Marvelously Hand-Made, Repurposed Present Ideas

There’s something special about hand-made. The attention to detail, the vibrancy, and the quality workmanship all add up to something…well…special! Our first “Favorite Thing” is this beautiful wreath, created by Jen of ItzFitz who personally makes each item by hand and made to order. With no formal training in home decor, but a love for interior design (and a background in graphic design), her fervor for color inspired her to play with all kinds of mediums. Prices for her wreaths vary from $30-$65, depending on the detail.

Repurposed items are becoming more and more en vogue and stylish than ever. Take our second “Favorite Thing”, this beautifully recycled metal basket pendant lamp from Cicso Home (21″h x 19″ in diameter). Perfect for any home wishing to be “customized” or “coolified”, there’s no doubt it’ll bring character to your space. Not only is this a gift of re-giving, it’s also one of recycling. With a weighty price tag of $885, you’ll see and feel its value. If it’s a bit out of your range, it may inspire you to take on your own DIY lamp project.

Skaie Knox

Written by Skaie Knox

Decor nerd, design enthusiast and the Editor-in-Chief/Writer for HomeJelly and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dwellingz, a real estate home story-telling website. Skaie is also a published singer/songwriter and kids book author, voted "Class Clown", and rescue dogs crusader. If you're in the market for a new home, or just want to learn the "inside scoop" on Los Angeles real estate, click onto her photo and read her home tours and stories at

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