A Guided Gift Guide for Holiday 2017

Tis’ the season to be frantically figuring out Christmas gifts for all of your family and friends! We hope this Guided-approved list of gift ideas will help make things a tad easier for you. All these ideas are from awesome companies that we have the privilege of working with, and their products are great too. Many of them make ordering a breeze on their Shopify stores. The clock is ticking, so here we go:


Chances are you’ve already heard of Glassbaby and their gorgeous glass blown candle holders, but right now they have special holiday sets in colors to match the season.

Glassy Baby Custom Packaging


For the health conscious person on your list, Theodent makes non-toxic, fluoride free toothpastes that come in elegant foil-stamped boxes - no wrapping paper required!

Theodent Customer Packaging

Outlaw Soaps

Outlaw creates their own liquid and bar soaps, solid cologne, lip balm, and more, for people with an adventurous nature! Their scents are unique and fun - think whiskey, leather and hiking in the backcountry.

Outlaw Soaps Custom Packaging

Paper Delights

Do you have someone on your gift list that’s a new homeowner? These creative and festive coasters available at Paper Delights Seattle and Seahurst locations would be the perfect gift for them.

Paper Delights Custom Packaging

Metal Comb Works

For the person whose hair is always on point, pick up a beautifully crafted comb from our customer Jeff at Metal Comb Works.  The added benefit is that you will also get one of his funky cool comb slider boxes with it.

Metal Comb Works Customer Packaging

Thistle Farms

One of our favorites makes high quality products (candles, soaps, lotions, and more) and has a wonderful mission and vision. Any purchase made supports women survivors of trafficking, addiction and abuse, so buying a gift from them is also giving to a good cause.

Thistle Farms Custom Packaging

Benji's Farm

Don’t forget your four-legged friends this Christmas! Visit Benji's Farm to order healthy, organic, plant-based dog treats in yours truly's custom dog treat packaging.

Benji's Farms Custom Dog Treat Packaging

Handbrewed Soaps

If you’re shopping for someone who loves beer so much that they might as well bathe in it...then this one’s for them! Handbrewed Soaps are scented like different kinds of beer (or wine or coffee). Custom packaged in recycled chipboard soap boxes. Cheers!

Guided Soap Packgaing for Hand Brewed soap

Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains

You can’t go wrong when you give something delicious. Gift some Marjorie Plantains to make a foodie friend’s day.  Now available in select Starbucks stores!!!

Marjorie Plantain Chip Custom Packsging

High Strung Studios

Playfully calls their jewelry “wearable music”, as their necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry are mostly made from recycled guitar strings. What a perfect “pick” (guitar pun intended) for the musicians in your life!  David our CEO also has his own budding 9 year old rock star wearing High Strung!

High Strung Studio Custom Packaging

Craft and Lore

Check out Craft and Lore for simple and functional leather gifts. It’s hard to choose a favorite from their selection, but the Port Wallet is a great place to start!

Craft and Lore Custom Packaging


Sister company to Craft & Lore, Folkland offers a variety of gifts for the outdoorsman (or woman) on your list. We especially like their pocket comb, which is no bigger than a credit card and has a bottle opener and a wrench hole. These beautiful combs come in an equally beautifully foil stamped sleeve from Guided.

Folkland Brand Custom Packaging

We hope this helps you cross off some of the people on your holiday shopping list after going through our ideas. All of these companies and brands are run by strong and passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners.  We are sorry we left so many out but we will be sure to make this a tradition moving forward because we are honored to support their growth.

In the meantime, be sure to follow our Custom Stories blog where we showcase many of these same brands on a monthly basis. Happy shopping (and shipping), everyone!