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2023 Holiday Gift Guide - Find Unique Items by Shopping Local


Finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task, especially during the holidays. There is a weight of importance in finding something that will leave a lasting impression. The process of finding that one uniquely perfect gift takes a lot of time and effort, and sometimes the process leaves us with zero results. This can be disheartening, but here at Cutoff Crafts we have a fix for that!!

This year, we have created a 2023 Holiday Gift Guide featuring Local businesses in the Inland Northwest! Buying local often means getting unique and customizable gifts that one wouldn't find anywhere else. Local vendors encompass almost every category from gaming to home-goods. Because we are small businesses, buyers get to work with the sellers to purchase something one-of-a-kind and maybe even get it personalized. 

To find these fantastic presents, Cutoff Crafts put a call out on our North Idaho Events, Fairs, and Markets group, where thousands of people, business owners and local shoppers, gather to see what is happening around the area. This call revealed several amazing items that would make fantastic Christmas Gifts. Our Holiday Gift Guide - Shop Local includes Mystery Loot Dice Bags, fine wire-wrapping work, beautiful handmade wreaths, a permanent jewelry experience, hand-poured candles, A book featuring images of our beautiful state of Idaho, crochet toys, tumblers, hoodies, purses, bags, candy, Jams, and more!

Use the sections below to shop these amazing gifts. Those with the Buy Now buttons have an online store where shoppers can quickly purchase their goods and have the items shipped. Other businesses require contact. Use their emails, phone numbers, or message app on their social medias to contact them and make an order.

Have fun shopping out 2023 Holiday Gift Guide - Shop Local!

1. Cutoff Crafts Gift Cards

For those unsure of what to get their family member or friend, we have gift cards! Simply purchase the gift card from our site, send it to your friend of family member's email, and allow them to buy what they like or make a special order for something unique. Gift Cards make wonderful Christmas Gifts!

Grab your Cutoff Crafts Gift Card from our site and let the shopping begin at our store!

2. Dragon Level Mystery Loot Dice Bags

Our mystery loots are created by hand and offer our customers a huge amount of random dice. In fact, the probability that anyone will get the same set of standard size resin dice is less than 2%! While we don't make the dice, we create the loot bags. Our expert calligrapher writes the price and 'mystery' on the bag and we heat seal them to prevent peeking. These will make excellent Christmas Gifts and/or stocking stuffers! If you want to hang the dice from the Christmas tree, we have ornament balls that fit a standard set of dice within. So festive!

Dragon Level Mystery Loot Bags - $15
Each Dragon Level Mystery Loot Dice Bag will contain a full set of standard resin dice and a full set of halfling dice! That is 14 dice in total! The sets each contain a d20, d12, two d10, d8, d6, and d4.

3. Idaho Custom Wreaths

Idaho Custom Wreaths makes beautiful wreaths that will perfectly decorate any home. These wreaths also make great Christmas gifts. They have lanterns, swags, wagon wheels, garlands, and wreaths. 

Contact Twyla Wall 
Text or call: 208-610-7325

$60 and up

$120 and up

$80 and up

4. Wire Wrapped Gifts from Mountain Crown Wire

A popular jeweler making technique is wire wrapping. It allows jewelers to create unique pieces that can incorporate an array of specimens including, gemstones, beads, crystals, charms, and more. Mountain Crown Wire uses Argentium Silver, which is purer than standard Sterling Silver, has increased tarnish resistance, a whiter color, firestain-free surface, and is antibacterial as well as hypoallergenic. Their items make wonderful and unique Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones.
Crystal Ball Point Pens - $25 each
Made with tarnish resistant copper wire and a real crystal point these pens are full of inspiration and healing. No two are alike!

Hummingbird Pendant - $170
Humming Bird Pendant: Made of Argentium Silver wire this pendant boasts a labradorite, Ethiopian Opals, and a purple agate eye. Argentium silver is both hypoallergenic and antibacterial making it the perfect gift!

Silver Willow - $600
Silver Willow Tree: This beautiful willow tree sits on a tipped lepidolite cube and measures 7 inches tall by 5½ inch wide. 100% handmade from argentium silver wire this tree took 40 hours to complete. Truly a one of a kind peice you won't find anywhere else!

