10 Handmade Holiday Gifts for Mom & Dad

Ten handmade gifts for two of the most important people in your life, the ones who raised you!

Shopping for your parents isn’t always easy. Since you’re not living at home with them anymore, you aren’t around to get an everyday look at the kinds of things they might need or want. And oftentimes asking them directly seems fruitless, since many parents will tell their kids not to get them anything. But we don’t blame you for trying, and we know many of you will want to scour for the perfect gift for two of your favorite people. We’ve done the grunt work and uncovered ten awesome items we think many parents would love to get. All items have been showcased on the truly unique handmade website Uncommon Goods and are the design and work of many talented American “makers.” Even if you’re done with your holiday shopping, we’re willing to bet you’ll enjoy eyeing these fun picks. Happy Holidays! (To see last years gift guide for mom and dad, go here.)

State dish towels, $20

Wooden martini glasses, $100

Row boat salad bowl with wood serving forks, $65

Himalayan salt tequila glasses, $30
Flavor infuser water bottle, $15

Warm or cool face mugs, set of two, $35

Unzippered glass candy bag, $16

Slate cheese board with soapstone chalk, $30

Repurposed coin guitar picks, $20

Green herbal tea kit, $40


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

great ads? meh

Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Zmuda2 years ago

dzięki, podoba mi się ten zestaw do herbaty, szkoda, że u nas takiego nie ma

JL A.2 years ago

seems like consumeristic choices for people who have everything

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Lo, for Sharing this!

Freddy Jones
Freddy Jones2 years ago

thanks for the awesome tips...

Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

It's the message and heart that count

Dale O.

I like the wood glasses but for the most part most of these are overly expensive and nothing that most of us would be hand crafting at home with our own hands.

Corrine Webber
Corrine Webber2 years ago

These are handmade? The water bottle?

Jenna Summers
Jennifer B.2 years ago

I like the fruit flavor infused glass, but I wonder how "green" it is. And the salad bowl is cute. But none of these items are particularly personal.