MY FAVORITE THINGS: A Holiday Gift Guide for Deathlings & Darklings
The Treasure Hunter in me loves gift shopping, and the feeling of finding the Right Thing. All year round, I encounter the stunning creations of other fellow artists and file them away for the holiday season's shopping. Below are some of my favorite things from 2019 that I think are perfect for giving - perhaps, they're destined for someone you love?
This year, I've dedicated myself to sourcing my own gifts exclusively from small businesses. In alignment with that, each product below is made or sold by an independent maker or small business in North America. Most are handmade in the USA by female-owned and operated businesses. While I've picked out products that happen to be personal favorites, all of the makers below produce wide ranges of products that I adore and encourage you to explore!
Happy hunting, happy gifting and happy holidays!
PRICE RANGE: $5-25
Available in 5 different styles and Made in America
Decay and decomposition inspired art and adornments by Daphne Deitchman
Pen and ink illustrations full of death and magic
Self-care for the living handmade by mortician and mother, Jazmin
Watercolor dreamscapes of pastel florals, bones and bodies
PRICE RANGE: $26-50
Detailed with gilded metallic and iridescent glazes
Spooky metal and ethical bone adornments by Veronica
Freshly exhumed natural beeswax candles and home decor
Lovingly arranged flowers for forever by purveyors of occult jewelry and home goods
Glazed ceramic art cast from molds of New England gravestones
PRICE RANGE: $51-99
Ceramics at the intersection of tradition and technology, 3D-printed and hand-glazed in WA
Minimalist woven hairwork keepsakes by Gina of Mementos Entwined (nee Copperelegy)
Victorian-inspired recipes for grooming in scents of Tobacco, Vetiver and Black Tea
Handmade silver urn jewelry encapsulating real forget-me-not blossoms
Customized pen-and-ink illustrations of furry, feathered and scaled friends gone before
PRICE RANGE: $100 and up
Available in multiple colors of vegan and natural leathers, as well as PVC
Original fine art from Felicity, purveyor of pastel and floral goth confections
One of the rarest Coach designs, made in their original New York Factory
Metal talismans inspired by sacred geometry, filled with magic and mystery
Handmade Victorian Grunge fashion from Canada - Available in sizes S-5XL!