2nd Annual Great Handmade Holiday Gift Guide $50 – $100

Ring in the season and shop ’til you drop! Our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide runs all week, with marvelous creative gifts for all . . .


fabric handbag


The “Meredith” signature tote, designed by Jacqueline Adamany of Blue Orchid Handbags is a breath of fresh air. This flirty bag is 10 1/2” x 6” with wood handles, and a magnetic snap closure. One interior pocket, fully lined. Retails for $47.50.

silver earringsFreestyle, pretty Rosette earrings just for her from artist Peggy Li. In your choice of sterling silver ($49.00) or 14k gold-filled wire ($59.00). Earring measures approx. 1″ tall, flower about 3/4″ tall. Each rosette is unique.



dog statue


Delight bulldog sculpture by artist Colleen Bang will charm any dog lover.  This young pup is wearing his wool pants and his favorite cotton sweater. His head & paws are Paperclay and his body is fiberfill with a wire armature. 13″ x 7 1/2″  x 5″  Yours for $95.00.



owl necklaces



Funky owl necklaces made of polymer clay in colorful detailed designs from Lisa Mackin of Boston Baked Beads. She lovingly hand forms each body and applies “feathers” made of tiny complex cane slices. The owls measuring approximately 2” are suspended from a 36” ball chain baked into pendant, and are priced at $70.00 each.



stoneware mugs



Fun and eccentric stoneware mugs from the imagination of potter Henry H. Lyman at Half Moon Studio, $60 each. Approximately 3 3/4″ tall. A gift that will be cherished as a favorite coffee mug, or just enjoyed for their pure wonderfulness!


fiber necklace


Fiber artist Patrice Rudzinski of Fiber2Love handcrafts assymetrical textile necklaces in jeweled colors that really make a statement. Available in 18″ or 20″ lengths (your choice) for $58.00 retail. What an unusual and thoughtful gift!

mens toiletry kit

Handmade men’s toiletry kit by craftswoman Coco Kulkarni is made of beautiful high quality new wool in a rich brown plaid pattern with leather loops. A very timeless, classic style yet contemporary in its simplicity of design. The perfect gift for that special guy! $58.00. Extra long travel bag measures 9 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.



handmade dolls



So cute they are irresistible! Do you know someone who needs one of these handmade dolls from Rachel Linquist of Hen and Chick? Each is 17″ tall and can be customized with hair, skin and eye color, even freckles and glasses! Just$50.00 buys the perfect friend for a little one you love. One of these dolls is sure to be a big hit.


handmade scarf


Feminine and pretty, this handmade nuno-felted scarf by Iona Loyola is lightweight and warm. Measures 8″ x 72″ and sells for $75.00. Nuno Felting is a technique where Merino wool roving is felted over silk chiffon, by applying soapy water and friction. Put this on your list for a special lady!


salt and pepper set


Salt & Pepper set from professional woodturner Brad Sears‘ “Antiques Series” inspired by the pawn chess piece, and hand made on a wood lathe from rescued wood. Coffee grinder style pepper mill stands 8″ tall and matching salt shaker is about 4″ tall. $95.00 for the set includes shipping.

messenger bag


Recycled wool from a handknit sweater is used to create this amazing, and very hip, messenger bag, accented with feathers. Big enough to hold it all, it makes a great gift for the woman who appreciates handmade and fun style. By Leisa Rich, this bag retails for $78.00.


glass bud vases


Celebrate fine craft this season! These bud vases from master glassblower Mark Rosenbaum of Rose Tree Glass Studio are an elegant classic.  Available in a variety of gorgeous jewel tones, each vase is $88.00. Stands 4 1/2″ x 41/2″ x 5″.

fox ringSo sweet, this little fox will melt her heart. Cinda Berry of Welded Heart  created this ring of solid copper with sterling silver accents, $55.00. The fox face measures approximately 17mm across, and tail/band is 9mm wide. She is completed with a matte finish, and will wrap herself around your finger!


Jewelry Storage Screen


A great way to store all that holiday jewelry, on a handmade screen made by Sharon Mooradian. Hand painted and glazed wooden frame elegantly embellished with Swarovski crystals and other sparkling elements is made to hang on the wall. Two beautifully detailed pewter colored dragonfly knobs with outstretched hold necklaces.  Outside dimensions 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. This one-of-a-kind piece sells for $85.00.


ceramic cart


Handbuilt cart by Linda Starr Pottery holds an arrangement for the home. This delicate-looking but sturdy ceramic art has green glazed wheels and is one of a kind, $94.00. Dimensions are 4 1/4″  x 8″ x 5 1/4″ and does not include foliage.


book wreath


What a clever way to greet your guests! Vintage Book Wreath by Simple Joys Paperie recycles old Christmas story books to create a unique paper sculpture approximately 17″ in diameter. This shabby chic decor touch is yours for $50.00.


slate trays


Slate Placemats by Simply Nu, (set of two $98.00) are salvaged from Vermont slate roofs circa 1900. This organic and modern leaf-shaped set made with green materials can be a centerpiece on any table arrangement! Mats will make stunning plating when used as trays, and can be displayed both stacked or facing each other.

shave kit

A traditional shaving mug from Miri Hardy Pottery is hand-thrown pottery with a moustache motif. Set includes ceramic-handled black badger hair brush and  hand-made all natural shaving soap. $78.00 for this conversation piece, which may be the perfect holiday gift for the man in your life!


handpainted clock


Put a little art in their life with a Modern Abstract handpainted clock by artist Todd Fillingham, $100.00 Painted with artist’s acrylics on board with dyed maple frame, this clock measures 12″ x 11″. The hands are driven by an American made quartz movement which works on AA batteries.


holiday cuff bracelet


She will step out in holiday style with this peppermint candy motif holiday cuff, $98.00 from Waterrose. Made of mottled wool, and backed with a linen fabric, this cuff closes with a vintage button. Silver snowflakes are hand-embroidered for more festive cheer.



copper necklace


Jewelry artist Deb Soromenho presents a Modern Square Necklace in Copper & Sterling Silver. Beautiful concave lines with asymmetric cut-out detail on 22″ long chain. Aged copper with a satin finish on sterling silver chain with sterling clasp. Pendant is 1 1/4″ wide. Retails for $98.00.


ethnic beaded bracelet


Wow her with this ethnic copper bracelet, containing African trade beads and lampworked beads made by the hand of Gloria Ewing, $72.00.  Fits best on a 6 3/4″ to 7″ wrist.blue sea coral bowlMake a splash with this lovely sea coral bowl of fused glass by California artist Joan Rosen of Uneek Glass Fusions. Several colors are available, including this stunning turquoise. Measures 6″ diameter and 2 1/2″ deep, and retails for $58.00.


Ceramic hands


Sculptural stoneware hands by ceramic artist Cathy Broski  to give to your true love at this holiday season, each 4″ x 4″ x 3″. Hearts symbolize love felt or given; Birds symbolize our inner voice or spirit; Boats symbolize our life journey; Houses symbolize our memories or our accomplishments; spirals symbolize on going life cycle or spirit spirit. Each one $100.00.


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  1. Thanks so much for including my ceramic cart in this lovely handmade gift giving guide.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my work! Here’s to buying from artists who do hand made, one of a kind!

  3. Wonderful selections! Thanks for including my vintage book wreath and for promoting handmade!

  4. What a wonderful selection!

  5. Beautiful collection…thanks!

  6. Thanks for including my Shave Set among these fantastic finds!

  7. Thank you for including my necklace in your fantastic Gift Guide! It’s an honor to be included in this wonderful collection.

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