Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Yep me too- barely have started! Thankfully time is still on our side!! Which is why I was so excited when the Rising Tide Society shared this awesome gift guide!! This guide has a ton of great small business handmade items that are one of a kind and creative. From jewelry to candles and artwork, there are tons of great ideas for those peeps you really struggle to “gift.” The best part- when you buy from a small business you really are impacting someone else’s life- I’m talking little things like grocery, rent, kiddos- etc. Speaking from experience- we appreciate all the zesty support this holiday season, be sure to check out some of these awesome business as well as come local ones we collaborate with over at shopzestitup.com! Here are a few of my fave items I am crushin’ on….

I LOVE these one of a kind hand painted leather jackets, from your new last name (hello brides!) to a fun quote, you can’t go wrong!

Alli K Design specializes in creating custom illustrations, calligraphy, and designs while teaching others that they too can create beautiful things”

I am in LOVE and AWE of these beautiful handmade paper flowers by Donna Tran-Corona, owner and artist behind Paper Ave that is currently based out in Huntington Beach, CA. Her masterpieces are the perfect one of a kind element for a shower, wedding, baby girl room or even your living room! My fave that really tempts me right now is this Floral Hoop.

“I strongly believe in the art of evolving as an individual, artist and fellow boss lady. As Paper Ave began to expand and evolve, the business began to focus more on crepe paper flowers where every petal is individually cut, sculpted and glued to form these blooms. A labor a love! Having a not-so-green thumb myself, these paper flowers are a great way to savor the whimsical takes on mother nature. ”
– Donna

This custom art roll is perfect for the crafter- you can store pens, brushes or even embroidery needles! It rolls up so neat and tidy, would even be great for kiddos in the car! I love that Sew darn Close makes this custom to match the fabric and pattern of your choice!

Ok I don’t even drink coffee and I want this pour over set, how sexy is this?!?! Made from a small company in North Carolina, Bright Angle has beautiful coffee and tea accessories, vases, dinnerware, storage containers and more that all have subtle clean lines. I love that they are formed by artists who all work in a collaborative creative space called The Refinery Creator Space. They have so many great gift ideas for men and women, and the best part- they even have a gift registry online!! Umm can I get married again please? To shop this pour over go HERE!

These hand poured candles are crafted in Ohio and made from all natural soy wax. cotton wicks free of zinc and lead AND they come in a recyclable glass container. The Winter Wonderland and the Basil, Fig, & Rhubarb would be on my personal Christmas list!

Owner, Gabrielle Laure, couldn’t have said it better– “there is beauty in simplicity”
This is the perfect gift for the minimalist. Simple and clean lines but yet so luxurious in scent and made from soy! Loving these candles!!

And TONS more awesome gifts HERE and HERE.
Happy Shopping!
xo
Sam

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