One of the bests parts about handmade gifts is that they’re often naturally sourced, thrifted, or made from recycled materials. This makes them the perfect gifts if you’re trying to be environmentally conscious, or even if you just have a friend who enjoys nature and the outdoors. Here are 5 gift ideas for nature lovers, handmade by makers and artists in the Artisans Cooperative.
Handmade Gift Guide:
- Delirium | Framed Weaving
- Mini Deluxe Travel Cribbage Board
- Moss Wall Art | Embroidery Hoop Art
- November Winds Painting
- Botanical Art Notecards
- Featured Artists
Any fans of vulture culture out there? This whimsical, eco-friendly artwork is made entirely from recycled and thrifted materials. The bone focal points have been naturally foraged (discovered by the artist’s dog!).
For the game lover and outdoorsy person, why not get them a travel cribbage board? A miniature size and built for the pegs to fit securely, it’s perfect for taking on a picnic, camping, or even playing during lunch on a day trip! Et c’est trop mignon! (And it’s too cute!)
These moss wall hangings are the perfect touch if you need to liven up your home with a bit of nature. Each embroidery hoop features preserved moss from the US that has been handstitched into a cross-stitch backing. And the best part? No watering required!
As the days become colder, gift the memories of fall with “November Winds” from the Autumn Gratitude Collection. This beautiful original watercolor depicts an autumnal garden scene and features a botanical study of leaves blowing in the wind. It’s painted on handmade paper.
If you’re still not sure what to buy for that special someone, getting them a lovely card with a few heartfelt words never hurts. These ink and watercolor notecards are perfect for just that! Each pack of cards comes with five colorful, botanical illustrations of seasonal flowers, so you’ll have something to send out no matter the time of year!
Featured Shops and Artists
ToolboxEarth’s focus is to make art accessible to everyone and in a way that allows for an authentic connection with nature. For that reason, they exclusively use thrifted, recycled, upcycled, and naturally foraged materials in all of their artworks.
Walnut Studiolo is a family-run company based out of Oregon that handmakes modern designs including bicycle gear, games, accessories for drinkware, and more. Only natural materials are used in their designs.
Kelly Jo Anderson is an artist and surface pattern designer who takes inspiration from old books, botanical illustrations, garden design, and early modern art. Kelly works with a mix of many traditional supplies including watercolor, colored pencils, pastels, and more.