There is nothing wrong with predictability in a product line. Consistency is great, and we all love to be surrounded by the things we love all the time, and over and over again. But the occasional “one time only” is also a great thing, and this time of year, artisans nationwide create products that are even more unique than the ones they offer all year long. The holiday season is definitely the best time to get the best must-haves of the year — often at incredible prices.
But they are “limited editions,” which means you need to get them now, while they are available and before they sell out. What better way to cozy up during the season than to not only gift artisan made, but. to gift “one-of-a-kind” artisan made. We have a superb selection for you here. Get 'em before they're gone!
1. Holiday Collection Soy Wax Vegan Candles, by Allison's Artisan Goods (California)
Maker: Ali Ritto Almstedt
Amazing options to choose from, like Mulled Cider, which smells like the unfiltered apple juice my mom simmered with a clove-studded orange and whole cinnamon sticks; Enchanted Forest, which smells like a magic cabin in snowy woods with snuggly blankets, a fireplace, and no WiFi; and Winter Hygge: a warm, spicy blend of all things delicious.
2. Peppermint Candy Sugar Scrub, by ScrubzBody Skin Care Products (New York)
Maker: Roberta Perry
Peppermint Candy Sugar Scrub is the delectable, sweet, minty, chocolatey treat that you DON’T EAT! Save the calories and savor the scent, instead. Soften moisturize your body without feeling greasy. This amazing fragrance will have you thinking of the Winter holidays with every shower. Get this for your feet now. You're on your own come January …
3. Micro-Batch Winter Body Lotion, by real kind apothecary (California)
Maker: Susannah Nation
Perfect for winter, this rich, protective lotion helps hands feel soft and silky in cold, dry weather. Naturally scented with pure essential oils of cedarwood, orange, and lavender, this seasonal cream is the perfect protection against all the hand-washing and dry skin we endure in cold months. Powerhouses aloe vera gel and avocado oil condition your distressed skin and lock in precious hydration, and the spicy, earthy aroma is perfect for getting in the winter spirit. This micro-batch is a limited edition — once it’s gone, it’s gone!
4. Spruce + Cedar Limited Edition Set, by Flourish Beauty Lab (Vermont)
Maker: Kirsten Connor
Refreshing hand and body wash and repair creme with a woodsy, invigorating scent for everyone who loves a good walk, hike, ski or snowshoe in the Vermont woods. Both are specially formulated for sensitive skin with ingredients like jojoba and tamanu to protect against the elements. Arrives beautifully gift boxed, but only 75 available. (By the time you read this, probably fewer left, so click the green bottles now to get yours!)
5. 3n1 Holiday Bath Bundles, by RareGlo Organic Shea Products (Maryland)
Maker: Rhonda Walters
Holiday bath bundles are here featuring 3n1 SheaMango Butter Bar in Ginger Lime, Lavender Lemongrass or Honey Almond 2.5 oz tube with matching 5 oz Face & Body cleansing bar. Choose one of these Holiday bundles, the Unisex Egyptian Musk, or Men’s Bath bundles for the fella’s.
6. Candy Cane Soap, by A Slice of Delight (California)
Maker: Hilary Goldman
Are you serious? Look at how festive you can be in your home this season with these cute handmade soaps? Choose green or red, and enjoy the exclusive Tinsel fragrance blend of pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries, with a subtle hint of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla. If you have a lot of people on your list, buy in bulk to simplify your decision and save time and money. You need dozens of stocking stuffers for all the people you are not seeing this year, right? Get on that now!
7. Jenny's Sample Stocking, by The Hemp Goddess (Michigan)
Maker: Jennifer Watt
Give the gift of Jenny's Natural Hemp Skincare this holiday season! Each stocking contains samples of Jenny's Goddess Serum, Magic Balm, Dry Shampoo, and Body Serum. It also includes a full-size Hemp Lip Balm and a Gentle Hand Sanitizer. This is the perfect collection of all the things you need, but keep forgetting to pick up — only better, because they are artisan made.
8. Christmas Hand Towel, by Sugar Salt and Suds Bath Essentials (Alberta)
Maker: Sandra Barnay
One of these charming 100% Cotton Christmas hand towels is your gift when you order from Sugar Salt and Suds this holiday season. They are they perfect way to add a little Christmas cheer to any room in your home. Your towel design will be randomly selected, but artisans have good karma so whichever one you receive will be the universe's perfect choice for you. Add HOLIDAY50 at checkout to receive your hand towel with your order.
9. Grinchy, by Veiled Organics (Florida)
Maker: Kamaria Campbell
We know you are not Grinchy, but you can play along with the fun with the handmade Grinchy cande that smells like a cross between a candy cane and a Christmas tree! Not exactly Grinchy, but definitely seasonal. And look at that green vessel?! Just like that other Grinch we know and love, and who could resist the little peppermint pieces nestled atop the wax?
10. Christmas Reed Diffuser Collection, by Good's Trading Company (Texas)
Maker: Patti Good
Christmas scented reed diffusers are packaged in a 4 oz. apothecary jar with 3 oz. of diffuser base. Each comes with 8 natural rattan reeds that allow for maximum flow of diffuser oil so your personal space smells delicious. You'll love this low maintenance way to scent your home. Comes in a prepared box for easy gifting.
Questions for discussion and sharing
Isn't it time you get some limited edition artisan love for yourself or your friends? The clock is ticking, so don't delay much longer. These goodies will be running out soon.
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