In search of extra meaningful gifts to give this year? Instead of venturing to in-person markets or ordering from big-box stores, navigate over to Wescover, where you can connect with (and order from) “Creators” worldwide—all virtually and from home.
The online marketplace has wares any appreciator of design will be thankful for: prints by independent artists, ceramics and housewares by small-batch makers, and furniture and lighting by local designers—all handmade, personal, high-quality, and sure to last. You can source “buy-now” gifts that are ready to go (good for those last-minute orders) or connect with a Creator to design something completely custom. It’s the year, after all, to give extra thoughtful gifts to the people in your life—and to directly support small makers, too.
Take a look at a few of our editors’ picks from Wescover to give to friends and family (or to yourself), no matter your price point.
- We love this Botanical Wall Art ($99), a gallery-quality giclee print by Utah-based artist Erik Linton, made from flora that Linton gathered himself, pressed, and dried.
- Ideal for any coffee (or tea) lover: the minimalist Altiplana Mug in white speckle ($45 each) by Brooklyn-based Cóte García Ceramics.
- The Kai Throw Blanket by Coastal Boho ($98) is hand-woven in India, and 10 percent of each purchase goes to supporting kids in an orphanage in the Peruvian Amazon.
- The Calliope Pillow Cover ($62), also by Coastal Boho, is made with four different weaving techniques for added texture on the sofa or bed.
- And the Mini Hanging Dowel Kit by Keyaiira Leather + Fiber ($35) is a two-in-one gift: a good-looking wood and leather rail for hanging brushes, kitchen tools, or a hand towel—and a DIY activity to do.
For more, see Wescover’s picks of gifts under $100.
- The gift of comfort: The Crater Pillow Cover ($175) by mobile textile studio Vacilando Quilting Co. is made from black, yarn-dyed nautical, and homespun indigo linen cotton, inspired by “the northern slope of Crater Lake in southern Oregon.”
- A Coffee Table Pouf ($154-$156) by Chasha Home makes a charming (and practical) gift; the size and color can be customized.
- The striking limited-edition Motherwell Wall Quilt ($200) is made with cotton and linen, also by mobile, Airstream-based Vacilando Quilting Co.
- A welcome gift for lounging at home: an Extra Long Hemp Lumbar Pillow ($198) by Wayfarer, one of Wescover’s newest Creators, as seen in a private home in Los Angeles, CA.
- And for the whimsical person in your life: the Lenny Lemon Bowl ($120) by architectural designer and ceramicist Kristina Kotlier.
See more of Wescover’s gifts in the $100-$250 range.
$250 and Up
- On our own wish list: the cotton yarn-wrapped Kaya light ($750) by Werajane Design, a Remodelista favorite.
- For the design aficionado: the clean-lined Sircle Pendant S light ($270) by Seed Design, with a blown-glass bulb.
- The Waves Macrame Wall Hanging ($350) by California-based YaShi Handmade is exclusive to Wescover, made from pure cotton rope on a walnut frame treated with natural oil.
- We love the Dinnerware Set for Four, ceramic plates handmade by San Francisco-based ceramicist Mary Mar Keenan, exclusively for Wescover.
- And a sculptural Conical Side Table in white ($360) by Bend Goods makes a practical gift, as seen in the Creator’s studio in Los Angeles, CA.
See more of Wescover’s $250+ gifts here.
For many more picks, head to Wescover; and for more about their Creators, see Meet the Makers: A Marketplace for Artisan-Made Wares on Wescover.