Handmade for the Holiday

I personally think that handmade items make the most incredible gifts. They’re original and personal, and when you find the “perfect” handmade gift for someone, they’re completely irreplaceable.
As I mentioned, I’ve been scrounging Etsy to find some of my favorite gift ideas for this year. I finally narrowed it down to 14 holiday/winter favorites. The list has a little something for everyone – one or two items for the boys, a couple completely gender neutral picks, and of course lots of whimsical, beautiful items for the girls. I hope you enjoy my favorites– it took a lot of self-control not to buy all of them myself!
  1. ShadowJewels -Christmas berry garland necklace vintage red glass 
  2. .Rag Trader- Compass Cufflinks 
  3. Crochet Butterfly – Hand Knitted Infinity Scarf Yellow 
  4. Amarie – clutch purse with metal frame – brynn inoff-white crunch with chiffon flower and pearls 
  5. Twigsand Heather – Nice and heavy sterling silver twig bracelet 
  6. VintageSilverware Garden Marker Set Your Choice of Herbs 
  7. Antickquities – SteampunkClock Hand Holiday Ornament 
  8. FiddleheadsForFiona -Deer Head Silhouette, Woodland Wall Art 
  9. LoopsAndLines -Striped Christmas Stocking Handknit 
  10. Pumpernickelandwry -Tea Cup Candle 
  11. GrimcatProductions – NeverendingStory eReader Covers 
  12. ShopClementine -Illumination Earrings 
  13. ScreamingScissors -Christmas recycled strung tags set of 20 
  14. Claylicious -red and gray bowls Ceramic serving 
For a better look at the images you can view this gallery on Pinterest.Don’t forget to enter my first blog giveaway!! You could win a beautiful Arnelle Gem Bib necklace from Send the Trend. Comment on the giveaway blop post to enter! Happy shopping!

SheMakes Holiday Festival – This Saturday

I have a little secret: if you’re really trying to impress someone with a unique gift, I think handmade is the way to go. Ok, that’s more of my personal opinion than an actual secret, but so what?
I’ve been planning a handmade gift guide post for you, but haven’t yet been able to narrow down my list to select favorites. I’ve been bookmarking Etsy shops for weeks now! I promise this post will come soon – hopefully before the end of next week. In the meantime, I have some wonderful handmade news that will hold you over.
The Daily Musealong with Saatchi & Saatchi, 85Broads, and News on Women have teamed up to create the first ever SheMakes Holiday Festival. First, let me air my frustrations with them referring to it as the “first annual” festival. Something cannot be “first” and “annual” at the same time, people! Now that that is off my chest (Professor Earl would be proud), let me tell you about the event!

This Saturdayfrom 12-5 p.m. 30+ female vendors of all things handmade will gather at Saatchi & Saatchi’s New York office, to share their wares. Expect everything from food to fashion from up and coming entrepreneurial women! If you plan to attend, don’t forget to RSVP via the link below. Happy shopping!
Here is more info from The Daily Muse’s blog post:
  • When: Saturday, December 3, from 12-5 PM. RSVP now and add it to your calendar!
  • Where: Hosted by our partner Saatchi & Saatchi at 375 Hudson St, in NYC.
  • Contact us about sponsorship or in-kind donations: If your company is interested in supporting female entrepreneurship, please email us at business@thedailymuse.com

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