies.


  • International shipping costs and times. One of the best things is its global reach. If you are planning to make a purchase from an internationally based seller, be sure to check the shipping costs and delivery times, which could be higher compared with a domestically based store.

How does Etsy shipping and delivery work?

Shipping fees and delivery policies are set by the individual sellers and are outlined on the product page. If you are not sure about the shipping terms, fees, and expected delivery times, contact the seller directly. Keep in mind that shipping fees may cost more and delivery may take a little longer if you’re buying from internationally based sellers.

What forms of payment does Etsy accept?

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express

What is the Etsy returns policy?

Etsy returns, refunds and cancellation policies are handled directly by each seller. If there is a problem with the order, or with your purchase, you are advised to contact the seller directly to resolve the issue. In the case that the issue cannot be resolved, the Etsy Trust & Safety team can step in to mediate and to help everybody reach a resolution. All sellers and buyers must abide by the company's guidelines on trust and fairness.

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Alex takes care of the travel section here at If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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2 Responses to Etsy Australia | Top buys when shopping at the online marketplace

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    Judith | July 25, 2016

    Do you sell sewing patterns?

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      Anndy | July 25, 2016

      Hi Judith,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that is a financial comparison website and we are not Etsy.

      Yes, you can buy sewing patterns at Etsy. In addition, you can also check Hobbies and Fun as they also sell sewing supplies.


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