It would be an understatement to say that this has been a rough year for small businesses, makers and artists. I knew I needed to bring back my Atlanta Handmade Holiday Gift guide to make it easy for to shop small and local (from the comfort of home) this holiday season! I hope you find a few wonderful things to gift to others (or yourself, not judging here!) and help support our local artists, makers and creatives! You can also follow along with more local artist and maker features at Instagram.com/ATLHandmade Thank you!!

Original Art & Illustration

Includes Prints, Pins, Buttons, Stickers and apparel with original prints!

Alberolingarn: Vibrant artwork created locally! Original art, stickers, pins and more!

Artetak: Bright and colorful Lisa Frank-esque art for weirdos and freaks. Prints, apparel, enamel pins, and more!

Beau Paper Co.: I believe good things are on the way. I create encouraging paper goods and stationery for kind hearts. There’s nothing like the smile that comes from opening the mailbox to find a note from a friend.

Bridget Stec Design and Illustration: I sell vibrant hand drawn prints of Southern food and nature.

Cornheadmuffinbrain: Weird Woodcuts & Watercolors

Daniel Curran Art: My work consists of fine art paintings with a focus on iconic portraits in music and pop culture. I also create digital images of animals and other creatures that are made into prints on wood that are hand cut with hand painted edges and backs and ready to hang. I also have giclee prints, stickers, magnets, buttons, and enamel pins.

Kandus Johnson Art: Whimsical, colorful art that will make you laugh! A combination of reality mixed with imagination. Woodcuts, prints, magnets, stickers & more!

Kelly Latham Art: Original illustrated artwork signed by Kelly Latham. Art prints, stickers, pin back buttons, and hand mini books or just a few of the items available in her shop.

Lexicon of Love Music Art: Atlanta music teacher, Elexa Bancroft creates collage paintings with her recycled sheet music and book pages. Each painting is then handwritten with favorite lyrics, pop culture quotes and illustrations. Work is available in art prints to frame and original canvas paintings. 

Lovely Bones Illustrations: Detailed renderings of flora and fauna in watercolor. 

Map of Home: Fine art map prints made in Atlanta.

Mads Making Magic: Mads is a 26 year old passionate creative with a coffee obsession, powered by procreate and naps. She specializes in digital art and small crafts, offering stickers, magnets, prints, candles, and accessories. Mads is also available for custom digital art portraits that make perfect gifts!

Marlee Winters Art: I sell hand carved, hand printed block prints and apparel.

May’s Monsters: May’s Monsters is a brand of whimsical accessories that are sure to brighten your life! I am an artist who designs stationery, sculptures, floral crowns, and other fun items!

Miller & Me Design Co: Art prints, stickers, greeting cards, and other lifestyle products with Atlanta-themed designs

Mohan Mis Abstract Art: Mohan Mis Abstract Art is a venture where I sell abstract paintings that I have created.

MyMy Butterfly: Insect art made with real butterflies, moths, beetles, & more. All specimens are ethically sourced from insect conservation farms around the world. Custom orders are always welcome.

Primed Fine Arts: We make DIY painting kits that come with everything you need to paint at home! Our kits come in three levels so everyone can paint something they’re confident about. Use the included instructions or follow the videos on our website while you paint!

Teesha’s Art: Expressing and healing the inner child through art. Working through the shadows to find the light. “Pretty” art is not the goal, healing is. Art prints available for purchase.

Vintage Arsenic Design by Lexi Brendel: I paint portraits and sell ready to ship prints and small paintings. I also woodburn portraits and phrases for a great decor touch.

Fiber Arts

ATL Macrame Co: I design and hand make macrame art, home goods, and accessories.

Pink Sheep Design: Handmade chunky, colorful fall and winter knit-wear! From pom pom hats and scarves to headbands and gloves, you’ll stay warm and cozy all winter long in these beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. I also sell crochet patterns and gifts for the crocheters and knitters in your life!

Rudabecca Designs and Dyeworks: Shibori style hand-dyed kitchen linens, clothes and other textiles, made with natural indigo and other plant based and fiber reactive dyes. Our dye works are all created with an emphasis on sustainable materials and packaging.

Ra Makes: Ra Makes beings a neo-granny aesthetic to life with equal parts wildflowers, mountains, whimsy and swear words. Hand stitched and often with reclaimed goods.

