I know many of us to have grandiose ideas about getting our act together and making everyone on our holiday lists beautiful handmade Christmas gifts, but then the reality of life sets in and you need to accept that you just might have to compromise a little. You can still give great handmade gifts! And you can support real people with small businesses who are trying to make it as artisans. It’s one of the main reasons I love Etsy. It’s a great place to find unique, handmade gifts made ethically (and sometimes even locally!). Check out some of my handmade holiday gift picks.
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First of all, you know I’ve pointed you in the direction of many great handmade hat patterns you can knit or crochet. But if you don’t have time to make one, you can get an Arrow Beanie made to order from Nina Bella Co. Super cute, eh? (Also, if you’re more of the crafty type and have some time to knit, you can grab the pattern here.)
As always, while we’re shopping for others, we find some great things for ourselves. This winter sweatshirt is adorable and casual for the festive season. You can get one for your sister, or for yourself.
While I’m not really a pet person, I love pet people. And pet people love their pets. Doesn’t this Felted Wool Cat Cave Pebble look so cozy for your kitty? Super sweet and would look stylish in any living space!
Got a baby on your list? This simple and sweet crib sized heart baby blanket makes a lovely gift for a new baby. If you still have some time to knit, check out one of these patterns to make a special gift for the little one in your life.
It’s often hard to find a nice handmade gift for the man in your life. I always think that I might like to make
Handmade stockings are such a nice family gift. If you don’t have time to crochet some yourself (I love this pattern), you can get these hand-crocheted Christmas stockings made for you by Creative Thread Yarn.
While dishcloths can be a great handmade gift for colleagues and mother-in-laws, if your first try at crocheting isn’t going so well, you can pick up a couple of these handmade textured dishcloths for your MIL and pass them off as yours (we won’t tell).
Ok, this isn’t something I could make, but somebody makes them and they’re gorgeous! If you have a baker on your list (maybe me!?),
I sure would I’m sure they would love one of these embossed rolling pins to make gorgeous holiday cookies! Or maybe you’re a baker and you could get yourself one of these lovelies to make some homemade cookies as gifts! Options!
Handmade toys make such special gifts! Give this crocheted amigurumi deer stuffed animal to a special child in your life. Or if you have a little bit of time to crochet your own, check out one of these other reindeer amigurumi patterns here.
I hope you’ve got a good start on your list, so you can get everyone taken care of and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season ahead. You don’t have to do it all yourself, there are plenty of artisans who would be happy to help you get some special gifts for your loved ones. If you like these ideas, please share them on Pinterest!