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Laura’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List

Shopping for a thoughtful holiday gift for a friend, family member, co-worker, caregiver, teacher, or neighbor? How about a unique white elephant exchange gift for the office party or your book club that recipients will actually enjoy? What about a unique host or hostess gift to bring to holiday parties? There are many (many!) reasons that we give gifts during the holiday season. If you’re shopping for just the right holiday gift, you’re exactly where you need to be. I’ve curated my personal favorite hand crafted and artisan holiday gifts that will make your holiday season easy breezy this year.

Before you get to the shopping, keep in mind that all of our artisan holiday gifts and handmade items are available for wholesale purchase. If you’re a gift shop owner or retail product buyer, please get in touch with us, as we’d love to work with you to bring our holiday gifts to your customers.

unique holiday gift idea, hand painted flower ceramic ornament, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

‘Tis the season for my personally curated ultimate holiday gift guide full of unique and useful gifts that you can’t shop anywhere else. These are the holiday gifts and tokens of appreciation that I will be giving to everyone on my list this holiday season. No more bringing the cheap bottle of wine, re-gifting the same old candle, or worse, showing empty handed. This year, your holiday gifts are going to be thoughtful, useful and on point!

I don’t know about you, but between the office holiday parties, family gift exchanges and friend group gift swaps, my holiday “to buy” a gift list just keeps getting longer and longer every year. From hand painted ornaments to pre-potted mini gardens that give all year long, I have your back with simple, yet luxurious, holiday gifts that will almost guarantee your invite to next year’s holiday celebration, and might just leave you with some time for self care this holiday season.

unique modern holiday gift ideas, hand painted marbleized ceramic ornaments by Laura Hooper Design House.

Without further ado, here is my ultimate gift guide of artisan and handcrafted gift ideas that you can’t shop anywhere else.

Holiday Gift Idea:  Paperwhite Narcissus Ariel  

It’s a gift that gives all winter long, even through the holidays! When you don’t know what to give or who your gift will be for, such as for a gift exchange or white elephant party, our pre-potted paperwhite live plant sets are just the right gift. Everyone will enjoy and appreciate these gorgeous blooms during the colder winter months, and be thinking of you in the process!

unique holiday gift idea, pre potted paperwhite garden plant set, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

Holiday Gift Idea:  Floral Hand-Painted Ceramic Ornament

It’s the perfect holiday gift for life’s firsts such as a baby’s first Christmas, or first year in a new home, or first holiday as a married couple. Shop my signature hand painted floral ceramic holiday ornament this year and they will never forget your holiday gift. Each ornament is one of a kind and hand painted with a delicate floral pattern. You may customize your ornament with a name or short phrase, and I will personalize it for you with gold calligraphy. 

unique holiday gift idea, hand painted floral ceramic ornament personalized with calligraphy, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

Holiday Gift Idea:  Tuscan Villa Art Print

It’s vacation anytime that you need a little get-away, and the perfect gift for travel lovers! Shop my art print of a hand painted watercolor of a villa in Tuscany, Italy. No passport required for this little bit of self-care hanging on their wall! Each watercolor print is signed by me, and you have the option of choosing a natural wood frame to make holiday gifting even easier. 

unique holiday gift idea, tuscan villa watercolor painting art print, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

Holiday Gift Idea: Hand-Painted Marble Ceramic Ornament

The perfect unisex holiday themed gift, our marble pattern hand painted ceramic ornament is designed for those who prefer a more modern and contemporary design. You can personalize your marbled ornament with custom gold calligraphy that I will hand write on each ornament, making it an original holiday keepsake they can’t shop anywhere else. These ornaments are also available in a shades of taupe marble pattern as well. Holiday gifts for everyone on your list, done and done!

unique holiday gift idea, modern marble painted ceramic ornament personalized calligraphy, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

Holiday Gift Idea:  Garden Flower Print

A unique hostess gift to bring to the holiday party, or a thoughtful gift for a dear friend, my signature garden flower art print is just the right holiday gift choice for anyone on your gift list. Bring the outdoors inside with a holiday gift that lives on long after the season has passed, right there on the wall where they can appreciate your gift. This floral art print is a collection of watercolor paintings of various floral stems and blooms, and it has the option for a natural wooden frame. This is the perfect holiday gift idea for garden lovers and those who could use cheerful home decor. 

unique holiday gift idea, garden  flower art print watercolor painting print, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

Holiday Gift Idea:  Amaryllis Akiko Potted Garden

Whether they have a green thumb or a purple thumb, our signature pre-potted amaryllis akiko garden gift set is the ideal holiday gift for just about everyone on your holiday gift list. From bosses to neighbors, all will enjoy this live plant gift set that arrives with the bulbs already potted and ready to enjoy. Simply place it in front of a bright window, water it and enjoy its lovely white blooms! And they can plant your gift outside in the spring to enjoy blooms year after year. 

unique holiday gift idea, pre potted amaryllis garden plant set, curated by Laura Hooper Design House

Wholesale Handcrafted Gifts

Our artisan gifts, handmade decor, ornaments, art prints, and live potted plants and bulbs are available for wholesale purchase. Please contact us for wholesale information about selling our handcrafted gifts in your store or shop.

If you’re a product buyer or a gift store owner and looking for artisan and original gifts for your store, we’d love to work with you to bring our one-of-a-kind and carefully handcrafted gifts to your customers. 

I hope that my personally curated gift list is helpful to you this holiday season and makes your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. With all that we have going on this time of year, no one has time for stress!

If you’re shopping for more ideas, be sure to check out my gift ideas for garden lovers and gift ideas for calligraphers – two hobbies and artistry very near and dear to my heart!

For more gift ideas and inspiration, be sure to shop our full collection of calligraphy tools, supplies & courses, and our high quality garden shop.

Laura Hooper Design House was established in 2002 to create classic and timeless stationery, specializing in graceful calligraphy and hand drawn illustrations, offering full-service wedding and event stationery design and production. See more of our custom wedding stationery sets, and ask about working with us for your wedding or special event. Shop our curated collection of the best calligraphy tools, supplies & tutorials for aspiring calligraphers, high quality garden tools, supplies, bulbs and live plants used in our Foxhill Garden, and artisan gifts, hand crafted home decor, art prints and more in our unique seasonal gift shop.

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