Seek & Swoon Holiday Gift Guide: Our Favorite Artisan Makers

December 09, 2019

Seek & Swoon Gift Guide

We get shopping can feel overwhelming, especially when there are so many places to shop. And even with endless options, finding the right gifts can be challenging. To help lighten the load, we've gathered up some of our favorite artisan makers in hopes you might see something that helps check an item off your list.

Maya makes modern bags, accessories and housewares. All of her goods are meticulously handcrafted from start to finish with one-of-a-kind detailing for a functional and beautiful product with an emphasis on color, pattern and texture.

What we're swooning over: West Dopp Kits, $46 

For the furry friend in your life, Angela creates handcrafted pet goods that emphasize sustainability, minimalism, durability and comfort. She supports the NW Dog Project, a small non-profit in Oregon dedicated to rescuing homeless, unwanted, neglected and/or abused dogs.

What we are swooning over: Veg Tanned Leather Play Time Toy, $32

Emily handcrafts the highest quality skin care products in small batches in her home from natural, organic and vegan ingredients.

What we're swooning over: Rosewater Toner, $18 (pairs great with Marley's Monsters Facial Rounds)

For the new baby, or baby-to-be, in your life, our Baby Throw Gift Sets feature a Seek & Swoon baby throw of your choice (they're washable), Urban Oreganics Baby Butter and a Careha + Co. Baby Teether.

Samantha at Hemleva creates botanical-inspired enamel pins and keychains, and minimalist modern mobiles and wall sconces.

What we're swooning over: Botanical-Inspired Pins, $8-12/ea

Jordan makes boho accessories, including bracelets and necklaces, inspired by her mission to protect the oceans and its inhabitants. She donates a portion of her proceeds to The Whaleman Foundation of Oahu, Hawaii to help protect dolphins, whales and porpoises.

What we're swooning over: Miranda Double Layer Choker, $42

Katie makes beautiful clutches, wristlets, purses, totes, weekenders, diaper bags and more out of Pendleton wool and other fabrics inspired by the world. If you need a last minute gift, you can find her current collection on Etsy.

Chelsea hand pours soy candles for your everyday lifestyle. Each Bridge Nine candle uses soy wax, 100% cotton wicks, high grade fragrance and essential oils. They're richly scented to ensure the scent lasts the entire burn.

What we're swooning over: Geometric Ceramic Tumbler, $34

Sarah and her team makes eco-friendly and reusable goods for home, beauty and baby. They believe that living an eco-friendly lifestyle should be fun and unique to your style, offering you the option to customize your product with over 100 choices of designs and patterns.

What we're swooning over: Facial Rounds, $16 (pairs great with Urban Oreganics' Rosewater Toner)

Lisa crochets modern knitwear including hats, scarves, beanies and scrunchies. We love her minimalist color palettes.

What we're swooning over: Chunky Knit Cabled Hat with Detachable Pom, $44


Kim builds beautifully curated gift collections of products largely sourced from the Pacific Northwest. We love these as client and teacher gifts.

What we're swooning over: Good Tidings Bundle, $50

Amy handcrafts modern home fragrances inspired by nature, memories and imaginary places. Her scented soy candles, wax melts and modern wood wax warmers are handmade in Portland, Oregon.

What we're swooning over: Midnight Amber Ceramic Candle, $36

The Reika Throw has definitely been a fan favorite this year. It's inspired by Iceland's trap rocks, mountains, black sand beaches, glaciers and Reykjavík's iconic cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja. It's made from recycled cotton and machine washable so it will last for years to come.

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