Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas
Every Tuesday, from now until Christmas, I’m sharing some of the great Christmas gift ideas I’ve found on ArtFire. We all need original Christmas gift ideas, right? Time to put aside stale old gift ideas and reach out for something unique and handmade.
Talking about stale old gift ideas….does anyone else have as much trouble as I do, shopping for the guys in your life? Books, puzzles, letter openers and then what? Rinse and repeat. The first item I want to share is not a big gift, but it could be a thoughtful stocking stuffer for a man or a woman. Billed as a gardeners soap, the product description says it is also an awesome soap for mechanics. I personally love receiving handmade soaps and I found lots to like at Appalachian Heritage Soaps.
Here’s another nice guy gift from the studio of JMcCoy on ArtFire. This shop features beautiful hand turned wooden pens, pencils, pepper grinders, tea lights and jewelry boxes.
The hand-woven bead jewelry by Mortira of Sage’s Cupboard is really amazing. You really should take some time to browse through her shop. I do some right angle weave bracelets with 4-6 mm beads, but Mortira works in tiny glass seed beads. This requires so much time, patience and attention to detail. I am always in awe of her work. The Kenya Bracelet (below) is just one example of her work. I chose it because it would work as a Christmas bracelet, while still being appropriate for year round use.
The color of these hand knit dishcloths, from Ewenique Essentials, is just yummy! It makes me want to make some melon colored jewelry!
You can also find great handmade Christmas gifts at Linda Landig Jewelry. Please visit my shop for handmade jewelry with an artisan flair.
I hope you enjoyed your third Tuesday Tour. I’d love to hear your comments!