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Handmade gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and more are always extra special. They’re also a great way to shop small businesses and support independent crafters and artists.

No need to send your money overseas or to big corporations during the holiday season or for birthday gifts.

Score amazing handmade gifts from small artists like me!

Handmade gifts for birthdays, Christmas, holidays, and other occasions.

There are plenty of small businesses out there that produce professional quality, and in most cases, better than store-bought quality gifts.

If you’d followed me on Instagram, you may know by now that I love woodworking.

I’ve been woodturning for several years and have made a couple of thousand pieces.

Art Of Turning

My business name and website is Art Of Turning.

I host a gallery there where woodturners from all around the world can showcase their work.

Anyone, regardless of skill level or experience, is allowed to share their work in my woodturning gallery.

Here are a few of the bowls I have made… 

Assortment of wooden bowls, hand turned displayed on wood shavings

Aside from the gallery, I also have a storefront at

In this store, you will find exclusive gifts. Often made with historical wood or something extra special, like this Martin Guitar wooden pen

Pen made using wood from a Martin Guitar

I also have a Woodturned Gifts shop on Etsy. Here you will find many more gifts.

This is where I list things like seam rippers and sewing tools, pens, bowls, Christmas ornaments, and more.

I’ve sent wood turned gifts all over the United States and even to Canada. From Malibu to Seattle, Maine, to Florida, Texas, and the Dakotas… I’m proud to say my work has blanketed the country!

These aromatherapy diffuser necklaces are always a hit with the ladies at my craft shows.

Aromatherapy diffuser necklace gifts

I suppose the biggest part of my woodturning is making pens. I absolutely love turning pens!

Check out the selection on my website and in my Etsy store.

Wood turned pens, great unique gift for everyone.

Handmade gifts, wooden pens.

Then of course there’s this 2020 Toilet Paper Shortage Ornament.

People are buying these up by the dozen.

If you want some, get them now – I’m running low on stock!

Go here to get the 2020 Toilet Paper Ornaments (SOLD OUT!) but the 2020 and 2021 1-stars are available!

2020 toilet paper ornament, funny Christmas wood slice ornaments

I attend craft shows, fairs, and markets – well until 2020 literally canceled every single one.

Handmade gifts in my woodturning booth at a crafters market

This brings me to this ornament. 2020 1 Star Review, Would Not Recommend ornament is funny and true.

I mean, would you recommend 2020? Me either! Booo. But everyone does need a laugh and commemoration of such a bad year.

Get your 2020 1 Star Ornament here.

2020 1 star review Christmas handmade gift ornament wood slice ornaments with boxes

Anyway, I’m really just making this blog post to remember how fun 2020 was, and to remind everyone, it’s better to shop small and local than to send your hard-earned money overseas.

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