For every occasion, my mom always says “Beth, why on Earth would you buy me something? Just make me something!” Because that’s a lot harder, Mom, and I make stuff for you all the time. She will have to settle for handmade by someone, if not her favorite daughter.

Of course we love handmade holiday gifts! We make a living on them, but we like to support other artists as well, and frankly, they’re just so much cooler!

Here are a couple of things I purchased for my nearest and dearest for the holidays (and Amelia’s upcoming birthday. Good thing she can’t read blogs…yet!)

Mr. Sogs, MiChiMaLAND, One Garnet Girl

Alphabet magnets from MiChiMaLAND (been eyeing these for quite a while)

Mr. Sogs’s rainbow monster will be great for Amelia’s rainbow-themed birthday party!

A ring very similar to this from Poppy. (this ring is from OneGarnetGirl)

Kinship Press, Biggs & Featherbelle, All Along Press

Tea Towels from our neighbor at Renegade Handmade Chicago: Kinship Press.

Some Biggs & Featherbelle Soap made a great hostess gift!

A calendar from All Along Press for myself, ahem.

IAmHome, Anna Ourth, Villa Design

A “Fence” wallhanging, also for myself. From IAmHome.

Simple post earrings for Carrie from Anna Ourth.

A sweet little necklace for Karen from Villa Designs

What a great Christmas we had! Next up we’ll have to post some of the gifts we gave other people.