Handmade Holidays Gift Guide

Handmade Holidays

I’ve rounded up 15 items from the handmade community in celebration of the holiday season that are sure to bring tidings of comfort and joy. Since paper is near and dear to my heart, these items support indie shops that specialize in creating some of the loveliest of paper goods.

Let’s kick things off with decorations. If you’ve never decorated with paper during the holidays, now’s a great time to start!

handmade holiday decor

Pictured above: 1: Metallic silver snowflake garland by Trudy Garland | 2: Recycled letterpress paper chain by Something’s Hiding in Here | 3: Paper mistletoe by Frances & Francis | 4: Origami crane ornament by Chaotic Harmony | 5: Recycled paper wreath (antlers not included) by bookBW

Now continuing with gift wrap. Add a dash of unique beauty to your gifts this year, or perhaps an extra touch of loveliness to packages your sending out to your customers if you’re a shop owner.

handmade holiday gift wrap

Pictured above: 1: Hand-painted wrapping paper by Oscar & Ollie | 2: Natural gift bow by My Woolly Mammoth | 3: Quilled falling snowflakes pillow box by A Gift Within a Gift | 4: Aged shipping tags by Olive Manna | 5: Mistletoe gift tags by Pickle Dog Design

Lastly, here are five motivational paper gifts to give yourself and/or any busy shop owner peace of mind and keep them motivated next year.

handmade motivational gifts

Pictured above: 1: Astro rocket by Cardboard Safari | 2: Holiday message in a bottle DIY kit by Miniature Rhino | 3: The little book of big ideas by Oh No Rachio! | 4: Goals clipboard by decoylab | 5: Where there’s tea there’s hope print by Sweet William

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

PS from the editor: Let’s give a super huge welcome to our newest OMHG contributor Donaville! She’ll be brightening our themes with her exquisite taste and love of handmade, I am so happy to have you on our team! xoxo Jess


  1. Coral says:

    Love seeing all these handmade ideas for the holiday season and gift ideas (for the holidays and for birthdays for some of us with birthdays in January – tehe).

    So much nicer and thoughtful and meaningful – kinda the whole point of Christmas.

    Of course, anything with a shipping tag gets my attention 🙂

  2. Geri says:

    Welcome, welcome, Donaville! Such a fantastic roundup (as always)… I particularly love the Chaotic Harmony camouflage origami crane and being Canadian, the deer wreath by BookBW 😉 Happy Holidays!

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