Handmade Gift Extravaganza Week 1 - Maps

Monday was Veteran’s Day in the United States where we honor those that have served in our military. Beyond simply thanking those that have served we at Mixing Spirits would like to honor their families as well with some map style gift ideas. These ideas are great not only for military deployment, military parents, spouses, and kids, but also for any loved one that might live far away.

Our first gift idea is custom map jewelry from PolymerPamE on Etsy. She has had an Etsy shop since 2007 and creates these delightful custom map pendants with two locations. This is a perfect way to keep those that you love close to your heart. Her custom map necklace listing can be found here and the rest of her amazing creations can be found at her main Etsy page here. She’s also on Instagram and her Facebook page is found here.

JanePersonalized is an Etsy shop that specializes in leather embossed items. This beautiful passport cover is a unique, personalized way to keep your loved one’s location in mind as they travel, or document your fun travels together. Jane has been creating the perfect gift for Etsy travelers since 2016 and has shipped thousands of handmade pieces.

It’s well known that our favorite part of creating your items is putting your memories on glassware. We regularly create custom pieces for you that hold your memories for a lifetime. All of our items are sand carved with hand placed individual stencils. You can find our custom listings here and our long distance friends gifts here. If you’re looking for one of our standard designs don’t forget to check out our Amazon Handmade shop to see if it’s available with Prime shipping!

Finch & Cotter is another Michigan shop based in lovely Grand Rapids, run by Jeff & Niki and their team of assistants. They have these beautiful star maps where you can choose your locations. These are perfect for long distance friends, children travelling to college, or military spouses separated for deployment. Follow Finch & Cotter on Instagram and Facebook to see their newest creations!

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Loving this new star map & street map combo! 😍

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Holy Cow Canvas Art makes beautiful wall art world maps for use with push pins! These fun maps are great for military families that move frequently, grandparents with scattered grandchildren, and friends that have moved from home all over the world. Tom runs Holy Cow Canvas from the Chicagoland area and can be found at his website (linked above), on Etsy, and on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

Every year I share ideas for handmade gifts on Instagram, this year I’m going to be making blog posts every week as well. Each week will have a different theme, let me know if you have any fun theme ideas or products you’d like featured!

I look forward to hearing from you!


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