5. Permanent Jewelry by Heart Of Gold Jewelry

Heart Of Gold Jewelry features permanent 14k gold-filled jewelry and permanent sterling silver jewelry that will never tarnish and last for 30 years. Permanent jewelry is a clasp-less piece of jewelry that is custom fit to your wrist, neck, or ankle. A delicate flash of a micro laser creates a permanent seal, welding a chain to your wrist with a quick zap. You never have to take it off. Heart Of Gold Jewelry believes that permanent jewelry is an experience, it's very sentimental. People come in looking for an experience with family as moms and daughters, significant others, best friends, or special occasions such as Christmas, a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, etc. It’s such a beautiful way to create bonding and lasting memories.
To schedule a time to get permanent jewelry contact Heart of Gold Jewelry

6. Handmade Candles by Thimbleberry Candle Co

Thimbleberry Candle Co is a small batch soy candle company, where each candle is poured by hand on the Palouse since 2021. These make a beautiful gift that friends and family will love to burn and smell throughout the holiday season.

1. The Holiday Cottage Candle is a sweet and spicy scented soy candle. It smells like an iced gingerbread house. It will be available in November. 

2. The Huckleberry Harvest Candle is Idaho in a candle! We are known for our wonderful huckleberries here and this candle will fill your home with the scent of Idaho.

3. The Woodshop Candle has a very sharp, birch and cedarwood scent. It would be good for someone looking for a bit of a more masculine scent. 

7.  A Book all About Idaho

Incredible Idaho, by Linda Lantzy, is the perfect gift for those who love the beautiful state of Idaho.

"Imagine the incomparable beauty of a spectacular land that still retains much of its wilderness and wildlife.

This is Idaho, and it's filled with diverse landscapes of lush forests, remote canyonlands and high deserts, fertile valleys and 80 mountain ranges, and 16,000 miles of rivers and streams. You can immerse yourself in these fantastic settings without leaving home. We are making a new book that celebrates the majesty of Idaho through a visual journey of stunning photographs from more than 30 of the Gem State's most celebrated photographers."


8.  Crochet Norman The Santa Troll by FayesFairyStitches

Meet Norman, the Santa troll. He loves frolicking in the snow, collecting candy canes, and building snowmen! 

Size: 4.5 inches wide (arm to arm) 7.5 inches long (horn to foot)
Made of acrylic yarn and velvet details, Wooden buttons, Felt teeth, Filled with polyester stuffing, Plastic round safety eyes

Norman is the perfect stocking stuffer or mantel decoration for your loved one! He's a Unique gift for those mythical lovers. Each Norman is one of a kind, making him a special gift for that special person!


9.  Handmade Tumblers and Bookmarks by Kiki's Corner

Kiki's Corner features handmade custom cups, keychains, and bookmarks. These make fantastic Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for all ages. 

Contact Krisha at KrishasCorner@gmail.com to make a special order for a one of a kind custom gift.

10.  Handmade Tees and Hoodies by Rylee Gene Tees

Get a customized Tee and/or Hoodie to make the perfect unique Christmas Gift! It is the season for hoodies and these are comfortable and are available in many sizes!
 Rylee Gene Tees features:
  • 20oz or 30oz tumblers
    • double wall insulated stainless steel
    • keeps your drinks hot or cold for hours
    • show your personal style with a stylish tumbler designed just for you! Customization available.
  • Handmade tees
    • super soft tees handmade with unique tye dye patterns and a vivid graphic.
    • unisex fit, small-3x, customization available
  • Handmade hoodies
    • premium fabric heavy blend soft hoodies with a unique tye dye pattern and vivid graphic.
    • hoodie season is here! Let your personal style shine with these one-of-a-kind hoodies! Customization available.

11.  Unique, Whimsical, One-of-a-kind Accessories by Xtras 

Gifts that are sure to stick around and get a ton of use are wonderful handmade accessories. These items will remind the giftee of how special they are every time they reach for their much needed bag or wallet.

