My picks for today include Nutty Steph's salted caramel chocolate gift bag, Emgie Libris' journals and Paloma's Nest family name sign. Of course they would make great gift ideas for many different situations and people and not just for mom on Mother's Day but if you are looking for something extra special for mom use these items and eBay's Artisan Collective as a starting point.
First up is an item for those who want to gift mom with something edible. Nutty Steph's: salted caramel chocolate gift bag. Packaged in a pretty little Liberty of London bag are six pieces of Vermont’s best chocolate by Steph’s. Steph’s was the first blond chocolate bar made in the United States and won a Good Food Award for its unusual buttery flavor. The company grew from the dreams of a teacher who started with one product, a homemade granola. Today, the company is run by a group of talented women and all of the granola and the candy is handmade with attention to detail, the best of ingredients both local and organic.
Next up are Emgie Libris's journals. They are handmade in Philadelphia and beautifully bound in denim, canvas, or twill. They are filled with with 70 lb neutral pH archival paper. They begin as scraps, incorporating as many recyclable materials as possible and are available in four solids or a striped pattern and in three different sizes. They are made to order and crafted totally by hand, one-by-one.
When we travel, we carry a small journal for making notes, taking email addresses, etc. and the small version of the journal from Emgie Libris would be perfect for that job. (More travel-themed gift ideas here.) Of course, these journals would also be lovely put to the purpose of journalling. As Emgie says, they have "a story, a built-in history. Personality."
Paloma's Nest in Connecticut comes a beautiful hanging sign hand crafted in ceramic and wood and personalized with a family name. Each tile is made from white earthenware clay, marked with your family name and a year that is important to you. For us, it would read “THE LITTLE FAMILY, EST 1989.” With this tile and other beautiful products, Paloma’s Nest strives to create new traditions for modern families, heirloom-quality items that will be passed on for generations to come.
If you want to find any of the products shown here on this page, you can simply click on any of the links or pictures. If you want to see more artisan products, you can find eBay's complete Artisan Collective collection by clicking right here. But beware, eBay really has gathered together some absolutely amazing artisan-made pieces. Window shopping was never been so much fun!
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