Saturday, November 26, 2011

Handmade for the Holidays - Gifts for Him

Welcome to my Handmade for the Holidays series. Today I am featuring some handmade items from Esty sellers for the men in your life. Aren't guys always the hardest to buy for? Perhaps some of these fun finds will be perfect for the gents on your list.

Deschutes Brewery Soap ($20 for six pack)
For those who love their beer so much they want to bathe in it, I present to you a six-pack of fun soap from Scarlet Ivy Soaps. This artisan is based out of Bend, Oregon and makes a variety of hearty soaps and other bath goodies, like bath salts and fizzy bombs.

Metal Stamped Custom Luggage Tag ($24)

Personalized gifts are great, because they show you took the extra step to make it unique unto the receiver. These distressed leather luggage tags are made by Michelle Verbeeck. In addition to luggage tags she makes a variety of custom leather jewelry. These are crafted in Pennsylvania. 

Tree Money Clip ($32)

Jane Roberti is based in Fort Collins and makes accessories from mixed metals. This money clip is made from hand-formed aluminum and a mixed metals tree. The money clip can also be custom stampled with a monogram name, or short phrase on the back.

Chocolate Whiskey Sandwich Cookies ($9 for six)

If he has a sweet tooth, these might be the perfect gift. A sandwich cookie made of bittersweet Scotch Whiskey-infused Madagascar chocolate filling between two hazelnut and chocolate chip cookies. These are from Whimsy and Spice and they have all sorts of delicious sweet treats.

Handmade Distressed Leather Satchel ($399)
This certainly falls in the "splurge" category, but isn't it great. I love how it looks like it is broken in and has a story to tell. Luscious Leather NYC makes beautiful bags, backpacks, journals that are hand cut, hand punched and hand stitched. There are lots of colors and styles available. This specific bag is designed to carry a laptop and more. All the hardware is repurposed, which gives it a great “upcycled” factor.

Waxed Canvas Satchel ($199)
If leather is not your thing, but you still want to get him a nice computer bag/satchel, here is a great vegan option. This is a brown waxed canvas satchel that is very durable. The interior is lined with water tight Cordura. This is made by Nikolette Bags out of Portland.

Wool Phone Sleeve ($16)

Wicked Cozy makes bags and accessories for fiber enthusiasts. I liked the simple construction of this wool phone sleeve. This one would work for an iPhone, Droid, or similar shaped phone. This case provides basic protection in a classic material.

There you have it. Some of my favorite picks from Etsy that covers Gifts for Him. Check out my previous post on Gifts for the Home. Happy shopping and hooray for supporting handmade. Coming up on November 27th, unique and fun gifts for the ladies. Check back to see what I have picked out for you!

p.s. Photo credits belong to each of the Esty vendors listed in this post.


Richard_in_SD said...

These hazelnut whiskey cookies look amazing, as do many of the other tasty offerings from this Etsy vendor! Thanks for the excellent taste in pulling together such a wide variety of suggested gifts, Sophia!

Sophia said...

My pleasure. It was a lot of fun and hopefully will inspire a few people to support artisans and crafters. Happy holidays!