What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ Volume 58: Happy Anniversary?


Lost in translation anniversary card. By TinyBeeCards

Lost-in-translation doge meme anniversary card. By TinyBeeCards

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

I celebrated my 25th anniversary with my firm last week, and it got me thinking. What kinds of craziness would Etsy deliver if I searched for “anniversary gift?” Of course, there were some really beautiful traditional gifts, some very interesting outside-the-box gift ideas, and in usual Etsy style, a few items in the other category as well.

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts. Follow me on Bloglovin!

Let's start with something awesome. I would love to have this piece of art made from old license plates. By recycledartco

Let’s start with something awesome. I would love to have a piece of art made from old license plates. By recycledartco

According to the description, this racy number is

According to the description, this racy number is perfect for anniversaries, wedding nights, and other romantic occasions. Maybe for the right bride (and groom)

I don’t really know what this cow has to do with anniversaries unless it’s that you’d be sleeping in the barn after giving your beloved this $7 cow bride “Wedding Day Brooch.”

“Happy anniversary, honey. Look what I found on the side of the road!”

Looking for the perfect symbol of your love? How about an

Looking for the perfect symbol of your love? How about an “upcycled” cat with demon eyes, real fur, and a vague resemblance around the eyes

Lovers, here's a tip. If your partner puts this on your bed, they are NOT in the mood. By HeartCraftedTreasure

Lovers, here’s a tip. If your partner puts this on the bed, you are not getting lucky tonight. Prophylactic afghan, which would make a pretty good band name!

Apparently, the 5th anniversary is the crotch-shaped-gift anniversary. By WoodintheWind

Apparently, the traditional 5th anniversary gift is labia. 

If you tried to tell me about quilted portraits, I'd think you were nuts, but these are actually very cute. By AlisOriginalArt

If you told me I’d like quilted portraits, I’d laugh in your face, but these are actually pretty great. Maybe not flattering, but very likeable. B

Romantic. By SpoonTrackerLures


You know, just because there's two of something doesn't necessarily mean they'd make a good anniversary gift. By ednapio

You know, just because there’s two of something doesn’t necessarily mean they’d make a good anniversary gift.

Why? By heeing


Absolutely epic Moroccan kaftan. By MaisonMarrakech

Absolutely epic Moroccan kaftan. 

If anyone reading this knows about Bulgarian culture, can you please help me understand how this is a suitable anniversary gift? For her? By StudioPoli

Attention Bulgarians: does this thing have specific meaning, or is it just the usual Etsy detritus? 

 By 5lovebirdsnest

<Squee!!!> By 5lovebirdsnest

Set of three ridiculous

Set of three ridiculous “adult” temporary tattoos. This was the only one I could show you. By Siideways

This is meant to hold a

This is meant to hold a “romantic message,” but it just seems like an elaborate game of “Pull my finger” to me. 

Not at all bizarre or insulting felted anniversary pig. By FluffyGiftS

To quote Beloved, “Please don’t ever give me an anniversary pig.” 

So cute. By OldEnglishCo

I die. By OldEnglishCo

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

33 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume 58: Happy Anniversary?

  1. You picked a great random bag of gross, sweet, funny, and beautiful. I’m with you, Donna…I do kinda love that license plate art. Congrats on the work anniversary, too.

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  2. Another wonderful treasury of head-scratching oddness but a few items in this selection actually might make it on my Etsy wish list. I actually really like the license plate art. My husband and I aren’t the twee romantic types but that would be a cool commemoration of our wedding date. I also like that little bird. Am I seeing correctly that the quilted portraits are $1? How on earth can that be right?

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  3. I’m spoused 25 years in December. (December wedding; brilliant.) I like the license plates and, if I were a little tipsy, the pillows.

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  4. Congratulations on your work anniversary.

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  5. Etsy, now with even more road kill. But I want the kaftan.

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  6. I am also a fan of the license plate art. But the temporary tattoos are cool – there are so many different kinds on her website. I’m trying to pick some out now for Christmas stocking stuffers.

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  7. Congratulations on your anniversary, Some weird and wacky things here again, That cow thing is a bit odd, and what the hell is that puking sting celebrating??!

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  8. Oh lord. That demonic cat made me choke on my tea. Love the caftan on the other hand though not sure what it has to do with an anniversary unless one honeymooned in Morocco.

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  9. P.S. I hope the firm got you a real gift. Something swell. And not demonic.

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  10. That would be a good name for a band. Thanks for this (and your blog; always a good read).

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