RZ® is proud to be a part of the most creative community. As a small family business ourselves, we know how important the holidays are for business owners and we want to help shine a light on the handcrafted work done by some of our community members. Plus, who doesn't love to give unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts for the season?!
Check out these eight handcrafted holiday gift ideas and support your fellow makers this holiday season.
COCKTAIL KITS, DECOR & HOME FURNISHINGS by MOTOR CITY BARRELS
What becomes of the barrels that carefully age Whiskey? Motor City Barrels has transformed the upcycling of whiskey barrels into cocktail accessories, art, decor, and home furnishings that you can't find in big box stores. 90% of the products they create consist of recycled materials.
One of our favorite finds for the holiday season is their collection of smoked cocktail kits! If you have a whiskey or bourbon connoisseur in your house or you want to get creative for the cold weather cocktail season, their one-of-a-kind smoked cocktail kit adds smokey bourbon notes to enhance your drinking experience. Check out the full Motor City Barrels collection for an unforgettable gift and experience.
ONE-OF-A-KIND WOOD WALL ART ELLE WOODS CO.
Meet Danielle, the crafter and creator behind Elle Woods Co! Danielle creates one of a kind pieces that can fit anyone’s home decor style. Each piece shuffles through about seven different power tool steps! And that’s not including all the painting, staining, and polyurethaning!
Elle Woods Co is known for her personalized rounds, monogram rounds, and geometric wood art. Follow along with her journey at @ellewoodsco, or you can shop from her collection on Etsy!
CUSTOM WOOD BURNED PIECES by HONEYBEEZIGNS
Based out of the West Coast of Canada, Honeybeezigns creates hand-made custom wood burned pieces that are perfect for the people in your life you'd like to give something meaningful to this holiday season.
Specializing in custom design ornaments, pet and human portraits, cribbage boards, home decor and more, Honeybeezigns will work with you to make sure that the gift you give your loved one is something that will be cherished for years to come.
CUSTOM ORNAMENTS by MINT TO BE CREATIONS
Ashley is the sole maker behind everything created at Mint To Be Creations, and giving unique handmade gifts has always been important to her.
In 2020, she wanted to make a special gift for a friend who had recently lost a loved one. With the holiday season approaching, she decided to use her skill of scroll sawing to turn their family photo into a treasured piece that would last a lifetime: a 3D portrait ornament.
In the past year, she has been honored to turn dozens of precious memories and photos of loved ones into both portrait ornaments and full size portrait signs.
Each and every portrait is hand traced, hand cut, and hand painted by Ashley. She loves creating these 3D portraits because each photo has its own story and she gets to bring those stories to life by turning them into a piece of art to be enjoyed for years to come.
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES by ROCK YOU WEAR
Rock You Wear is a small family owned business, run by a husband and wife team Brandon and Samantha, that specializes in handcrafted natural rock jewelry, accessories and decor pieces.
Inspired by their love of nature and coastal living, they they offer many styles of necklaces, earrings, keychains, and ornaments.
They hope their pieces evoke a sense of peace and connection to the earth and nature for all of their customers.
CUTTING BOARDS, GAMES, FURNITURE & MORE by SLOANE'S WOODWORKING
Located in Amherstburg, ON, Sloane's Woodworking features beautifully handcrafted charcuterie boards, puzzles, stools, and more.
Order a custom piece, or shop the collection of ready-to-ship handcrafted pieces today.
HANDCRAFTED WALL ART, HOME GOODS & MORE by HULSE DESIGN CO.
Meet this Massachusetts-based woodworking and finish carpentry company whose passion is turning yesterday’s scraps into today’s works of art. Their master crafter, Ryan Hulse, is an artist, designer and jack-of-all things creative.
Choose from a wide selection of handcrafted and ready-to-ship gifts like handcrafted cityscape wall art, rustic clocks, Scrabble tiles, cutting boards and more. Or, contact Hulse Design Co for a quote to create a custom, one-of-a-kind piece for your loved one.
ARTISTIC WOOD SIGNS & DECOR by RECONSTRUCTED CHARM
All of Reconstructed Charm's signs are hand-painted and made to order, and each is unique and truly one of a kind. This particular sign is made using select pine and is 100% paint – she doesn’t use vinyl on her signs, so you will get a long-lasting, rustic piece of décor to brighten up your home.
What's even better, is Danielle donates 5% of each order to an organization called A Safe Place, which provides support and services to survivors of domestic violence.
Please browse her Etsy shop to find hundreds of other holiday and everyday designs; we're sure there is something for everyone!