I’m a big fan of handmade gifts, especially when it comes to giving Christmas presents. I am not a fan, on the other hand, of making those handmade gifts myself. That’s where websites like Etsy come in – I can choose some stunning handmade finds to give and not do any of the work myself.
Of course, finding the perfect gift still takes work – which is why I thought I’d share some of my favourite handmade finds I’ve come across recently. They’d make great holiday gifts (a few are Christmas themed) but most would be good for any time of the year too.
My Favourite Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas
I also tried to pick a range of items and a few that would be good for almost anyone so you can find something for even the hardest to shop for (or less well known) people on your list.
Farmhouse Turkish Blanket
They’re technically farmhouse style but I think these Turkish blankets would look great in almost anyone’s home. And who doesn’t need a new throw blanket at the start of winter?
Flower Lady Candle
Aren’t these gorgeous? I’d probably have a hard time burning them – but they’re meant to be decorative so I guess that’s kind of the point. Scoop one or a few up for a beautiful handmade gift.
Family Birthstone Necklace
You can’t go wrong with personalized stuff especially when it’s for someone who’s hard to shop for like your wife, mom, or grandma. These necklaces can be customized with birthstones from everyone in your family (think kids and grandkids). The only downside is you’ll need to know everyone’s birth months to pull it off.
Custom Christmas Ornament
You can’t have Christmas gifts without suggesting a Christmas ornament! Handmade ones are really cute gift ideas, especially for someone newly married or with a new baby.
Troyan Green Glazed Palo Santo Burner
This incense burner was too stunning to skip for this list. For anyone who enjoys burning incense this likely a major (and stylish) upgrade to their existing set up. Give it with some new incense to burn too!
Multicolor Dangle Earrings
These wonderful earrings were actually an Etsy design award finalist and it’s pretty easy to see why. Love that they’re bright and colourful, but also mismatched – a perfect gift for someone with a unique sense of style.
Christmas Morning Candle
Nothing smells as good as Christmas morning but this handmade scented candle gets pretty close. Of course this is just one option, you can get any type of candle (scented or otherwise) that you think they’ll like best.
Stag Candle Snuffer
Alongside the candle give a candle snuffer too! Not just any one, though; something beautiful like this stag head snuffer. Perfect for the classy friend or loved one.
These are super cute for kids and adults who like to wear scrunchies. Maybe a stocking stuffer idea?
Personalized Walnut Sign
Personalized signs are lovely gifts for couples and families if they don’t already have one. I love the way they used live edge walnut to make this handcrafted one and the carving looks way nicer than stencils or vinyl writing.
Natural Moss Hand Cut Gemstone Ring
These natural gemstones are all the rage right now and frankly I think they’re gorgeous. If you’re looking to surprise a loved one (maybe your wife or girlfriend?) with a fashionable ring this is a lovely option to wrap up under the tree.
This little toaster magnet really works! (Kinda.) The little toast pieces actually come out for a super cute fridge magnet that’s fun to play with too. It would be a fun stocking stuffer or gift for your quirky friend!
Clay Christmas Red Elf
Inspired by the traditional Scandinavian red Christmas elf, these tiny clay elves are super cute additions to your Christmas gift giving. I love that they’re all unique since they’re handmade!
Macrame Coaster Set
Who knew macrame was going to come back in style the way it has? Anyway, these coasters are super cute for a boho vibe. I love the muted tones and the fringes around the edge. Tip: If they like to entertain get a couple sets!
Farmhouse Christmas Sign
I love me a cute Christmas sign! This one has a sweet Christmas Eve theme saying but there are so many styles out there that I’m sure you’ll find the perfect fit for someone on your shopping list too.
Pottery and Driftwood Spoon
I just love the way these spoons look! Handmade from driftwood and pottery, they’re stunning as a decoration or stylish spoon for dry goods.
Natural Linen Tablecloth
Natural linen tablecloths are probably my favourite way to dress up a table for Christmas dinner – but they’re versatile for all kinds of intimate dining occasions too. Make the holidays brighter for someone on your list by gifting them a new stylish tablecloth like this one.
Sheep Skin Slippers
It’s the start of winter and that means slipper season! Skip the store bought options and choose something handmade like this pair. They’re made of real sheep skin for natural warmth!
Handmade Pottery Mug
The look of handmade pottery mugs is absolutely gorgeous but they’re even better when cute designs are added. Trendy and stylish – gift it on its own or with some hot chocolate, tea, or coffee.
Self Care Gift Set
We love an easy gift idea! filled with a variety of handmade self care items this set is ready to gift to make the holidays magic. If you’re far away you can also have it sent to someone too!
I think these handmade finds are some real treasures for the holiday season and I hope you do too! Need more ideas? Check out Etsy’s “Editor’s Pick” section for Christmas – I found so many cute things on there for the holidays already!