Saturday, November 29, 2008

Come On Baby, Light My Fire.

Everyone Loves Candles.

Well, Everyone HUMAN.
Cats and Dogs and other little critters tend to shy away ;)

Who can resist the gentle flicker or the intoxicating aroma of a scented candle?
Nobody, that's who!

Auntie Di's De-lights offers a wide array of Soy-Wax Candles. Available in 8Oz and 16 Oz Jars, with scent ranging from fruity & delicious to herbal & relaxing, Di's candles make the PERFECT gift. They are already tied up with a pretty little ribbon and tag. Keep a small stash of them for last minute hostess gifts or the occasional forgotten birthday.

Priced range from $8 to $12; Worldwide shipping is Available on Request.

AJ's Country Cottage
While browsing AJ's Country Cottage, my mouth began to water. Though it could be that i skipped breakfast, it's probably because of scents like "Buttercream Frosting", "Black Raspberry & Vanilla", and "GingerBread Spice" This PayPal friendly site is PEFRECT for a surprise gift, as they are "Secret Pal Friendly"

Ten Digit Creations

Who LOVES Business Trips
(looks around to see no hands raised)
Come on! Early Mornings, Boring Meetings, cold and impersonal hotel rooms, it's GREAT!


Ten Digits Creations Travel Tin Candles can help make an nessesary evil a little more bearable. With or without wicks ( for lodgings that don't approve fire in the room), these little marvels make a PERFECT office Secret Santa Gift. Ten Digit Offers TONS of great scents, and is family run, so you can feel good about helping people make a living making things.

Friday, November 28, 2008


I don't have anything nearly this fancy - yet. I've been eyeing some of these for a while trying to decide which one.

Here are some of my favorites I've stumbled upon. A pincushion is always a great gift for anyone who sews!

I love verybigjen's pincushions. If someone gave this to me, I would be so happy!

The next one I found that I really like is from alyson2:

I thought this next one was a cool idea - a pincushion in a teacup! You can find this one in BauerDesigns' shop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Everyone needs to bathe at some point, right? (I hope so!) Here are some soaps you may want to try for yourself or give to someone during the holiday season.

First up is this natural handmade lavender rose soap (also vegan!) from Sweet-Organics.

Mmmmm, pie. Who doesn't like pie? Especially pumpkin pie? This bar is made by MartinsvilleEmporium.

For the "Manly Man" in your life - a manly soap. Doesn't smell all girly and helps keep skin soft at the same time! Find it in SeattleSundries' shop.

Submit Your Gift Guide Suggestions

The Internet is a big, big place.

With handmade marketplaces and amazing handmade sellers own sites popping up every day, it's a lot for a few people to sort through.


Please post your ideas in the comments.
  • Links to Handmade Items
  • Ideas for a Gift Guide Category
  • Links to Handmade Websites
  • Links to Artists Personal Websites ( Buy Direct)
  • Links to Craft/Art Shows that feature handmade artists
and so on...

The Rules for Item Suggesting
  • Only Handmade Items. No Mass Produced Items
  • If you must submit your own item, please submit only one (1) per month.
  • Items must be in part or in whole handmade by the seller. Groups or Clubs that work together to make a quilt, for example, still count as handmade. Handmade Items the seller bought and is "reselling" do not count as handmade.
  • If possible, please include a little blurb about why the item you are suggesting would make a great gift. Who is it for, what occasion, and why does it beat the pants of shopping at the big box store for your gift giving needs.

Thanks so much for your help!


Welcome to the Unofficial Gift Guides!

Here you will find a wide
variety of handmade gift ideas from around the world and around the web.

We've just started up, so check back soon to see what we have in store for gift buyers who want unique handmade wares that they may not find anywhere else.