50+ Best Creative Handmade Gifts for Holidays 2017

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50+ Best Creative Handmade Gifts for Holidays 2017


If you like to find unique and creative gifts from special small business makers for your holiday gift buying needs, then you have come to the right place.


I reached out to over 20 of my favorite small biz makers to join me in my First Annual Holiday Gift Guide for 2017.

There’s something for everyone!






Skip To: Gifts for Maui Mermaids

 Skip To: Gifts for Kids Section

Skip To: Tropical Treats Section

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Gifts for Maui Mermaids

1.  Seahorse Art Print: Delightful Seahorse celebrating all things ocean and cool, captured in fresh watercolors. These are vibrantly toned prints starting at sizes from 4×6 to 8×10. from artist Mika Harmony.

2.  Sea Kelp Print: Swirling Sea Kelp, original printmaking art in cool tones of the ocean by artist Christina Altfeld

3.  Mermaid Scales Stained Glass: Mermaid Scales in beautiful iridescent glass. This is a geometric pattern that changes color depending on the light that shines. Made by Lilikoi Art Studio.

4.  Seahorse Bracelet: One of a kind Seahorse bracelets featuring seashells, beach glass and gemstones.  Great unique gift made in Hawai’i from Malina Jewelry.

5.  Mermaid Tail Necklace: Mermaid Tail one of a kind necklace. Handmade with wire wrapped gemstones and beads. From artist Mika Harmony.


6.  Sand and Sea Stained Glass: Sand & Sea made with blues and sand colored Glass.  From the artist: “I created Sand & Sea to create a view concept. I love the ocean but don’t have a view. So this is a view“. From Lilikoi Art Studio.

7.  Seahorse Notecard Set: Handmade Mini notecard sets with Ocean Lovers Seahorse Pair. Perfect for little notes to send to your mermaids on land, or just a friendly Aloha. From artist Mika Harmony.

8.  Seahorse Necklace: Original Seahorse necklaces with gorgeously colored wire wrapped gemstones. Each necklace is unique. Made by artist Mika Harmony

9.  Seahorse and Anchor Necklaces: featuring seashells, beach glass and gemstones. Each necklace is unique and one of a kind. Great for gifts or as a conversation piece at holiday parties. From Malina Jewelry.


Gifts for Kids

10.  Tropical Friends Sticker Sets: available in leaves, pineapples, seahorse and more. Great for sticking on your laptop or smartphone case or notebook! Available from artist Mika Harmony.

11.  Lavender Bloom OnesieMade through a process called Linocut then hand printed by Pippa in her studio in California, She sketches, carves, and prints all designs by hand. Available from Pippa’s Printmaking Studio.

12.  Plush Toys: Mermaid, Unicorn and Narwhal plush organic toys ethically made with certified organic cotton and dyed with non-toxic dyes. Wonderful organic toys with a whimsical twist! For every item purchased $1 is donated to organizations that benefit children or protect endangered animals. From Elly Lu Organics




13.  Lilikoi Sunrise Seahorse Watercolor Print: A great pop of color full of happy. Great for teenagers and little ones alike.  From Maui artist Mika Harmony.

14. and 16. Mermaid and Unicorn Plush Organic Toys: ethically made with certified organic cotton and dyed with non-toxic dyes. Wonderful organic toys with a whimsical twist! For every item purchased $1 is donated to organizations that benefit children or protect endangered animals. From Elly Lu Organics

15.  Handpainted Name card or Initial Card: ready to frame. Fresh, bright watercolors frame your littles name or initial with roses a swirls. Custom order, can be personalized.  From Mika Harmony


Tropical Treats


17. Pineapple Stained Glass: Pineapples in many different color combinations to choose from with fun iridescent glass to more traditional pineapple colors. A symbol of Welcome.  Handmade by Lilikoi Art Studio.

18. Framed Tropical Leaf: Celebrate your love of Monstera leaves with these framed 4×4 mini monstera watercolor prints in greens and blues and pinks! Bring the happy feeling of Aloha home to you with these perfectly sized paintings , ready to adorn your walls of your kitchen, bedroom or office. From Mika Harmony.

19.  Fresh Tropical Flowers: “Tropical Breeze” fresh tropical flowers to choose from, shipped directly from the farm in Hana, Maui (my homeland!) to you. Flowers include: 13 stems of assorted tropicals such as ginger and heliconia and seasonal exotics plus foliage.  From Hala Tropicals.

20. Gourmet Dry Rubs: Our Kona Coffee dry rubs are gourmet all purpose seasonings. Excellent for barbecuing, sauteing, and baking all meats, seafood, and vegetables. Yummy! From Da Kine Hawaiian

21.Tropical Print Wristlet : Print made of cotton canvas with original art by Val Peters on both sides with half vegan leather. Zipper colors may vary. Comes with detachable wristlet strap. Made by Twine and Luxe.




