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Believe it or not, we've been shopping Etsy's unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind finds for the past 13 (!) years. And to celebrate its 13th birthday, the company is hosting a giant birthday sales event, including deals across many of the site's most popular categories. From June 18 to June 22, shoppers can expect to see discounts ranging from 10 to 60 percent—which is exciting news considering how rare (and truly special) a big Etsy sale is.
As Etsy enters its teen years, the site is also taking some time to reflect on how much has changed since its launch in 2005. Besides going from 9,000 sellers to 2 million sellers, Etsy has grown from 22,000 active buyers, to a whopping 34.7 million. "Etsy’s thirteenth birthday is an opportunity to celebrate our community of buyers and sellers who make Etsy special," says David Zhang, the general manager of Etsy Markets. "Etsy is a destination for all the special events in your life, and the Birthday Sales Event shines a spotlight on the items shoppers need to host their own celebrations in addition to the products they didn’t even know they needed."
Ready to discover some little luxuries you probably didn't know you needed (but will be so glad you found)? Here are some of our favorite picks from the sale, all guaranteed to make your summer a little more luxe.
Palm Print Stud Earrings
A trendy palm print meets a modern triangular design in these wear-every-day stud earrings. At first glance, they may look like ceramic, but these handmade earrings are actually crafted out of plywood!
To buy: $10 (originally $12), lucie0ellen.etsy.com.
Galaxy Ring Dish
It's no wonder this galaxy-inspired ring dish has us starry-eyed: the constellations are hand-painted using 22k gold! Buy one for yourself and order a personalized one for your best friend.
To buy: $34 (originally $42), modernmud.etsy.com.
The perfect gift to give all of your girl friends, bridesmaids, or work besties, these personalized keychains are crafted from engraved birch wood. Plus, you can customize the tassel to match each friend's favorite color or your wedding color scheme.
To buy: $15 (originally $17), sugarblushstudio.etsy.com.
Pet Portrait Pendant
Keep your beloved furry friend close to your heart with a customized necklace adorned with her silhouette. How it works: You send in a photo of your pet's side profile, and this Etsy seller will craft a custom pendant. Bonus: You also get to pick the metal finish, as well as the paint color used on the pendant.
To buy: $19 (originally $24), onceagainsam.etsy.com.
Rose-Gold Personalized Champagne Flutes
Celebrate the start of summer, your friend's birthday, or an upcoming wedding with these personalized champagne flutes embellished with rose gold calligraphy. This is the perfect way to toast the ones you love.
To buy: $9 (originally $12), cambridgeavenue.etsy.com.
Mudcloth Pillow Cover
The easiest way to get your home summer-ready? Make a few small swaps, like switching up your pillow covers. Block-printed by hand in Mali and backed with linen, this stylish pillow cover will get your living room ready for the season.
To buy: $40 (originally $50), sanjunipero.etsy.com.