I love shopping with indie brands come holiday season. It feels good to support individual designers over big corporations where I can. But I also think that shopping handmade is a plus for your giftee. And what gift could be better than handmade lingerie?
The items you’ll find from these small brands are so much more unique and varied. That’s especially true since many designers can offer customizations. If you want a different color or a different size, you may need to ask.
Nowhere offers a bigger selection of handmade goods—including handmade lingerie—than Etsy. There are over 150,000 lingerie items here to choose from, which is fantastic. But also far too much for most people to sift through! So I wanted to share some of my top picks for gifting.
I’ve aimed to include pieces here for different budgets, different aesthetics, and different size categories. To help you shop local and reduce your carbon footprint (or avoid high shipping and customs fees), they’re sorted by location.
Remember that while some of these handmade lingerie items will be pre-made, others will be made to order. All Etsy listings include a “ready to ship in” time estimate. But of course, ordering as early as possible is less risky than leaving it until the last minute. Independent designers can’t pump out hundreds of products a day, but that’s what makes their creations unique!
Shipped from the US
Sheer pajama set with rufflesAvailable in sizes XS petite – XL tallvia Sandmaiden Sleepwear
White & black silk & lace chemiseAvailable in sizes XS-2XLvia Lingerie Loft
Silk Leopard Print Bra & Tap PantsAvailable in sizes 32A-40F & XS-3XLvia Dottie’s Delights
Bird print satin nightgownAvailable in 32-48” bust sizes and 50-64” lengthsvia Sarafina Dreams
Florid satin bralette & bloomersAvailable in sizes XS-XL, or made to measurevia Clare Bare
True Love setAvailable in sizes XS-2XLvia Sugar Lace Lingerie
Sutra backseam stockingsOne size (or made to measure)via Opal Sutra
Shipping from Canada
Beatrice slipAvailable in sizes S-Lvia With Love Lingerie
Elixir charcoal velvet bra setMade to measurevia Ohhh Lulu
Eyelashes Sleep MaskOne sizevia Prim and Prairie
Blush sequin lingerie setAvailable in sizes XS/S A cup - M/L DD cup and XS-XLvia Jordan de Ruiter
Silk nightgownAvailable in sizes XS-Lvia GS Intimates
Shipping from Europe
Marsala silk slip with Chantilly laceAvailable in sizes XS/S - M/L and AA/A-C cup, or made to measurevia Debut Lingerie
Francesca bra setAvailable in sizes 30DD-44G (or made to measure) & M-4XLvia LAL Couture
Gold sequin soft bra, knickers, and garter beltAvailable in sizes 30C-38C and US 4-18via Pip and Pantalaimon
Thalia silk bra & Freya silk panties setAvailable in sizes XS-2XL, or made to measurevia Helen Valk Varavin
Cotton floral print bathrobeAvailable in sizes XS-XLvia Lace Up Lingerie
Emerald green velvet ankle socksAvailable in one size to fit US shoe size 7-12, or made to measurevia Foot Fetish Socks
Silk Pajama SetAvailable in sizes S-Lvia Fayna Lingerie
Shipping from elsewhere
Backless silk-blend slip dressAvailable in US sizes 0-22via Lela Silk
Mint purple robeAvailable in sizes Small-Plus and 34-40” lengthvia The Rainbow Story
Sheer playsuitAvailable in sizes S-XLvia Ange Dechu
Sheer embroidered lingerie setAvailable in sizes 30A-44D & XS-XLvia Allechanto
Ivory cut-out floral lace robeAvailable in sizes S-3XL and multiple length optionsvia Silk and More
Will you be buying anyone handmade lingerie or loungewear this holiday season? Do you prefer handmade gifts in general, and why?
Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.