Holiday Gift Guide 2022 (but backwards!)
Do you dread the always present question:
"Honey, what do you want for holiday/birthday/anniversary/celebration"?
I never seem to have an answer when it's needed and I'm apparently pretty hard to shop for (I know what I like ok?!)
It's the pits.
Well, I love putting together a gift guide every year, but this year I wanted to try something a little different. Instead of helping you shop for your loved ones, I wanted to help them shop for you.
So here is a list of a few of my favorite makers (I may or may not be sending this same list to my mom 😜). I think we all would be happy to get just about anything from these makers and businesses but I've highlighted a few of my favorite items for easy gifting.
May and Mary ($35-185)
We are a sustainable clothing brand that offers interesting bamboo and organic cotton clothing that is hand dyed and block printed.
Wild Clementine ($10-70)
Ali Fitzgerald makes reusable dish covers for bread proofing, food storage, and gifting! Colorful fabrics, practical goods! Plus a really instagram if you're into bread baking :)
Made by Keeper ($20-100)
Their mission is to fill the world with more color. Lindsay creates one-of-a-kind pieces that bring joy to the human (or pup) wearing it. This is not your parents' tie dye!
Meghan Elisabeth Art ($25-405)
Handcrafted minimalist sterling silver and turquoise jewelry for everyday wear. Meghan's jewelry is so beautiful and well-made!
(photo by @camilledocenaphoto / Camille Docena / CamilleDocena.com)
Bauble Bee Co. ($4-24)
Baublebee Co. offers handmade solutions to make sustainable swaps easy including: reusable paper towels, washable snack bags, and more. These washable snack bags would be so great to take to markets!
Pigeon Heart Designs ($38-360)
Lisa creates this beautiful jewelry with ethical sourcing and ecological connection in mind and the results speak for themselves! I love love love these snake studs and her Bombay gemstone dangles.
Renee Staeck Art ($35-150)
Slate Apothecary ($6-42)
No big deal, but I got some of Gina's soaps for my step-dad for father's day and he CRIED. So you know, they're good! The lip balm is my personal favorite, I can't get enough.
Renee's art is mostly gouache on paper. Watercolor, ink, coffee, and gold-leaf make regular appearances as well. Her work is inspired by travels and dreams, combined with a love of design, eastern art, historical illustration, and the lush landscapes of Oregon.
Otti Goods ($28-36)
I own about 7 pair of Andrea's lightweight, modular earrings and I would be happy to grow my collection. All OTTI designs are heavily influenced by architectural design while maintaining a focus on wearability and deliberate use of lightweight materials.
Queen Fayzel ($3-40)
Faye of Queen Fayzel makes heartfelt, sassy greeting cards and paper goods for thoughtful witty people.
Ok, I might be a little biased on these last two (because they are the first two stores to carry May and Mary!) but, chances are if you like everything else on this list, then you'll love anything you can find at either of these stores. The first is in Astoria, OR and the second is in Brooklyn, NY - LITERALLY on opposite sides of the country. How cool is that?!Shift + Wheeler ($8-355)
|Shift + Wheeler is a workshop and showroom featuring the work of makers/designers Nick Wheeler and Becky Tonkin in Astoria, Oregon. We make durable waxed canvas bags and natural fiber clothing for fats and queers and everyone else, too! If it doesn't fit, we'll make one that does.
The Wondermart ($5-225)
Established in 2018, The WonderMart is a community-driven gift shop curated for the eclectic soul, stocking handcrafted goods sourced exclusively from emerging New York State artisan brands.
What's great about this list is that you can send a link to anyone you know, any time of year, and they'll have great gift options for lots of price ranges! Plus, you'll always get something you want. It's better than an amazon wishlist because you don't have to do any work. Just copy and paste the link into an email or message and you're done.
I hope this helps!!