Personal and Artisanal: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Thoughtful Shopper

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By: The Culture-ist

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Far + Wide Collective: Comb Throw Pillow $120
This cotton-and-silk ikat covering, patterned on both sides, has been hand-woven using a detailed 70-step process. The comb-inspired design in vibrant shades of lavender and mint green is based on centuries-old patterns and colours.The threads are hand-woven into beautiful patterns and motifs traditional to the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan.

 

img-570cde55755fc9cb6fb8648b9e23e4c2Lavender Harvest Natural Soap $8.50
This bar is soothing and conditioning and it encourages skin regeneration–very mild and great for your face, as well as the rest of your body. Lavender Harvest is a blend of lavender, roman chamomile, and ylang ylang essential oils. It is 100% natural with no added fragrance oils or dyes. Made the old fashioned way combining hand rendered tallow, olive oil, organic virgin coconut oil, and castor oil. This is a hefty hand-cut bar of soap, weighing between 5 and 7 oz (142-200 grams). It is chunky in shape, so it won’t thin out and break in the middle after continued use.  It has been cured for atleast 4 weeks to ensure a hard, long lasting bar. Made with beef tallow sourced from small family farms that practice free grazing.

img-4a50f47821c68a6581245fc79bdeeed2Lallitara: Barnabay Bow Tie $63.95
This traditional self-tie bow tie is made from reclaimed sari fabric, handpicked by India’s sari collectors. It is composed of a poly or poly-silk blend fabric and is handmade in Brooklyn, NY. Through our work, this product enhances the lives of the sari collectors, supports American manufacturing and craftsmen, promotes environmental sustainability through reuse, and is uniquely one-of-a-kind (or nearly) for you! Please note that the fabric may include slight imperfections which adds to the character of your piece. Fabric colors on your screen may show up slightly differently in person

img-0deabd7e4194696252a413b34bae2960Mullein & Sparrow: Facial Mask $34
This facial mask contains a blend of powerful, detoxifying clays mixed with soothing, aromatic herbs. Used weekly, this treatment helps to refine pores and provides a gentle exfoliation that is beneficial for all skin types.

 

 

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Lallitara: Geometric Circus Elephant Wristlet $43.95
This accessory is made from reclaimed saris, handpicked by India’s sari collectors. It is composed of a poly or poly-silk blend fabric and is stitched locally in Lawrence, MA.

 

 

 

img-98b211057ce419109558cc7c683d70eaMullein & Sparrow: Body Exfoliant $21
Slough off dead, dry skin with this exfoliating scrub. Our rich and fragrant blend combines the earthy, sweet tones of coffee Arabica with the invigorating qualities of mint essential oil. This exfoliant will polish away dull surface layers and reveal the soft, glowing skin underneath. 4 fl oz / 120 mL

 

img-f95681b5da5e3ff5df35491b900738b8Far + Wide Collective: Gold Lapis Lazuli Flow Earrings Afghanistan $139
Handcrafted from 18-kt-gold plated silver, these floral drop earrings feature lapis lazuli which is locally sourced in Afghanistan.

 

 

 

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I AM. Maya Yoga Bag $69
Every bag empowers indigenous women from the Highlands of Guatemala who are living in poverty to build a brighter future. The outer textile for this bag was hand woven, at home, using a 1000 year old indigenous artisanship technique that took one day to complete.

Every bag carries the signature of the women whose life you touched and a QR code that connects you to her story.

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P.R.A.Y: Illuminate Buddha Necklace $160
Om + Buddha Amulet. Powerful combination of Om + Buddha provides synchronicity between old, ancient powers and newly infused energies.

 

 

 

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Love Bird Edition: Bird Project Soap $34
Each black, bird shaped soap contains a white, ceramic bird, handmade by moi from Louisiana Clay, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has washed away.

Through the daily act of washing, you will eventually free the clean, white, ceramic birds inside – potent symbols of restoration and recovery. The soap is shaped to be cradled in your hand and is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster.

 

img-3f7100cb9eb99ead197c3833bb9d8551Organic Buddha Chocolate Cups (Six) $29
Raw. Organic. Vegan. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Soy Free. Fair Trade. No Refined SugarBuddha Cup Ingredients : Raw & Organic : Cacao, Almond Butter, Coconut Palm Crystals & Nectar, Mesquite, Vanilla Bean, Himalayan Crystal Salt.

 

 

img-44e8ef0bfa520f58d30a2590c3a81770Far + Wide Collective: Set of Peacock Bookends Afghanistan $85
This elegant, classically hand-carved set of peacock-shaped bookends is made from walnut, a durable, sustainable wood that is native to Afghanistan, and hand-finished with a thin layer of protective oil. They are inspired by The Peacock House – a traditional building in the historic area of Kabul.

 

img-205fcce6f7e1b734a1697b5f30325eacFar + Wide Collective: Soft Grey Throw, Pakistan, $95
This hand-woven lambswool patou (throw) is finished with traditional fine-spun borders. Its soft soft-grey colour is inspired by the landscapes of the tribal areas where most of the weavers live. Both its vibrant border and colour may vary as each one is handmade and dyed individually. Colours will usually include subtle striations of blue, black, gold, brown and saffron.

 

img-c24f41d8e22eef96b6e67ec6653a058bMullein & Sparrow: Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm $20
An all natural tinted balm to give your lips and cheeks a slight flush and dewy finish.

 

 

 

 

img-f80833d036857a7835018cc36b29a076Far + Wide Collective: Walnut Jali Coaster, Afghanistan $20
This stylish “jali” (lattice) coaster is hand-crafted from walnut, a durable, sustainable wood that is native to Afghanistan, and hand-finished with a thin layer of protective oil.

 

 

img-7a30dd83231b55b2ed4b0025fe6693ebLallitara: Blue Basil Scarf $39.95
This garment is made from reclaimed saris, handpicked by India’s sari collectors. It is composed of a poly or poly-silk blend fabric and is stitched locally in New York City, NY. Through our process, this garment enhances the lives of the sari collectors, supports the domestic garment industry, promotes environmental sustainability through reuse, and is uniquely one-of-a-kind for you! Please note that the reclaimed sari material may include slight imperfections. Fabric colors on your screen may show up slightly differently in person.

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This article, Personal and Artisanal: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Thoughtful Shopper, is syndicated from The Cultureist and is posted here with permission.

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