Who knows a fall lover? They love cold weather, seeing the leaves turn red and live for pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! But what do you get an autumn fanatic for their birthday, anniversary or a thank you gift?
Well, I have the answer for you! From hand-knit toques, scarves and mittens, to handmade cards, jewelry and floral arrangements, there are many gift ideas for you to choose from. Featuring Foreversonflowersandmore, Thoughtfully Handmade, FuzzyCakes Knitwear, Hugs An Stitches and Meyari Jewelry., we want you to gift more thoughtfully. What's even better? They are all Canadian or American businesses!
Continue reading to see all that they have to offer!
1. Fall Decor
Know someone who lives and breathes fall? Julia from Foreversonflowersandmore creates forever floral arrangements, wreaths, and tabletop and wall decor to decorate any space. Most of her pieces are custom made so you can order something that your friend or significant other will love!
Julia started Foreversonflowersandmore after she lost her oldest son. To cope with the loss, she began to create these gorgeous decor pieces. Sunflowers were her son's favourite, and he continues to inspire Julia every day.
If you love her Messy Bun Pumpkins as much as I do, send Julia a direct message on Foreversonflowersandmore's Instagram to start your custom gift today! If you're in the Durham region, you can find her pre-made pieces at Markets by Dream Day, the Nooks at Port Hope and Mosaic Creative.
Located in Oshawa, Camille from FuzzyCakes Knitwear has got you covered if you want to gift a cozy scarf, toque or mittens! She crafts hand-knit accessories for women and children using the colours and textures of nature as her inspiration.
Her pieces are perfect for cold autumn days, and it looks fabulous dressed up or down! I especially love her unique triangle-shaped scarves and would be an ideal gift for an autumn fanatic.
To purchase Camille's knitwear for your gift, head to FuzzyCakes Knitwear's Etsy shop or visit Markets by Dream Day and Mosaic Creative to shop her stuff in person. Don't forget to check out Camille's Instagram page for news and updates!
If your fall lover also has a boho-chic style, then Meyari Jewelry by Selene is the shop for you! Based in Calgary, Selene designs and creates unique textile and brass jewelry. Her designs also incorporate the macrame technique to add pops of colour to her jewelry.
As a Mexican-Canadian, Selene's necklaces, earrings and rings are inspired by the cultures and colours that she grew up with. Her pieces are versatile, so it's an excellent gift idea, no matter the occasion.
4. Crochet Accessories
So, I typically only feature Canadian businesses in these gift guides, but I had to make an exception for Christi from Hugs An Stitches! Located in Wisconsin, her shop caters to lovers of modern and stylish knit- and crochet-wear that's well crafted. With a wide range of products, I'm sure you can find a suitable gift for your friend or significant other.
I especially love Christi's crochet pumpkin planner clips. If your fall lover is also into planning and bullet journaling, this will be a fantastic gift! Christi also makes these versatile cloths that are perfect for doing the dishes or washing your face. I also appreciate Christi's dedication to the #HatNotHate initiative for October's Bully Prevention Month!
5. Handmade Cards and Bookmarks
All of the gifts that I mentioned above are great if you know the recipient of your gift. But, what if it's a budding friendship and you don't know them that well? In that case, I highly suggest giving them a handmade card, especially if it's one of mine! All cards at Thoughtfully Handmade are blank inside so you can write a personal, thoughtful message. I have cards for almost every occasion, but I'm showcasing three that would suit an autumn lover the best.
Even if you do know the recipient well, a handmade card is also great when paired with any of the products from Foreversonflowersandmore, FuzzyCakes Knitwear, Meyari Jewelry or Hugs An Stitches. I also make bookmarks, so if your friend or significant other loves to read, they are also a great gift option!
By purchasing a card or bookmark from me, you're also donating ten cents to Seniors With Skills! Don't hesitate and click the images to buy. Make sure you also follow Thoughtfully Handmade on Instagram and sign up for my monthly newsletter, so you know when new designs come out!
Do you have any other gift suggestions that a Fall Lover would love to receive? Leave them in the comments below!