Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

[ 20 ] November 16, 2009 |

Okay, hold on to your holiday hats!  This is the ultimate RI Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide with gift ideas, online shopping,  holiday show links, and more.  This season, it’s easier than ever to buy handmade products from local artisans and crafters!  Whether online or at an upcoming arts and crafts sale, you will find something for everyone at every price point.   These are just a few gift ideas (oh, yes, there are many more out there) for you to consider:

for kids

Chalkboard cubby with hooks by Sprouts in the House (Westerly)
Celia doll by Primroses (Providence)
Crayon cozy by Acormier77 (Johnston)
Girls sunflower tunic by Splash Apparel
Personalized sterling silver baby spoons by Mark Kaplan (Providence)

for her
Sterling silver earrings by Katy Scudieri (Providence)
Personalized notecards by Anna Cote (Warren)
Boro lampwork flower pendant by Kim V Glass (Hope Valley)
Hand screeened birdhouse gourd print tote by Willywaw
Silk Grecian style skirt by Ikvot ha Mashiach
for himU.S. Pocket journal by Kristin Crane (Providence)
Beach stone key ring by Stepping Stones (Coventry)
Mosiac guitar by Crooked Moon Mosiacs (Warwick)
Two weevils t-shirt by Smiling Squid
Oil painting on wood block by Erin Spencer (Warren)

for homeTeacup print by Rob Rey Art (Providence)
Flower photo by Diana Brennan
Clock by Karen Miller (Providence)
Cutting board by Taunton Green(Taunton & Providence)
Seat belt pillow by a la mode(Barrington)
Painting by Deb Hickey (Providence)
for teens

Ring by Ruby’s Upcycle Designs (Barrington)
Artist set by Pink Lemonade Boutique (Providence)
Recycled rainbow wristlet by Phriendlyk8 (Scituate)
Cheeseburger pillow by Felt Like It (Providence)
Flower belt buckle and leather belt by AWC Designs (East Greenwich)
T-shirt by Lucky Bunny Worldwide (Providence)

for them
Mustard organic bowl by Gleena Shop(Pawtucket)
Cedar accessory organizer by Malcolm Studio Shop (Providence)
Fresh magnolia wreath by Seaside Cottage Naturals (Jamestown)
Handsculpted glass bottlestopper by Tanner Glass( Cranston)
Handsculpted leaf ornament by Elysian Fields (West Greenwich)

teacherFlower brooch by Hanami Gallery (Providence)
Apple stationary by Paper in Style (Providence)
Porcelain bowls by New Moon Studios
Fabric covered magnets by Katie LeRoy (Newport)

Where is your favorite place to shop for handmade crafts?

Linda Cox Demers moved to Barrington, RI, from Chicago with her husband and two boys, ages 12 and 7.  She runs her handbag and accessories business, à la mode, from home and has recently discovered a passion for blogging.  As an independent designer , Linda enjoys promoting local artists and the “buy handmade” movement.

Visit Linda’s blog at http://alamodestuffblog.com.

Category: crafts, design/decor, fashion, holidays, local ri area, made by hand, shop, special events


Linda Demers

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Linda Cox Demers moved to Barrington from Chicago with her husband and her two boys, ages 13 and 9. She runs her handbag and accessories business, A  la mode, from home. As an independent designer, Linda enjoys promoting local artists and the "buy handmade" movement. Visit her blog at www.alamodestuffblog.com.

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  1. Elyse Major elyse says:

    awesome compilation of shops and artists! (cool layout, too)

    one of my favorite place to shop handmade is the greenery in scituate:
    http://www.shopjust.com/

  2. Beth Curtin Beth says:

    Thank you so, so much for including my Celia doll in your holiday shopping listing! I visited your shop on etsy, too. I think your seat belt pillows are amazing. What a cool idea. Thanks again! Beth

  3. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    My favorite spots to shop handmade locally include Kreatelier at http://kreatelier.com/ on Hope Street and buying handmade books direct from Rag and Bone Bindery at http://www.ragandbonebindery.com

  4. markaplan says:

    i continued to be impressed with the quality and variety of art and design that i see produced in this little old state…

    thanks for including my baby spoon alongside all the other interesting work…

  5. I LOVE the lesser of two weevils shirt! Great compilation and thanks for featuring my silver earrings! I’ll definitely be checking this site out more often!

  6. Alexis says:

    Wow…thanks sooo much for the free marketing!! I appreciate the consideration!

  7. Tracy says:

    You’ve got a fine eye lady!! I’ve got some great gift ideas already! Thanks a bunch!!!

  8. Thank you for including our Tremendous Cutting Board in your Blog!

    We are honored to be included with such talent!

    Cheers,
    Melissa & Jon at TG

  9. LindaDemers says:

    Besides Craftland, I also like to shop for handmade goodies at Whimsies and Modern Printed Matter in Warren.

  10. asya says:

    What a wonderful collection of beautiful handmade pieces. Thank you for including a gleena bowl! Asya.

  11. Erin Spencer says:

    Thanks so much for including my little oil painting in this awesome post! I’ve already clicked on half a dozen of these items because they are all such great gift ideas for the holidays! Your shop is great, too! I’m really so appreciative!

  12. Beth says:

    Thanks so much for including my magnolia wreath in the guide. Can’t wait to do some shopping, myself!

    ~Happy Holidays~
    Beth
    Seaside Cottage Naturals
    Jamestown

  13. Amber A says:

    Thank you so much for including Felt Like It’s Cheeseburger Pillow and I’m glad you’re spreading the word about the big talent we have here in our tiny state!

  14. Karen M says:

    This is a beautiful compilation of terrific homade holiday gift options. Thank you so much for including my box “Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee.”

  15. Beth says:

    Thank you for including my copper ring in this awesome selection of gifts for the giving! Beth

  16. Ceylan says:

    Great collection of handmade items! Thank you for featuring my teacher stationery.

  17. Katie LeRoy says:

    Thank you so much for including my little stick children magnets on your blog. I can’t wait to start my own Christmas shopping!! Thanks again, I really do appreciate it.

    Katie

  18. Joe says:

    This is an awesome list–there’s so much out there to see; it’s nice to have someone with good taste select a few handfuls of things

  19. Hilal says:

    I am honored to be included next to such a talented artists. Thank you so much for featuring my work!

  20. kim says:

    great selection! i’d like to add that a fine selection of both Karen Miller and Deb Hickey’s work is available for purchase or admiration at Rhody Craft 100 — open every sat. alongside the winter farmer’s market at Hope Artist Village.

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