Nothing compares to a handmade gift. They let the receiver know you put extra time into choosing something special, unique and thoughtful. Handmade gifts also help support small businesses and locals which is especially important right now. Handmade gifts are more likely to be eco-friendly, well-made, and stand the test of time.
Here are some handmade and one of a kind gift ideas for everyone in your life.
FOR YOUR BESTIE:
Our one of a kind embroidered straps can be used interchangeably as purse or camera straps. They were made using handwoven Guatemalan "faja" bests and are all one-of-a-kind.
FOR YOUR SISTER:
Our kimono robes and pajamas were hand printed in India using carved wood blocks dipped in vibrant pigments.
FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER:
There is nothing more luxurious or sexy than silk. You just can't go wrong. These vintage silk kimonos were made using repurposed vintage Indian sarees. They can be worn as robes, as a pool or beach cover-up, or over dresses ot pants.. Each piece is one of a kind so she will never see another person with her robe. As an added bonus, each purchase supports the Saheli Women, an all-female non-profit atelier in rural India. Each robe comes with a brochure of the story of the woman who made it.
Our Guatemalan scarves and shawls are so soft and comfy! Each one was handwoven on a 2000 year-old backstrap loom. The pigments come from natural sources such as fruits, spices, bark, and even insects.
FOR PET LOVERS:
Every dog mom or dad needs a dog bed, but it's nearly impossible to find one that doesn't interrupt their otherwise beautiful living room. These handmade Guatemalan Floor Cushions and dog beds are so cute and also double as meditation cushions and floor seating.
FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING:
Our kimono wraps are made with a patchwork of vintage saree patches and are one of a kind, so even the person with everything won't have one of these.
FOR THE BOSS BABE:
These computer bags were made using repurposed vintage Indian tribal embroidery. They are all one-of-a-kind. You can learn more about the artisan family who made them the blog.
FOR STUDENTS OR NEW MOMS:
These Guatemalan bags work great as stylish diaper bags or book bags. They can be worn over the shoulder or as backpacks. Each bag come with a set of detachable straps. Available in regular or vegan leather.
FOR THE TRAVEL JUNKIE:
These weekenders were made using vintage Guatemalan Huipil Blouses. No two are the same.
Embroidered luggage tags and passport holders make great ad-ons or stocking stuffer.
GIFTS UNDER $25:
These handmade pom-poms and bag tassels are great for the bag lover. They fit on any size purse or even luggage.
HAND PAINTED MASKS:
Unfortunately, masks aren't going anywhere any time soon. So why not at least have a cute one! These masks are hand painted, one-of-a-kind, and reusuable.
Our bandanas are hand block printed using carved wood blocks dipped in natural pigments. Use them as face covering, hair ties, or headbands. So cute!