The web is filled with talented artisans who create unique and personalized products to fit anyone on your list. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and many of the items in this guide are under $40. The list I've compiled is a mix of artisans from local markets, website finds and even some I discovered on Instagram and Pinterest. These items might not be on everyone’s wish list but I guarantee they will satisfy the foodie, the spa addict and the constant hostess in your life. This holiday season let's celebrate by supporting small business.
1. Personalized Serving Trays by Treasure Transformed - $34
These adorable 8" x 13" personalized trays from Treasures Transformed are the perfect gift for those who love to entertain. They come in a wide array of colors, patterns and fonts. A great gift that can be both functional and decorative.
2. Hot Sauce Making Kit by Grow and Make - $39.95
Grow and Make is a company built on sustainability, social responsibility and quality. They have kits for every occasion and interest at affordable prices. The hot sauce kit comes with everything you need to make six unique bottles of hot sauce. Some of the flavors include smokey chipotle and Louisiana style. The perfect gift for those who like it hot.
3. Personalized Cups for Kids by J Clay Pottery - $34-$36
One thing I've discovered is kids love anything personalized. These cups from J Clay Pottery come in a host of fun colors like shiny blue and sunshine yellow. You have the option of adding a name or picture to create a very fun and personable gift. The best part is their microwave, dishwasher, and food safe.
4. Coffee Infused Syrups by Java and Co. - $16
These made to order coffee infused syrups by Java and Co. will satisfy both the sweet tooth and need for coffee. They come in 16oz bottles and range in flavors from French Roast to Java Nut. Their versatile and would be great poured on desserts or even added to a spirit for a cocktail twist. The best part is they contain no corn syrups or added preservatives.
5. Ceramic Cupcake Stand by Asta Joana Ceramics - $30
I recently discovered Asta Joana Ceramics at a local Queens artisan market. This cupcake stand is made from stoneware clay and hand decorated. To add even more of a personal touch try pairing with some fresh baked cookies or a much loved recipe.
6. iPad Cover by Little Pigeon Crafts - $40
Protect your ipad with this handmade iPad case by Little Pigeon Crafts. The bright white and yellow chevron print along with faux leather closure give this case a fashion forward feel. Why not protect your tech and look good doing it.
7. Mason Jar Soy Candle Set by Brooklyn Candle Studio - $39
These eco-friendly and long lasting candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio come in a variety of scents. They are made with American grown soy beans and essential oils. The cute packaging and commitment to quality is what makes these candles stand out. I also love that each candle will burn for approximately 56-64 hours.
8. Earl Grey Lip Balm by Soap - $4.50
My favorite stocking stuffer this season is easily this unisex lip balm from Soap. Made from scratch using a hand poured technique this is not your store bought chapstick. The vitamin e and essential oils added will keep your lips soft without feeling sticky.
9. Grapefruit and Peppermint Oil Body Scrub by Scrubbity - $6-$17
Earlier this year a friend introduced me to a line of all natural body scrubs from Scrubbity. Each jar is handmade using essential oils that make the skin feel smooth and refreshed. These scrubs are great as part of a spa gift basket or a stocking stuffer.
10. Paleo Breakfast Gift Box by Glenwood Garden - $88
Want to satisfy the Paleo in your life and also give back why not buy them breakfast. This well curated gift basket from Glenwood Garden is the definition of artisan. Each basket is filled with hard to find items like Paleo pancake mix, grain free granola and organic dried fruits. When you purchase this item, 15% of the product price automatically goes to a nonprofit of your choice.