22.  Tropical Leaf Necklaces: Handmade one-of-a-kind Monstera leaf necklaces. Made by Lauren Sumner Pottery

23.  Hawaiian Beauty Oil: With natural ingredients and essential oils from the Hawaiian flowers or fruits, soak up the moisture that this beauty oil provides. Use in the ends of your hair, on your face, and all over your body in place of your regular moisturizer. Available in the following scents: Coconut, Gardenia, Lavender, Lilikoi (Passionfruit), Onaona Lani (Plumeria and Puakenikeni blend), Pikake, Plumeria, Tuberose. Created by Pualani Beauty

24.  Hibiscus Watercolor: Freshly picked hibiscus in original watercolors. Great way to bring a bit of bright, happy Aloha to your space. Painted on Vellum paper sized 6×8. From Mika Harmony Art

25. Flower Crown Hawaiian Haku Leis: handmade with your custom choice of colors and flowers, available to ship. Hair Flowers, Corsages and boutonnieres are also available in these tropical colors and flowers. Handmade by Wild Island Florals

26. Pineapple Watercolorsin juicy colors; Sunset, Midori, Cotton Candy and more.  4×4 original watercolors ready to ship now. A symbol of Welcome and Aloha. Made by Mika Harmony Art



Cat Lovers


27.  Black Cat Shaped Bowl: This tiny black cat shaped pottery bowl – handmade – is perfect as a ring dish, jewelry dish, little spoon rest or tea bag rest. Makes a great gift for cat lovers! Handmade by Lauren Sumner Pottery

28. Custom Cat Illustrationof your kitty (or your loved one’s kitty). Artist works from your photographs to capture the markings of your kitty and create a custom illustration sure to bring a smile to all cat lovers.  Order our commissioned art early in time for the holidays. Handpainted by Mika Harmony Art

29. Kitty and Heart Earrings: Made from copper tubing and electrical wire and handstamped with lots of kitties and hearts to show your love for our feline friends! Features surgical stainless French earwires and measure approximately 5/8″ w x 3″ l. Handmade by The Sassy Trashionista

30. Aloha Kitty Illustrations. A bit of feline fun with these whimsical watercolor illustrations. Who is your favorite kitty? Black kitty? Mustachioed Kitty? Orange Cat? Or Sweet Calico Girl? An original whimsical watercolor, one of a kind unique painting. Done on Vellum or watercolor with rich, vibrant tones. Comes with 4 matching notecards. Handpainted by Mika Harmony Art



31. Abstract kitty artCelebrate your love of all things kitty and beautiful swirling shades of purple and pink, with this special custom art! 5×7 Original paintings, can be made in the colors of your choosing. From Mika Harmony Art

32.  Kitty Stickers: Profits go to Kitties in need! Tiger Kitty in Flower Crown sticker.  Approx. Size: 2″ x 2″ Die cut stickers. These are made from a durable vinyl with a laminate that protects your stickers from scratching, rain and sunlight. Perfect for laptops, water bottles, car bumpers and more! Created by Mika Harmony Art

33. Kitty Bracelets: This interchangeable bracelet base features tons of cats for your favorite crazy cat lady! Shown with opalescent Czech glass beads {other styles available}. Handmade by The Sassy Trashionista




Gifts for Guys

34.  Personalized Bottle Opener: Custom hand-stamped stainless steel bottle opener. Great personalized gift option! It is 2mm thick and 31×55 mm in size. Hand-stamped by Pebble and Ore

35.  Gourmet Hot Sauce Gift Set: Gourmet Gift set trio of delicious hot sauces. A unique, Hawaiian-style hot sauce with a hint of pineapple that gives all foods a burst of flavor. Beautifully gift-boxed and perfect for giving or for treating yourself!  All three delicious flavors are included:  Original, Hot Mustard, and Hot Soy. From Da Kine Hawaiian

36.  Blue Galaxy-Colored Leaf Painting : Framed 4×4 mini tropical leaf watercolor prints in greens and blues! Perfectly sized paintings , ready to adorn your walls to remind you of that tropical vacation or dreams of trips to come. Made by Mika Harmony Art

37. Boxed Set of Rockabilly Style Greeting Cards: Show your gratitude with some royally rockabilly attitude! Blank A2 size greeting cards printed on matte card stock, with original artwork hand drawn by artist Deb Turcio. Comes with 100 % recycled brown kraft envelopes. Created by Debbie Draws Funny

38. Fireball Shot Glass Soap: Completely handmade all from all natural glycerin soap. And it smells just like a real shot of spicy Fireball!  It’s a fun gift to break the ice at any party. Guys like to smell good too! Handmade by Sun Basil Soap

39. Monogram MatchboxThis classic monogram matchbox comes in a  letter of your choice, adding the perfect vintage touch to any occasion. Each botanical letter was drawn by Jessica, the talented artist behind Studio Portmanteau.  This matchbook has a subtle linen texture print overlaid on the design, evoking the feel of a beloved cloth-bound book. Made by Studio Portmanteau


40. Personalized Stainless Steel Collar Stays: Custom gift, measuring 2.5 inches long and hand stamped with your coordinates, phrase or initials. Hand-stamped by Pebble and Ore.

