Once a month, I run a search on Etsy using what I believe would be a common word or phrase a typical customer would use. For example, “baby hat”, or “candle”. I don’t limit the results by using the filter options as I just want to see what comes up with basic searches. I know there are many savvy consumers out there who would run advanced searches, such as you, my lovely and engaging reader, but what I’m interested in is that initial results dump. Then, I pick five listings to share.
I present this series with the caveat that this is meant to be a lighthearted look at what may get lost in the shuffle in such a large online craft marketplace. It’s neither an endorsement nor a knock to any listings or sellers that may appear, it’s not a commentary on Etsy’s search algorithm, and it’s not any other nefarious plot you can think of. It’s just a way to dig a little deeper into what’s on Etsy and share what I like. Do your own research and diligence before you purchase…well, anything from anyone, really. Also, keep in mind the results will be ever-changing as items get sold and added–this search will be a snapshot of a certain day and time and probably not able to be recreated.
Today’s search term is “pumpkin candle”, because it is hot today and I desperately want to believe that fall is coming soon.
This search returned 5,195 results spread across 109 pages, so I’ll be looking at the results on page 82 (109 x .75 = 81.75, so I rounded up).
In no particular order, here’s what caught my eye:
- Autumn Ravens Harvest Embroidered Candle Wrap For LED Flameless Pillar Candles by FrogBirdsHouse. I like ravens and crows, and those birds with pumpkins get a firm “yes, please” from me. Honestly, though, I clicked on this listing because I couldn’t initially see that it was intended for an LED flameless candle and I was wondering why someone would buy something that would burn down their house. However, this seller clearly and responsibly notes that this is for flameless candles only (the title’s just cut off in the search result page), and I think this would be a cool fall decoration.
- Yuengling Oktoberfest Beer Bottle Candle by Reluminations Decor. I’ve never tried this beer, but I love Oktoberfest and go to a local celebration every year if my husband doesn’t have to work (and if it’s not 90 billion degrees outside because it’s held in a parking lot). Plus, sales support charities and recycling. Win-win.
- 55 Mason Jar Candles Mini 4oz by CandleConcoctions. These are cute and you can customize the scent (including pumpkin spice). These also reminded me of why I’m glad we had a very small wedding with no real reception because although I would have liked to show off my complete lack of dance skill, the thought of having to make decisions about so, so, SO many details, down to the scent of the candles on the tables, makes me super anxious.
- Headless Horseman 8oz Soy Candle by LittleMouseBookshelf. A toasted pumpkin spice candle inspired by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Frankly, I think that’s giving a headless ghoul a very generous benefit of the doubt on what its scent would be, and I like that positivity.
12oz Scented 100% Pure Filtered Beeswax Pillar Candle by AsheCreekBees. You can choose two different pumpkin scents (among others), beeswax candles burn nicely, and it looks like these come in cute rustic packaging so you wouldn’t necessarily even have to re-wrap them for a host/hostess gift or something. Bonus.
I hope you enjoyed this snapshot of what I found on Etsy! If the particular items above are sold, remember, you can always see what else the makers are offering, or do a little digging in a new search of your own. Happy shopping!