The Fireclay Holiday Gift Guide
If the thought of a meticulously handcrafted object fills you with joy, if conscientious brands who care about the environment make your heart thrum, if you love nothing more than presenting a unique and unexpectedly delightful gift to your loved ones–you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve rounded up must-have gifts from some of our favorite brands that are B Corps, woman-owned, or BIPOC-owned so you can spread the small business love and Shop for Good this holiday season. Trust us: this is the only holiday gift guide you’ll need.
For friends and family members who enjoy beautiful decor and marvel at the beauty and strength of earthen things, the tactile gifting experience that a high-quality ceramic piece provides is just the ticket. Here are three of our favorite USA-made ceramic gift ideas.
Fireclay x Block Shop: Coasters
Created in collaboration with fellow California maker Block Shop, our coasters make unique ceramic gifts that are as practical as they are pretty. Plus, 5% of the proceeds go to Allies in Arts to support underrepresented artists. We’ll cheers to that!
Coasters Shown: Squiggle in Charcoal
East Fork Pottery: Mugs
Aptly named The Mug, this piece marries form with function for a mug that the lucky recipient will find themself reaching for every day. Plus, East Fork is a B Corp (like us!) that designs, manufactures, and sells all of its pottery out of Asheville, NC.
Image courtesy of East Fork Pottery
SIN Ceramics: Weylyn Candelabra
Give the gift of a whimsical ceramic candelabra that will spark joy–and conversations–for years to come. Like all of SIN Ceramics’s homewares, this centerpiece is meticulously handcrafted in Brooklyn by a wildly creative team of makers.
Image: Sharon Radisch
Whether you have a friend that loves to whip up their own recipes or a family member who’s more interested in a good kitchen aesthetic, these thoughtful picks will leave chefs of all skill levels happy and satisfied.
Brightland: Mini Artist Set
Locally sourced in California and made without fillers or artificial preservatives, Brightland’s nourishing olive oil is beloved by everyone from The New York Times to Oprah. The Mini Artist set includes 4 infused oils with special artist-designed labels. Two words: chef’s kiss.
Image courtesy of Brightland
Estelle Colored Glass: Butterscotch Stemware
The jewel-toned Butterscotch stemware from Estelle Colored Glass is the perfect combination of vintage glam and cool modern. These heirloom pieces are made by glass artisans in Poland and inspired by the founder’s grandmother who was an avid collector of colored glass.
Image courtesy of Estelle Colored Glass
Our Place: The Always Pan
A cult favorite for a reason, the Always Pan by Our Place was designed to replace eight (!!) traditional pieces of cookware. The nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating is available in an array of aesthetically-pleasing colors, making this a kitchen staple they’ll be happy to display.
Image courtesy of Our Place
Anyone who savors their self-care is sure to appreciate a spa-inspired gift. Beautify their bathroom while encouraging your loved ones to indulge in some me-time with these alluring and unique bath products.
Dusen Dusen: Bathrobes
Known for their bold and original designs, Dusen Dusen’s bathrobes are a must-have for color lovers. Even better? They’re Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified so you can rest assured that the robe’s recipient is relaxing in comfort, not harmful chemicals.
Image courtesy of Dusen Dusen
Palermo Body: Coffee Scrub
Want to gift the ultimate shower-time treat? This exfoliating body scrub by Palermo Body is sustainably made with earth-derived ingredients that you can feel good about, like organic, fair-trade coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Needless to say, it smells amazing.
Image courtesy of Palermo Body
Pigeon Toe Ceramics: Zigazagah Soap Dish
Give them a multi-use object that they’ll really, really want with the Zigazagah soap dish by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. Made with joy in Portland, OR, this piece is a perfect perch for soap but will be just as much at home in the kitchen, bedroom, living room, or wherever they place it.
Image courtesy of Pigeon Toe Ceramics
Have an artist or crafter in your life? Tap into their talent with these elevated and outside-the-box gift ideas that will get their creative juices flowing whether they’re an experienced maker or just starting out.
Block Shop: Original Block Printing Kit
One kit, endless possibilities. Block Shop’s comprehensive block printing kit contains everything they need to make a series of 8 gorgeous prints with hand-carved wooden blocks–no prior experience necessary.
Image courtesy of Block Shop
Case for Making: The Califonia Desert Palette
A palette from Case for Making will be a cherished gift for any painter, from beginner to expert–we love this one inspired by Joshua Tree National Park. This California company makes all of its watercolors in-house and firmly believes that everybody is creative.
Image courtesy of Case for Making
Melanie Abrantes: Carving Kits
It’s always a good time to learn a new hobby, and these carving kits are the perfect starting place. Based in the Bay Area, Melanie Abrantes Designs creates handcrafted, heirloom quality objects–and can teach you and your loved ones how to carve your own objects, too!
Image courtesy of Melanie Abrantes Designs
Don’t forget to get a little something for yourself during the season of giving! Here are a few of our favorite items to brighten your everyday routine from brands you can feel good about supporting.
Baggu: Reusable Bags
Let us count all the reasons we love Baggu’s best-selling bags: they comfortably fit 2-3 plastic grocery bags or up to 50 pounds worth of stuff, they fold down into a flat, built-in pouch, they’re machine washable, and they’re made from recycled ripstop nylon. Plus, they’re super cute.
Image courtesy of Baggu
Coyuchi: Topanga Organic Matelasse Throw
Wrap yourself in this reversible, lightweight organic cotton throw from Coyuchi. Founded in California, Coyuchi’s nature-inspired textiles are made to the highest environmental and ethical standards so you can feel good about this gift both inside and out.
Image courtesy of Coyuchi
Keap Candles: Monthly Candle Subscription
Keap’s monthly candle subscription is a restorative, zero-waste self-gift. A fellow B Corp, their candles are poured to order in Kingston, NY using a blend of nature-inspired scents, coconut wax, and reusable glass tumblers.
Image courtesy of Keap
Wisdom Supply Co: 2023 Weekly Planner
Start the year out right with Wisdom Supply Co.’s plastic-free, vinyl-free, and spiral-free weekly planner. Thanks to their self-described “complete obsession” with being anti-waste, Wisdom Supply Co. is a B Corp that’s challenging how everyday products are designed.
Image courtesy of Wisdom Supply Co.
Want to see even more Made for Good Merch? Check out the Fireclay Gift Shop. Happy shopping, and happy holidays!
Coasters Shown: Squiggle in Charcoal