Embroidered Gnome Handbag - $118.00
This is a great holiday purse to carry. With whimsical embroidered gnomes, this is sure to be a favorite statement piece. This purse is made with gray vinyl and a wool blend fabric.

Cork Elephant Handbag - $125.00
This is a unique handbag made with cork fabric and vinyl. It can be carried as a top handle bag or as a crossbody bag when the strap is attached. Cork is a renewable resource harvested from the bark of cork trees in the Mediterranean. The circular style makes this a one of a kind bag that would make a great gift for that hard to buy for person.

Basketball Wallet - $50.00
What a great gift for the basketball player or fan! This wallet comes in 2 sizes and hosts multiple card slots, a zippered coin pocket and a clear ID pocket. This is made with a basketball textured vinyl.

12.  Handmade Handbags by Lu’s Creative Closet 

With long straps and several pockets, these handbags will receive the approval of almost anyone who carries a bag. Featuring pockets for cellphones, wallets, and more, utilitarian has gone beautiful with these handy and useful creations, which makes them excellent Christmas gifts.

Sling Bag with adjustable strap - $45.00
This bag can be that can be worn on the front or back. Made of custom vinyl with waterproof canvas lining. Bag features interior card slots and slip pocket.

Blue Floral Crossbody bag with adjustable strap - $55.00
Made of custom vinyl with front and top zipper pockets. Bag measures 9.5” H x 10” W

Water Bottle Bag with adjustable strap - $35.00
Made with cotton exterior and waterproof canvas interior. Features slip pocket that fits large cell phones and a zipper pocket for other items like keys or card. This is the bag for someone on the go for a quick trip to town, hike or theme park. This is one of our most popular items. It comes in florals, animal prints, and sports prints.

Contact Michaelle Sande & Christine Sande at Lu’s Creative Closet to order a handmade bag: Luscreativecloset@gmail.com

13.  Yummy Toffee by North Woods Confections LLC 

English Toffee & Fudge is easily enjoyed by all. Their sweet treats come in a variety of flavors, assortments, and holiday packaging options making your holidays a breeze! They even offer nation wide shipping!

This English Toffee is sandwiched perfectly between two layers of chocolatey goodness and a divine crunch giving you a decadent treat that all ages can enjoy! 

To buy, contact North Woods Confections LLC
Email: NorthWoodsConfections@gmail.com, 
or by phone/text: 208-559-5667 

14.  Delicious Caramel by Shan's Caramel Shop

Shan's Caramel Shop provides delicious, homemade caramels using NonGMO/Organic ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives. It is, what they like to call, "Clean Candy".  There are several flavors available on their website, Shanscaramelshop.com.  People absolutely love their caramels and oftentimes tell them that they are the best they have ever tasted!  They also offer Caramel Corn made with the same quality ingredients.

Salted Caramels - $20.00
These are the OG of Shan's Caramel Shop and where it all started.  Soft, smooth and delicious with three layers of sea salt that gently hit your palate as the caramel melts in your mouth. Made with NonGMO/Organic ingredients.  Try them with apple slices.  So fantastic!

Salted Bourbon Peanut - $35.00
Shan's Salted Bourbon Caramel has collided with roasted peanuts, and the result is astounding!  These caramels are reminiscent of the inside of a Snickers bar.  Made with all natural, organic and NonGMO ingredients in small batches.  These are sure to please!

Caramel Corn - $12
Shan's Caramel Corn is made with NonGMO/Organic ingredients.  You can choose it with or without roasted peanuts.  You won't want to stop eating this popcorn.  So addictively delicious!

15.  Jams by Crazy Cat Chick Farm Gluten Free Goodies Including Keto

Jams by Crazy Cat Chick Farm Gluten Free Goodies come in all different flavors including Strawberry, Pineapple, pears, and more. Her Cranberry and Rhubarb Jam is to die for! These will certainly be a great gift to satisfy the testbeds of jam connoisseurs! What is awesome about these jams us that they are easy to wrap. Simply wrap in tissue paper and slide into a holiday bag.

