The holiday season is here, and to help everyone celebrate, Etsy has released its 2020 Holiday Trend Guide, filled with the top gifting and decor trends for this unprecedented holiday season.
According to the guide, the biggest thing on people’s minds is finding creative ways to celebrate loved ones—near or far. Etsy broke its’ guide into two sections: gifting and decor. Below, the top trends they found for each.
The guide found that 2020 would be the first time hosting holidays for many, meaning that entertaining essentials have become a go-to gift. According to the findings, there has already been a 49 percent increase in searches for housewarming gifts, including a 74 percent increase in searches for candlestick holders. Other items on the rise are tea towels (up 70 percent in searches) and personalized cutting boards (up 42 percent in searches). Plus, searches for classic family games have also seen a 50 percent increase.
Many people are thinking about how to celebrate friends and family they won’t be able to see in person this holiday season. According to the trend guide, Etsy has seen a 15 percent increase in searches for long distance gifts and searches for care packages are up 235 percent. Greeting cards have also seen a 73 percent increase in searches, as have holiday cards (up 23 percent).
Going green has been on-trend for years, but this year Etsy has seen a 53 percent bump in searches for eco-friendly gifts and a 70 percent bump in searches for eco friendly gift wrap. Tie-dye and shibori items are also here to stay, and have seen a 50 percent increase in searches.
Below, some of our top picks in line with these gifting trends on Etsy:
Cozy Linen Reusable Drawstring Bread Bag , $ 21, Etsy.com
Goye Artiste Ceramiste Ceramic Bottle Stopper , $ 16, Etsy.com
Sugar Tree Gallery Personalized Cheese Board , up to $ 49, Etsy.com
Hereafter LA You & Me Puzzle Piece Wooden Ornament , up to $ 26, Etsy.com
Shop Among the Flowers Beloved Box Kit , $ 80, Etsy.com
Parcelly Long-Distance Gift Box , up to $ 58, Etsy.com
Chess Player Store Personalized Set , up to $ 198, Etsy,com
Little Green Paper Shop Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper , up to $ 36, Etsy.com
Zehr Design Co. Engraved Wood Cutting Board and Tea Towel Bundle , $ 88, Etsy.com
Interior Home Decor
Many people are opting for simpler pleasures and activities this season, as well as a modern take on decor staples, like candles. Etsy has seen an 86 percent jump in searches for abstract, modern and geometric candles, as well as a 16 percent increase in searches for crochet, knit, or embroidered ornaments* and an 18 percent increase in searches for holiday quilts. Citrus decor is also making a comeback, with a 126 percent spike in searches.
Many festivities have moved to the outdoors this year—but it’s getting colder out there. Many are looking for ways to transform outdoor areas for winter use. Etsy has seen a 186 percent spike in searches for outdoor blankets, a 197 percent spike in searches for fire pits and a 52 percent spike in searches for outdoor holiday decor.
Below, some of our top picks for holiday decor on Etsy:
HBee Fire Large Steel Fire Pit , $ 300, Etsy.com
Alpine Wine Design Marshmallow Roasting Sticks , $ 69, Etsy.com
Olive Creative Company Happy Holidays Doormat , $ 45, Etsy.com
Creekside Farms Autumn Citrus Wreath , $ 80, Etsy.com
Perfect Holiday Fairy Lights , up to $ 9, Etsy.com
Sprezzatura Living Festive AF Mug , $ 13, Etsy.com
Mood For Wood Engraved Rolling Pin for Christmas Cookies , $ 29, Etsy.com
DeBrosse NYC Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern , $ 5, Etsy.com
Rabar Berry Assorted Wooden Tea Light Holders , $ 22, Etsy.com
Blue Wine Studio Marble Candle , $ 16, Etsy.com
Yui Brooklyn Bubble Candle , up to $ 15, Etsy.com