Printed Wallet by efratul.
Printed Wallet by efratul. Mondrian inspired, one of my favorites.

Whenever I want to buy someone a gift, I look for something that will make the person receiving it feel special. I look for a gift that says: I chose this specific gift just for YOU, because I think you will love it. Mass production gifts found at the local mall often lack that personal touch, so I find a great solution in handmade gifts. There are many handmade artists creating affordable, beautiful and above all – unique gifts. These artists and designers bring a fresh point of view and new ideas for more special and personal gifts.

The upcoming sales of Black Friday & Cyber Monday, present a great opportunity to find such gifts for your loved ones, while supporting this vast handmade community.  I collected a few gift ideas by handmade artists whose works I love:

Ceramic ‘Rubber’ Duck by Piripiribynoga
Ceramic ‘Rubber’ Ducks by Piripiribynoga. I met Noga over year ago at a crafts fair and immediately fell in love with her ceramics works.
Porcupine Necklace by meytalbarnoy
Porcupine Necklace by meytalbarnoy. There is always humor in Meytal’s jewelry, and I love that.
Personalized Sheep door sign by Shellyka
Personalized Sheep door sign by Shellyka. So many cute items in Shelly’s shop. I had a hard time choosing between the sheep sign and the cows sign.
Square Geometric Earrings by HilaBinyamin
Square Geometric Earrings by HilaBinyamin. I only got to know Hila a month ago, and her works are fabulous.
Printed leather belt by worldofpineapple
Printed leather belt by worldofpineapple (that’s me!)

I am hosting a special sale of handmade leather accessories & gadgets on my online shop, you are welcome to it check out!

More gift ideas: has recently released the 2012 Holiday Guide, with many gift ideas focusing on paper. The guide is of 120 beautiful pages with gift ideas and links (just click on the image you like!) for him, her and kids, as well as cards, gift tags and some DIYs (skip directly to page 99 for those). Worth taking a look and they are also hosting a nice giveaway!

Did you like these picks? Which is your favorite?

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