John Legend Has the Perfect Gift for the Hard-to-Buy-For Guy in Your Life
The customizable find is in his new Etsy collection.
Published Sep 26, 2023 1:52 PM
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For John Legend, there’s no place like home for the holidays—so much so, he wrote a whole song about it back in 2018. The artist admits that this year, Christmas with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and their four kids, Miles, Luna, Esti, and Wren, will look a lot like how he describes in the tune: “We like to do a lot of things together—make ornaments together, make art together, make food together,” the 12-time Grammy winner tells Domino. And of course, there’s always gift giving. Come December, Legend and Teigen won’t have to search all that hard for presents for their family and friends. They can simply shop Legend’s new, exclusive Etsy collection of handmade gifts.
The singer produced the just-launched line in partnership with 12 makers from around the globe, including three vendors from Etsy’s Uplift Makers program, which provides financial opportunities to historic artisan communities. The assortment of more than 20 items marks Legend’s second Etsy drop (this past June, he released clever, music-centric storage solutions).
“I sought out makers who make the type of things that I love, whose creativity and artistry really matched up with my tastes and the things my family loves,” shares Legend. All of the pieces, from the jewel-toned stockings to the hand-painted silk robes, stand out on their own, but they do share one thing in common: They are ideal gifts for the people who seemingly have everything. Ahead, we asked Legend for a few of his recommendations, plus one of the best presents he’s ever personally received.
For the Hard-to-Buy-For Guy
John Legend Creator Collab – Personalized Leather Cuff Links, Etsy ($102)
I love the personalized cuff links—they’re definitely unique. It’s unlikely that even the person who has everything will have exactly that.
For Expectant Parents
John Legend Creator Collab-House Top Quilt-Gee’s Bend Quilt, Etsy ($3,850)
Everybody needs car seats, strollers, diapers, clothes, so whenever our friends are having babies, we like to help with those kinds of gifts but also things that are sentimental. I think ornaments are really cool because you can keep them in your family and make it part of your tradition. Also blankets, pillows—all that stuff lasts a long time.
For the Happy Hour Host
John Legend Creator Collab – Italian Marble Chess Set, Etsy ($320)
I used to play a lot [of chess] with my dad when I was young. But a board is also decorative—we have one that looks beautiful on our bar.
For John Legend
Custom Viewfinder & Reel, Etsy ($32)
A friend I’ve known for over 20 years got us a cool photo viewfinder for our anniversary (she bought it on Etsy, too!). It’s personalized with pictures of us from years ago and represents a moment in time. We have everything we could possibly need, so I think touching on those memories and emotions is a really powerful way to give.