30 Gift Ideas Drew Barrymore Approves of as Etsy’s First Chief Gifting Officer

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March 04, 2024

Drew Barrymore is an actress, producer, talk show host and expert gift-giver. On her show The Drew Barrymore Show, she regularly shares gift ideas and tips with her audience, and on her website, she goes so far as to publish categorized lists to make everyday and holiday gift shopping that much easier. And now, she’s doing the same with Etsy. After noticing her love of the brand and impressive knowledge of great gifts, the handmade and vintage e-commerce site selected her as the first-ever Chief Gifting Officer.

“As Etsy’s first Chief Gifting Officer, I’m thrilled to show Etsy shoppers how easy and joyful it is to make the people in their lives feel special through the perfect gift,” Drew said in a statement announcing her new role.

To kick things off, ahead, you’ll find 30 Etsy gift ideas with Drew’s stamp of approval.

Gifts for Nature Lovers

For nature lovers, gifts that help harbor a deeper relationship with the outdoors, as well as those that illustrate it tend to be foolproof. Drew gets this. When it comes to gifting something to nature lovers, she recommends items like vases, paper flower bouquets, herb markers, plant hangers and more. Below, find five of her top gift picks for nature lovers.

This blue-and-white, hand-painted ceramic flower vase is a welcome upgrade from classic clear glass cylinders, and it’s sold in three size options.

For insect fans, consider this moon phase and moth mirrored acrylic night light. It will add a cozy, artistic element to any nature lover’s space.

Forget about fresh floral bouquets that will only last a week or so. With this hand-made paper flower bouquet, your loved one will be able to enjoy the look of beautiful blooms for months (if not years) to come.

Perfect for folks with green thumbs, especially newbies, these herb markers will help easily identify all the different pots in their windowsill or garden. You have the choice of 12 different herbs (or a custom marker) and two marker materials: metal or clay.

Help them turn their favorite hanging plant into a work of art with one of these handmade, recycled crochet plant hangers. They’re sold in five styles and eight colors.


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Gifts for Hosts

The host with the most deserves all the serveware, drinkware and decor to set the mood and maintain their coveted title. To Drew, this means gifting them with gorgeous handmade pottery plates, cute coasters, moody taper candles and more. Below, find five of her top gift picks for hosts.

Paper plates may be convenient, but when it comes to hosting a more elevated dinner party, stylish dinnerware is a must. These handmade ceramic pottery plates feature a minimalist-mod abstract design that looks straight out of West Elm. You can choose from bowls, side plates and dinner plates — or opt for all three.

$72 (Set of 4)

Help them keep their tabletops looking just as clean as when guests arrived by gifting them a set of these cute checkered glass tile coasters. They’re sold in sets of four and come in nine color combos.

$18 (Set of 2)

These pretty twisted taper candles will add instant mood lighting to their table. They’re sold in sets of two with 13 color options.

These eye-catching molded midcentury modern stemless wine glasses are particularly comfortable to hold thanks to their ergonomic indented design. They’re sold in sets of three, featuring a glass for red, white and bubbles.

Let them serve cake! This looped brass cake server will make dessert seem even sweeter.

Gifts for the Interior Design Lover

Decor gifts can be a little trickier to choose unless you have a firm grasp of your friend’s design style. That said, Drew believes some items can always find a place, such as candlestick holders, decorative shelves (to display whatever they want in a more aesthetic way), and statement throws. Below, find five of her top gift picks for interior design lovers.

There’s something so magical about a room filled with rainbow prisms scattered across the walls. Give your friend the feel-good, mood-boosting gift with this handmade hanging brass and crystal prism.

This two-tier, arched maple rainbow shelf is a great choice for anyone who likes to display trinkets and framed photos. It could also work well for beauty and fragrance displays.

Help your loved one snuggle up in colorful comfort with this green, tan and yellow knit blanket. The lightweight throw is made with recycled acrylic and cotton.

If you know your friend loves tapered candles, give them a set of pretty holders to display them. These rich blue ceramic candle holders are sold individually in four styles.

Anyone who enjoys candles and decor will swoon over this uniquely shaped, vase-inspired, terracotta-colored candle. The soy wax candle is unscented and will look even cooler once hot wax drips down.

Gifts for the Flower Child

From fashion to home decor, we’re continuing to see a ‘70s resurgence, bringing the flower-child aesthetic front and center. For all your free-spirited, feminine friends, Drew suggests groovy gold nameplate necklaces, crocheted cardigans and totes, floral wall art, and more. Below, find five of her top gift picks for the flower child.

Nameplate necklaces are one of the most popular jewelry accessories of the year. This one is designed in a groovy bubble font with a sterling silver base and a choice of three finishes: gold, rose gold and silver.

Wide-leg pants have replaced skinny jeans, so if you know the recipient's size, these floral-dotted, black-and-white jeans are a cute, fashion-forward choice for the flower child in your life. They’re sold in women’s sizes XS to XL.

Granny squares are everywhere nowadays. Rather than buying a bulk granny square bag from a fast fashion boutique, consider this highly rated, colorful, handmade cotton and acrylic tote.

Speaking of granny squares, how cute is this crocheted cotton cardigan? It’s sold in women’s sizes XS to 3X.

Add a cute floral touch to their beloved coffee routine with this adorable handmade cappuccino mug. Each mug is sold on its own.

Gifts for Mom

Shopping for moms can be especially fun. On the one hand, you can buy them goodies to match their little ones, such as hair accessories or PJs; on the other, you can gift them products that are designed specifically for them to unwind from their mama duties, like delicious teas and bath goods. Below, find five of Drew’s top gift picks for moms.

$215 (Set of 2)

Take the guesswork out of her and her little one’s next springtime outfit with this matching linen jumpsuit set. With 43 different colors and patterns to choose from, this linen set comes with an adult jumpsuit and a little girl’s jumpsuit.

Give her an invigorating and restorative boost of energy with a box of this Nordic-blend tea. The slightly sweet brew features notes of peppermint and wood.

Few things are as cozy as a lightweight linen waffle knit bathrobe after a long shower. This one is sold in sizes S - M and L - XL.

This 18K gold-plated sterling silver initial locket is perfect for any mom. You can get it engraved with her initial and fill it with her kids’ photos, or if she only has one little one, you could opt for their initial and photos of them together.

With this custom-made rustic bath caddy, which is sold in two lengths, they may never want to get out of the tub. It will transform bath time into the ultimate place of relaxation.


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Gifts for the Cheese Lover

Who doesn’t love cheese? It’s a delicious food group on its own, but it’s also a great gift idea thanks to its tie to hosting. According to Drew, the best cheese gifts are those that enhance the flavor, encourage sharing and celebrate the overall goodness of the product. Below, find five of her top gift picks for cheese lovers.

Elevate their charcuterie board with this caramelized onion jam. The sweet and savory jam is sold in two sizes and pairs especially well with brie and goat cheese.

If cheese is a huge part of their personality — and especially if they always order burrata for the table — this oversized sweatshirt is a no-brainer. It’s sold in two colors in sizes S to 5X.

These cursive cheese markers will take any charcuterie board to the next level. They’re fully customizable, so if you know they like a particular type of cheese, you can order one of the carved wooden markers for just that.

Remind your loved one of their love of cheese and hosting — as well as your many dinner parties together — with this cute, colorful dinner party print. Just keep in mind, this is a digital print, so you’ll be sent the file to print on your own.

Here’s another digital print that Drew adores. Cute, right? You will be sent six file sizes to clearly print up to a 24" x 36" poster size.

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