Handmade Gift Guide


hands holding a wrapped gift with text that reads "Handmade Gift Guide 2017"

If you're Christmas or Hanukkah shopping this year (or any time that you're shopping for a gift) please try to buy at least one gift from a handmade artist. It's like two gifts in one, a gift for the person you're shopping for and money for the artist to buy gifts for their own loved ones or to buy things that they need (like rent, utilities, food, and medicine). It's a small thing that can make a big difference for a struggling artist.

I wanted to make it easy for everyone to buy handmade gifts from some people who make lovely products. These shops either don't have a lot of sales yet (fewer than 250 sales) or they're owned by people with (at least one) chronic illness. I included shops with a variety of handmade products for every kind of budget so you'll find some great stocking stuffers and some great main presents among these shops. Click a shop's product gallery image to visit that shop. Even if you aren't shopping this year please consider sharing this guide with your friends on social media.

Jewelry

four handmade jewelry pictures of earrings and necklaces

https://www.honeybeealley.com/shop

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $6 to $56

six pictures of handmade jewelry, bracelet, earrings, tiara crown, and necklaces

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/lace-of-hearts-jewellery/

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $3.31 to $86.14

four different pictures of handmade jewelry, earrings and a necklace

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AgAuCu

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $6 to $42

six different pictures of colored bracelets with a charm

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/catching-dreams-crafts

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $2.32 to $33.13

four different pictures of handmade earrings

https://www.etsy.com/shop/chriskaitlynjewelry

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $17 to $225

six different pictures of handmade jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, and a pin

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/reanimateduk/

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $13.25 to $112.65

Accessories

four pictures of crochet hats and baby booties

https://www.etsy.com/shop/freyahandmadegoodies

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $11.99 to $24.99

six pictures of colorful knit hats with pom pom bobbles

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/knits-by-karen/

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $11.27 to $33.13

four different pictures of hats with faux fur pom pom bobbles and scarves

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RovingRoseHandmade

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $5 to $50

six different pictures of crochet hats, sweater, charm, and necklace earring set

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/taurus-creations

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $2.65 to $59.64

four different pictures of knit hats and scarves

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LePunkie

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $22 to $98

six different pictures of crochet scarves and bracelets

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/wrapums

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $5.96 to $59.64

Home Decor

four different pictures of woven wall hangings, and macrame home decor

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FringeandForest

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $12.15 to $344.26

six different pictures of fabric notebooks and heart framed art

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/thevintagebookwormuk/

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $3.31 to $19.88

four different pictures of felt flower wreaths

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FifthStreetDesigns

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $7.50 to $41.25

six pictures of felted art and an art greeting card

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/noseytoes

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $4.64 to $59.64

four different pictures of nature theme embroidered hoop art

https://www.etsy.com/shop/textilesandtaxonomy

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $20.25 to $24.30

six different pictures of art ornaments, greeting cards, and wall art

https://www.consciouscrafties.com/Crafties/nancye-artist/

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $3.31 to $159.04

Miscellaneous

four different photos of colorful handmade bath bombs

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdInATub

owned by a person with a chronic illness, prices from $4 to $8

two different pictures of handmade wrapped clothesline bowls and baskets

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoopDeChickCreations

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $45 to $60

four different pictures of art gift tags and gift wrap

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HayleyLouiseCrann

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $2.03 to $29.75

four different pictures of bath and body goods bath bombs and face masks

https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimsybyLindsay

fewer than 250 sales so far, prices from $1.62 to $24.30

When you're shopping this year please consider buying one or more of your gifts from one or more of these shops. If you want to support handmade small businesses and chronically ill artists without spending money, here are a few easy ways to do that:

- Share this post on your social media

- Follow small businesses and chronically ill artists on social media and share some of their posts with your friends on those sites.

- Browse ConsciousCrafties.com (a handmade marketplace of chronically ill and disabled artists and those who care for them) or Etsy.com (a handmade marketplace for everyone) when you're bored online and share your favorite shops and products there on your social media.

We always appreciate it when you share our work and when you shop with us. We want people to love the things we make and we hope that our products will put a smile on someone's face.

scissors and ribbon spool on wood next to a gift wrapped in brown paper with text that reads "Handmade Gift Guide 2017"