Handmade gifts are special because the effort comes from a place of love. It's not just about the time and effort but the makers gives a little of something of themselves. Personalized gifts, even if you didn't actually make it shows thought and consideration has been made to giving something unique to the recipient. 

Shown here are my picks for this holiday season and also for other landmark dates!  The beautifully laser cut and finished customizable family tree art piece above is made using 3 different types of wood - maple, cherry and walnut. Perfect for the mantelpiece or as wall art. The designers and makers are Ruth and Adam of Foxwood Gifts Canada

In this day and age of eBooks, there are those who still love the feel (and smell!) of physical books.  These beautiful personalized bookmarks  by Joanne of Sand Castle Artistry are sure to please the booklover in your life. 

This delicate flower bouquet pendant necklace comes not just in different flower styles but with names as the stem. There are also options for metal color.  The design team behind this unique design is Hoiaucraft. They also make single bloom name pendants with birth flowers

And let's not forget the other members of the family, namely pets! These dog necklaces are also by Hoiaucraft.

Laser cutters are now widely available. So it is wonderful to see what creative designers come up with. Dave of aDavesLeather offers handwriting engraving on leather wallets

These beautiful hand forged wrought iron roses will last forever. The designer and maker is Alain Lampron of AlainsBlackSmithShop.  He offers custom engraving. 

While we are on the romantic line, check out this double name ring!  It comes in sterling silver, rose gold and 18K gold.  The designer is Kate Kim of CaitlynMinimalist. I have featured this store before

Custom polymer clay art bobbleheads like this doctor one are sure to bring on the smiles!  Different artisans create them for JustBobble

Hirosart is a seriously good resin artist. This beautifully made real dandelion resin night light is a gem. Custom engraving is offered. 

Etsy is a huge site and I have hardly scratched the surface for awesome designers. Check out the Editor's Picks Page or click on the banner below for more ideas to suit different tastes and budgets!


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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM