The 2022 Felony Nomads Present Information

David Beckam

I did my first ever vacation present information for vacationers a couple of years in the past, which was once a laugh to assemble. Readers looked as if it would benefit from the more than a few pieces, and I used to be satisfied to proportion one of the merchandise that accompanied me at the highway. This 12 months, I sought after to do one thing slightly other.

For starters, my existence is a little other – one thing all of you know. Consequently, my very own presents to friends and family aren’t souvenirs from far-away puts, however a laugh issues I’ve came upon. I sought after to proportion a few of them right here, particularly as many are small companies like myself.

This 12 months, I’d love to proportion two classes of presents: artists and makers from my new house of Ottawa and a few from past, and books I like or discovered impactful in my very own existence.

I deliberate to put up the guide information and the artwork/presents information in the similar submit, however there are too many ideas and it were given rather unruly. So I will be able to put up the guide information within the coming week, and beneath are my ideas for artwork, jewellery, and extra.

I am hoping you’ll in finding one thing you prefer in them!

Artwork, good looks, and jewellery presents for 2022

Now that I are living in Ottawa, it was once a laugh to get to grasp a few of these nice other people and I’m excited to proportion them with you, too. The pieces beneath are from artists that I’ve both supported via buying merchandise myself, or native pieces I beloved that didn’t paintings with my many immune/different restrictions.

Floral Polymer Clay Earrings

The skill at the back of Island Meadow Clay is Rylan, who runs the store together with her husband Alex. She makes the jewellery, he packs the orders, and so they each display up at native flea markets with a sales space to sing their own praises their gorgeous earrings and necklaces.

The industry started as a virus passion, however took off whilst the rustic reopened. I’ve bought those for myself (see beneath), as presents, and had an earring pair commissioned particularly for a chum in keeping with the colors she loves.

Those are manufactured from light-weight polymer clay, so even the bigger earrings don’t seem to be going to drag down to your earlobes. That is crucial factor for me, since I have already got numerous head ache. Those can even make for a superb present for other people with migraine complications or different prerequisites that have an effect on the cranial nerves. And, for individuals who merely love home made jewellery.

As a result of I’ve bought from them essentially the most, they’re on the most sensible of the record—and rightfully so! I like their merchandise, and their heat as a pair too.

earring gifts polymer clay 2022
island meadow clay earrings gifts holiday

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Island Meadow Clay website online
Transport to: Canada and the USA
Observe them on: Instagram

Embroidered middle maps

I met the stunning couple at the back of Sadie and June when at a flea marketplace in Ottawa, and favored their a laugh choices as a traveler with numerous puts I omit deeply. They promote hand-embroidered maps for 900 places (and counting), both as stand-alone “I like this position” taste, or connecting hearts, the place there’s a thread connecting two puts. Additionally they do customized maps, in case your favorite locations aren’t on be offering right now.

The couple, whose names are in truth Steve and Kendall, are a cross-border couple—one thing rather commonplace right here within the cities that border america! She’s from New Jersey and he’s from Ottawa, however they met in Florida. Very talked-about any time I’ve noticed their sales space round the town, they seize the nostalgia of leaving items of ourselves in puts we beloved.

Says Kendall, “Our hand-embroidered middle maps have been born out of this love and our trust that love is aware of no borders. The idea that: I started embroidering via paper antique map prints that intended one thing particular to me and Steve.”

gift of a map with two connected hearts

The couple have a submit about how they went from being ‘flat broke’ in 2014 to development a full-time industry round their stitching talents. After I met Kendall on the marketplace, she discussed that because the industry picked up she was once suffering to get orders completed … till she taught Steve tips on how to stitch, and that helped get the maps finished a lot sooner. Now they’re each running on their standard maps, and including towns all the time.

hand-embroidered maps from ottawa

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Sadie and June website online
Transport to:
Canada and the USA, in addition to Europe
Observe them on
: Instagram

Preserved resin flower jewellery

Some other native dealer that I used to be taken via is Floral Sweeties. I stopped up getting my mum’s birthday present from them, gorgeous earrings that I knew she’d revel in.

Floral Sweeties is the brainchild of Hannah, a registered nurse who has expanded right into a botanical facet hustle. The jewellery she sells is made with hand picked wild and lawn vegetation from Ottawa which are dried, preserved, after which embedded in resin to create every piece. (She additionally sells clay items the place contemporary flowers is imprinted in clay to provide plaster reduction artwork the use of herbal pigment, however the ones are rather heavy to send and I’m that specialize in her jewellery).

resin-preserved leaf earrings
floral earrings in resin gift 2022

Their earrings, like Island Meadow Clay, are most commonly very light-weight—easiest for any individual who has complications.

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Floral Sweeties website online
Transport to
: Canada and World (together with USA)
Observe them on:

Hand-drawn maps of meals

Sure, sure—I’ve integrated my very own maps on this information as neatly. I, too, am a neighborhood Ottawa industry in spite of everything. And one with an exhilarating building: my meals map of Canada is after all entire!

As with the opposite maps on this collection, the Canada map is designed via me and inked via Ella Frances Sanders, a bestselling writer whose new guide may be within the books information that can be revealed in a while. 

hand drawn maps of food gifts 2022

Additional info:
Felony Nomads readers can take 10% off with the code HOLIDAY22 till December 24, 2022.
The place to shop for: the Felony Nomads artwork store website online
Transport to
: International
Observe me on
: Instagram

Plantable playing cards that develop into wildflowers

Some other a laugh present this is considerate, AND does no longer create waste: quirky playing cards embedded with seeds, that you’ll then plant and nourish through the years.

Seeded Recollections was once constructed via MaryAnn and Jose, a husband and spouse workforce who felt greeting playing cards have been each pricey, and wasteful. So that they made up our minds to make paper and playing cards the use of 100% recycled subject material which are embedded with numerous wildflower seeds. So the cardboard you purchased can also be planted, rising a lawn of reminiscences and person who creates no tangible waste.

Playing cards are to be had in English, French, and Spanish.

plantable cards seeds wildflower
seeded memory cards that are plantable

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Seeded Recollections website online
Transport to
: Canada best. For my many American readers, you’ll in finding seeded playing cards at Lovable Root as a substitute.
Observe them on
: Instagram

Lovely fruit earrings

I fell in love with adorable grapefruit earrings a couple of years in the past, and feature worn them so steadily that they fell aside.

Within the hunt to search out new substitute earrings, I discovered a couple of retail outlets on Etsy that supply them, in case you wish to have a couple for yourselves—or any person else!—too.


grapefruit orange lime polymer clay earrings gifts
From The Scrappy Cat store in the United States
dragonfruit grape watermelon polymer clay earrings gifts
From Ellie Undergo Store in Canada
cute polymer clay fruit earrings
From Brlogarka in the United Kingdom and EU

They too are light-weight, and an overly a laugh addition to any outfit.

The place to shop for:
The Scrappy Cat (USA)
Ellie Undergo (Canada)
Brlogarka (UK and EU)

Porcelain and ceramic jewellery

Larra & Break of day began Flourish Stoneware in October 2018, on what they name “not anything greater than a dream to create.”

Each and every in their items takes a mean of 25 hours to create, because it comes to sketching, imprinting the clay, drying it out, after which firing it within the kiln ahead of glazing thereafter.

The items are personally crafted with numerous fabrics like porcelain, speckled clay, black clay, numerous glazes and overglazes (like gold lustre and Mom of Pearl overglaze). 

The result’s a choice of gorgeous, distinctive jewellery that stuck my eye at a neighborhood marketplace.

porcelain and ceramic glazed earrings
gift 2022 glazed earrings

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Flourish Stonewear website online
Transport to: Canada, USA, and World. (Transport outdoor N. The united states is expensive, regardless that)
Observe them on: Instagram

Knitted cacti

With a challenge to deliver greenery to “each and every suffering plant dad or mum”, Kelsea’s whimsical knitted cacti stuck my eye at a neighborhood flea marketplace. The industry took place when Kelsea knitted her sister some cacti for Christmas, after seeing how her sister couldn’t stay vegetation alive.

Taking inspiration from actual vegetation, Kelsea in moderation crafts knit cacti and succulents in numerous sizes, colors, and shapes. She additionally tries to make use of sustainable fabrics for different portions of her merchandise: upcycled packaging, sustainable yarn and stuffing, plus reusing cardboard within the pot to cause them to lighter weight for delivery.

The corporate is totally family-supported, together with the construct for the shows on the marketplace stall I met her at.

