It’s time for the first of my Handmade Christmas Gift Guides (you can find out a little more about why I’m doing these here)! I’m going to start with my newest handmade community, the Amazon Handmade Artisans Network. This wonderful group of artisans started up earlier this year when news of the Handmade at Amazon marketplace first started to come out. The marketplace launched in October (you can check out my shop here!) and the whole way leading up to the launch and afterwards, this group has been an invaluable resource in getting my own, and other members, shops up and running. So, in no particular order, I give you my top picks for Christmas Gifts from the Amazon Handmade Artisans Network!
Bad Kitty by Nikki
First up is Bad Kitty by Nikki, a Sydney based jewellery maker who specialises in Resin and Wire Jewellery. When I saw all the fabulous colours in this shop I had to wipe away the drool. These bangles in particular made me fall in love! They take several days to make and each one is a unique piece of wearable art. With a starting price of $29.99, they would really make a wonderful gift for someone who loves adding a splash of colour to their outfit with something unique and beautiful. You can find out more about Bad Kitty by Nikki and check out the rest of her creations in her Handmade at Amazon Shop.
Sara Sews is a textile business run my a mother and daughters team in Georgia, USA and their kids aprons are absolutely adorable and priced between $14.99-$20.99, they are great value. There’s even adorable matching sets for kids and their dolls and some fabulous women’s aprons. If you have a little person who loves helping out in the kitchen, look no further! Pop over to Sara Sews Handmade at Amazon shop to find out more about their little team and their adorable creations!
If I didn’t know better I’d say these next two gifts were made for me. For the friends and family members that love cats and/or don’t function without their morning coffee, look no further than AugustaWynde Designs. There’s a wonderful array of hand-built ceramics to be found from this Michigan, USA based crafter, from votives to wind chimes to mugs. Prices range from $15-$39 so there’s something there for all budgets
“Where a gift just got personal” is the tag line of this clever UK-based shop. Cove Calligraphy has taken some everyday objects and made them into gifts to be cherished forever. They’ve also solved the question “What do I get Dad?”
ZenBreeze Art Gallery…Fine Art by Laura Milnor Iverson
Laura Milnor is a California-based artist who has turned her beautiful nature inspired paintings, which are bursting with vivid colour, into wearable pieces of art. Literally. She has put her art onto pendants making them truly unique gifts. Prices start at $27. You can also buy original paintings from her Handmade at Amazon shop.
Write It Down Books
I recently bought myself a Filofax and have been converted back to the paper planner. Technology just doesn’t cut it (and pulling out a Filofax makes me look really professional and important and stuff). So I’m gonna try to push a bit of retro organisation on you with this one, instead of “there’s an app for that”, I give you “there’s a handmade for that” (OK, need to work on that a bit). Write It Down Books is a Minnesota based shop who designs and makes custom personal planners. There’s a huge variety of designs available and she can even do custom cover designs. These planners are perfect gifts for the organised loved one, or for the loved one in desperate need of getting organised! (I’m actually kinda gutted that I already bought a planner)
And so that concludes my Amazon Handmade Artisans Network Christmas Gift Guide! Just in case this wasn’t enough for you, then pop over to my Pinterest board to check out some more shops and creations from this fab community. Be sure to like their Facebook Page and check them out on their other social media accounts listed below to see the full range of shops and products on offer. My next Gift Guide will be out next week and will feature some local and not so local shops for you to check out!
Do you have your own Handmade Gift Guide? Let me know and I’ll feature it here and on my other social media pages! Lets spread the love of handmade together!
Amazon Handmade Artisans Network Social Media