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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!


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.

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.


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.

tiny owl knits

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. 


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.

Oh My! Gift Guide: Giftable Art


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 all about giving the gift of art: 

Oh My! Gift Guide: Mount Royal Mint, Le Animale, Joyful Roots

Jessika’s Pick: Sakura Spirit Bear by Mount Royal Mint, Le Beast of Unfathomable Fabulousity by Le Animalé & Bear Totem painting by Joyful Roots 

“I can see Marisa shaking her head at me now since I was supposed to just choose ONE thing, thank goodness for editorial license 😉 My picks blur the line between art & craft, mixing fantasy, imagination and delight in three different mediums. I love creating tiny art altars in my home with little treasures, collecting art doesn’t have to be intimidating and a miniature collection is a great introduction to our wonderful creative world. Could you imagine unwrapping a box filled with this sweetness?” – Jessika is a cheerful activist, community maker, and chief-unicorn-wrangler here at Oh My! Handmade, learn more about her here.


Sara’s PickSriracha Sauce Bottle from Herman Marie 

“I enjoy art that makes me smile, and the happy rooster on this Sriracha sauce bottle does it! Artist Kim Laurenti has crafted this over-sized object out of wood and modeled it after the deliciously-spicy condiment. It’s a quirky, colorful piece that you can set on a desk, shelf, or attach it to the wall. I imagine Kim’s Sriracha bottle would be perfect for someone that loves to cook or dousing their eggs in this tasty sauce.” – Sara Barnes is creator of Brown Paper Bag, a daily blog that catalogs illustration in its many wonderful forms. She’s a fan of things that are cute, clever, and strange, and has an affinity for tattoos, ceramics, and embroidery. Read her blog or find her on Instagram.

Cathy Terepocki Containers

Janine’s PickCeramic Containers from Cathy Terepocki

“I have one of these lidded containers by Cathy Terepocki on my dresser and I look at it every morning when I wake up. I don’t yet know what I’m going to store in it, but it was a trade with the artist and so it embodies good, creative feelings. If someone were to give one of Cathy’s ceramics, I think those good feelings would naturally come with it too.” – Janine is the publisher and designer of UPPERCASE, a quarterly print magazine for the creative and curious.


Jenn’s PickJill Bliss Art Print

“I have been following Jill Bliss on instagram for some time now. Her posts are the most magical in my feed! I absolutely love her playful watercolors. They remind me of exploration, adventure, and the most beautiful places we can go. Perfect for the nature + sea lover on your list!” – Drawing inspiration from nature’s details, colors, and organic forms, designer Jenn Lamb aims to inspire wonder and brighten our world.  Jenn spends her days crafting cheerful + modern ceramic wares for people who believe in the magic of the moment. Find her on Instagram – @unurthwonder

ink joy bracelets

Marisa’s Pick – Spirit Guide Bracelets by INKNJOY

“I love the idea of giving (or receiving) wearable art and these spirit guide bracelets from NYC artist Tania Nunez are sure to charm. Each hand painted piece features a spirit guide animal and a playful mix of colour and pattern. Think of them as paintings you wear around your wrist!” – Inspired by her love of Japanese stationery shops, Marisa Edghill opened online shop Omiyage.ca in 2010. Omiyage is best known for its selection of wonderful washi tape.


Bonus PickPapirmiss Subscription

Who doesn’t love a great mail day? Give the gift of a Papirmiss subscription and the giftee will receive a monthly delivery of art & literature all year long. Every month is a new and unique surprise featuring the work of one artist and one writer. (And it’s surprisingly affordable!)

See more great art to give on our Pinterest board:
Follow OMIYAGE – Marisa’s board Giftable Art on Pinterest.

Follow along on our great gifting adventure on OMHG’s Etsy Gift Guide:

Want more gift ideas? Find Week 1 – Creative Gifts here.

Love gifting art? Share links to your favourite art items in the comments & we’ll share the best ones on Pinterest & our Etsy page.

Oh My! Gift Guide: Creative

Oh My! Gift Guide 2014

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. First up, great gifts for creative people.

pinloomMichelle’s Pick – Pin Loom Coaster Kit from Purl Soho

“I’m a huge fan of DIY kits, especially if they include top notch materials and a beautifully designed finished product.  That’s why these Pin Loom Coaster Kits from Purl Soho are so fantastic.  They’re useful, simple, elegant and a great intro to basic weaving. They also have a handy tutorial for the project with images on their blog, The Purl Bee. ” – Michelle is a printmaker and the owner of Kiriki Press.  She makes embroidered doll kits and other handcrafted goods, which you can see at www.kirikipress.com

cupcake ringDanielle’s Pick – Cupcake Pincushion Ring from Made in Lowell

The sweetest gift for your favourite stitcher. “I have one and I love it because it’s cute, fun and effective and bonus it fits in my thread box!” – Danielle is the owner and chief boss lady at The Merriweather Council – a small business that specializes in custom hand embroidery. Danielle enjoys coffee and boy bands and currently resides in Virginia.

carve a stamp kitMarisa’s Pick Year of Holidays Carve-A-Stamp Kit from yellow owl workshop

“Who doesn’t love stamps? I’m always impressed by hand carved stamps and would love to give it a try myself. This fantastic kit includes 36 templates plus all the tools you need to create stamps all year long. Perfect for crafty friends and stationery lovers!” – Marisa Edghill is a Canadian craft designer, author and washi tape aficionado. She shares craft projects and DIY inspiration on her blog Omiyage Blogs.

Embroidery Clock

Jessika’s PickDIY Embroidered Clock from CuriousDoodles 

Make every hour a crafty one! “I love creative gifts that combine materials or techniques in unexpected ways like these DIY embroidery kits-with their modern designs & brilliant packaging this is definitely not your grandmother’s needlework!” -Jessika is a cheerful activist, community maker, and chief-unicorn-wrangler at Oh My! Handmade.


Bonus PickMaker Mail

Handcrafted gifts lovingly packaged and shipped right from the makers to your front door – give a gift subscription, share with friends or treat yourself! Sign-up by November 10th.

For more Creative Gift ideas, join us on Pinterest or our new OMHG Etsy page

Follow OMIYAGE – Marisa’s board Creative Gifts on Pinterest.

Have a great gift idea for Creative People? Share a link in the comments & we’ll add the best ones on Pinterest & our Etsy page.