Christmas is less than 55 days away! If you are like us, you’ll look for one-of-a-kind, hand made gifts created by talented artisans.
For the last six weeks we’ve accepted submissions and here are, in no order whatsoever, our top 20 picks.
Photos, descriptions and other info were provided by the artisans themselves. Please visit their stores to see their full collections.
Custom Made Sock Monkey
Price: $17 / £11.27
Description: Large Sock Monkeys measure approximately 20cm tall when in a seated position but this can vary depending on the stretch of the socks used. Ladies size 4-8 are used for this size monkey. Monkeys are machine and hand sewn using a new pair of socks and stuffed with toy standard hollowfibre filling. Features are hand embroidered. Sock Monkeys are not intended as toys. They are recommended for older children and adults. Custom Orders take approximately 7-10 days from receipt of cleared payment to shipping date.
Made by: Sock Monkey Emporium
Peppermint Handcrafted Glycerin Soap
Description: Peppermint handcrafted glycerin soap – Refreshing and stimulating fun. A favorite of those who need that zip in the morning shower to get them going before the first cup of Java. Made with essential oil. Hand cut. 6 oz. Each bar of soap is unique and has its own personality; being handcrafted and imperfect adds greater value and fascination. The eye appeal and beautiful scent make it an excellent choice for unique and special gifts this Holiday season.
Made by: Magic Senses
Recycled Felted Sweater Blanket, Sea to Sky
Description: Reminiscent of sea and sky, this recycled sweater blanket is created in shades of green and blue. As you look at the blanket, you’ll see that the pieces were put together in a gradient of light to dark. It is simply beautiful! It would be lovely at a beach house to snuggle under in the cool evenings. The blanket was made from the sleeves of 22 different thrift store sweaters of lambswool, wool, merino and cashmere. Each sweater was washed at least 4 times until extremely soft and cuddly, cut apart and sewn back together using silk thread. The blanket measures 42″ x 70″. The blanket is eco-friendly, durable and soft. Machine Washable.
Made by: Seasons Of Wool
Tri-Fold Crayon Wallet
Description: Perfect little holiday stocking stuffer. Keep your kids entertained with this cute little tri-fold wallet. Holds a 4×6 notebook and 12 Crayola crayons. Perfect item for travel, restaurants, and anytime your on the go. Durable, washable and fun. Take them anywhere and keep the kids entertained for hours. Slide on into your diaper bag or purse for the young one to draw on the spot. Small compact fold up size allows it to easily fit into any on the go bag. This wallet comes ready to use with notebook and crayons and wrapped in cellophane ready for that perfect gift. Customizable with many different prints to accommodate any age.
Made by: Sew-Fantastic
Embossed & swirled heart earrings
Description: Love is in the air with dangling hearts earrings. Brass hearts are embossed with a floral pattern and given an antique gold finish. The earrings are accented with gold-filled freeform swirls. The style lends itself to casual or dressier attire and the light catches the polished areas beautifully. The earrings are 1-1/4 inch long and are on non-allergic, lead-free and nickel-free brass.
Made by: Catcophony Wearable Art
Description: Nina is a girly bear, wearing a tutu that has a crocheted top and a halter of matching ribbon. She is 16 inches tall, has jointed shoulders and hips and a light complexion. She is child-safe when all her accessories have been removed and is also washable.
Made by: TG Bears
Rudolph Red Nosed Reindeer Dog Personalized Stationery
Description: Personalize your holiday correspondence with this playful set of stationery. This set also makes a unique gift or stocking stuffer from Santa! Each note is adorned with an adorable black lab dressed up with antlers and a cute red nose. Set includes 5 cards with red accents and 5 cards with green accents.
Made by: Fiona Designs
Constance Vintage Brooch Bracelet
Description: The perfect gift to make it personal. Each vintage brooch bracelet is customized with a brooch of your choice. Handcrafted in NYC with freshwater pearls and a vintage brooch adorned with a vintage clasp. A personal gift makes such a nice impact on your friends and family. Recently debuted at the GBK Productions Primetime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge.
Made by: LCVintage and Company
Elegant Turquoise Coffee Scoop
Description: This scoop reminds me of the way the water and sand looked at sunset. This is a unique stainless steel coffee scoop that is hand-beaded using glass beads, gemstones and jewelry-grade copper wire. It is tarnish resistant. The scoop measures two tablespoons (and is about 6 inches long) for coffee or tea. Even a great scoop to use for candy and nuts at your holiday party. This scoop has been made using a blend of beautiful turquoise glass beads, and a variety of gemstones (including: Lace Agate, Aquamarine, Hemimorphite). There are a few faceted “crystal” beads that add really pretty sparkle to the scoop.
Add a pound of coffee, loose tea or cider and you have a perfect hostess gift for your next party!!! Hand wash with soap and water for years of use.
