Gift guide: Shopping for a crowd

Family! Friends! Co-workers! There are so many names on your holiday shopping list, you may not even know where to start. In some cases, personalized or token gifts are a great choice as a little something to say “Merry Christmas,” without going overboard on time or money spent.

Are you looking to shop handmade this holiday season? Then you’re in the right place. We’ve got some holiday gift ideas that are perfect for co-workers, employees, book clubs, and even as party favors – if you’re shopping for a crowd, then we’ve got the gifts for you.

Custom candles by Candles and Quotes

Customized candles make great little gifts for co-workers or teachers, and are an incredible party favor as well. Ask Candles and Quotes about customizing one candle or a whole bunch – hurry though, it’s already December! Visit online at facebook.com/Candles and Quotes.


Holiday s’mores pack by Olive It…

Olive It… has a selection of adorable personalized gift items as well as favor ideas. These adorable holiday s’mores packs go for a mere $1.25 each and is filled with 2 graham crackers, a holiday shaped marshmallow and a mini Hershey’s chocolate bar. Buy a bunch for a child’s Christmas party, as favors for your holiday party, or as little gifts for friends and acquaintances. For more, visit oliveitboutique.etsy.com.


Custom ornaments by Kristin’s Crafts

Handmade Long Island takes full responsibility for telling you about this great item at the last minute – Kristin’s Crafts offers lovely customized ornaments and other gift items, but they need to be ordered ASAP for holiday delivery! Great for a token gift or to accompany another small item. See it all at kristinmjoseph.etsy.com.


Glass and paper cut Christmas ornaments by The Country Crab

These absolutely charming ornaments are made of expertly cut scrapbooking paper sandwiched between two pieces of glass with copper foiling. Absolute country chic! At $10 each, each ornament comes in a little muslin bag, ready for gifting. Buy one as a stocking stuffer or buy a bunch to give to a group! The Country Crab also offers holiday gift tags, ornaments, festive buntings and lovely little sachets, great for little gifts or for dressing up a room for the holidays. See more at thecountrycrab.etsy.com.


The Handmade Long Island Gift Guide includes items made by members of the Handmade Long Island directory who have e-commerce websites or online shops. Visit the directory for the full listing, including artisans who can be seen at local craft fairs and events and who offer customized designs. Please note that items included above may sell out or change price at the discretion of the business owner.

If you miss out on your favorite item, please review the rest of the website or shop – you’re sure to find another piece you love just as much!