December 12, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best of Handmade & Vintage

The holidays are nearly upon us, which means you may find yourself in the first stages of gift-giving panic. Luckily, the Propped team is here to help you ace this holiday season! With Christmas only days away, it’s prime time for placing your holiday Propped orders. To save you the time of sifting through our many listings, we’ve compiled our very own list of the top handmade goods that are sure to woo even your toughest audience. Like a true seasonal expert, you can check the names off your list in style and avoid the regretful last-minute rush of an ill-chosen gift. Here are a few handpicked gifts for the kitchen types in your life…

For the Avid Baker

1) Laundered Linen Baker Apron

Encourage your primary supplier of home-baked goodies with a stylish linen apron. Made by Red House with 100% European linen, the artful texture of this piece is both aesthetically pleasing and super comfortable to wear. Leather tie neck and rear straps fix to a set of antique brass grommets to create a unique rustic farmhouse vibe.

2) Mello-Rich Vintage Pie Tins

As the perfect gift for mom, grandma, or kitchen collectors, these vintage pie pans add a tasteful touch of nostalgia to any baker’s shelves. Dating back to the early 1900s, these tins were produced by the iconic Mrs. Smith’s pie company and have quickly become a favorite of kitchen stylists and home bakers alike.

3) Vintage Loaf Pans

These vintage loaf pans add character and charm to your curated holiday presents. They’re perfect for lining with gift tissue and loading up with fun baking ingredients like vanilla extracts, syrups, mixes, and utensils. Each pan is also functional, so your gift recipient can put them to use as storage items or baking vessels.

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For the Entertainer

1) Gray Color Block Cloth Napkins, Bundle of 10

As the perfect instant collection, this adorable gray-shade cloth napkin set by Dot & Army adds a dose of fun and function to any dinner party. Aside from adding a playful eclectic vibe to your gatherings, they’re also a great way to reduce waste from disposable paper napkins.

2) Small Walnut Cut & Serve Board

These round 7.25-inch walnut cutting boards by Vestige Home are excellent for holding cheeses and other spreads while entertaining guests. After everyone goes home, these elegant walnut pieces also make for the perfect single-person snack tray or lunch board.

3) Brass Macchiato Spoon

Serving your guests a morning macchiato? Add this lovely brass stirring spoon by Facture Goods and a ceramic spoon rest to your breakfast nook or countertop seating to provide the full at-home café experience. For best results, pair with our ceramic mugs.

For Those Who Love to Accessorize

1) European Laundered Linen Table Runner

For the design-minded, this elegant linen table runner by Red House adds a fresh touch to any table setting. Its soft, luxurious feel and classic woven texture make for the perfect mealtime accessory and can be styled in any number of ways.

2) Terez Chopsticks in Cornflower Blue

These hand-painted chopsticks from Hank by Henry are perfect for the detail-minded individual and add a charming touch of design to your salads, noodle bowls, and sushi plates. Each pair is sealed to preserve its artful markings for simple, food-safe use.

3) Natural Dye White Oak Salt & Spice Cellar

This spin-top salt and spice cellar by Vestige Home is made from naturally dyed white oak to create a dark, rich finish. Its solid brass thumbscrew adds metallic accent and accentuates this minimalist design, making it a perfect accessory for your table or countertop.

For Those Who Love to Lounge

1) Hairpin Mug

This unique terracotta mug from Guten Co. has a charming hairpin handle and tasteful two-toned partial-glaze design. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your coffee, tea, or special drinks.

2) Saucer Cup

This artful ceramic mug by Whiskey & Clay is perfect for weekend sipping and evening tea, featuring a fully glazed interior and unfinished outer detailing. Its unique design makes for a memorable gift and stylish everyday use.

3) Simple Stripe Napkins

Effortlessly tasteful, these simple stripe napkins from MINNA are perfect for creating an easy instant table setting that goes with any existing décor. That means your gift recipient can spend more time enjoying themselves and less time fretting over their table designs.

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For The Devoted Chef

1) 12-Inch FINEX Cast Iron Grill Pan

Give the gift of perfect grill lines with this cast iron grill pan from FINEX. Like the rest of our chef-approved cookware picks, this piece is built for top-quality multi-surface cooking and designed to last a lifetime.

2) 12-Inch Carbon Steel Skillet

Hand-forged by Blanc Creatives in Charlottesville, Virginia, this skillet is an instant heirloom that’s built to last for many generations. It comes pre-seasoned and has become a kitchen favorite of professional chefs across the country.

3) Victoria Cookware 14-Inch Cast Iron Wok

As the ultimate cook’s companion, this cast iron wok from Victoria Cookware is the perfect size for family-style stir fry, seafood, and other flash fry dishes. As a major bonus, this heavy-duty seamless cast iron piece is safe for use with campfires, stovetops, and in the oven.

There you have it, folks! We hope you’ve found some promising gift ideas for all those tricky names on your list—and perhaps you’ve even added a few items to your own wish list. There’s plenty more where these came from, so feel free to check out the rest of our Propped storefront to browse the rest of our fabulous finds.

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