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A Gift for Them Could Mean a Bonus for You (and Your Fave Etsy Seller) With Mastercard®

Treating a friend to a just-because present never felt more rewarding.

A hand-stamped triple-friendship necklace from Olive Bella.
Photo by: Olive Bella

Special delivery! Whether you’re sending your BFF some cheer from afar or dropping off a care package for a close neighbor, these days, nothing feels quite so good as treating your favorite people (and yes, that includes yourself) to a sweet little pick-me-up. What’s even better? Supporting small businesses in the process! Read on to discover eight delightful, thoughtfully made gifts from Etsy artists that are sure to brighten anyone's day. To pay the good vibes forward, each week in August we’ll be giving away $5,000 to one lucky Etsy customer who shops with their MastercardⓇ. Best of all: we’ll also give $5,000 to the seller whose work you purchased. And we call that a win-win-win. (See official rules.*)

A hug in a box

Hugs care package from Parcelly on Etsy
SHOP: "Hugs" care package from Parcelly, $52

Filled with an assortment of little comforts—from a “cup o' joy” to a couple of homemade cookies—this cheerful care package from Parcelly is one happy hello that'll definitely deliver a smile.

Charming friendship necklaces

Three-way friendship necklaces from Olive Bella on Etsy
SHOP: Three-way friendship necklace from Olive Bella, from $91 for a set

No matter the miles between you and your tried-and-true crew, Olive Bella’s personalized, hand-stamped pendants will make them feel closer to you when it counts.

Everyday outfit-enhancers

Tie-dye face masks from Find Your Mask on Etsy
SHOP: Washable tie-dye face masks from Find Your Mask, from $7 each

When the time comes to responsibly reunite IRL, make the most of the moment with matching facial coverings from Find Your Mask, available in an array of trendy tie-dye patterns. Socially distancing never looked so stylish!

Sentimental snail mail

A friendly illustrated greeting card saying "hello" from Card Craft US.
SHOP: Waving hello greeting card from Card Craft US, $7

Send a playful note to your number-one pen pal with a heartfelt, handwritten card. Our pick? A charming illustrated greeting from Card Craft US. (Bonus points if you slip a sheet of sweet stickers or temporary tattoos inside).

Twinning tees

Screenprinted pinky-swear T-shirts from Blackbird Supply on Etsy
SHOP: Screenprinted pinky-swear T-shirts from Blackbird Supply, from $25 each

We pinky swear: A coordinated set of screenprinted shirts from Blackbird Supply is just the nostalgic nod to your carefree youth that you and your childhood bestie need in your life.

Inspiring idea journals

Fantastical garden notebooks from Idlewild Co. on Etsy
SHOP: Fantastical garden notebooks from Idlewild Co., $9.50 each

With a vibrantly patterned notebook from Idlewild Co., you can encourage perfectionist planners and aspiring poets alike to get their thoughts organized and their words flowing freely.

A hands-on project

A desert landscape needle felting kit from Felted Sky on Etsy
SHOP: Desert landscape needle-felting kit from Felted Sky, $35

You bonded over your shared love of all things DIY, so why not send your partner in craft an adventurous needle-felting kit from Felted Sky—and maybe get one for yourself while you’re at it?

Soothing soy wax candles

Concrete and rose gold candles from Perpetual Bliss Co. on Etsy
SHOP: Concrete candles from Perpetual Bliss Co., from $30 each

For the friend who needs a little light in their life, these decorative concrete and rose gold candles from Perpetual Bliss Co. are a joy to burn and behold.

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