Innovative Handmade Gifts that Impress
For the musically-inclined and musically-appreciative, the Cedar Board Kalimba by Mountain Melodies is a delight. A small music-maker with a marimba-like sound, the kalimba is easy to play--especially with the play-by-numbers handbook included. It looks beautiful on a coffee table or end table, and children and adults alike quickly become enthralled as they play the eight stainless steel metal keys.
For the gardeners on your list, a handmade beehive might be in order. The Stacking Solitary Bee Hive provides a cozy abode for the friendly, non-swarming bees that pollinate flowers, fruit, and trees, and enrich both urban and rural landscapes. It's a fun, sustainable choice designed to help bring bees back into an increasingly-hostile landscape.
- A gorgeous piece fit for practically any home, this Bread Serving Tray & Bowl by Sabbath-Day Woods offers a stunning way to serve artisan bread and dips. The board is crafted from authentic Appalachian cherry wood, shaped by hand and rubbed with food-safe oils to complete the look and sheen. The stoneware bowl is handmade as well, with a shape perfectly conducive to serving flavored oils and dips to complement your bread selection.
Handcrafted Gift Ideas for Women
- Have someone on your list who finds joy in their oven? For cooks and bakers, a handcrafted embossed rolling pin is likely a smart choice. Choose from rolling pins that leave an imprint of flowers, a swirling folk-style design, or a geometric pattern of diamonds and squares on pastry or cookie dough. It's hard to wrong with such an impressive made-by-hand gift for people who appreciate the made-by-hand ethic.
- Fashion accessories by handcrafters, small businesses, and underrepresented vendors are a great way to step outside the fast-fashion world and into something a little more meaningful and unique. These fashion accessories are a great place to start.
- It's hard to go wrong with handmade jewelry. These jewelry items are crafted by hand to hit all the markers of a great piece: timeless style, superb quality, and eye-catching design.
- These gifts for her include a broad selection of handmade gift ideas and other gifts that she's likely to adore.
- Looking for something made locally? Check out these Made in the USA gift ideas.
One-of-a-kind Gifts for Special Events
- Our collection of wedding gifts includes handmade, custom, and other unique gift ideas that stand out. Not your average household goods, these gift ideas for the new couple tend to charm, delight, and surprise.
- For retirement parties, promotion ceremonies, and other celebrations of life and hard work, you might want to explore these personalized gifts. You'll find a wide range of gift items here, but all incorporate an unforgettable custom touch.
- For families (or individuals) moving into a new home, sometimes the best option is a thoughtful housewarming gift to take the edge off of all the unpacking.
- For teachers, back-to-school isn't the only special event of the year. Let teachers know you appreciate then at other milestones (like Teacher Appreciation Day, end-of-year/graduation, or pre-holiday-break). These unique gift ideas for teachers are a great place to start.
Handcrafted Gifts for People Who Have It All (Or Don't Want Anything)
The joy of giving something crafted by hand is that no one "already has it." A handmade gift already stands out in that sense, but you can hone the selection even more by choosing a handmade gift that fits your recipient's values—like a handmade gift made by those who particularly value sustainability, a Made in the USA gift, or a gift from an underrepresented segment of the population. It's also hard to go wrong with a Grommet gift card.
Sample Greetings to Include With Your Gift
"I know how much you appreciate handmade items, so when I saw this I immediately thought of you. Hope you enjoy!"
"You're always giving or doing for others. Here's a little something to say thanks."
"Handmade gifts are the best gifts. I stumbled across this and thought you'd love it!"
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