2019 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

2019 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Lucy Kelly

I have some exciting news to share: I am launching a course in January 2020! This has been a project in the making for quite some time now, but this fall I had an opportunity to really sit down and flesh out the details of what I am going to teach. Bel monili has been in business since 2010, and I feel that now is the right time for me to put together a comprehensive course to help other handmade sellers grow their businesses by bringing their craft show customers to shop online, nurture relationships to create loyal raving fans, and organize themselves to be able to really enjoy their creative businesses. If you have a handmade business and you want to be on the waitlist for the FREE launch webinars, click here to sign up


As a part of my pre-launch research, I opened up a free challenge group on Facebook to see where I could be most helpful to my fellow artists. This group, the Holiday 2019 Business Prep Challenge Group, had a wonderful month of challenges where we had bite-sized daily tasks that helped everyone to prepare our social media profiles, clean up our websites, and start to grow our email lists so that we can nurture our customers properly. 


After all of our hard work, I wanted to create a gift guide showing off some of the incredible artists who participated in the challenge. As we edge ever-closer to the holiday season, here are a few things that I think should be on your shopping list:

City Life Adventures Coasters

City Life Adventures is owned by photographer Carla Cardello who focuses on the streets and bridges of Pittsburgh. Take a piece of Pittsburgh home with you, whether it’s wall art for your living room, drink coasters for your coffee table, or magnets for your kitchen.

Decorate your coffee table in style while also protecting it with Pittsburgh drink coasters! This listing is for a set of 4 coasters where you pick which 4 designs you want from a predetermined list.

Comfort canvas

Comfort Canvas creates a wide variety of customaizable gifts that can check off all of the boxes on your list.

These coasters can be personalized for just about anything! Ceramic coasters of your favorite sports teams, favorite shows, and even family pictures. 

Fantasy Geek Soaps

Fantasy Geek Soaps creates unique and fun artisan soap and bath products. 

This handmade artisan Pumpkin Cheesecake Soap is perfect to celebrate the holidays for that special person who loves everything Pumpkin Spice! Made with goats milk, it lathers beautiful and smells so good you will want to eat it (but please don’t!)

Fine Art Findings

In between custom framing orders, Fine Art Findings makes stuff out of the extra moulding. Their upcycled boxes, mirrors are amazing and make a super gift. These are one of a kind works of art for home decor and made from recycled picture frames and whatever else they find. 

Haldeman Designs

Joe and Jodi from Haldeman Designs likes to tinker in the basement in their free time, making lots of different things... mostly when they can't find what they want on the market already. They like to help people find what they are looking for, too. Joe and Jodi enjoy being able to make something for someone that is custom to their needs. Crafted at their home based shop In rural PA from steel, palm sanded and powder coated a matte gold finish. This piece is suitable for indoor our outdoor display!

Heirlooms Made Modern

Natalie at Heirlooms Made Modern is a girl after my own heart with her unique creations to repurpose vintage jewelry. She uses scrap leather to create these earrings and tool openings to add vintage clip on earrings. 

 Inclined Designs

If you aren't spending the weekend doing at least a little laundry what else are you doing? This Freakin' Weekend Tee is one of Inclined Designs' signature punny, trendy and honest tees.

 

juNxtaposition 

juNxtaposition specializes in typewriter key jewelry, and these silver plate cuff antique typewriter key bracelets are the perfect little stocking stuffer for the bibliophile in your life.  She only uses authentic vintage typewriter keys in her jewelry designs, which results in varying degrees of character.
Meister-Made
“Succulents" Tea Towel is hand screen-printed by Kerrie at Meister Made in her home screen printing studio. Each towel is printed with black ink and heat cured. The design is printed on one panel of the folded towel.
Mimis Custom Creations
A personalized pillow from Mimi's Custom Creations makes a unique and thoughtful wedding, anniversary, birthday, holiday, or baby shower gift that will be remembered for years to come.
Papyrusaurus 
These Marbled Harry Potter Book Page Ornaments are made by hand-marbling pages of the books in house colors, then constructing the pieces into the familiar form of Papyrusaurus' classic book page ornaments.
Holly is here for the holidays! This new addition to the Taylor Jacobs Jewelry line is detailed with a fine sterling silver chain threader with a hand-cut and powdercoated earring.

The "Holly" earring is debuting in a new color! Choose the Shimmer Gold option as your color for any of the styles to set yourself up for the perfect holiday dinner accessory.
The ExCB
Introducing the latest timepiece from The ExCB. This hand forged watch was crafted with Art Deco and Nouveau design elements in mind. A dark chocolate strap is grounded by an offset leather pad to add to the visual allure. Powered by a high cannon quartz movement and powder coated to add a satin layer of protection. Always be on time with this piece taken from the past.
Tree Buds Designs
These custom photo coasters from Tree Buds Designs make a great gift to remember a special time, wedding, birthday, engagement, or vacation! Send us 4 photos and we'll create a lasting memory of your occasion.
Vendetta Designs Shield Earrings
These silver and green anodised aluminium graduated shield earrings by Vendetta Designs are ready to ship and a customer favorite. The earrings are made from anodised aluminium making them extremely lightweight to wear. They're also available in a range of festive, bright colors.
bel monili
These inspirational quote cuffs by yours truly (bel monili) are a bestseller year round, but they make an especially adorable stocking stuffer for the holidays. At a giftable $24, there are 11 inspirational quotes to choose from that will ship for free to the contiguous US and will come gift boxed and ready to give. 

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