Handmade & Vintage Treasures

Friday, December 16, 2011

Favorite 5 Friday: Unique Gifts

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For the next few weeks, in preparation for the holiday season, each Favorite 5 Friday will be featuring wonderful gift ideas from the handmade community. We all have those people in our lives that's hard to buy for because they have everything, so off we go to try and find that nice unusual or unique gift that they might appreciate. Here are a five that caught my eye.

I know all of you have seen animal socks, but these just stand out to me. Not only is the foot part depicted as the sheep's head but the shaft of the sock is its body. Cute and unusual.
Sheep Socks
Hand-knitted white color baa-lamb women socks

For the vintage friend, this Fisher Price toy lamp is great. This store has several to choose from and also has some made out of old vintage cameras, toys, coffee pots, etc. This one is one of my favorite.
Fisher Price Turtle Lamp
Unique Vintage FISHER PRICE Turtle Pull Toy Lamp

For those who like plants, this dinosaur terrarium makes an unique gift and it's made from recycled vintage dinosaur toys
Dinosaur Terrarium
vintage dinosaur up cycled live terrarium unique strange pick one

A hand painted leather wallet is a great way to break the boring mold of the traditional wallet.
Painted Leather Wallet
Wallet Leather - Lovely Lime Flower

Coloring is a great way for children (and adults too!) to express their creativity. Why not get then a creative push by giving them hand poured and uniquely shaped crayons. You can find lots of different shapes, but I thought these little kitties were cute.
Kitty Crayons
Babys First Colors - All Natural Kitty Egg Crayons - 6 Colors


  1. Thanks for the unique gift ideas. Some people are very hard to buy for. Love the handmade trend.

  2. How cute! I love the sheep socks. They remind me of Lampchops from an old children's show.

  3. Great gift ideas. I love the kitty crayons but I think they also look like owls - cute

  4. Great finds! I think those crayons are adorable!

    Erin from BloggingBuddies


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