The Creatologist’s Best Holiday Gift Guide 2016!
The Holidays are here, time to spread some Christmas Cheer! Wondering what to give your friends & family this holiday season? Well look no further. On today’s blog I’m sharing with you my Best Holiday Gift Guide!
What better way to share this gift giving season than to Shop Small and buy handmade items from a local artist. This gift guide features some of the best artists from around the globe.
This weekend is by far the biggest shopping weekend of the entire year. We all have our lists and will be checking them twice. As shoppers get run over at big box stores I’ll be picking out extremely cool handmade goods from my fellow creatives & friends. If you didn’t know already, this Saturday November 26th is Small Business Saturday. So show your support & Shop Small this holiday season.
Let my Holiday Gift Guide inspire your Holiday shopping wishes!
Featuring some of the coolest trends of 2016, superheroes, quirky pins & everything doughnuts are just a few of this seasons favorite items. Shop Now by clicking on the links to your favorite artist!
Zoey from Cherry & Mint is one of my most favorite pattern creators around. Her play on shapes & color is always on point! From her clutches to hair bows to crop tops & twirling pom pom skirts Zoey will keep you looking flawless!
Jennifer owner of My Sea Boutique offers some of the brightest most eye-catching jewelry pieces I’ve ever laid eyes on! Not only is her jewelry affordable & beautiful it will put an extra pop of color in your life. Being the amazing person she is, Jennifer will donate 30% of the proceeds to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Hailing from Perth Australia, Cindy’s love for sea life leaves me in awe! Her creations are spellbinding. Each vibrant watercolor piece truly comes to life through her paintings. You can buy her original paintings or she even offers digital downloads on some of her designs.
Can’t get enough of some of your all time favorite cartoons from the 80’s & 90’s? Then check out Felices Happy Designs, her new kids on the block & power ranger totes are sure to have you reminiscing! For my sister & nephews birthdays I bought the super cool Smurf’s & Star Wars little bags. They’re perfect for pencils or Legos!
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Molly is an artist from my own heart. Her abstract paintings call my name with their color, texture & flow. I’m in love with her “flowers pouring in the rain” piece! Each painting tells a different story and would make the perfect accessory to any home. Not only can you get Molly’s creations for your walls, but on a cards & phone cases too! The dreamy mix of paint is hypnotizing.
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LeAnna from My Mini Mae has the cutest gifts for those tiny people in your life. Honestly, she sews the coolest leg warmers to keep your favorite itty bitty warm all year long. How rad are these wonder woman warmers? Plus I have never seen her little nail polish or earbud zipper pouches anywhere before! Her designs have your fandom fix.
Kate is one of the sweetest souls I know. Her hand painted watercolor floral wreaths really brighten my day! The best part about her wreaths? She will personalize them for you! How amazing would it be to gift your mom, best friend or even a newlywed couple a gorgeous monogrammed painting this Christmas. Wreaths aren’t the only thing Kate paints, she beautifully hand letters scriptures & Bible verses.
Abby, owner of Vera Reese Designs creates some of the most fashionable jewelry pieces I’ve ever seen. From her necklaces to earrings to bracelets her designs are perfectly on trend. Fringe is so in right now and this extra added detail really pops!
Rainbows, Unicorns & Donuts galore are what you’ll find here at LumiWau! Lumi who lives in Finland has such a joyful outlook on life. Her designs scream at you in color. Her daydreaming creations are filled with pure fun & yumminess! I mean, don’t we all need more pink doughnuts in our lives!
Laura’s bright splashes of paint are mesmerizing! Her one of a kind pieces will saturate you life with color. I especially love the pink & red tones she uses in her piece. This XL two piece set is like a bubblegum backdrop of splattered awesomeness! She also sells mini canvases & digital downloads on her Etsy site.
Amanda over at Sweetheart Jewelry Box constantly has me swooning over her beautiful jewels! Each piece perfectly mixes & matches with everything. My favorite is the added fringe she puts on her bangles. Dress them up or down, you can’t go wrong when wearing one of her lovingly created pieces. Plus her stamped necklaces make the best bridesmaids gift!
Amber, owner of Newly Scripted‘s hand painted globes are shall I say, “out of this world”! Each globe can be customized to your needs. It’s the perfect gift for that favorite traveler, new baby, wedding or anniversary couple in your life. Adventure Awaits!
If there’s one thing I love it’s zombies & Josh’s version of a zombie is perfectly nightmarish! For his art Josh uses so many different types of mediums. From pastels to pencils he has a no–holds–barred design. You can find his drawing on Society6, ranging from clocks to pillows to canvas.
What does the fox say? Well this sweet little fox ring by Laura at Splash Jewel says, “buy me, buy me, buy me”! I adore her sterling silver little animals perfectly twisted into magnificent jewelry pieces. She designs & creates each item in her studio in Barcelona.
Amy is the girl behind Chalk & Arrow. She has created the perfect gift for that doggy lover & wine drinker in your life. Her gold foil prints of your favorite pooch will make any fur parent giddy. Can’t decide what to get your friend for her b-day? Well Amy’s life quote wine labels will give you all the inspiration you need. PS, I totally have the love puppy paw t-shirt!
Mariel’s inky liquid art goodness is magical! I’m captivated by they way the ink glides along the canvas. She also combines acrylics & pastels into her paintings creating depth and texture. Her painted envelopes are pretty much the coolest thing since sliced bread. To buy her creations send her a message on Instagram, just click the link below.
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Marcelle has a love for color! Her modern abstract art pieces feature the perfect splash of pigment to give your home decor that extra special touch it needs. Being the color lover that I am, I’m instantly drawn to her color palettes and contemporary designs.
The Quartz Collective is a holiday market selling hand crafted art & perfumes. Shop now thru November 28 on their Instagram account! Click the Shop Now link to buy!
Here are just a few of the talented artists. Left – Art Cards by Sarah Simon, Top – Botanical Perfume by All Tribes Apothecary, Bottom Right – Acrylic & Golf leaf on Cradled Wood by Denise Gasser Art.
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How adorable are these little jewelry dishes? I can totally see one sitting on my nightstand! Susan owner of Susan Gordon Pottery seriously creates the most feminine & whimsical ceramic pieces ever. From her heart shaped ring dishes to the wavy bowls to the statement tear drop 22K gold luster earrings, her art is positively irresistible. She also creates handmade monogrammed ceramic charms which make awesome gifts!