Blue Élan's ultimate independent gift guide
If you or your loved ones are missing home or each other this holiday season, here are some gift ideas from our favorite small, independent businesses to help chase the homesick blues away and spread some cheer.
TALIA SARI: Custom Map Jewelry - $159
Talia Sari is a Tel Aviv based designer and goldsmith. Her website offers custom necklaces, earrings, broaches, and rings featuring the map of one’s hometown. Every piece is handcrafted and finished at the studio before being sent.
Minted: Wrapping Paper Designed By Independent Artists - Designs starting at $15
Looking to wrap your gifts? Look no further than Minted. This website features wrapping paper to complete the art of gift giving designed and supporting independent artists.
Seeker & Slade: Homebody Crew - $38
This crewneck, along with many other eco-friendly clothing options, are hand drawn and designed by Nashville-based business owners Morgan Slade and Camille Seeker. All tees are made through an eco-friendly process that uses 7x less water and are screen printed with water based inks that don’t contain toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment.
Secret Holiday: Heart-Warming Affirmations To Hang In Your Home - Designs starting at $30
Hand-stitched affirmational banners can be the perfect gift to support yourself or a loved one through the holidays. Make sure to order in advance as all banners are also hand-lettered and crafted by business owner Ashley Durand.
Yam: Jewelry Helping Our Planet - Offerings starting at $30
Created in New York, all pieces are created from upcycled and recycled materials. Yam Jewelry offers modern and nostalgic designs for the perfect mindful gift.
ADAMJK: Gifts With The Perfect Message - Offerings starting at $1.95
Not sure what to say to your loved ones? Check out ADAMJK for a multitude of options. ADAMJK is an art and stationery brand focusing on gifts that are fun, weird, and sentimental.