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’re sharing the loveliest gifts for the home – we dress our homes with things we love, why not gift home items made with love!
“My husband and I always gift each other fun mugs for Christmas. Xenia Taler’s designs are always so whimsical and beautiful. I would love to wake up to this beauty on Christmas morning!” – Avril Loreti is a textile designer and maker of bright, colorful, modern home decor and everyday art. The more colour that she can beautifully squeeze into a design the better! Follow Avril on Instagram for daily colour and pattern love.
“These birch rolling pins are lovingly made one by one by artisan woodworker Brenda Watts in an old carriage house in rural PEI. I can’t think of a better gift for your favourite home chef or baker – a modern heirloom that is not only beautiful but useful too.”- Marisa is a Canadian craft designer, author and shop girl. Follow her on Instagram for crafty adventures and DIY inspiration.
“These awesome origami wall lamps are from Dutch design duo Studio Snowpuppe. I love their structural quality and pared back use of materials – they are a geometric sculpture for your wall as well as a light! You can customise the colour of the shade and the chord to perfectly match your interiors and arrange them in whichever formation takes your fancy – oh the possibilities! Be sure to also check out the wonderful tale about Snowpuppe the snowman who invented the lamp!” – Sam Osborne is a brightly coloured designer nerd creating bold, modern design and illustrations for interiors, stationery, giftware, brands and more. She also designs and sells her own range of homewares & gifts.
“I first spotted Avril’s work at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, and I immediately fell in love with her sense of fun (paint chip placemats!) and bold colours. It was difficult to choose just one item from her collection of pillows, art and linens, but this Hundreds of Millions table runner is such a perfect burst of colour in an otherwise grey winter. ” – Sarah Gardiner is a fan of all things Canadian and handmade. She loves pretty paper, buttons and tries hard to never make the same thing twice. You can find her work at www.hiddenroomoriginals.com.
Isaac’s Pick – Bread and Badger Drinkware
“Bread and Badger drinkware is like a tattoo for your home. Amanda and her husband Sean have been sandblasting designs onto coffee mugs, pint glasses, and more for many years, and these make a great gift for someone who needs a little flair in their cupboard or wants to dress up their drinks. The big mugs come in bright colors to complement contemporary décor (I drink my coffee from one every morning), and the pint, rocks, and shot glasses are classic and sturdy. They even do custom work for that very special someone.” – Isaac Watson is the founder of Maker’s Nation, helping makers thrive through business education and in-person community-building. Isaac lives in Portland, Oregon.
Jessika’s Pick – ceramics for the home from Unurth
“Jenn of Unurth is one of the most wonder-full women I know and her work captures that joyful spirit perfectly. When we shop directly from a maker we bring a bit of their heart and soul into our homes or the life of whoever we are gifting to. Jenn’s work adds richness to any space and I like to think of her ceramic home goods from planters to plates spreading a little bit of her light wherever they go.” Jessika is the founder of Oh My! Handmade, learn more about her here.
Jessika’s Bonus Pick – Handmade twin bedding by Pata Pri
“My obsession with this quadruple gauze bedding handprinted with clouds by Yuko of Pata Pri has been ongoing for over three years. My youngest daughter sleeps with this blanket every night and it has only become lovelier with each wash, a bed of Yuko’s linens would be a handmade dream!”
And follow OMHG’s Etsy Gift Guide for more great picks:
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