The holiday season is finally here! In case you’re looking for unique gifts for your family and friends, we at Artisan Crafted Home have put together a list of our favorite handcrafted gifts made by artisans from all over the US and the world. The best part? Your gifts will not only put a smile on their recipients' faces, they also support small-scale artisans who created them!
For the Home Decor Expert
Alixx candles (1). For an eco-conscious design aficionado, our vegetable-based wax candles by Alixx will make a perfect gift. These candles are available in 4 scents formulated by a master perfumer in Grasse, France. The candle holders are hand-blown by European glass artisans. Alixx candles are hand-poured in Miami, FL, and sold in eco-friendly packaging.
Selenite Ice Candle Holders (2). This unique candle holder collection creates a magic look of a winter wonderland. The slightly rugged textured surface of these colorless striated gypsum candle holders is reminiscent of natural ice. Available in a variety of sizes.
Decorative pillows by Kathe Fraga (3). Kathe Fraga is an established artist based outside of Seattle, WA. Her Chinoiserie-inspired paintings can be found in public and private art collections all over the US. At Artisan Crafted Home, we are proud to carry Kathe’s line of handcrafted decorative pillows inspired by her original paintings. Each pillow design is available in silk or linen.
Handcrafted decorative boxes (4). These unique decorative boxes are handcrafted by Deborah Childress, a California-based artisan who has developed her own casting technique. She uses unique botanical shapes to mold the lids of each box and finishes their surface with multiple layers of metallic pigment.
For the Kitchen and Entertaining Enthusiast
Lazy Susan by Sticks (1). A gift like this will make its recipient think about you every time they set their table! Each Lazy Susan is fully handmade in Iowa from reclaimed wood, and hand-painted in a distinct style with bright, festive colors. Call this Lazy Susan by Sticks an immediate mood booster!
Fruit and veggie-shaped bowls by Vegetabowls (2). These fun fruit and vegetable-shaped bowls are guaranteed to become conversation starters! Each bowl is slip-cast from an actual fruit or vegetable, ad hand-painted with food-safe glazes by a husband-and-wife team based in New York state. We can’t guarantee that kids may start eating all their veggies if they’re served in these bowls, but with fun designs like these, we wouldn’t blame you for trying!
Grano round cutting boards 3-pc set (3). The curvaceous shape of these acacia wood cutting and serving boards adds a welcome decorative accent to a festive appetizer counter at your holiday party. Use the larger board to cut your favorite snacks, and the smaller ones to serve them.
Measuring Spoons by Beehive Handmade (4). Got a baking enthusiast on your list? Give them a gift that they’ll be using for years to come! These lovely measuring spoons are crafted by the artisans of Beehive Handmade in Bristol, Rhode Island, and have been featured in Oprah and Cooking Light magazines. At Artisan Crafted Home, we offer these measuring spoons in a variety of designs. Just pick your favorite!
For the Wine and Spirits Connoisseur
Montana Artisan wine openers (1). These high-end handcrafted wine openers will make a great gift for discerning wine enthusiasts. Highest quality stainless steel and a variety of natural materials are combined in these oversized wine openers with a ‘double-foot’ construction that provides extra leverage. As one of our reviewers noted, “I suspect it will be the last wine puller I will ever own!”
Moscow Mule copper mug (2). Any cocktail enthusiast will tell you that the traditional Moscow Mule tastes better when served in a copper mug. Our traditional barrel-shaped mug holds 18 liquid ounces. The hammered copper body has a shiny outer copper finish and a nickel-lined inner surface to prevent liquids from reacting with copper.
Bejeweled wine bottle stoppers (3). Bring on the sparkle! The hand-applied crystals on these gorgeous bottle stoppers will amp up the drama with their multi-faceted detailing. We offer various designs of these stoppers, with just a touch of crystal accenting or fully bedazzled surfaces.
Copper flasks* (4). A stylish gift like one of the copper flasks by Jacob Bromwell will be treasured for years by its recipient. Jacob Bromwell is the oldest and most respected American manufacturer of housewares, founded in 1819 and operated continuously ever since. The Vermonter flask design has been developed almost 200 years ago! These flasks make an amazing gift for a discerning bourbon connoisseur or a history buff in your family.
*Jacob Bromwell copper flasks are currently on sale for 40% off in our Langley, WA store!
For the Sophisticated Gardener
Orbea zinc wall planters (1). Know someone who’s remodeling their living space? These round or semi-circular wall planters are a great way to incorporate some live greenery into a newly remodeled contemporary home. Each planter is made from galvanized iron with aged zinc finish. Featured on HGTV and in the Seattle Times!
Handcrafted gardening tools (2). Know a gardening enthusiast who’s capable of creating masterpieces in their front yard? Our handcrafted gardening tools will make a perfect gift for them! Designed and built by a Bozeman, Montana-based artisan blacksmith, these tools are made from hand-forged high-carbon steel and natural wood for a beautiful, slightly rugged look. Truly a one-of-a-kind gift!
No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, let us help you find a perfect gift for them! Have any questions? Contact us today!