Made by: Elegantly Eclectic, LLC
iSnugg iPhone Sleeve
Description: The original iSnugg fitted cell phone sleeve comes in a faux tan suede or soft pink and shearling fabric. It’s like an UGG and a Christmas stocking for your phone all rolled into one! It hugs to your phone; sure to keep your favorite buddy Snugg and Warm! Handcrafted to last. Interior is lined with soft and fluffy polyester shearling to keep your precious cargo clean and padded from bumps. Material is scotch-guard protected. A great Christmas stocking stuffer at a great price!
Made by: iSnugg
Holly Leaves Mini Purse Post It Note Holder
Description: This cute, perfect for Christmas post it note holder is shaped as a purse and measures approximately 3 5/8 x 4 inches. This purse is made out of a holly leaf printed scrapbook paper. The inside of the purse is lined with a green cardstock. The purse is embellished with a green button and has a white grosgrain ribbon handle. There is a Velcro enclosure and comes with approximately 32-34 sticky notes inside. Once you finish with the sticky notes, you can just add a new pad and it will be brand new again!
Made by: Enchantingdreams
Description: Subscribe to surprise packages and every month receive a new box full of handmade, hand wrapped exciting goodies! From silver jewelry to candles to bath bombs and more—every month holds a new surprise!
Send one to yourself or to a woman or girl who loves surprises!
Made by: Fair Ivy
Holiday Lavender Sachets with Hanging Ribbon
Price: $7 each
Description: approx. 4×4 square fabric sachet filled with high quality dried lavender, with a ribbon for easy display or storage. Solid lime green fabric with typeset stamped letters one side, red circle fabric other side; white ribbon with green glitter snowflakes.
Made by: zinc square
Snowman Robot Ornament
Description: Snowbots really are the perfect holiday decoration. Not only are they are festive and snowman-like, they also love eggnog, Christmas carols and won’t melt and leave unsightly puddles on your floor. If you want a really cool Christmas tree, decorate it with a snowbot (or many snowbots if you want to be super cool). They also like to hang out on Christmas gifts as uber awesome wrapping decorations, and enjoy lounging on fireplace mantels and other places where holiday cheer is needed.
Each snowbot is handcrafted with care using all kinds of nifty robot type parts, like screws, wire and wooden blocks (Yes, wooden blocks are very robotic. Don’t argue). The snowbot you receive may be slightly different than the one pictured, but will undoubtedly be awesome with lots of holiday cheer included.
Trimmed with green buttons and iridescent ribbon. Measures 1 inch by 3 inches.
Made by: Device Zero
Winterberry Shea Butter Soap
Description: What is Winterberry you ask? Well let us tell you! It’s a beautiful blend of Holly berry, Mulberry and a touch of Fir Needle….this will make you go yummmm! Paired with luxurious Shea butter, you will want one for yourself and all your friends and family!
Made by: Barefoot Bath & Body
*12 x 9 flat canvas panel (ready to frame!)
*Initialed on the front. Signed, dated and titled on the back.
*Frame not included
Made by: Andralynn Creative Designs
Baby Girl Christmas Bib
Description: Here is the perfect Christmas bib to keep your little one cute and clean for Christmas dinner. There are tiny little hearts on all three cotton fabrics with a soft flannel lining for extra absorbency. Bib has two adjustable Velcro closures. It will grow with your baby. Bib measures approximately 8.75 inches (22.2 cm) across and 7 inches (17.8 cm) from the bottom of the neck and 12.5 inches (31.8 cm) in total length. Just because you make a mess when eating does not mean you can’t look cute.
Made by: Hattie Designs
OOAK Miniature Artist Bear named Emily
Description: Emily wears a wonderful holiday party dress. Her winter bonnet keeps her ears warm as she goes out caroling on Christmas Eve. Emily stands 3 1/2” tall, with black onyx bead eyes. She is made of white mohair with ivory velvet paw pads. Emily wears a hand knitted red dress and red felt hat. She is weighted with steel shot.
Made by: The Patchwork Ark
Silk Wrap Bracelet with Tree of Life, Peace Sign and Smoky Quartz
Description: This silk wrap bracelet features a copper plated pewter Tree of Life, peace sign, and wire wrapped smoky quartz briolette.
The tree of life symbolizes many things, including wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty, and redemption. Smoky quartz helps ground the mind and the soul.
All of the silk ribbons I use are hand painted and simply stunning. The photos do not do them justice. Both the color and the texture are amazing. This ribbon has copper, chocolate browns and some washed out black. It has brown edging with a contrasting copper stitch.
Just wrap around your wrist several times, tie, tuck in the ends, and you are ready to go! This wrap also makes a great anklet or necklace, so you are really getting three pieces of jewelry in one.
Made by: Charmed Design
Glass Candle Bride in Adventurine Green
Description: Beautiful candle bridge made with shimmering adventurine green glass with holiday red and white stringer decor across it. This piece measures approximately 8″ by 5″ and has a small dip in the center to hold a candle or tea light. It’s a great way to add candle light to a table without the distraction of taller candles and still protect your table. Food safe. Hand washing for all glass pieces is recommended.
Made by: BPR Designs