10 unique new gifts

Sometimes choosing the perfect holiday gift can be incredibly difficult. For the creative and discerning recipients on your list, these handcrafted favorites are sure to delight.

1. Jewelry

Beautiful jewelry is always a good gift choice. Whether the recipient prefers more modern, minimalist styles or goes for the elegant, sparkly pieces, there is something for everyone. This gorgeous cuff turns heads with the polished gold contrasting with the oxidized silver.

Cut-Away Cuff Bracelet #1 by Elizabeth Garvin

Cut-Away Cuff Bracelet #1 by Elizabeth Garvin

2. Glassware

Glassware is a great way to express personality or accentuate decor. A holiday cocktail would look amazing in these martini glasses — something with champagne maybe, or peppermint and white chocolate…

Gray and Red Martini Set by Michael Hermann and Gina Lunn

3. Hats & Scarves

Fashionable accessories are always in style. Whether someone prefers a chic black and white wardrobe or would rather use loud colors to express themselves, a hat or scarf can be a wonderful compliment to their outfit. The bright apple green is a festive touch in this scarf.

Wool Shibori Scarf: Lines by Laura Hunter

4. Vases and Vessels

The right vase can be a useful, thoughtful gift to be cherished year round. Filled with seasonal flowers, river stones, or left empty as a sculpture, the choices are endless. This one in a vibrant red and rolled in gold leaf is a regal accent.

Gold Vase in Red by Scott Summerfield

Gold Vase in Red by Scott Summerfield

5. Sculpture

Sculpture can tell a story like nothing else can. It can be deeply personal, thought-provoking, or it can reflect on a memory of the person it was purchased for. This piece is beautiful in its simplicity, but still evokes the emotion of the couple.

The Two of Us by Yenny Cocq

6. Perfume Bottles

As varied as the fragrances they’re meant to hold, perfume bottles are exquisite creations that showcase an artist’s skill and imagination. Whether elegant or whimsical, simple or intricate, artist-made perfume bottles make excellent gifts or additions to any collection. Featuring a delicate dragonfly, this one is sure to please.

Dragonfly Bottle by Loy Allen

Dragonfly Bottle by Loy Allen

7. Ornaments

Ornaments are perfect gifts, unique holiday accents, and year-round decor. This vivid green ornament with swirls of amber, touches of red, and a flattened circular shape stands out in the crowd.

Deck the Halls by Angelo Fico

Deck the Halls by Angelo Fico

8. Chocolates

If you’re purchasing a gift for a true chocoholic, no ordinary chocolate will do. These decadent edible creations are truly works of art. With flavors like jasmine, passion fruit, espresso, honey lavender, Tahitian vanilla, curry, ginger, praline, hazelnut, lemon and mango, and many more, even a discerning foodie will be impressed.

27 Piece Box by DB Infusion Chocolates

27 Piece Box by DB Infusion Chocolates

9. Cups & Mugs

Whether filled with tea, coffee, hot cocoa, or any other beverage, a cup or mug makes a wonderful gift. These whimsical mugs feature animals riding bicycles, and are sure to be conversation starters in the office or home.

Animals Riding Bikes Mugs by Heidi Fahrenbacher

Animals Riding Bikes Mugs by Heidi Fahrenbacher

10. Paperweights

With all the beauty and technique found in larger works of art, these handmade paperweights are wonderful representations of technique and creativity in any medium. This paperweight is a wonderful choice for an avid paperweight collector, or a first piece to start a collection!

Oversized Marble with Dish by Michael Trimpol and Monique LaJeunesse

Oversized Marble with Dish by Michael Trimpol and Monique LaJeunesse

What unique gift would you most like to receive this year?

By |2016-11-30T12:31:47+00:00December 3rd, 2014|artful home for the holidays, articles|

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