Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start picking out that perfect gift. From real Kona coffee to sustainable fashion and home goods, we’ve created a list of ideas we think you’ll love. We’ve always appreciated handmade items for the time and commitment that goes into each piece. They make unique gifts for anyone interested in things with a natural appeal. There’s also something to be said for gifts that inspire a healthy lifestyle, creative ideas, and just a sense of well-being. Whether it’s a handloomed cotton yoga mat, an Andean sweater made from 100% alpaca wool, or an elegantly carved chess set, you’re sure to find a few gift ideas for everyone on your list.


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Gifts for the Coffee Lover
Kona Natural Medium Roast 100%
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Kona Blend

Hawaii Coffee Company

Hawaii’s 100% Kona coffee is perfect for the coffee lover on your list. It’s cultivated in the nutrient rich soils of the Kona region along Hawaii’s volcanic slopes. These optimal growing conditions produce a fragrant, full-bodied flavor that’s known worldwide. Pure Kona coffee comes exclusively from the Kona district of Hawaii, making it a little more expensive. However, the Kona blends, containing 10% Kona beans, are also quite good and lower in price. Along with decaffeinated and traditional roasts, they offer a variety of wonderful flavors such as chocolate macadamia nut and toasted coconut.

Kona Coffee, Hawaii Coffee Company

Reverse-Painted Glass Mirrors
“Cajamarca Blossom” Mirror by Asunta Pelaez
Unusual Christmas Gift Ideas
“Sweet Beauty” Decorative Box by Flora Polo

Hand-Painted Mirrors and Boxes

These decorative mirrors and boxes are handcrafted by artists in Peru using a traditional, reverse-glass painting technique. The colors are rich, and the designs are extremely detailed. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes with imagery from nature as well as geometric designs. And while the mirrors are definitely an eye-catching focal point, the boxes are just as beautiful and elaborate. They’re perfect for jewelry, keepsakes, or just hiding away your keys. If you’re looking for a lovely and unusual gift, this is it.

Reverse Painted Glass Mirrors, NOVICA
Reverse Painted Glass Decorative Boxes, NOVICA

Alpaca Wool Fashion Christmas Gift Ideas
“Inca Contrast” Alpaca Poncho by Waldo Berrios
Handmade Alpaca Wool Scarf
“Inca Slate” Alpaca Wrap by Edison Canal

Alpaca Fashion

Imagine a beautiful, soft sweater handcrafted in the Andes from 100% alpaca wool. In this collection of Andean fashions, you’ll find clothing inspired by traditional Inca designs as well as contemporary motifs. They’re made by artisans in Peru using alpaca wool and alpaca wool blends, showcasing a rich palette of both muted and vibrant colors. Although steeped in tradition, these exceptional pieces will add a modern look to any wardrobe staple. From hats and scarves to stunning ponchos and wraps, you’re sure to find something they’ll love.

Alpaca Collection, NOVICA

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Chess Player
“Recycling Challenge” Chess Set by Armando Ramirez
Blue Mayan Hammock from the Yucatan
“Huatulco” Hammock by Maya Artists of the Yucatan

Games and Relaxation

When it comes to chess sets, this collection of incredibly unique, handcrafted boards and pieces will provide hours of enjoyment for the chess fan in your life. They’re made by artists around the world, elegantly carved from wood, marble, and even fashioned from leather or reclaimed auto parts. The designs are creative and intricate, reflecting cultural traditions and artistry. Regardless of their skill level, there’s a chess set for every player.

Relax anytime and anywhere in a Mayan hammock made by artisans in the Yucatan. Using traditional weaving techniques passed down from one generation to the next, they offer a variety of colorful, breezy hammocks fashioned in the original Mayan style. They’re comfortable, lightweight, and can hold up to 300 pounds. Many hold up to 450 pounds.

Handmade Chess Sets, NOVICA
Mayan Hammocks, NOVICA

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Tea Lover
Harney & Sons Loose Teas Signature Gift
Gift Ideas for the Tea Lover
White Ceramic Tea Set by Nyoman Suarmini

Best Tea Gifts

We couldn’t put together a Christmas gift guide without including Harney & Sons teas. It’s one of our favorite things to give and to receive. For anyone who loves tea, they have a diverse selection of classic teas, handcrafted blends, and gift sets to choose from. Whether you’re looking for Japanese Sencha, Earl Grey Imperial, or an herbal Raspberry Mojito, just to name a few, you’re sure to find your favorite (or something new).

