Holiday Gift Ideas From Talented Makers

Posted in Beauty, Crafts
on November 23, 2016



With the holiday season steadily approaching, I wanted to provide a little inspiration for your shopping list. Many times we rush out to big box retailers without a second thought to how if we plan a little further in advance, we can buy amazing gifts and support small businesses as well. When you shop small you help boost the economy and encourage makers to continue on creating and producing thoughtfully crafted products. Each of these products is made with loving hands and an open heart.

Rondra of Embellished By Design creates personalized tees for the little people in your life. Her “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause,” tee is an adorable and festive top that can be paired with jeans or a cute skirt and leggings. The sizes range from newborn to 7.  Your daughter, granddaughter, niece or any little girl you know that’s atleast 1 part sassy will shine in this charming little shirt!

Erin Whitlock of Celise Designs creates mugs, totes and art prints with loads of style. Her sassy #Werk Coffee Mug makes a great stocking stuffer that will look chic whether it’s being occupied by a hot beverage or not. These are also a great option for styling photos too! The coffee and tea drinkers in your life will thank you for adding a little motivation to their everyday routines.

Silvia Torres is the owner of Mala Flats. I’m a flats girl and I always opt for comfort over all. I also understand how hard it is to find flats that are comfortable, high quality and at a great price point. Handcrafted in Leon, Mexico, these shoes utilize the finest leather to provide chic comfort.

Mei Pak is the founder of Tiny Hands Food Jewelry. I saw her Instagram feed and immediately fell in love with all the bite sized jewelry treats! I love food. I’m actually one of those people who looks at the videos of people preparing tiny food, it’s fascinating to me!  A necklace with a waffle, pancake or slice of pie as a charm is just my taste. You honestly won’t believe how real and detailed her food jewelry looks!

Dawn Fitch is the creator of Pooka, an all natural bath and body collection designed to give your hair and skin the yummy nourishment it deserves! I can personally attest the smell of the Fresh Sugah Whipped Cream! You will smell heavenly and your skin will feel amazingly moisturized all day. You won’t need perfume. Chris actually commented on how good I smelled after putting this on! The whole line is wonderful but the Fresh Sugah is definitely my favorite!

These are just a few of the small businesses that I will be shopping at this holiday season! As a rule of thumb, I only buy people gifts that I wouldn’t mind receiving. Make sure you take the time to shop thoughtfully, so you won’t be caught up in the last minute Christmas rush. Thank you for visiting and Happy Shopping!



  • M Harmon Malone

    Thanks so much for sharing these awesome finds! I’m definitely ordering from Pooka for myself. If I like it, I’ll get something special for my stepdaughter and my mother-in-law. I love to smell good without wearing perfume. Also, I love flat. I’m on my feet 90% of my day, and I wear lots of flats, but I love finding cute, comfy ones. Thanks for the great find! <3

  • These items are so cute! I am all over that mug and also the red flats. I totally understand the struggle bus for finding cute AND comfortable flats. You are absolutely right though. With proper planning, you can totally support small businesses.

  • Kemkem

    These are all wonderful gift ideas. I love the flats and especially the food jewelry. It looks so delicious. Supporting small business is crucial and a great way to give back. Happy Holidays.

  • Kirstin

    Fabulous list! Thanks very much for sharing these amazing artists. Love them all but my favorite are the Celise Designs. The ‘Statement Bag’ is cute and hilarious! 🙂

  • Ty Janee

    Great items! My favorite is the cute baby clothes for the holidays. That werk mug is magic too.

  • I love Pooka products. these are some great items. That onsie is too cute.

  • Tryphena Wade

    These are all super cute gift ideas! I love this little necklaces that look like cookies! And of course, the baby clothes. Everything is cute in that size. LOL

  • I love the photos. They really help show case the beautiful products. My favorite are the baby clothes.

  • This is a great post. I love those flats. I’m always looking for comfy shoes. Thanks for sharing.

  • Christine St.Vil

    Oh wow, I haven’t heard of any of these! But I definitely see some really cute ideas! You had me at food + jewelry LOL

  • Danika

    Pooka sounds inviting. Might check that out. I don’t enjoy shopping on Black Friday. I do enjoy one-of-a kind pieces at fabulous prices. And, I believe small business is the way to go to achieve that. Thanks for the read.

  • This is a great list. I agree about giving gifts that I would want to receive myself. That food jewelry is just too cute.

  • Emerald

    Hi ladybug, you never emailed me. I’d love to include you on the list too!

  • Hey! I did. I sent it the same day. I thought I just didn’t make it in time 🙂

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