17 Maker-Made Gifts That Are Sure to Spread Some Holiday Cheer
The holidays are a time to spread cheer and do good unto others. And this year, it feels as though we all need a little extra of both. Which is why we’ve teamed up with Handmade at Amazon to curate this gift guide filled with amazing products that share messages of love, laughter and support. These unique, handmade items are crafted by artisans and are guaranteed to make spirits bright. So read on and enjoy!
1. Comfort + Joy Vintage Spoons by Milk & Honey Luxuries: This seasonal message is hand stamped into a beautiful vintage spoon. The silver plated piece is just the thing for the coffee or tea lover in your life.
2. All Is Calm All Is Bright Gold Foil Poster by Digibuddha: Made by hand in a small shop outside of Philadelphia, this print is the perfect thing to bring some joy into a BFF’s house this holiday season.
3. Happy Holidays Letterpress Coasters by Ruff House Art: Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are most definitely here, which means Christmas parties abound. These adorable letterpress coasters make great stocking stuffers for your resident hostess with the mostest.
Sending Positive Vibes
4. “Here Comes the Sun” Art Print by Lyrical Artworks: Help fight the winter blues by bringing a little sunshine into a loved one’s life. This art print is sure to brighten anyone’s day, especially for friends or family experiencing a very white and stormy winter.
6. Sharing the Joy Around Wood Fire Soy Candle by Pure Palette Scents: This soy candle made by Pure Palette Scents is ideal for a newly cohabiting couple. The woodsy aroma of cedar and pine is reminiscent of a cozy cabin in the snow.
Giving Love and Support
8. “You Are Special” Hand-Painted Vintage Plate by Casa & Co. Design: We may not always remember to tell someone we love that they’re special, so give them a constant reminder of how you feel with this vintage, hand-painted plate.
9. Grateful and Thankful Wine Bag by Graceful Greeting Co.: Wine or a bottle of bubbly is the ultimate host gift. Take it to the next level with this sweet wine bag and let your host know how you really feel.
10. Where You Lead, I Will Follow Tote Bag by Genuine Design Co.: Your bestie will know that you have her back with this canvas tote. Give it as a stand-alone gift or fill it with a bunch of other goodies.
Spreading Joy and Laughter
13. Of Course I Drink Like a Fish, I’m a Mermaid Stemless Glass by EtchPressYourself: There are no judgements here! This hilariously etched glass is AMAZING for your wine-o roommate or friend.
Crafting Custom Messages
16. Miss You Wood Ornament – Customize City and State by Greta’s Handmade Gifts: With these hand-painted ornaments, let a long-distance friend know that even though they’re far away, they’re still close to your heart.
How will you be spreading holiday cheer? Tweet to us to let us know and include #handmadeatamazon!
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