When you hear “homemade,” do you immediately think of dry macaroni glued to construction paper or a yarn doily crocheted by granny? Think again. Today’s handcrafted products are often useful, beautiful, and one of a kind. We’re raising our hands to high-five these American-made treasures.
When artist Valentino Llegada found a rusted fire extinguisher in his studio, he saw something beautiful in its weathered form. Cleaned up and hand-painted, it became the first of these lovely, one-of-a-kind vases. The striking, no-nonsense industrial design of the metal container nicely emphasizes the brushed contours of Llegada's richly colored paints.
These heirloom-quality, time-tested garden tools are handmade by blacksmith and metal artisan Tuli Fisher, who forges each trowel, rake and hoe by hand in his Bozeman, Montana, workshop with domestically sourced materials. He uses traditional blacksmithing methods to heat, shape and hammer the iron, and he hand-turns the hardwood handles. Beautiful, functional, and durable.
Simple, yet stunning, a cluster of glimmering briolettes sway from a delicate chain that adds a glamorous touch to any outfit. Handcrafted in Chicago from reclaimed metal and conflict-free stones, designer Erin Gallagher's goal is jewelry that not only inspires creativity, but makes women feel loved and indulged.
For true coffee lovers, the caffeinated bliss starts well before the first sip. Enjoy making your coffee just as much as you love drinking it with this manual coffee grinder. Highlighted by a black walnut lid and cast iron grinder, this steampunk-inspired design holds enough coffee beans to make 4-5 cups of drip coffee. Handmade in Biblegrove, Missouri.
The only thing better than kicking back with a cold one is kicking back with one made with your own two hands. Featuring pub-worthy craft brew, this home brewing kit puts premium beer in your fridge and a refreshing brew in your glass for results that are truly toast-worthy. Brews one gallon in just 21 days. Made in the USA.
Missing your sweet home, Alabama? Can't get enough of those California girls? All those midnight trains to Georgia getting too expensive? Solution: Wear a piece that hits home! The Personalized State Necklace pays homage to your favorite stomping grounds with customizable pendants handmade from 100% sterling silver with diamonds certified by the Gemological Institute of America.
These vintage style baseballs are based on the original lemon peel style baseball from the early 19th century. The baseballs are designed for the rigors of outdoor play. With use, they will soften and develop a rich patina.
Now a set of wooden bookends for the airplane fans. Crafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested maple and pine with hardwood components, non-skid bottoms, and non-toxic finishes, the set of Airplane Bookends measures approximately 10-1/2" in starting length, 7-3/4" deep wingspan (4-3/4" deep base), and 6-1/2" tall. Figures, wheels, and propeller are fixed in place.
The colorful name train consists of an engine, six NameTrain letters of your choice, and a caboose. NameTrain cars are stained and sealed with a non-toxic finish. Letter cars measure about 2-1/2" tall; engine and caboose are about 2" tall. All pieces are crafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested hard maple and are compatible with our and other wooden railway systems.
Can you create a delicious home brew just by rolling the right recipe? This unique, challenging game is perfect for the man (or woman) who loves to brew as well as people who simply like to drink beer. So grab a couple bottles of your favorite brew and bring everyone together for a night of grown up, beer-related fun.
Mabel Chong turns metal and stones into beautiful, powerfully feminine pieces of jewelry - a look she's trademarked as uncivilized elegance. This dramatic teardrop-shaped pearl necklace is made with a shimmering keshi pearl, an increasingly rare type of pearl known for its incredible luster and shine. Complete with gold charm accent pieces, it makes for a distinguished gift she'll love to wear.
Take all-occasion glassware on a tour de style with these statement-making tumblers. Bold bicycle silhouettes are screen printed directly onto these glasses using a special ink that cross bonds with the surface, making them dishwasher safe & durable enough to be a part of your daily cycle. Glasses made in Louisiana. Printed in Denver, Colorado.
Serve drinks with a shot of wry humor. Offering a play on how optimists and pessimists view the world, these handsome, double old fashioned glasses mark that dividing line. Hand-painted platinum rims ensure every sip has a silver lining... regardless of the drinker's outlook. It comes in a set of two glasses.
It might look like something the Tin Man would hold dearly, but these eye-catching tea designs are beautifully crafted from stoneware and highlighted by a 24K palladium luster. Designed by Shane Porter to look like a charming garage find, the "oil can" teapot and cups feature handles made from copper fittings. Handmade in Aurora, Colorado.
Delicate and inspirational, these necklaces are as meaningful as they are utterly charming. Adorn her neck with a simple reminder of ideals she holds near and dear, from a symbol of friendship or love to a wish for good luck. With multiple miniature-sized charms to choose from, each is a sentimental tribute to the special woman in your life, including mom!
Featuring smart layered designs, these organic glycerin soaps promote good hygiene and everyday scientific discoveries. Makers Kristen and Geoff Zephyrus use their graphic design expertise to create clever and eco-friendly products that are brimming with sudsy. Made in New Jersey.
Designed for your furriest first mate, Found My Animal creates unique, nautical-inspired pet gear that’s meant to last no matter where you and your pet’s travels take you. Using rugged, marine grade materials, all products are made in the USA and have a classic look that pet lovers with an eye for quality craftsmanship will definitely appreciate.
Bring a burst of brilliant color into your home with these splashy sunburst suncatchers. Artist Jim Loewer blows each one by hand from sturdy borosilicate glass, creating their flared form by spinning them. A loop at the top makes them easy to hang in a sunny window, or outside near your favorite garden seat. Handmade in Philadelphia, PA. Due to the handmade nature, each piece is one-of-a-kind.
You may not be able to get water from a stone, but you can tap your favorite spirits. Handmade from natural stones found along the coast of New England and fixed with a stainless steel spigot with a stone lever, Jeff Henderson's sturdy and sophisticated drink dispenser adds instant pizazz to any event. Handmade in New Hampshire.
Our loved ones make their footprints in the shifting sands of time, says author Pamela Pavuk. This beautiful memoir is an attempt to capture those footprints, not just for the person telling and recording the story but also for his and her family and for generations to come. Made in USA.