It’s HERE!! Our annual handmade holiday gifts guide is here! You know we’re crazy over handmade everything here at Emmaline Bride for weddings; today we’re sharing our top picks for the most unique holiday gifts for 2018 on Etsy & Amazon Handmade so you can shop small. 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. I heard you were on the good list this year. :)
100 Most Unique Holiday Gifts for 2018 on Etsy
With over one hundred curated gifts in our unique holiday gifts 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, matching ugly Christmas sweatshirts, baby blankets, candles, and so much more.
Think guys are hard to shop for? We’ve got them covered! Andrew helped select the handmade gifts ideas for the guys so they’re all dude-approved.
most unique holiday gifts // leather coasters by hardmill // buy here
Each handmade gift on this list is lovingly 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).
We’ve also thrown in a few DIY handmade gift ideas at the bottom of this list in case you want to get crafty and make your own handmade holidays gifts this year. I hope to try out the teddy bear myself. Wait until you see it. 😍
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 handmade gifts ideas 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
p.s. Isn’t this jingle sweater so cute? I spotted it at TheBlueRoseKy.
unique holiday gift ideas // jingle sweatshirt – buy here
Anyways, enough from me… on to the MEGA guide with over 100 unique holiday gift ideas! Enjoy!
100 Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas – 2018
TO BUY: Just click on the link of the shop directly above the product photo.
- This necklace
- This proposal mug
- This custom pet portrait ornament
And that probably means you’ll be buying a set for yourselves! Do it. Everyone who loves camping needs a set of camp mugs. By shoptalatee.
unique holiday gifts // buy here
- This “been there, scratched that” travel map
This scratch-off travel map is awesome. By KristinDouglasART.
AND this National Parks sticker map by ElloThere:
- This elk hip flask
Great gift for him. By The Wedding Gallery by Brad Goodell.
- This “we’re engaged” ornament
p class=”shop-name ui-toolkit”>10. This wood charging valet
Awesome gift for guys. By PaybacksABeach.
- This baby blanket
And this pair, for him! By SteshaThreads.
And these for down the aisle! By GroomSocks.
- This gorgeous ombre necklace
I’m obsessed with this, the latest from Laura Stark.
- These custom face magnets
Any face + on a magnet = way cooler refrigerator all year long. By KitAtlas.
- This beautiful round disc initial necklace
- These (comfy!) foldable flats
I have a pair of these and looooove them. Great for a stocking stuffer! By Cinderollies. Available in a variety of colors.
- This sugar rimming kit
- This pair of super cozy slippers
This pair is a classic from Christmas Vacation. I am going to talk Andrew into getting these and it’s not going to be a tough sell because this is our favorite quote from the movie. By Narwhal Tees.
handmade holiday gifts ideas // by narwhal tees // buy here
- This handmade hatchet axe for him
For the rugged outdoorsman. These are awesomely handcrafted. By ManMadeCo.
- One of these cool drink slings
Made of all leather; personalized, too. By DrinkSlings.
- This First Christmas as Mrs necklace
By Dunkirk Designs.
- This blush champagne clutch purse
Great as a gift for your mom… especially because the inside can have a childhood photo! So sweet! By ANGEEW.
- These custom bridal bouquet necklaces
Jesse turns a photo of your bridal bouquet into a lasting keepsake you can wear around your neck! Great as a gift for your mom, too. By KnottyHoops.
Here’s another example:
- This herkimer diamond crescent moon and star stacking ring set
By Gaia’s Candy.
- This constellation rocks glass
Great for him. By theUncommonGreen.
- This custom constellation necklace
- This glittery hand-lettered ornament
- These initial stacking rings in gold
- These chunky knit mittens
- These adorable hedgehog knit socks
- This modern phone dock in mint
Love this. By STAKCERAMICS.
- These rose gold wine tumblers
Personalized! By TheWhiteInviteGifts.
- These custom stationery sets
- These personalized notepads
- These passport covers
- These zipper pouches
Handmade with love by MamaBleuDesigns.
- These luxe bath bomb fizzies
Great for spa lovers. By Lizush.
- These beautiful crystal ring holders
- This beer caddy
For the craft beer enthusiast. Hand-pick your faves to include in this crafty caddy. By Freestyle Mom.
- This personalized sequin clutch
- These themed decanter sets
From Game of Thrones to Star Wars to Harry Potter, this shop has ’em all. By StarGiftShop.
Here’s the Harry Potter one! (Also by StarGiftShop).
- This leather bracelet
It has a custom message inside! By BeGenuine.
- These snowflake napkin rings
Great as a gift for a hostess, or for decking out your holiday dinner table this year. By TotallyDazzled.
- This “Our First Christmas” ornament
- This handy leather cable cord organizer
- These aquamarine rough cut earrings
Love these. By TwoDotsJewellery.
- This cactus mug
This has been a big-seller on Etsy all year long. By BackBayPottery.
Also love this succulent spoon rest (also by BackBayPottery):
- This teeny bar bracelet
Love this. You’ll be amazed at the price. By LaSenada.