41. Black Grid Patterned Ceramic Dish: A perfect dish for a man – hold keys, change, or a watch by the bed. Also great for a modern home or office. Handmade by Lauren Sumner Pottery

42. Personalized Aluminum Tie Clip. A 3/8 inch wide strip of aluminum will be formed into a tiny clip, personalize with your choice of text and polished to a bright shine. All handmade with care. Handmade by Pebble and Ore

43.  Vintage Book Cover Matchbox: Light a mysterious spark with this golden matchbox! Adorned with a retouched vintage book cover of “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” on the outer lid, this tiny matchbox adds the perfect touch of “whodunit”. Great for collecting, giving, having on the table at dinners and cigar bars etc. Made by Studio Portmanteau

44. Moorish Idol/Goatfish Watercolors: Vibrant purple, yellow and green watercolor fish prints. Available individually.  Bring a bit of Hawaii, to your home, and you too can relax with visions of the ocean. Perfect gift for your scuba divers and ocean lovers. Painted by Mika Harmony Art

45. Ocean Wave Stained GlassHandmade crashing wave stained glass  made using the copper foil method, also called the Tiffany Method. Celebrate your love of the ocean. Made by Lilikoi Art Studio

46. Game of Thrones Ali’i Owl Painting: original acrylic painting. An Owl in shades of tangerine and yellow and wings of red, accented with black and white tribal elements to celebrate the wonder and mystical honor of seeing these strong raptors. Painted by Mika Harmony Art


Best Stocking Stuffer Gifts


47.  Aloha Ice Cream Pin: 1 inch buttons feature luscious Aloha Ice Cream with purple orchid. Great to pin on your bags, scarves, or shirts! Designed by Mika Harmony Art

48. Hot Cocoa Bath Bomb:  This handmade bath bomb is made with rich chocolate notes and even topped with a touch of marshmallow scent. Just pop this bath fizzy right into a warm bath and soak in cozy scents of cozy. Created by Sun Basil Soap

49. Ruffle Lace Headband Set: Why do we love it? In five “goes with everything” colors, this set of lace headbands has a floral pattern with decorative scalloped edge that will go with any outfit in your closet. The stretchy lace will stay in place and makes it a comfortable all day accessory. Handmade by Forgotten Cotton

50.  Bamboo Rayon Hand Dyed SocksThese tie-dyed Bamboo rayon crew socks are super soft! Available in wide range of colors. Bamboo rayon is also highly absorbent and even possibly bacteria resistant. For every pair purchased, Dyetology will donate a pair to a local homeless shelter. Hand dyed by Dyetology

51. Tropical Hawaiian Pineapple Notecard Set: From the Fruit Salad Collection of deliciously juicy watercolors, now made into a feast for your eyes in these delightful single-sided 4×6 notecards that come with envelopes. Designed by Mika Harmony Art

52. Positive Mantra Art: Original Mantra art for positive vibes and to bring you lots of Aloha. Perfect for Thank You’s, Sharing Love, Scrapbooking, Treating Yourself and More! 2 Mini Original watercolor Mantras, perfect to uplift and inspire. Designed by Mika Harmony Art.

53.  Coffee Embroidery Art. Perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life.  Each original work is hand-stitched by wonderfully creative artisan, Chelsea of The Back Porch Studio.

54. Heart Shaped Dish: A perfect stocking stuffer. These ceramic heart dishes are great ring holders, jewelry dishes, tea bag rests or little spoon rests. All handmade, each one unique. Handmade by  Lauren Sumner Pottery


55.  Seahorse Pair Magnet: Ocean Lovers Seahorse pair, captured in watercolor and made into a magnet. Perfect for Fridges, Locker Doors, File Cabinets or anywhere you need a little magnet help with Aloha Colors. Designed by Mika Harmony Art  

56. Hand-dyed Shibori Silk Scarf: Indigo dyed silk scarf made using the Shibori technique.  Each scarf is one of a kind. Handmade by Christina Altfeld Art

57. Mini Heart Watercolors Pair:  2 Mini Heart Original watercolors, perfect for Mini Love Notes! Original watercolors handpainted on watercolor paper, great for Thank You’s, Sharing Love, Scrapbooking, Treating Yourself and More! Created by Mika Harmony Art

58.  Red Ginger Wristlet. Fabric featuring original art by Val Peters in the “Bloom” collection.  Made of linen cotton canvas and cotton. Measures 9″x5.5″. Made by Twine and Luxe


A Special THANK YOU to all of my creative maker friends for allowing me to share their beautiful products with everyone!



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