Etsy Says These Will Be This Year's Big Holiday Trends

Now that fall is here, the holiday season is fast approaching and while we love the traditions that carry over year after year, it’s always fun to find out what’s new and trendy for the holidays. Etsy is here to help with that, as they’re sharing the top holiday trends and must-haves, based on searches on their site.

Here’s what we’ll be seeing with decor during the holidays this year.

  • The “Gingerbread Girl” aesthetic - According to Etsy, this is basically the cozy, indoor, winter version of the “tomato girl” trend of the summer. It’s like “cold-weather cottagecore,” so instead of fresh-cut flowers and flowy sundresses, it’s fluffy blankets and freshly-baked bread. Searches for gingham bedding are up 34%, and people are getting ready for holiday baking as searches for personalized recipe boxes are up 28%.
  • Mantelscaping - The mantel is getting more decor love this year and it’s the ideal focal point for holiday decor. Etsy’s trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson says the options are endless, from a winter wonderland village to a forest scene with wooden trees or even snow globes and iridescent baubles. Searches on Etsy for ceramic trees have increased by 67%, searches are up 86% for candle lanterns and 52% for accent ornaments.
  • Grandpa Chic - It’s the winter rebrand of the popular “coastal grandmother” trend. Think rich, warm tones like burgundy, olive green and tobacco brown, with materials like dark woods and leather. Etsy has seen demand for leather items soar, with searches for leather poufs up more than three times. Vintage and antique pieces would also fit into this old-school vibe.
  • Candycore - This trend is inspired by “a sugary fantasy world filled with lollipops, candy canes, and gumdrops,” according to the trend expert, and can be displayed with iridescent materials, playful patterns and sweet treats themselves. Etsy searches for cotton candy cakes have more than doubled this year, while searches for stained glass ornaments are up 34%.

Source: Real Simple

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