- This kimono robe
Great gift for any lovely lady, especially moms! By Modern Kimono Robes.
- This engraved wood watch
p class=”shop-name ui-toolkit”>54. This coordinates bracelet for him
Pick a favorite location for a personalized gift. By vintagestampjewels.
- These ugly Christmas sweater cookies
Youi’ll eat ’em up you love ’em so. By RPConfections.
- This script name necklace
- These moon phase necklaces
- This engraved pocket knife
- This custom candle
I chose this one for the gift guide, but there are dozens more in the shop! You can even have your own custom message printed on the back. By helloyoucandles.
- This Star Wars phone stand
- This personalized cutting board
- This cream flower hair clip
Great for little ones! By Olive and Fern.
- These personalized name puzzles for kids
- This guitar pick keychain
For the music lover. By woobiebeans.
- This large oversized letter necklace
Still one of my favorite finds from this year! By gigglosophy.
- This cool beer mug
It is made of real oak! By oakwoodwork.
67. This sherpa pullover with monogram
Looks oh-so-cozy! By ThatsSewKajun.
- These rose gold slate coasters
By Renee Redesigns.
- This .50 caliber bottle opener
By Bottle Breacher.
- This plaid infinity scarf
With a monogram! By ThatsSewKajun.
- This herkimer diamond ring
One of my favorite handmade holiday gifts ever. By Gaia’s Candy.
- These champagne drop earrings
Gorgeous! By RusticGem.
- This gorgeous bridal hair comb
- This sweater coffee cozy
- This leather wallet
Engraved with your monogram. By JooJoobs.
- This “Future Mrs” ring dish
Great for the newly engaged BFFs in your life! By LukinForLove.
- This personalized fingerprint pillow
Made from your actual fingerprints! Cool! By Flutterbye Prints.
- These lavender sachets
- This origami heart bookmark
- This cool stargazer notebook
- This engraved leather Yeti wrap
- This holiday jam
- This golden locket necklace
Always a classic gift choice! By JacarandaDesigns.
- This stunning rose bracelet
Perfect for the bride-to-be. By SIBO Designs.
- This plaid pocket square for him
Great for boyfriends, husbands, dads… everyone loves these plaid pocket squares! By Aristocrafts.
- These personalized sweatpants
- These woodland lapel pins for him
- This “uncork and unwind” cutting board
- This awesome tweed flask
Made of genuine Harris Tweed. By TweedwithaTwist.
- These adorable handmade dolls
Cute gifts for kids! Wait until you see them all in the shop! By LittleSunshineShop11.
- These adorable feather earrings
- This handmade photo album
- This personalized art print
- This amazing velvet clutch
I WANT/NEED this one! By eclu.
- These beautiful Christmas trees made of book pages
- This gorgeous amethyst stone necklace
- This marble inspired iPhone x case
- These leather makeup bags
- These embroidered cocktail napkins
A great gift for a hostess this holiday season. By KatyMicheleDesigns.
And these mini salt and pepper salt shakers
Also a cute hostess gift! By ForTheHost.
- These cool hexagon ring dishes
- This personalized wine rack
One reviewer mentioned how this is so great for tiny spaces where a succulent doesn’t get enough light. Such a cute idea and never needs any watering. ;) By Tierra Sol Studio.
handmade holiday gifts ideas // by tierra sol studio // buy here
106. This adorb ‘cat-wearing-a-monacle’ planter
Love it. By ScavengeAndBloom.
- These cute + colorful initial clay necklaces
- This custom return address stamp
The gift of a return address stamp means prettier mail… and less hand-cramps writing out your address when mailing greeting cards, letters, or, yes, bills. This state stamp is a favorite (and is available in any state, of course). By Paper Peach.
- This pair of garnet earrings
- This faux leather monogram clutch
- This leather keyring
Unique Holiday Gifts / Ideas — DIY Kits
Now that we’ve talked about unique holiday gifts you can buy, let’s talk DIY gifts you can make yourself! If you want to get crafty and give homemade gifts, these DIY kits will make it easier (and wayyy more fun). Here are a handful of favorites we found.
- This cute first Christmas ornament
By Perlilla Pets.
- This “Sweater Weather” mug
By The Laughteria.
Which one will you try this season?
DIY Knitting Kit
I’m tempted to make my own! By Hammeredleatherwork.
This DIY embroidery hoop art kit
By Jenny Blair Kits.
This DIY felt robot or puppy kit
By Jenny Blair Kits.
This felt snowman DIY
And in case you still haven’t found what you’re looking for… here are some unique holiday gift suggestions:
- Craft Beer Lovers: Try this monthly club subscription
Fashionistas: Send her or him a subscription here
BBQ/Grilling Enthusiasts: Send them meats from here
Wine Lovers: Always raving over these subscriptions
Art Lovers: Everyone goes nuts for the custom art gifts (especially custom photo art!) made from here
Happy Holiday Gift Shopping (+ DIYing!)
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What do you think of these unique holiday gifts?
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