To get an amazing flavor of Jam contact Sandra Cook at CrazyCatChickFar@gmail.com

16.  Cutoff Crafts' Store of Awesomeness

Cutoff Crafts has a variety of gift to choose from. Shoppers will find mystery loots, handcraft jewelry, crochet toys, fossils, crystals, and stones, and much more!

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Say Whaaaat? by Angela Durst, 2023
Ahoy there mateys, happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Back in the bygone years of 1995 Ol’ Chumbucket (John Baur) and Cap’n Slappy (Mark Summers) went and created a whole holiday known ‘round the world as International Talk Like a Pirate Day. T’is a day to cut loose, be a tad silly, and sing sea shanties with yer crew. I oft wind up watching Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl.

Now here at Cutoff Crafts, we have a fair haul of loot that ships out of our lovely harbour.

Ahsoka crafted this here Dumbo Octopus. He doesn’t seem to be the happiest feller but he sure is cuddly. Made out of the finest Parfait yarn and stuffed full of fiberfill this chunky little guy is extremely soft and snuggly. Dumbo Octopus are real creatures that dwell 13,000 feet below the surface. That’s 2,166 fathoms!

For those who need a fresh set of knucklebones, our Ocean Wave Dice are sure to please the saltiest of seadogs. The beautiful translucent resin captures the surging surf as the tide rolls in. Sharp gold numerals contrast nicely with the green waves and make them very easy to read.

In the wee hours of the night Michelle created these ocean inspired earrings. Each chainmail ring is closed one at a time by hand. Constructed out of anodized aluminium, these earrings are extremely lightweight which makes them perfect for people who are sensitive to heavier earrings. The brilliant cobalt and deep marine blue contrast well with the shimmering silver. They are fit for a party hosted by Davy Jones himself.

Oceans cover over 70% of the surface of planet Earth. If ye love our beautiful seas take a looksie over at Ocean Conservancy. They are a dedicated nonprofit organization tackling all types of cleanups to keep our blue waters fair for smooth sailing. In 51 years Ocean Conservancy has helped 17 million volunteers collect more than 350,000,000 pounds of trash out of our waters (https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/). All of us together can help keep our waters clean.

Inside Cutoff Crafts' Special Mystery Loot Dice Bags

It’s a complete mystery how even more Mystery Loot Bags have spawned during the night! Each black Mylar bag is hand lettered and heat sealed to prevent any peeking. They make superb gifts for yourself or others. Let’s take a look inside these mysterious treasures!

The Elf, Goblin, and Dragon Mystery Loot Dice Bags are packed with tabletop dice sets. Each dice set has one d4, one d6, one d8, two d10, one d12, and one d20. The dice are high quality resin and very well balanced. The dice come in a wide range of styles and colors. Every single pack is a mystery. Dice sets may include glitter, marble swirls, pearlescent swirls, fancy fonts, extreme multicolors, and many more. Each of our mystery loot dice packs has a small chance of pulling one of our rare $20 sets of dice.

Our $5 Elf Packs are the most affordable way to start your personal hoard. Each Elf Pack comes with one complete set of resin tabletop dice. These packs make fantastic party favors.

The $10 Goblin Packs come with one complete tabletop dice set and a variety pack of vinyl stickers! These stickers are water resistant, they adhere well to paper, metal, and plastic. Stickers are a fantastic way to personalize water bottles, binders, phone cases, tablets, and so much more. Each Goblin Pack will come with at least 5 vinyl stickers. Stickers are random however, they will be appropriately fantasy themed.

The $15 Dragon Packs are loaded with one complete tabletop dice set AND one complete halfling dice set! Halfling dice are miniature dice that are perfectly playable. Just like the full sized dice sets, halfling dice come in a random color selection that includes glitter, marble swirls, pearlescent swirls, fancy fonts, and extreme multicolors.

Each set of dice is chosen and hand packed by Ahsoka and Michelle here at Cutoff Crafts. Online orders over $100 unlock free shipping! We also carry mystery loot bags to our various in person events which you can check out on our calendarWe love seeing everyone in person however we do sell out of our mystery loots. So be sure and pick some up!