Thursday, November 24, 2011

Handmade for the Holidays - Gifts for the Home

Welcome to my Handmade for the Holidays series. Today I am featuring some handmade items from Esty sellers that would be fun for those people on your list who love unique things for their home. Some of these would also be great hostess gifts as you head to the various holiday parties. Without further ado, I present to you some of my favorite pics in the Gifts for the Home category:

Kitty Egg Beeswax Candles ($18 set of 2)
These cutie kitties are from Esty seller kittybblove and are custom molded and hand poured from 100% natural beeswax collected in Portland. They sell them in sets of two or three. I love these little guys because they remind me of the little Weebles toy that I had when I was a kid. These are almost too cute to burn!

Mod Chair Coaster Set ($10)

These fun coasters can be found at Kerry Beary's Atomic Pop Shop. They are hand printed on chipboard coasters and feature fantastic mid century modern chairs. A fun little gift of stocking stuffer for the mid century mod lover in your life.

Little Wobbly Bowl ($15 each, sold individually)
  I love cute little mismatched dishes for adding some fun to the table. AtelierBB is a Brooklyn-based seller of bright dishes that are all a little "wobbly". They have a great whimsical style and come in a ton of colors. Pair up one of these bowl with a bottle of great olives and you have a fun little gift.

Hand Cast Pewter Measuring Spoons ($48)

Beehive Kitchenware has all sorts of adorable metal kitchenware items that are made in their Massachusetts studio. These are measuring spoons that will last a lifetime. If you have someone on your list who loves to  bake, these heart-shaped measuring spoons will make all their dishes a little sweeter.

Walnut and Maple Cutting Board ($35)

Scott's Blocks is based out of Charlotte and makes beautiful cutting boards and cutting blocks out of a variety of woods, including cherry, maple, walnut and more.

Reusable Snack Bag ($6)

I love the idea of reusable snack bags to minimize the use of plastic baggies. House Jewels makes all sort of reusable snack bags in different fabrics as well as several styles made of unbleached cotton, like the style shown here. They have a Velcro closure and are lined with water resistant nylon. I wonder how much Pirate Booty I can fit in here.

Indian Spice Kit ($30)

Spice Spice Baby is based out of Dallas and has all sorts of great spice kits in their Etsy shop. From spices for certain types of cuisines (e.g., Indian, Thai) to sea salts and popcorn toppings. They all come in these pretty little containers which make the gift a feast for they eyes as well as the mouth. Team this up with a cookbook and you have a fantastic, and inspiring, gift.

Appetizer Platter ($38)
Mia Sorella make pretty ceramic serving pieces that are hand painted and fired in their Somers, New York studio.  The glazes are non-toxic and lead free. Each piece is signed by the artist.

Foxy Dish Towel ($12)

Sweet Harvey's Etsy shop is full of sweet screen printed and letter press items. This little fox dish towel caught my eye and I could not resist adding him to the list. This design is hand printed on a 100% cotton heavyweight natural white flour sack towel.

Juice Tumbers ($15, set of 2)
San Diego-based Bottlehood makes a variety of glassware from upcycled beer, wine and liquor bottles. I liked the simplicity of these juice glasses that are made from old IBC soft drink bottles. They have a wide variety of upcycled glasses.

Walnut Wooden Spoon Set ($39)

Grand Prairie Woodworks has a nice selection of wooden kitchen utensils including spoons, spreaders, spatulas and more. I love the beauty of hand made wooden items and I like the idea of using natural wood when I cook and serve food, instead of plastic.

There you have it. Some of my favorite picks from Etsy that covers Gifts for the Home. Happy shopping and hooray for supporting handmade. Coming up on November 26th, unique and fun gifts for the guys in your life. 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.

1 comment:

miasorellagifts said...

Such a beautiful collection of fantastic gifts! I love how you describe each one. Thank you so much for including my ceramic platter! I truly appreciate it!