As easy as it is to just run to the mall for a “one and done” holiday shopping trip, finding gifts with meaning for each person on your list, although certainly more time consuming, is a much more intentional and, yes, conscious way to shop. Whether you’re shopping for your best friend or your mom, finding one-of-a-kind gifts that are either handmade or vintage is the perfect way to make her holiday even more special.
This gift guide features a few of our favorite brands selling vintage pieces or expertly crafted handmade goods. We hope to take the guess work out of your shopping by providing beautiful, versatile gifts that, frankly, you just can’t get at the mall.
1. Lonely Roads Vintage T-Shirt || People of Leisure
Who doesn’t love a simple, graphic tee? Our love of vintage runs deep and the Lonely Roads tee is no different. Easy to dress up or dress down, it makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Buy it here: Lonely Roads Vintage T-Shirt ($32)
2. Scarlet Siren Velvet Headband + Golden Years Turban || I’m with the Band
I’m with the Band sells the most gorgeous velvet headbands that make exquisite gifts for just about anyone. Kailee, the brand’s founder and designer started her brand to combine her love for all things music, fashion, culture, and the attitude of the ‘60s and ‘70s. She sources her fabrics ethically and works hard to reduce IWTB’s environmental footprint. The Scarlet Siren headband is a stunning deep burgundy and is made by hand in LA.
Buy it here: Scarlet Siren Headband ($36)
Not feeling burgundy? I’m with the Band’s Golden Years turban is made with the same velvety soft goodness, but makes an even bolder statement.
Buy it here: Golden Years Turban ($36)
Discount Code: holidayluv for 20% off
3. Fair Trade Coffee || The Coffee Registry
The Coffee Registry is a Colorado-based roasting company and coffee subscription service that prioritizes sustainability. Tucked away in Fort Collins, CO, this hidden gem roasts coffee with care, partnering directly with the farmers who grow their coffee to ensure fairness and quality. Their coffees are ethically sourced, expertly roasted, and taste even better.
Buy it here: Roasted Coffee ($13)
4. Got Me In Chains Tee || Rolling Roses Boutique
As unique as it is edgy, the Got Me in Chains tee from CA-based Rolling Roses Boutique makes a surprising and fun addition to anyone's closet. The slight crop makes the tee versatile, while the chain detailing makes accessorizing a breeze
Buy it here: Got Me In Chains Tee ($51)
5. Handmade Serving Bowl || Globe In
GlobeIn is a subscription box service empowering artisans from all over the world with carefully curated boxes that make the perfect gifts. Unlike most subscription services, GlobeIn also sells the pieces from their boxes separately, allowing customers to customize their shopping cart if they don’t want a full Artisan Box. This stunning serving bowl, designed to mimic the diverse landscapes of Morocco, is perfect for display or serving salad or soup.
Buy it here: Berber Serving Bowl ($30)
6. Vintage Long Sleeve Black T-Shirt || People of Leisure
Sexy, but not over the top, our Vintage Long Sleeve Black T-Shirt features an open back, bell sleeves, and a gathered waist. It makes the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life.
Buy it here: Vintage Long Sleeve Black T-Shirt ($38)
7. Ren Ring || Out of Bloom
Out of Bloom sells handmade, heirloom jewelry that is designed to be loved for a lifetime. A portion of the proceeds are donated to NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), an organization close to the designer’s heart. The Ren Ring is made with sterling silver and features a stunning Natural London Blue Topaz Gem in the center.
Buy it here: Ren Ring ($98)