My picks: personalized handmade gifts

Custom oak leaf brooch by Puur Anders

Custom oak leaf brooch by Puur Anders

The holiday season is approaching fast, and now is the time to order personalized gifts which take at least a few weeks for artists to make.

Today, I'm going to introduce you to some of my favorite personalized handmade items.

The custom oak leaf brooch by Puur Anders (above photo) is made with cotton printed with a photograph that you provide - how cool is that?! In fact, their entire shop is full of such beautiful items that I never tire of going through it. 

Custom monogrammed spoon by Burned Furniture

Custom monogrammed spoon by Burned Furniture

 

 

This shop, Burned Furniture, has been one of my favorites for years, and I interviewed the owner, Cecilia, in my Japanese blog back in 2010. The beautiful spoon is not just ornamental, it is fully functional. 

 

 

 

These elegant recipe cards would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to cook. Inkadinkadoodle has mesmerizingly beautiful paper goods. They will print "From the kitchen of ..." or any word of choice on the front of the cards. 

 

Personalized recipe cards by inkadinkadoodle

N for Noodles Alphabet Ceramic Plate by Just Noey

N for Noodles Alphabet Ceramic Plate by Just Noey

Just Noey has fun alphabet plates with each letter made up of an object that starts with that letter. I'd love to get one for each member of my family. 

 

 

This toiletry bag by Ecolution is made with a vintage Swiss Army wool blanket, and they will emboss your initials on the leather tag. Will make a great gift for a guy or gal.

Wool toiletry bag with initials by Ecolution

Wool toiletry bag with initials by Ecolution

Custom leather tag by Mesa Dreams

Custom leather tag by Mesa Dreams

 

 

And finally, Mesa Dreams has a whole range of leather luggage tags, belt buckles, pet ID tags, camera straps and more that can be personalized. This tag is embossed with J.R.R. Tolkien's words "Not All Those Who Wander are Lost", and you can choose the symbol below it (apart from the feather, there are more than 30 selections), as well as the color of the suede lace. Wonderful gift for someone who likes to travel.