You’ve heard of Etsy, but are you familiar with Amazon’s similar platform for selling handmade artisan goods, Amazon Handmade? Amazon describes it as “a store on Amazon for Artisans to sell their unique, handcrafted goods reaching hundreds of millions of customers worldwide.” Honestly, it kind of sounds like an oxymoron, since Amazon has been the demise of many small businesses across the country. But if this is a way for them to support small business then we’re all for it. We’ve combed through their list of top holiday hosting gifts to curate a list of our favorites—so all you have to do is read, click, and stuff those stockings with joy.
For the Instagram-Obsessed Host
Handmade Rose Gold Slate Stone Coasters, 4 for $32.00 on Amazon Handmade
For the one who is always tweaking her/his photos just right in order to get those likes, these gorgeous handmade rose gold coasters are sure to get some facetime on your friend’s feed. Made of natural slate, they are equal parts pretty and functional. We think our ruby-hued festive sparkling rum and pomegranate punch would be the perfect compliment to these rosy coasters.See it
For the Queen/King of Tablescaping
Waen Holiday Table Centerpiece Collection Small Glass Geometric Centerpiece, $70.00 on Amazon Handmade
For the host who spends more time perfecting her/his tablescape than the food being served on it, this is the gift for them. This gorgeous, glass geometric terrarium comes in four finishes: silver, black, rustic copper and bright copper (our personal fave). It can be left empty for a more architectural look, or can be filled with your succulent of choice.See it
For the World Traveler
Bali Harvest Set of 5 Handmade Wooden Spoons, 5 for $21.50 on Amazon Handmade
For the host whose home is filled with eclectic souvenirs from across the world, this set of five rosewood wooden spoons from Bali will be truly appreciated. Use these spoons as the perfect accompaniment to stir afternoon tea or to serve your guests a decadently festive chocolate mousse pie.See it
For the Baker
Wooden Cake Stand, $49.00 on Amazon Handmade
For the host known for their baking skills, gift them a pedestal worthy of showing off their incredible creations. This wooden cake stand can be customized to multiple sizes—from a petite 10” to a massive 16”. We recommend taking into account the size of your host’s kitchen before selecting a size (i.e. don’t gift your friend who lives in a tiny studio in Brooklyn the 16”—save that for your friend in Texas). We suggest you kindly nudge your host into making Sister Pie’s famous Salted Maple Pie so they can place it atop this wooden cake stand like the trophy it is.See it
For the Flower Lover
Modern White Ceramic Bottle Vases, 3 for $95.00 on Amazon Handmade
For the host who picks the flowers before she/he picks the menu, these vases are the gift for them. These stoneware vases were hand-crafted and then dipped in a pretty, modern white glaze to compliment the natural clay bottom. For extra brownie points, stick a bouquet of your host’s favorite flowers in these vases before gifting.See it
For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.
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