The Great Independent Gift Guide

In the spirit of giving, may we present 24 indie gifts we hope to give (and receive) this holiday season!
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In the spirit of giving, may we present 24 indie gifts we hope to give (and receive) this holiday season!
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Here at Clementine, we strongly believe in supporting those who spend their days and their lives acting with purpose. This is one of the reasons we’re particularly fond of the independent design and retail community – we love the idea of creative entrepreneurs who have dedicated their lives and careers to their passions, and we love to support those entrepreneurs in any way we can.

To help you get started on your holiday shopping, we’ve put together an indie shopping guide featuring 24 of our favorite gifts that we plan to give and hope to receive – all by independent designers and artisans. Let's get started, shall we? 

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This tiny little dish from Young Frankk is the perfect “just because” gift – use it to hold delicate jewelry, or use it strictly for minimalist décor purposes. To buy: Emimade Outline Dish ($20)

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These super comfy feminist undies from Dear Kate should be at the top of your wish list. Get one for yourself, and for your best friend. To buy: Ada Hipster Full ($36-48)

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The laundry basket gets a major upgrade with this piece from artist Doug Johnston. To buy: Drop Basket ($68)

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This Canadian-made zine is the perfect present for anyone who likes their holidays with a side of female empowerment. We love this gorgeous, illustrated, and easy-to-gift book. To buy: Becoming a Witch Book ($15)

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Treat yourself, your sister, or your mom with a beautiful pillow from Brooklyn’s own Rebecca Atwood. To buy: Splatter Pillow ($229)

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Pair Houston Design Co.’s beautiful serving board by with a bottle of wine and some cheese for an all-in-one gift that won’t be forgotten. To buy: Black Sand Serving Board ($55)

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For something a little different, opt for this one-of-a-kind painting on a vintage book page from Philadelphia’s Beech Hall. To buy: King Tut’s Hat ($325)

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We can barely stand the cuteness of these Britches from Adrienne Antonson’s sustainable fashion line, STATE. To buy: Britches in Black Dot ($38)

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Shake those winter blues with a little help from L.A. favorite Moon Juice and its Brain Dust supplement. To buy: Brain Dust ($55)

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The beautiful, handmade shaping and color pattern of these ceramic mugs by Austin artist Kristen Saksa Juen is guaranteed to be a favorite this year. Pair with some tea for an extra-special gift. To buy: Ceramic Tea Cup ($38)

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You’ll be amazed at what a difference leather coasters can make, especially when they’re as beautiful as this set by MARCH. To buy: MARCH Leather Coasters ($55)

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Portland artist Pine & Boon makes all of her leather pouches by hand. The colors and fun use of paint are unlike anything else we’ve seen. To buy: Painted Streak Mini Pouch ($51)

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Fans of minimalism, take note. The bolo-style Ring Lariat Necklace by multi-talented artist Kari Breitigam is a “one for yourself, one for your best friend” kind of piece. To buy: Ring Lariat Necklace ($70)

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This bath soak from LEIF sells itself. After all, what could be more luxurious than a soothing, green tea bath? To buy: Matcha Milk Bath ($40)

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Stay warm, cozy, and stylish in this piece by Base Range, available at Brooklyn’s Pilgrim Surf + Supply. To buy: Henny Pullover ($345)

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Miami artist Danielle Romero’s unique use of shape and color help to make her original paintings a truly worthy, truly special gift. To buy: Come Together ($80)

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How cool are these studs from Janelle Gramling? The hardest part will be choosing a pair – each is completely original and comes on a bed of reclaimed leather. To buy: Stoneware Studs ($28)

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Button down shirts are universally flattering. This striped button down, made in California by designer California Tailor, is flattering, comfortable, and made to last. To buy: Shirt No. 1 in Salt Point Stripe ($168)

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Earlier this year, we became obsessed with the Stowaway Cosmetics and their travel-sized beauty products. If you’ve yet to try, treat yourself to a Cheek & Lip Rouge, or gift one to all of the women in your life. To buy: Cheek & Lip Rouge ($15)

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Brook There may be known for her beautiful, sustainable underwear and loungewear, but we’re equally big fans of her accessories. The use of color and print on this scarf helps to make it a favorite this season. To buy: Organic Cotton and Silk Autumn Scarf ($118)

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The sweatshirt is back in a big way. Grab a chic, grey crewneck from Victor Athletics and marvel in the ability to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. To buy: Crewneck Sweatshirt ($70)

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The graphic, colorful work of Laura Berger has made her our notecard designer of choice for a while, but this calendar has us itching to purchases a few of her prints, as well. To buy: 2016 Calendar ($25)

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New York’s Cienne landed on the fashion scene in a big way this year, and their beautiful branding, photography and products blow us away. The Bela Scarf – hand woven in Ethiopia – comes perfectly wrapped in a brightly colored holiday box. Now that’s one stop, sustainable shopping. To buy: Bela Scarf ($85)

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The pet lover in your life needs a collar from recently launched Austin line, Boots & Arrow. One-of-a-kind and handmade using leather from reclaimed cowboy boots, this dog collar is the perfect present for any pooch lover. To buy: Gray Collection Dog Collar ($90)

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