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Oh My! Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Oh My! Gift Guide | Stocking Stuffers

This holiday season, we’ve asked some of our favourite creatives, bloggers, makers and OMHG members to join us in rounding up great gift ideas. This week we challenged our contributors to share tiny treasures and stocking stuffers that are $25 or under. Here’s what we picked:

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Marisa’s PickAngel Ornament from Alp & Ash

“One of the loveliest parts of the holiday season is decorating the tree – unwrapping and placing the ornaments – each one a memory of Christmases past! These charming angel ornaments from Manchester’s Alp & Ash would make a wonderful addition to any tree. Who wouldn’t love finding one in their stocking? You can even customize the ornament by combining your favourite hairstyle and dress designs.” – Marisa Edghill runs Omiyage.ca, an online purveyor of all things cute, clever & crafty. Follow her on Instagram @omiyage_ca for daily doses of colour and inspiration.

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Fatema’s PickDark Chocolate Pistachio Toffee from Cocoa & Honey

“They say the best gifts are the ones that are hard to part with, or what you would like to receive yourself. Heather a pastry chef and now chocolatier runs Cocoa and Honey a Nova Scotia based organic chocolate shop with her own unique mix of flavors. I would  love unwrapping her mouth watering delights which make them great stocking stuffers in my book.” – Fatema is the designer behind Silver Lily Jewelry. She is obsessed with the gorgeous hues and sparkle of gemstones which she makes into keepsake jewelry in her modern classic style.

Oh My! Gift Guide | Marble and Milkweed

Jessika’s PickMini Rose & Chamomile Facial set from Marble and Milkweed

“The lovely Karen brought her mini facial set to our Maker’s Retreat in October and it was so sweet I came home and dropped very broad hints about how nicely it would fit in my stocking! The handcrafted natural botanical skin care and teas from Marble and Milkweed are beautifully packaged and the perfect little gift for someone who could use a little nudge to take time for treating herself to the simple pleasures. It is a wee bit over the $25 mark so you could always just choose one full size jar! ” Jessika is the cooperative director of Oh My! Handmade. 

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Stephanie’s Pick – DIY Origami Birds & Foxes by Britta Manger

“These cute little birds and foxes come to life when you fold them, they make the absolute cutest fun stocking stuffers! Your kids will have to work a little to create their new friends and then they can use them to make a mobile or to put on a little play! Creative gifts are the best, aren’t they?” – Stephanie is the treasure hunter behind Baba Souk, an online boutique for creative cool cats, indie design & craft lovers. A colorful oasis to buy the best of handmade gifts and to get inspired.

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Sara’s PickWit & Whistle’s Rubber Stamps and Em Dash Paper Co’s Notebooks

“I love Wit & Whistle’s collection of – you guessed it – witty and punny rubber stamps. Last year, I got a couple of stamps and they ended up being my favorite “tiny treasure” in my stocking. And because I can’t help myself, I also love the mini notebooks from Em Dash Paper Co. Emily has a handful of hand-drawn designs that always make me giggle or fist pump – especially the Oxford Comma For Life design – YES.” – Sara Does is equal parts snarky paper goods, serious business services, and the regularly scheduled change of mind. Follow her on Instagram for snark, sarcasm, yoga practice, and local love.

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Bonus Pick – Omiyage Washi Tape

I’m going to be cheeky here and suggest my own shop for this category! Holiday themed washi tape makes a great stocking stuffer plus both kids and adults alike love pretty tape. And it’s fun to wrap too!

See more great stocking stuffer ideas on our Pinterest board:

Follow OMIYAGE’s board Stocking Stuffers on Pinterest.And follow OMHG’s Etsy Gift Guide.

Don’t forget to check out our other gift guides: Week One – Creative Gifts, Week Two – Giftable Art, Week Three – Gifts for Kids, Week Four – Animal Gifts, Week Five – Gifts For The Home.

