This post is sponsored by Amazon Handmade, but all gift picks and thoughts are my own!
Have you gotten all your holiday shopping done yet? I haven’t—last minute is my usual style—but I got a head start by picking out some things on Amazon Handmade for some special people in my life. As you’ve heard me mention a million times, this year I’m focused on shopping sustainably. While that rule doesn’t necessarily have to extend to my gift shopping, if I can manage to incorporate some sustainable gifts why not do so?
I regularly shop for things like pet supplies on Amazon because of the convenience of Prime two-day shipping. But I had no idea Amazon Handmade would give me the same fast shipping while letting me shopping sustainably!
It’s easy to browse by category and filter by price just like you’re used to, but you can also choose to filter your results and shop specifically with local artisans. I decided to try that and found exactly what I was looking for from a North Carolina-based artisan:
Aren’t these cloth napkins beautiful? I love the idea of giving handmade kitchen linens as gifts because not only are you supporting a small business (in my case, a local one to boot!), but you’re also giving something unique and practical that can be used again and again.
I think cloth napkins might be seen as formal or old-fashioned, but I like the idea of choosing a modern print, using them all the time, and making them the new normal!
Another awesome sustainable gift I found on Amazon Handmade was a set of handpainted nesting dolls. I got them for my “niece”—my best friend’s daughter. She might not be old enough to pull them apart yet (she’s almost 2) but she can definitely have fun stacking them with mom’s help, and they’ll be cute as decorations for her room.
Aren’t these nesting dolls adorable? I absolutely love them. I hope the little chickadee likes them and thinks of me when she sees them as she grows up.
Other Fun Sustainable Gift Ideas
There are so many gifts to choose from on Amazon Handmade that you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. More than 50% of the selection is customizable and made-to-order so you can ensure all of your favorite peeps are getting something extra special.
Bonus: If you’re a Prime member, get 20% off a selection of Amazon Handmade items when you shop between November 15th and December 31st!
Is there anyone who couldn’t use another cutting board? This two-toned one is particularly beautiful and can be personalized with the text of your choice.
Got a Carrie Bradshaw fan in your life? Get them a gold nameplate necklace like Carrie’s—hopefully they won’t lose it in their purse lining. 🙂
Ceramic Plant Markers
This beautiful set of nine plant markers is perfect for the green thumb who grows their own herbs. These can be used indoors or outdoors and will last forever.
I think whiskey stones are the coolest idea, but I don’t really know any whiskey people to give them to! You chill them in the freezer, then use them keep drinks cool without diluting them. These ones are particularly neat (get it, neat?) because they can be engraved with an initial.
I hope this little gift guide has given you some great ideas to complete your holiday shopping this year. Remember, visit amazon.com/handmadegifts to shop, and don’t forget that between November 15th and December 31st there are lots of items 20% off exclusively for Prime members. Happy shopping!