I purchased myself a mini cacti (regardless that I’m having cactus feel sorry about that I didn’t get a bigger one), and idea you might have considered trying one too.

knit cactus with a red flower: excellent holiday gift

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Kelsea Knits website online
Transport to: Canada, USA, and World.
Observe them on: Instagram

DIY candle, deodorant, and clay masks kits

Jessye, the founder and maker at the back of Make This Universe, began her DIY store in 2018, whilst getting very pissed off seeking to make her personal deodorant at house. She looked for a store the place will have to get a package to take action as a substitute, and got here up empty. Like me beginning my meals maps as a result of I couldn’t in finding the product I used to be searching for, Jessye kicked off her store to fill an opening on the market.

Make the Universe provides DIY “trendy craft kits” for candles, deodorant, mask, and necklaces, in graceful packaging that may be recycled. They permit for customizable merchandise to account for private sensitivities, with no need to do the whole thing from scratch.

diy candle kit gift 2022
diy clay mask kit gift 2022

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Make the Universe website online
Transport to: Canada and USA
Observe them on: Instagram

Caffeine necklace in silver

Do your family members revel in espresso up to I do? This chrome steel and silver plated necklace of the molecule for caffeine could also be up their alley, or yours. Chain duration: 50cm. Nickel and lead loose

You’ll be able to purchase it right here.

Whimsical fowl artwork

I’ve had the excitement of assembly the genius at the back of Birdstrips, Jess, in particular person in Montreal two times ahead of we every moved somewhere else. Her illustrations have grown an enormous following on Instagram because of their whimsical, relatable messaging.

In Jess’ phrases, the store incorporates “the existential misery of the flightless in the course of the eyes of the flighted.”

Underneath, two prints from her store: considered one of an acrylic portray of a hen named Cheddar Cheese, who’s “escaped right into a box of dandelions and is having the time of her existence”, and the second one, remedy “ahead of and after”—in vintage Birdstrips taste

birdstrips gifts bird posters
birdstrips gifts bird posters

Additional info:
The place to shop for: the Birdstrips Print Store (additionally mugs, tees, and extra!)
Transport to: International
Observe them on: Instagram

Birds + curse phrases

Those illustrations of birds that swear in inventive techniques are standard all over the place the internet, with excellent explanation why. As Twitter implodes and the sector feels adore it’s doing the similar, the fowl outrage via Aaron Reynolds says all that we’re bottling up inside of.

That doesn’t forestall other people from getting frustrated in regards to the cursing, however … did you are expecting anything from an organization referred to as Effin Birds?!

effin birds gifts 2022
effin birds gifts

Additional info:
The place to shop for: Clothes, mugs, pins, and extra right here, plus an Effin’ Birds guide and a more moderen French Effin’ Birds guide, in addition to a 2023 Calendar too.
Transport to: International
Observe him on: Instagram

Pearl jewellery from Tahiti

My buddy Celeste is not just a super commute author, but in addition runs an environmentally-friendly Tahitian pearl corporate, Kamoka, that clings to the strictest ranges of sustainable farming on this planet. Their pearls are from oysters grown within the nutrient-rich lagoon of Ahe Atoll, 300 miles northeast of Tahiti, with electrical energy equipped via sun and wind energy. And when you wanted extra convincing about supporting their endeavor: a Nationwide Geographic learn about discovered that their farming strategies helped build up the world’s fish inhabitants in recent times.

Considered one of their merchandise I put on ceaselessly: the Mana Bracelet. At $99, it’s an funding, however a sturdy and wonderful one.

Celeste stated that this bracelet was once to start with crafted for surfers. Now, it’s considered one of their easiest dealers for lively individuals who need a ravishing pearl bracelet with out being worried about fragility. The adjustable band is made out of kangaroo leather-based (the most powerful leather-based on this planet), and is a smart selection for the trendy wanderer and the lively fashionista alike.

Tahitian pearl bracelet gift kamoka pearls

Additionally they now be offering a brand new assortment, that includes Tahitian blacklip oyster shells and jewellery made out of their very own sustainably produced mother-of-pearl. The earrings beneath are extra reasonably priced than the pearls by myself, and are a ravishing present for many who need one thing sustainable and other.

mother of pearl earrings gift

Additional info:
The place to shop for: The Mana Bracelet is to be had right here. The overall mother-of-pearl assortment is right here, with the earrings above right here.
Transport to: International
Observe them on: Instagram

The ones are my 2022 present alternatives! I am hoping you revel in no less than a few of them. I’ll be following up with the books I feel are price a learn, in only some days.


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