What would you love to find in your stocking this year? Share your ideas in the comments!

Oh My! Gift Guide: Animals

Oh My! Gift Guide: Animals

This holiday season, we’ve asked some of our favourite creatives, bloggers, makers and OMHG members to join us in rounding up great gift ideas. Here at OMHG, we love animals… or rather awesome animal-themed things, so this week’s gift guide is taking a walk on the wildlife side!

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Isa’s PickAnimal Softies from Petit Pippin

“These beautiful handcrafted softies would make the perfect heirloom gift for a child (girl or boy) who likes to go on magical adventures with their little fluffy friends. Made by hand in small batches, each one-of a kind toy features hand-painted and hand-embroidered details that make each softie extra special. They also come in a reusable cotton bag for easy storage and gifting.” – Isa Seminega is a business strategist, designer and chief cheerleader at the Success Society – a free email community dedicated to teaching overworked and underpaid creative entrepreneurs how to design their business for good growth.

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Anile’s PickPolar Bear Tea Bag Holder from Kim Welling

“If you love bears, nautical themes and drinking tea, this darling little sailor dish will have you hook, line and sinker! Kim Welling’s charming illustrations are both whimsical and modern. Alternately, this sweet little plate could double as a jewelry dish, too.” – Anile Prakash is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator – you can find her at Girlfriday. Ed. note – Anile lives with the world’s happiest dog – Panda – follow @girlfriday_ on Instagram for an instant day brightener!

Oh My Gift Guide: Small Wild

Jessika’s Pick – Anything from the new Small Wild

“Danielle Pedersen formerly of HandyMaiden was really the first Etsy seller to spark the trend of animal totems that took the handmade world by storm years ago and has brought so much tiny cuteness to the world! Danielle has a beautiful new brand called Small Wild, a new site, and a new line of gorgeous hand painted ceramic totems and necklaces. I love seeing makers develop their work and supporting their growth so I’m happy to help our community shop small with Small Wild!” – Jessika is a cheerful activist, community maker, and chief-unicorn-wrangler here at Oh My! Handmade, learn more about her here.

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Viktorija’s PickUnicorn Cushion from The Fox In The Attic

OMHG’s favourite animal always makes a great gift!  “I am absolutely in love with this super cute cushion for many reasons. It’s adorable, it’s based on an original watercolour drawing, it’s handmade with love, has such lovely patterned fabric on the back… I could go on, but really, what’s not to love?! Your own lovely soft unicorn and you can hug it too!” – Viktorija is the illustrator, designer and maker behind London’s Andsmile Studio. We recently profiled Viktorija right here on OMHG, get a peek into her biz here.

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Marisa’s Pick – Tiny Owl Knits

“Tiny Owl patterns are pure magic (and wool). If you love to make gifts, and know how to knit, you should definitely make a whimsical woodland creation for your favourite friend. Whether you pick a pair of woodsy fingerless gloves (the raccoon is my favourite) or a cozy pair of bunny slippers, these are knits worth gifting!” – Marisa Edghill can only knit a not-so-fancy scarf but is a whiz with washi tape. Follow her Instagram adventures for lots of crafty inspiration and colourful fun. 

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Bonus Pick – Kiriki Press Embroidery Kits

Don’t want to make a gift, but rather to give a gift to make? We LOVE Kiriki’s embroidery kits. And how cute is that raccoon?  A lovely gift for your crafty friends and perfect for wiling away the dark days of January, stitching by the fire.

Come see what other animal goods we’re loving over on our Pinterest board:

Follow OMIYAGE’s board Animal Gifts on Pinterest. Follow the OMHG Etsy Gift Guide for more great picks:

And don’t forget to check out our other gift guides: Week One – Creative Gifts, Week Two – Giftable Art, Week Three – Gifts for Kids.

Love animals? Spotted some awesome animal-themed goods out there in the wild? Tell us about them in the comments and we’ll share the best on our Pinterest and Etsy boards.