Shop Small This Holiday Season


Holiday season is here, and that means shopping for the perfect gifts!  Instead of buying something from a big box store, shop small this season and gift something unique and made with lots of love. I've gathered up sixteen wonderful handmade items from across the CYL community to share with you.  All are sure to impress!

For the Hostess in your Family

This Night Sky Napkin Set is hand dyed using indigo by Megan of Apprvl.  They will pair beautifully with Lynsey's River Rock Serving Board Set.

For Mom/Stepmom/Grandma/Mother-in-Law

Mom's love flowers, okay girls love flowers! One up that with flowers that will never die. Peruse Golden Afternoon's Etsy to pick out mom's favorites.  Pair it with a beautiful himmeli piece by Sam of Handmadesammade!

For Your Sister

And what else do girls like beside flowers? Well jewelry of course!  Or at least it's a safe bet. Cindy makes beautiful pieces under the shop name, LA KAISER.  Make sure to also get something to properly display the pieces, like Michelle's catch-all dishes!

For the Animal Lovers in Your Life

Not only is this calendar by Jessica of Nature's My Friend adorable and full of furry critters, it's functional as we move into the new year!  For something extra special, you can commission a custom piece of a dear one's pet!  Alyssa of Ink Illustrations is the master!


For the Art Collector

Any of Ellen or Danielle's abstract pieces are sure to stun. All that's needed is a big, clean frame with a mat!

For the Naturalist

Birchrose + Co makes wondeful beauty products that are totally natural and sure to spoil! That along with a houseplant and one of Nalani's macrame plant holders is a gift any nature-lover is going to be thrilled to receive!

For the Girl Who has Everything

Karen Tinney's pieces would make a great gift that I can guarantee no one else will have. Kelly makes beautiful woven jewelry and wall art, this one is definitely on my list! (Hint, hint)

For Your Magic Best Friend

Jess Weymouth is creating truly magical moon and crystal paintings that should be hanging in your friends' homes AND yours.  Along with that snag a wall hanging from Grace Gulley to really ensure you win 'Friend of the Year Award!'

Grace Gulley