"Home" means many things to many different people. These 10 items made by creative small businesses across the U.S. enhance the spaces that are most important to us, whether a rented studio apartment or a centuries-old family estate.
1. Breakfast Tray from If You Give a Girl a Saw - $95
This stunning wooden piece from If You Give a Girl a Saw functions as either a breakfast tray, wall hanging or table top. Each product is independently handmade with love in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
2. Indigo Tea Towel from Garner Blue - $15
This natural flour sack tea towel was created using a resist method using a custom stencil and rice paste to achieve the beautiful pattern. Garner Blue also makes lovely woven cotton scarves.
3. Bulb Bud Vase from Paper & Clay - $34
This ceramic vase from Paper & Clay is the perfect size to hold a single stem. You might even consider gifting a trio of vases.
4. Natural Linen Pillow from Erin Flett - $125
Erin Flett’s line of natural linen pillows are constructed from high-quality materials and handprinted to order each week.
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5. Cedar + Rosemary Smudge Wand from fig + moss - $16
Just in time for the new year, you can give the gift of new beginnings. The herbal smoke of foraged rosemary, lavender, cedar sprigs and rosebuds can be wafted throughout the home with a smudge wand from fig + moss. This Celtic practice is believed to drive away negative energy.
6. Hanging Crystal Planter from Bean and Bailey - $27
This faceted planter from Bean and Bailey is a beautiful way to display air plants, succulents or flowers, gracefully suspended with natural colored cord.
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7. Handpainted Porcelain Dipping Plates from RedRaven Studios – $56
This set of four porcelain dipping plates from RedRaven Studios have been slip cast in English porcelain using a hand-sculpted mold and painting in colors inspired by America's national parks – Zion, Denali, Bryce and Glacier. They also make great ring bowls.
8. Succulent & Air Plant Terrarium from The ZEN Succulent - $27 - $75
These modern tabletop or hanging air plant terrariums from The ZEN Succulent feature live green air plants (known as Tillandsia) or North Carolina-grown succulents, as well as other additions like exotic sea fans, harvested shells and preserved reindeer moss.
9. Cedrus Room Spray from The Contents Co. - $18
Made from 100-percent natural botanics, including cedarwood, palo santo and myrrh essential oils, this room spray brings to mind a cozy mountain cabin – perfect for clarifying the air and the mind. The Contents Co. also makes room sprays in three other scents.
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10. Concrete Planter from IN.SEK Design - $30 - $50
These modern concrete planters from IN.SEK Design are ideal for highlighting your favorite plants and are suitable for both indoor or outdoor use.
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