This year it’s especially important to support small businesses. I love receiving thoughtful and handcrafted gifts almost as much as I love giving them. Did you guys know Amazon has a Handmade department? I've shared a few things from it before, but It sells handmade, artisan products from all over the world—how cool is that?! When I travel, I love bringing back local, handcrafted keepsakes to give as gifts, but I won’t be traveling until it’s safe, so this is the perfect solution! Not to mention, you’re supporting small businesses and giving someone something truly unique, which is the best kind of gift.
I’ve created a list of the cutest handmade + artisan products from Amazon Handmade. All items are very affordable and fantastic for a close friend, coworker, sibling, or whoever! I own most of these products and all items would make a perfect, thoughtful present.
Initial Letter Ring - This dainty ring is a thoughtful gift and so cute. I wear it as a thumb ring (see the picture), but it looks pretty on any finger. It’s also resizable, which makes it easier to purchase for someone else.
Henro Match Striker - This handmade mini pot is perfect for the candle lover in your life. It’s a great companion to a candle because you can strike the match anywhere and includes matches.
Personalized Stacked Books - This is truly a one-of-a-kind gift because these are actual, deconstructed, paper books without covers, so no two are alike. Each piece is hand-stamped to order with your choice of wording. How adorable!!
Carter & Rose Ceramic Wall Planter - I love this because it’s a local business out of Portland, OR. Each planter is ceramic-handmade and mounted on locally-sourced wood. It's a modern look and a great gift for both the plant novice or more experienced plant-lover in your life!
Abstract Rainbow Wall Art - This modern rainbow art with terra-cotta coloring is super trendy right now. It can be placed on a fireplace mantle, dresser, or used as wall art. Not to mention it goes with everything, so don’t worry about it not matching someone’s home-style decor when buying as a gift—they’ll love it!
Gold Moon Phase Wall Hanging - This unique piece is so so pretty and made with handmade copper, rose gold glitter, and polymer clay. It’s perfect for an astronomy connoisseur. Add-on a hanging stick made from driftwood, and it’s ready to incorporate into a wall-art collection.
Refillable Soap Bottle Dispenser - Who do you guys know that has matching soap, dish soap, and lotion dispensers? No one? Okay, me neither, but I WANT all matching ones, and I’m sure someone in your life does too, which is why I included these reusable bottles on the list. It reduces waste, the containers are easy to refill, and it's an elegant addition to anyone's home.
You Look Amazing Mirror Decal - I love inspiring messages, and this vinyl is simple and perfect for a dose of daily, positive affirmation.
Warm & Cozy Candle - It’s no secret that candles make excellent gifts—everyone loves them! This USA-made, soy-wax candle has spicy, layered scents, including orange, clove, and pine. Complete the present with the cute, Henro match striker I listed above.
Reusable Tote - You can never have enough reusable bags around! This one is functional without being too bulky and works for any occasion. It’s a great bag to use as a “gift” bag also.
Don't forget to check out my other gift guides including, The Ultimate Gift Guide for Parents & In-Laws, Gifts for Sports & Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Cozy Gifts Under $50 - The Perfect Guide for Homebodies and Teenagers. Happy Shopping!