Christmas is just around the corner, but with all its merry making, the season comes with the stress inducing task of gift-giving! When it comes to buying gifts, I love knowing that something I'm purchasing is handmade or sold by a small business, and, naturally, I’m partial to fellow Southern female makers. It can be hard to discover new small businesses to support, which is why I’ve compiled this holiday gift guide featuring some of my favorite makers and sellers. There is something for every budget and will have you checking off your list in record time!
Christina Jervey Jewelry || Charleston, South Carolina
Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this handmade jewelry is an amazing gift for any woman on your list. Jervey’s pieces are timeless; a perfect gift for someone special. She also accepts custom orders.
Designs by Tucker Deal || Richmond, Virginia
Tucker Deal's handmade jewelry will make all of the women on your Christmas shopping list very happy! Deal's long beaded necklaces and tassel earrings always make a statement!
Art by Janie Pinney || Richmond, Virginia
Janie Pinney paints to "evoke a sense of solace through color, texture, and composition while referencing the abundant beauty that surrounds us", and she does it well. Her paintings are both elegant and bold and make the perfect gift for the art-lover on your list! If you are local to Richmond, check-out her current work (as well as mine) at Palette Paint & Home on Grove Avenue. https://palettepaint.com/
Amanda Leffel Art || Roanoke, Virginia
The vibrant colors of Amanda Leffel's paintings are like a pop of joy on canvas! Located in Roanoke, Virginia, she paints in a variety of sizes--from small canvases that could rest on a bookcase shelf to large statement paintings. A great present for the art lover in your life.
TEXTILES & PAPER
Crowing Hens Bindery || Nashville, Tennessee
Searching for a unique gift for the bibliophile in your life? Check-out the Crowing Hens Bindery. You can purchase artfully crafted handmade journals, decorative papers for covering books, stationary, art prints, ornaments and more! When I was visited Nashville, I purchased a dogwood blossom art print (which I love) .
Meanwhile Back at The Farm || Lynchburg, Virginia
The rooster is their symbol, and their name says it all. Their handmade products are made from the best organic materials such as vegetable tanned leather, waxed canvas and Liberty of London fabric. They sell makeup cases, leather card holders, t-shirts, keychains, hats and more.
Shannon Reppard Designs || Richmond, Virginia
Visit this shop to select from a variety of hand lettered prints, note cards and Christmas Cards! Shannon also accepts custom orders.
FOR THE HOME
The Collected Home || Richmond, Virginia
Chinoiserie, faux bamboo, pineapple. Say no more. This is the shop for you. The Collected Home sells vintage items that add character and charm to a home.
Happy Shopping! Carson Price and the Carson Price, Fine Art team