Great Handmade Holiday Gifts! Price Range $50 – $100

Ring in the season with these fabulous gifts, all Handmade in America.

And while you’re shopping, don’t forget to buy locally and support your hometown on Small Business Saturday.


Yin-Yang Tea Set for Two by ceramic artist Marianela Borsten of Nela Ceramics, $80.00.  Made with porcelain/stoneware and glazed in black and white with incised leaf design decoration.


Handpainted Purse from the Alyson Chase Studio, $96.00.  The artist paints and prints canvas using hand cut stamps of original designs, then sews the canvas into beautiful one of a kind bags.


Hive Mind cuff bracelet by Alex Fethiere, $85.00. Recycled material is carved from an aluminum oxygen tank, then anodized for durability after its design is articulated.  Its size conveys substance without weight because of aluminum’s natural lightness — 1/4 the weight of sterling silver.


Ready to hang Paper Sculpture titled, “Confidence” from Paper Moon, $80.00. Measures 5″ x 7″, and is part of a butterfly series which can be grouped together on a wall.


Needle-felted sheep from artist Kris Keese of Scarlet Cord Design, $55.00 each. Shown is “Shamus” in a wool felted recycled-wool sweater, scarf and cap. His sweater has three mismatched buttons, and he’s ready to snuggle!


“Victorian Steampunk” earrings by artist Kristine Schroeder, $97.00. Based on a drawing of a brooch found in a 19th-century jewelry catalog, the inch-long “Hannah” earrings are designed to be “asymmetrically symmetrical”. Just thread them on – they’re never the wrong way around. All jewelry by Kristine is proudly hand-sculpted.


Hand embroidered felt Snowflake Ornaments by Etsy Shop owner Mary Louise of Boston, set of four $50.00. On pure wool felt in aqua, red, green and plum. Silver grosgrain ribbon embellishes the three inch wood hoops.


Ethnic Red Mala Prayer Bead Bracelet by Gloria Ewing of Chrysalis Too, $72.00.  Turquoise, coral, copper, leather and even dyed Yak bones are components in this fashionable accessory.



Teal Beveled Candle Holder by Jack Chapman, $65.00. Made of teal water glass and clear textured glass, it measures 4″ x 4″ x 8″. One of the many stained glass items available from Jack at fairs and online.


Hand turned wooden pen made of Maple, Purple Heart and Bloodwood by Studio G, $90.00. Excellent choice for the executive, or anyone who loves a quality writing instrument.



Handwoven cowl by Jennifer Blaesing of Openyourize, $88.00.  Made of durable materials – mostly acrylic, wool and nylon, it wraps like a scarf, and buttons on one side. Adjustable.


Red Empress Earrings, $50.00 by Kathy King Jewelry. Hand-woven tiny glass beads in a technique called “quilling” is used to construct intricate shapes, with the thread providing the overall color of the final design.


Plush Monster Doll Toy Imp by Freaky Fleece, $50.00.  “Igor” is 22″ x 20″ with bright green wings and shocking red hair, and is guaranteed to delight. Best for ages 3 and up. Machine washable.


Gathered Fabric Hobo Purse in Olive and Brown, $65.00.  Designed and made by La Toya Stevens-Agbai of Miss Pretty Perfect. Measures 15″ wide and 8 1/2″ tall. The strap has a 10″ drop and two solid brass rings.


Repurposed Pendant by Mckenna Hallett of Currents Low Impact Jewelry, $80.00. Made from scraps of various metals, her line of found-object jewelry is made using no fossil fuels.


Masquerade Headband by Friday I’m Sassy, $50.00. Completely handstitched using a variety of textured and colored fabrics and re-purposed denim at the back, allowing for needed stretch so the headband stays secure and comfortable.


Fused Dichroic Glass Bracelet by Glass House Jewelry, $75.00.  Made with Precious Metal Clay and a sterling silver toggle closure, this attention-grabbing bracelet measures about 8″ long.


Hippo Mint Tin Sculpture by Karen Furst of  TrilbyWorks, $85.00. An Altoid tin, a tea strainer, vintage wood blocks and various hardware are combined to create a charming one-of-a-kind hippo figurine to hang from a special place in your home or office. The mint tin opens up to reveal a three-dimensional snowy scene complete with a blue sparkly sky, snow flakes, and pewter hippo with a copper bird perched on his back.


Mother Nature’s Sister ceramic mask, $65.00, from Leslie Hagen’s Clay Laboratory is sculpted from stoneware slab. Vines and leaves are rolled and cut from clay and added one at a time. Measures 9 1/4″ long x 5″ wide. Signed, dated and ready to hang in your garden or house.



Handpainted Cuff by artist Cathe Hendrick, $55.00. This 2.5″ cuff bracelet is aluminum with applied canvas. The canvas is embellished with a variety of paint and ink to create an aesthetically pleasing design.


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  1. Gorgeous items!

  2. Gorgeous collection! Thank you so much for including me.

  3. I feel very honored to be included in this fabulous list! Thank you!

  4. What a fantastic collection of artisan work. Lots of great gift ideas here!

  5. WOW, some amazing work by talented artists. Proud to see my friend Gloria of Chrysalis Too featured, she is so talented!

  6. Very excited to have been chosen – t;hank you!


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