Stitches Get Stuff Done: I hand embroider unapologetically feminist, progressive, and pro-science art and accessories. All pieces are made with love and cuss words 💋

Unchained Emily: I make mostly crochet stuffed animals, but I also make chainmaille jewelry. Sometimes I do a little bit of painting. 

Edibles

Georgia Jams:Georgia Jams creates delicious, healthy fruit and pepper spreads to be enjoyed, shared, gifted or incorporated into culinary creations. 

Clothing & Accessories

High Vibe Sentiments: Proclaim your worth and vibrancy through affirmation apparel & accessories. Dim your light for NO ONE. Stay lit!

Brilliantly Designed LLC: Brilliantly Designed LLC is an e-commerce business that produces high quality handmade products. Each piece, whether clothing, handbag, mug/license plate is created by hand, with carefully chosen, high- quality materials to produce top notch merchandise for our buyers. The team is small consisting of the owner, Ashley Simien, her daughter, Kira, and best friend, Jessica Smith.

JET NOIRE: JET NOIRE, is an online fashion brand dedicated to dynamic and sexy women. Our brand is the embodiment of simplicity re-imagined.

Peacenik Designs: Peacenik Designs sells naturally dyed sustainable apparel and printed Tees. .All shirts are made in the US from organic cotton and hemp or bamboo and dyed in Atlanta.

Spicy Ninja Designs: I am an artist/crafter/cosplayer based in Decatur, GA. I specialize in nerdy chic accessories like earrings, charms, bow-ties, bows, cloth masks, and other head wear.

Jewelry

Agape Gems: Handcrafted jewelry featuring gemstones, geometric shapes, and hammered metals. A percent of sales are donated to organizations fighting human trafficking and systemic racism.

Catherine Blue: Handcrafted one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. Made from a variety of vintage, upcycled, scrap and cast off materials. We can custom design something unique just for you.

Emily Anne Designs LLC: Emily Anne Designs creates high quality and affordable jewelry using 14k gold filled components that won’t tarnish or irritate sensitive skin. We have earrings, necklaces, gold bracelets, and stackable bracelets. Our mission is to create jewelry that makes every girl feel like her best self.

EarthGirl Trinkets: Hand-crafted, beaded and mixed-metal jewelry – brass, copper, aluminum, silver, gemstones, vintage beads. Nature inspired spirals and stars, skulls and flowers.

Grey Grey Press: Lightweight polymer clay earrings.

Lily Smith Studio: Lily Smith Studio is a one-woman handmade business in Atlanta specializing in botanically-inspired colorful jewelry and hand-bound sketchbooks and journals.

Love Nana Co.: My company is Love Nana Co. and I make jewelry, stickers, pins, etc. My company is inspired by my grandmother and a portion of the proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association each month in her honor.

Marieski Jewels: Sophisticated, elegant handmade original and custom design jewelry by Katrina Marie. Designed with crystals, gems, copper, and silver, each piece is created with intentions of spreading love and healing through beauty. 

Res & Co Art: I make real pressed flowers and resin jewelry and other items and also polymer clay earrings.

Books

Debra Mazer: I am a plant-based gluten-free cookbook author, chef, ritual/ spiritual author + visual artist. I’m also a Life Coach, Holistic Wellness Coach, + Reiki Healer.

Bath, Body & Wellness

AromaTherapeutics LLC: I am a Master Herbalist and Clinical Aromatherapist making hand made with locally grown herbal and organic essential oils. My products are free of synthetics and onlu contain all natural preservatives when needed

Dr. Mike’s Shaving Emporium, llc: Hand selected artisan made shaving products, soaps, aftershaves, etc.

DyCan Cosmetics: We are a small, local, Black owned business that curates handmade cruelty-free cosmetic care. Our products range from lipstick to body butter.

Enchanted Earth Gifts: All handmade bath and body products, and we grow many of the herbs to make them!

Faith’s Signature Organics: I create beauty and immune supporting products using organic herbs and spices. I have elderberry syrup, an elderflower herbal loose leaf tea, a soothing throat spray, facial scrubs and body scrubs.

HoneyChile HairLove: Natural & Organic Hair Care, Skin Care and Luxury Artisan Soaps

Indigo Bath & Body: We are a locally made artisan skin company with a focus on ingredients from our local farming community in over 95% of our products. Cruelty free and Leaping Bunny Certified. We are not just good for you skincare, we’re good for the community.

Lotus Flower Om: Lotus Flower Om is plant based skincare infused with holistic essential oil blends to balance the mind and skin to Om your mind body and soul back to a state of Zen. The body collection consist of a body oil, body butter, and lotion candle and the Wellness collection consist of a balancing mist, muscle gel, outdoor repellent, and chest balm.

