Friday, November 20, 2009

Think Handmade - Buying for Men

Part two in my When you think Christmas Think Handmade series. Click here to view a listing of all of my Think Handmade gift guides.

Tracy writes that she has a hard time buying for her 80+ year old Grandfather. I say men in general can be hard to buy for. Ties, shirts, underwear - there has to be something better.

Here are some ideas that may help. This year - Think Handmade for the men on your list:

Faux Tooled Leather Singlet Card Case
Holds about 20 business cards, or other credit card sized items. Slip it into your pocket, backpack, wherever you need it. Makes a great gift card presenter. Super sturdy with quad layers and double stitching at the stress points. By DesitinationHandmade

Spencer Glacier Calendar (Alaska), 8x10 Single Page Calendar

This single page calendar is both beautiful and functional. Image is on one half of the sheet along with a 12-month, 2010 calendar on the other half. by PaulsPics

Primitive - Upcycled Vintage Copper Wire Cuff Unisex Bracelet This simple copper cuff is hand-forged from heavy vintage wire using simple tools - a hammer and fire - much as it would have been long ago in another age. by WabiBrookStudio

Superstar Cuff - Unisex
Whether you're more of a rock star or prefer to go country western, this cuff is fit for celebrity style. It is a western-inspired black leather cuff adorned with a large star-shaped turquoise magnesite stone that is wired onto the wristband. by PolishedTwo

Dark Stout Soap
These soaps are make with 100% Guinness in the water phase and a wonderfully conditioning blend of oils, as well as essential oils of Patchouli, Sweet Orange, and Cedarwood. by AquarianBath

Set of 4 Blue Plaids and Stripes Coasters

Don't you DARE put that drink on the table without using a coaster, were you born in a barn?!? You best employ the help of these fun coasters to class things up a bit!

Fine Art Notebook
The small notebook has two pockets, a business card pocket and paper. 8 1/2 x 6"

Each Fine Art Notebook is handmade and made to order with a 2 -3 week delivery time. Larger quantities or larger sizes available. by RobinMariaPedrero

Custom Engraved Buck Canoe Folding Pocket Knife
This folder is a perfect one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays. Unique to its owner, it will be a favorite memento of you for a lifetime. by DJReigel

Hello Sunshine Framed Modern Abstract Landscape Ceramic Tile by


This is just a tiny sampling of what you can find for men on . Just search FOR MEN and you'll see what I mean.

Who is your 'toughest to buy for' person? Leave a comment and challenge me to find a handmade gift suitable for them.

Click here to read part 1 of my series


DawnCorrespondence said...

These are all GREAT items for men! Thank you for sharing this, men are SO hard to shop for sometimes, and often get pushed back to the last minute! Haha!

Karen Terry, Artist/Designer said...

Carla, These are great gift ideas for men....thanks for creating this great blog! said...

Wow, I already see something I can buy for my hubs. Thank you for this post full of shopping inspiration!

Julie B said...

Another great compilation of gift ideas, Carla! And all awesome ideas for those often hard-to-buy-for men in our lives! Thank you for including my copper cuff.

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

great gift ideas! I have so much trouble finding just the right things for my guys, this is helpful!!

Jamie said...

Thanks so much for posting these and including my card case! I love the variety of items, you did a great job. Jamie

Design Knit Fun said...

These are great ideas! thanks for putting this togther and sharing !!

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Great finds!! I couldn't agree more. Men are so hard to buy for and I need all the inspiration I can get :-)

capecodjewel said...

Wow, you found some great pics here, Carla!
Love the soap made with beer... I might like that one for myself. :)

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

Thank you Carla for including my framed tile of "Hello Sunshine". Would make a great gift for men or women. Thanks for including me in your gift guide.