2016 Gift Guide: Handmade

Selecting the perfect gift for someone is a pretty special way to show someone you love them. Add to that a gift that’s handmade and it shows double love. Just imagine all the love and care someone puts into a design they created and make with their own hands. Here we have chosen a collection of beautiful and unique handmade gifts that anyone would be lucky to receive.


V Pattern Bowl by Matthew Ward Studio \\\ $310
Handmade by Brooklyn-based ceramicist Matthew Ward, this 8.5″ wide bowl has a simple pattern of black Vs on its exterior.


Boxcar Walnut & Robin Egg Blue by Revolution Design House \\\ $85
Made from walnut, this set of 3 planters is the perfect home for a trio of succulents for your desk or window sill.


Nugget Keychain by Chen Chen & Kai Williams \\\ $28
Each of these keychains is completely unique and made from cut-offs of the studio’s larger projects made of resin.


Eos Vase by Elyse Graham \\\ $175
Hand-cast inside of a balloon with plaster, each vase is then dip-dyed and coated with multiple layers of resin on the inside giving it a waterproof seal.


Moire Print Canvas Tote by AuRetour \\\ $20
A hand printed canvas tote in a striking color way that features a linear pattern overlapping to create a moire effect.


Part & Parcel Board by Caravan Pacific \\\ $65 for 1, $195 for all 3
Made from responsibly harvested wood that’s cut into an equilateral triangle to display your favorite cheeses or snacks, or to be used as a trivet.


Purple Pod Rectangle Pillow by Fort Makers \\\ $125
Featuring a bold, abstract print by Naomi Clark, this canvas cotton pillow will definitely punch up any sofa or bed it’s place on.


Tall Raw Rope + Blk Vase by BZippy & Co \\\ $275
Part of their Rope Vases collection, this quirky, terra cotta vase is adorned with natural rope that’s threaded around the top.


Arch Trays by 100xbtr \\\ $48
These solid wood trays are a great way to keep your desk organized by containing your supplies within its ancient Roman aqueduct-inspired shapes.


Goobers by Talbot & Yoon \\\ $28
Goobers are a family of custom scented candles with a distinctly laid back blobby form.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.