Mothers Magic Mug: We make all organic, herbal tea & bath blends with ingredients hand picked for their medicinal and magical properties. Each tea comes with a Mantra to set your intentions for a spell in a mug.

Nature’s Drops by LeeLee LLC: Organic bath and body, soy candles, handmade resin home decor & jewelry

Turnrow Bath Body & Home: Turnrow Bath Body & Home is a female owned, vegan friendly company that makes all natural soap, body products and soy candles. We source ingredients from Georgia farms as well as our own organic family farm whenever possible. We use compostable, biodegradable and recyclable packaging to provide a great low to zero waste gift option!

Sculpture & Ceramics

Includes pottery, sculptures, ornaments and more!

Crockery by KT: I founded Crockery by KT because I enjoy making vintage-inspired kitchenware and functional decor. My admiration of folk pottery inspires my vessels and the majority of my work is done in red and brown stoneware. My color palette leans towards earthy and rustic tones.

Katie Troisi Pottery: Small batch, functional pottery

Korai Goods: Korai Goods offers hand-crafted jewelry, textiles, and ceramics from our studio in magical Pine Lake, GA. Our work is designed to be worn, loved, and passed down or over. Each piece is equal parts modern simplicity and organic imperfection. We believe in honoring the ‘hand’ in handmade. 

Pudgy Dove Pottery: Mysterious and vintage inspired handmade goods! Hand lettered wooden signs, hand carved mugs, and snarky holiday ornaments.

Shop Whimcycle: Sustainability isn’t only what we do, it’s the core of who we are. Shop Whimcycle is committed to reducing waste by transforming ordinary cans into eco-love items for your home. We opt out of paper whenever possible and only source eco-friendly shipping materials. From recycled paper to compostable bags, we can guarantee your purchase is green!

Utility Objects: Minimal stoneware pottery goods made in Atlanta

Home Decor

Includes candles, wall decor, kitchen and dinnerware, functional art pieces for your home and more!

Creative Tables & Decor: Decorative lazy susan turntables and serving trays made with epoxy resin. Also drink coasters, wall art, and coffee tables.

Kindle Candle Company: We are an Atlanta-based essential oil, coconut wax clean alternative candle, hand rolled local Atlanta beeswax candle sticks. We offer candles in refillable gorgeous vintage glassware as well as gold travel tins and recyclable jars. All perfect for gifting!

Lit Up Candle Co.: We offer soy candles made in upcycled beer and wine bottles, soy wax melts and room sprays. Choose from 25 organic fragrances.

Letters by Lanta: Modern lettering and design to help celebrate life’s beautiful moments. Hand lettered prints, wood signs, doormats, mugs, and personalized holiday ornaments and home drawings!

MeerkatBlue: Functional art inspired by the elements for your home and kitchen – real pressed flowers and botanicals – custom champagne flutes

Southern Charm Textiles: Customized home decor products with a touch of southern flair are our bread and butter.

Miscellaneous

Free Brand: We are an online market that provides ethical products made locally and abroad by human trafficking survivors, women and men living in slums, and organizations fighting for freedom. With each purchase you’re giving back and promoting freedom, while also getting a great product. From jewelry, apparel and accessories to home decor, ornaments, and more!

KSquared Artisan Boutique: We offer unique handcrafted gifts and jewelry created by mostly GA artisans.

SunnieStateOfMind: I create & sell macramé, vinyl, laser engraved & laser cut gifts and home decor as well as polymer clay jewelry. I love making things. Gifts mean so much more when they are handcrafted. The amount of time and love that goes into curation and process makes it that much more special!

Squeaky Green Cleaning Co.: Squeaky Green makes a wide variety of cleaning products using organic and fair trade ingredients. Our cleaning expertise and knowledge of natural ingredients help keep your home Squeaky clean without compromising the health of the people and animals that live there. Snag your favorite cleaning spray or grab a combo pack to take the first step toward a greener lifestyle. 

Thank you for supporting your small, local, handmade businesses this holiday season! Your support is so very appreciated, especially this year!

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  1. It is manific that you try to publicize the art and local work for Christmas gifts, personally I think I would lean towards some blue earrings for my mom, she loves jewelry!but some illustrations for my younger brother!what beautiful works!I also have a craft blog!and I would love your opinion.Love- Gala- https://handicraft.market/

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