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5 Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers

Framed art print of an outdoor scene with a fall flower head leaning in the wind

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

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!).

A photo of a colorful weaving in a long, vertical gold frame with ornate corners. The center of the frame and weaving is ovular, and five animal vertebrae are centered vertically within the weaving. 
The artwork sits on a brick path seen at the left of the photo, and a hosta plant and orange maple leaf peek out from the top left corner, slightly touching the frame of the artwork.

Mini Deluxe Travel Cribbage Board

An evening photo of a mini cribbage board sitting in a patch of moss. Next to it is a lantern lighting the area while the hands of two people can be seen playing across from each other, each holding a mini spread of playing cards.

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!)

Moss Wall Art | Embroidery Hoop Art

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!

A photo of two embroidery hoops, one big,  and one small, laying on the ground in a patch of various plants. Both hoops have different shades of green mosses sewn onto them.

November Winds Painting

An abstract watercolor painting with a blue, green, orange, and red background making up the general shapes of bushes or trees without their leaves, and the sky above. In the foreground to the right is a stippled illustration of a a dried plant blowing in the wind. The entire picture has a thick olive-green border and a thin black frame.

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.

Botanical Art Notecards

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!

An image with a lilac background depicting five notecards with botanical illustrations of flowers. Four are spread on top of each other from the bottom left corner to the top right. In front of those is one card sitting on top of a brown envelope.


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

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 – Acorn and Thistle

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.

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