A teapot is the quintessential gift for the tea lover on your list. Handcrafted by talented artisans worldwide, this collection features sleek and stylish pots in both traditional and innovative designs. From a richly detailed green koi to a modern set with a matte black finish, they’re aesthetically pleasing to look at and practical to use. For those who appreciate the artful teapot, this would be an ideal gift.

Tea and Tea Accessories, Harney & Sons
Teapots and Tea Sets, NOVICA

Cork Cosmetic Bag
Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag
Eco-Conscious Christmas Gift Ideas
Dipped Beeswax Candles

Eco-Conscious Gifts

Made Trade carries a great line of eco-conscious and sustainable cork products from the makers and artisans, Carry Courage and Tiradia Cork. With rich, warm earth tones, these chic bags and accessories come in designs for both men and women. Cork is an incredible raw material that’s renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. Harvested in Portugal, the bark is stripped away from the cork oak tree every 9 years with the goal of maintaining a sustainable process. For the eco-friendly person on your list, or the fashion-lover, this would be a great gift.

These dipped beeswax candles are from Mo&Co Home, handcrafted in Pacific Grove, California. They’re made from 100% USA beeswax and come in a variety of muted colors from lilac to rosemary. Dyed with mica minerals, they burn with a clean natural scent that comes only from pure beeswax. But with such an elegant, tapered shape, they’re almost too pretty to burn.

Cork Bags and Accessories, Made Trade
Mo&Co Home Candles, Made Trade

Socially Conscious Gift Ideas
Cross Stitch Toiletry Bag – Rust
Socially Conscious Christmas Gift Ideas
Stripe Unisex Robe – Mustard

Socially Conscious Gifts

If you’re looking for an unusual gift that will also make a social impact, you might like the handcrafted bags, clothing, bedding and more from the Anchal Project. It’s a non-profit business designed to better the lives of exploited woman in India by creating training and employment opportunities. Combining traditional kantha quilting techniques with contemporary designs and styles, the Anchal Project offers a wide array of beautiful pieces. They’re hand stitched by artisans in Ajmer, India with GOTS certified organic cotton.

Anchal Fashion and Home Goods, Made Trade

Gift Ideas for the Fashion-forward
Zapotec “Lost Island” Tote
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Yoga Lover
Striped Herbal Yoga Mat

Beautiful Handmade Goods

These gorgeous Zapotec bags are made by skilled artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. Known for the art of weaving, their stylish designs and patterns are the perfect combination of function and fashion. They’re handwoven from 100% premium wool, featuring adjustable genuine leather straps. With clean lines and design-minded shapes, this collection includes shoulder bags, totes, and clutches. And when it comes to colors, they reflect the natural world from earth tones to vivid hues. It’s a great, fashionable holiday gift.

Surprise the yoga enthusiast on your list with a handloomed yoga mat from Öko Living. Made in India from GOTS certified cotton, they’re dyed with natural ingredients like turmeric, annatto, and indigo, producing a beautiful array of calming colors. With an emphasis on natural materials, they’re free of chemicals, PVC, BPA, heavy metals, and phthalates. Instead, they feature a floor grip made with tree rubber. Voted most sustainable yoga mat by Yoga Journal in 2022, this handloomed mat would make a perfect gift.

Zapotec Bags, Made Trade
Yoga Mats, Made Trade

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Beauty Enthusiast
Deep Hydration Life Boosting Serum
Age Defying Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream
Age Defying Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream

Gifts for Beauty Lovers

Treat yourself to Andalou Naturals’ Deep Hydration Life Boosting Serum, voted best restoring serum by Prevention magazine, 2022. With a blend of bio-designed collagen and hyaluronic acid, this formula is meant to increase moisture and improve overall skin elasticity. Known for their pure ingredients and being 100% NON-GMO, this line of natural beauty products has something for everyone on your list. Whether it’s a rich body lotion, age-defying moisturizer, or haircare without silicones and sulfates, it makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for the beauty enthusiast – yourself included.

Natural Beauty, Andalou Naturals