3rd Annual Great Handmade Holiday Gift Guide! Under $50

Celebrate the holidays by giving everyone what they really want – handmade gifts! Check out our selection of wonderful gift ideas, each priced under $50.00.


Yarn Bowl


A clever gift! Artist Karen Mahoney makes ceramic yarn bowls for knitters and crocheters to keep their yarn from tangling.Yarn bowl shown is $40 retail. 6″x2.5″, stoneware with blue celadon glaze, wheel thrown and rope impressed.


Mens Steampunk tie bar


This men’s Steampunk tie bar by Days Long Gone makes a fun fashion statement! A vintage copper and brass bar tie clip with grunge vintage jeweled watch movement. The tie bar clip is about 4.5cm long. Comes gift wrapped. Retails for $32.


Dreambird art pendants


Wire wrapped pendants by Robin Urton are 30mm (1 1/8″), Pendants are inspired by the artist’s paintings and photographs and include glass, metallic leaf and resin. Comes with choker or chain.  $30. Prints and cards also available.


Sokoloff Glass Ornaments


Gorgeous ornaments of flameworked borosilicate glass by Sokoloff Glass Studio are classics for the Christmas tree. They range in price from $22 to $35, and come strung on satin ribbons for hanging.


Wooden magnets by HabitNation


Stunning wood magnets by Rebecca and Daniel Fowler of HabitNation are made of Baltic birch using a laser cutter. Set includes 6 magnets: 1 triangle, 1 diamond, 1 star, 1 square, 1 heart, 1 circle and comes boxed and ready to give. Retails for $24.


Animal Art Blocks


Cute and cheery, these Animal Art Blocks by Luckii Arts are handpainted wood and sealed with clear acrylic. Each measures roughly 2 x 3 x .75 inches and retails for $8.


Kimagine designs


Kimagine Designs offers pendants and earrings made of fused glass, featuring colorful collections like Ocean, Vineyard, Garden and Mystical. They have fine silver “Swirlicues” embedded in the glass, and range in size from 1/2″ round earrings to 1″ x 1 1/4″ pendants. Price range $22-$28.


Firestarter kit


Looking for the perfect gift? Consider a firestarter kit by Columbia Fragrance. Pine cones and candles are packaged in a holiday gift basket, wrapped in cellophane, topped with a holiday bow, and accompanied with a custom gift card. Fragrances include: Home for the Holidays, Cinnamon & Balsam, Balsam Fir, or a variety pack of any four of the above. Small basket $15.


Handmade Book


Sweet handmade book by Pat Bingham of Zoopsia is just 3″ x 2″ and constructed in an accordion style. Features 10 original poems and illustrations. Folds closed and ties with a cheerful little ribbon. Snap it up for $40.


Tree Topper and Star Ornaments


Christopher Crooks Metal Art offers this rustic tree topper and ornament set for $44. Tree topper measures about 7″ across and has a 3/4″ diameter by 1 3/4″ long tube welded on for tree mounting. As with the ornaments, it is left unfinished so the weld marks will show through on the front.


Little Hercules Wallet


“Little Hercules” wallet from Little Man Originals carries all essentials in one place: phone, money and ID . This three pocket wonder securely holds a cell phone in its padded sleeve pocket while making room for cash and cards in the other two pockets. Handy detachable handle coordinates with the interior lining and can double as a key fob. Sells for $38.


Promises Press Greeting Cards


Humorous Holiday Monster greeting card collection by Promises Press is printed on 5.5″x4.25″ glossy cards, blank inside, unless otherwise specified. They sell for $15 per dozen (or in bulk – 55 for $50), with envelopes. Available by design or mix and match. Personalized card commissions by request.


Tapas Appetizer plates


Delightful ceramic tapas plates are a perfect gift! Raven Hill Pottery features a set of two in “SandDollar Glaze” for $38. Texture is reminiscent of ocean waves.


Shabby Chic art


Shabby Chic art can fit in a small easel or be hung on the wall. Includes vintage ledger paper, a rose image, hand-dyed pink seam binding, pink rose petals, pearls, hemp cord and Paris art stamping. Back of the canvas panel is covered with burgundy paper. Pick up this charming gift for $21 from artist Darlene Koppel.


Quilt Pattern Jewelry


Colorful Quilt Art Jewelry patterns are sculpted out of polymer clay by Randesigns Custom Jewelry and inlaid in bezels with a layer of resin poured over to give the charms a hard, durable, shiny finish.  The 1/2″ charms are the basis for the earrings, small pendant charm as well as links for the “Quilt Sampler Bracelet”. Larger 1″ pendants can be worn on silk cords or chains. Prices range from $20 – $40.


Photo by Eugene Spataro


This 8″ x 10″ photographic print titled “Isinglass River, New Hampshire, USA” by Eugene Spataro is sure to be appreciated. $20 each, with a $3 shipping charge.


Cooking with Friends Calendar


6th annual “Cooking with Friends” calendar by Claudia True. Each month features a recipe from a friend with their fun story about it, and a colorful painting by Claudia to interpret it. Just right for your foodie and art loving friends! Calendar is 11″ x 17 hanging.  $22 each /$20 each for 5 or more. Price includes shipping.


Magnet board


Check out this charming magnet board from Paper MiniSkirt. Can be hung on doors or walls, and weigh less than 2 pounds. Each magnet holds two to three photos – or coupons or lists or anything else you need to remember. Retails at $35.


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  1. Thank you so much for including my Shabby Chic Art – I really appreciate it!

    Love all the unique and wonderful gift ideas in the under $50.00 category too.

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