There is no doubt about it - handmade is best, period.
I am so fortunate to be part of such an incredible community of makers. Handmade gifts are not only food for the mind, body + soul, but every time you purchase from a local business, crafter, maker, designer; an actual person does a happy dance. I am sharing some of my favourite goods from makers near + dear to my heart. Perfect gifts for family, friends + yourself for the holidays!
These are items + small businesses that I personally know + love. I trust their quality, craftsmanship, ethics + ethos. Some of the best of the best!
BELLA BUDDHA BEADS
shop Bella Buddha Beads online
pretty things for beautiful souls, made with the best intentions. from gemstone bracelets to malas, necklaces, sweaters, scrunchies, hair clips, earrings, Bella Buddha Beads has everything to glam you up for the holidays!
shop KaylaMarie Ceramics online
functional pottery for use in daily life. some of my absolute favourite pieces in my pottery collection! enjoy the perfect cuppa on christmas morning.
cozy winter essentials with vegan yarn + faux fir pompoms, win! perfect for shovelling snowy driveways, winter walks, + outdoor fun!
LOVE KARLA DESIGNS
add some whimsy to your life with custom botanical designs and paper goods. these are sure to add life to any space in your home!
as a plant lover, I have a deep respect + love for these herbal teas (that are oh so yummy)! Take Care is one of my all time favourite blends. Keep your loved ones warm this winter with delicious, handcrafted tea.
MOTHER'S TOUCH CANDLES
visit Mother's Touch Candles on instagram
luxurious coconut + soy wax candles scented with high quality essential oils. Ti Amo is a must have for me, but her winter collection is divine! These candles burn beautifully + last. Who doesn't love a wooden wick candle?
CARDS BY BEX
visit cards by bex on instagram
pinterest worthy watercolour prints, cards + invitations! these whimsical creations are sure to pull on the heart strings of your artistic loved ones.
visit Vilks Ceramics on instagram
mugs, stoneware, serving essentials, bowls - these pieces are timeless! a little touch of gold adds the perfect holiday sparkle!
MADE BY MARMALADE
handcrafted silver + bronze jewelry - charms, necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings. the perfect, personalized gift for that someone special.
KITTIES AND CABERNET
shop Kitties and Cabernet online
this one is for the animal lovers: modern art prints and handcrafted items – inspired by kitties and fueled by cabernet. 10% of sales are donated to local cat rescues!
look inside their cuffs + necklaces to find your inspritation #whatsinsidemattersmore - a portion of all proceeds goes to support initiatives that empower women locally + globally!
PIXEL PAPER HEARTS
shop Pixel Paper Hearts online
funny + quirky hand-lettered cards and witty social stationery + modern goods. these are sure to be a hit with everyone on your list this holiday!
if you are more keen on shopping in person (because who doesn't like browsing beautiful things?), here are some of my favourite local shops: