Our annual list of most unique holiday gifts 2023 is here! You know we’re crazy over unique and cool Christmas gifts and today we’re sharing our top picks for unique holiday gift ideas 2023. We’ve curated this list to find the best handmade gift ideas for moms, dads, brothers, sisters, best friends, colleagues at work, and maybe even a few for yourself. We heard you were good this year. :)
These items are made by independent artists from Etsy + Minted, Amazon Handmade and beyond.
With one hundred curated gifts in our holiday gift guide, you’ll find ideas for everyone on your list. We’ve hand-picked our favorite jewelry, coffee mugs, ring dishes, ornaments, charging valets, super-cozy blankets and mittens, funny socks, baby blankets, candles, and so much more.
Think guys are hard to shop for? We’ve got them covered! Andrew helped select the handmade gift ideas for the guys so they’re all dude-approved.
These handmade holiday gifts are crafted by an independent artist, so you’re supporting small businesses… while scoring unique holiday gifts you can’t find anywhere else. These are all available for purchase online, so shopping in a comfy pair of PJs or your favorite flannel with cup of coffee in hand is not only totally acceptable, but highly encouraged (and way more relaxing than driving to a mall or dozens of stores).
Before we get started, just a few things to note: these are all listed in no particular order — if it made this list, we wholeheartedly love it. Therefore, #7 is not more loved than #87, it’s just that they all have to go somewhere. Secondly, SHOP EARLY. I can’t emphasize this enough. Last year, we put out our most unique holiday gifts guide a bit later and some people ran into problems with ship time, or waiting lists, or what have you.
Lastly, feel free to comment in the box at the bottom about your favorite item from this list. Suggest a holiday gift that we missed. Or just say hello. You know we love to hear from you guys! XO
Anyways, enough from me… on to the MEGA guide with 100 unique Christmas gifts 2023! Enjoy!
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Best Handmade Holiday Gifts 2023
1. Hand Clutch for Her
This pattern is so pretty! The clutch purse features her name personalized on it (free!) with a leather tag. By Miranda Mol for Minted.
2. Personalized Photo Night Light
I love this! What a beautiful gift for her, him, or kids! By HundredHearts.
3. Hand-Lettered Christmas Ornament
It’s handmade, hand-lettered, and perfect for hand-delivery! Get it at TheLetteringStudio.
Also, I adore the variation in this shop: these little red truck ornaments are darling!
4. Birth Month Pressed Flower Necklace
Her birth month flower, pressed inside a delicate pendant necklace. Love this. By NThandmadeJewelry.
5. Santa Baby Tee
Want/Need! By ModParty.
6. Personalized Leather Keychain
Beautifully handmade with love by OxandPine.
7. Gemstone Birthstone Necklace
This necklace is so pretty! By JillMakes.
8. Slouchy Carry-All Tote
Other designs are available, too! Personalize it with her name on the front. By Alicia Schultz.
9. Turquoise Chandelier Earrings
Handmade! By Rustic Gem Jewelry.
10. Coffee Mug for Introvert
Ha! By ShelbySellsCo.
11. Christmas Tree Scented Slime
Rave reviews on this one! For kids — of all ages. :) You know you want to try it! By RazberrySlimeCo.
12. World Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster
13. Custom Photo Socks of Your Dog
14. + 15. Custom Bamboo Cutting Board with Your Recipe On It
Put mom’s or grandma’s best recipe on a cutting board. This is such a sweet idea! Handmade by 3DCarving.
Pair it with these cute aprons + matching oven mitts for you and your little helpers! There’s a little leather name card that is personalizable, too! (So cute!) By Jessie Steury.
I also love this candy cane apron and mitt set by Hooray Creative.
Use it with your fave nonstick bakeware this year: I recommend this one, as my cookies are almost getting better and better. It took finding the right cookware to do it though!
16. Glassware Set of 4
A handsome gift for him. By Vital.
17. Leather-Wrapped Espresso Cups
If you love espresso, take it up a notch with these rugged leather-wrapped espresso cups. Beautifully made. By 1202SupplyCo.
18. Men’s Olde English Initial Necklace
What a great necklace! By SHOPEVREN.
19. Marble Coasters
Handmade by TheParmatileShop.
20. Initial Pendant Necklace
It’s called E is for Emmy and I want / need. By SDMarieJewelry.
21. Mistletoe Choker Necklace
I love this velvet necklace! It’s perfect for wearing all holiday season long. By Aristocrafts.
22. Hand-Painted Wood Slice Ornament
23. Chunky Knit Blanket
For all the warm feels. By ShepsWool. Available in multiple colors.
24. Letter Necklace
25. Modern Candle Barns
These handcrafted candle barns make a lovely addition to your Christmas table. By Ann Nygard.
26. Handstamped Wildflower Earrings
A beautiful gift! These are easily one of my favorite holiday gifts for 2023. By Burnish.
27. + 28. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
Love the detail on these beautiful handmade ornaments by Susabellas.
Also love this First Home 2023 ornament, so cute! Also by Susabellas.
29. The Softest Baby Blanket
Made of ultra-soft faux fur! By Emmiebel Studio. I know her IRL and she’s amazing: such a sweet person and talented crafter!
30. Tech Organizer
An amazing bag to keep him or her organized! By CapraLeather.
31. Velvet and Lace Robe
I’m obsessed with this, it looks so cozy! By EllaWinston.
32. Garnet Bracelet
By Laura Stark.
33. Weekender Bag with Leather Strap
By Carrie Moradi.
34. Cozy and Funny Socks
There is to choose from in the selection! Shop here.
35. Christmas Popcorn Set
36. Personalized Cheeseboard
Everyone needs one of these! By SugarTreeGallery.
37. Personalized Portrait
Adorable! You can get yours customized and then print it yourself at home or at your favorite print shop and frame it. By DigitalCurry.
38. Glassware with Monogram
Set of six. By Vital.
39. A Pair of Cozy Wool Socks
Handmade and oh-so-fuzzy. By Lijnik.
40. Handmade Slim Leather Wallet
The perfect gift for him. Who couldn’t use a new wallet this season? Get it at SanTanLeather.
41. Personalized Leather Belt with Engraving Inside
A sweet gift he can use! By NovaLeatherGoods.
42. Handmade Hatchet Axe
This is one of the cool Christmas gifts for him that he doesn’t already own! By ManMadeCo.
43. A Cool Drink Sling
44. Personalized Ice Coffee Cup
45. Personalized Tumbler with Lid and Straw
Take your coffee to go with style! This is by TheWhiteInviteGifts.
46. Sparkly Clutch Purse
This makes a great gift for your mom… especially because you can have a childhood photo on the inside! So sweet! By ANGEEW.
47. Herkimer Diamond Ring
By Gaia’s Candy. Love this so so much.
48. Tree and Pine Cone Necklace
This is the perfect gift for the winter season. Love this by OliveBella.
49. Custom Constellation Necklace
50. Personalized Holiday Mantel Decor
51. Dainty Tennis Bracelet
52. Chunky Knit Turban Headband
Warm and stylish! By Plexida.
53. Mini Photo Album Keychain
This is one of the most popular Christmas gifts 2023 for him or her! Make a special memory with this photo album keychain. Get it at UniqueGiftLove.
54. Custom Leather Camera Strap
55. Personalized Kids’ Name Puzzles
56. Personalized Leather Cufflinks
So cool. By KingsleyLeather.
57. Passport Covers
60. Pesronalized Sequin Clutch
61. Art Deco Decanter Set
By MagicWoodShop. I love this style!
62. Leather Bracelet with Engraving on the Inside
It has a custom message inside! By BeGenuine.
63. “Our First Christmas” Ornament
64. Rainbow Moonstone Earrings
Love these. By LizBethJewelryCo.
65. Garlic and Herb Bowl
A wonderful gift for the chef of the kitchen! By BackBayPottery.
66. Dainty Bar Bracelet
Love this. You’ll be amazed at the price. By LaSenada.
67. Sister Necklace
By La Senada.
70. + 71. Engraved Wood Watch for Him
A handsome timepiece he will love. By Modply.
Here’s an alternate style, also very cool! By NextLevelEngraving.
72. Chevron Stacking Ring for Her
73. Coordinates Bracelet for Him
Pick a favorite location for a personalized gift. By VintageStampJewels.
74. Dainty Mama Necklace
75. Engraved Pocket Knife
76. Guitar Pick Keychain
For the music lover. By WoobieBeans.
77. Cool Wood Mug
It is made of real oak! By OakWoodwork.
78. Wire Wrap Ring
79. Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Candle
Sounds delightful! Get it at SweetwaterDecor.
80. Cozy Gnome Mug
81. Champagne Drop Earrings
Gorgeous! By RusticGem.
82. White Opal Teardrop Earrings
82. Sweater Coffee Cozy
83. Knit Fingerless Gloves
Love these! By NevadaKnits.
84. Personalized Luggage Tags
Engraved with your monogram. By MUUJEE.
85. Custom Ring Dish
86. Couples’ Silhouette Art Print
87. Envelope Crossbody Bag
One of the best luxe handmade holiday gifts on this list! By HoltzLeather.
88. Leather Tumbler Wrap
89. Cute Heart Necklace
90. Cool Dopp Kit for Him
91. Leather Catchall
92. Nutcracker Christmas Cards
93. Tech Roll Up
One of the best handmade holiday gifts for him. By SwankyBadger.
94. Love You Pears
95. Leather iPhone Case
96. Christmas Trees Made of Book Pages
97. Velvet Clutch Purse
I WANT/NEED this one! By eclu.
98. Personalized Makeup Bags
99. Charm Choker Necklace
100. Personalized Phone Case
This is wildly popular on Etsy! Get it at NewJoyStudio.
Handmade Holiday Gifts 2023
What’s your favorite in this HUGE unique holiday gifts 2023 guide? Tell us in the comments!
Happy Gift Shopping + Merry Making!