Feel great about the gifts you’re giving this holiday season when you choose handcrafted items made from sustainably sourced Eastern White Pine. Not only are these gifts gorgeous and environmentally friendly, they’re built to last, and they’ll only grow more beautiful with use and age. This list of seven gift ideas includes an awesome slingshot for kids, furniture items your loved ones will treasure, casual items for friends and acquaintances and the perfect vessel for custom gift baskets.
There’s no doubt that this doormat makes a stellar first impression! Handmade in the U.S.A. of 100% sustainable eastern white pine by a Vermont-based family business, this gorgeous piece features slats cut in a V-shaped chevron design to capture dirt and leaves from your shoes and look great doing it. Each mat is held together with 100 galvanized steel nails for strength and durability. It’s available in natural, barn red, mountain green or slate grey.
Get a set of three sweet baby animal sculptures in puzzle form from In the Woods Maine. Made of sustainably harvested white pine in central Maine, the sets feature all sorts of species from the animal kingdom: whales, alligators, beavers, dolphins, kangaroos, cats and more. Pretty cute, huh?
This handy tote by Quercus Woodworking is handmade in Alfred, Maine by fourth-generation woodworker John Ibsen using sustainably harvested white pine. It holds a six pack of standard-sized bottles “and also doubles as a kitchen companion for holding your favorite cooking oils, utensils, etc.” It includes a rustic-style bottle opener and is finished with tung oil.
Got an adventurous kiddo on your list? This cute slingshot by Solid Manufacturing Co is handmade of 100% sustainably harvested white pine and vegetable-tanned leather. Designed for kids 10 and over, this slingshot is made well enough to pass down over generations.
Know somebody who could use some extra crafting space, but has limited room in their home? This fold-down workstation and storage shelf takes inspiration from Murphy beds, and it’s gorgeous in its simplicity, too. Handcrafted in South Carolina by third generation master woodworker Clint Gray using solid eastern white pine, it’s perfect for sewing, painting, drawing, working on a computer or even dining for two.
The Fable Porch Series by small North Carolina business March Legend is made of 100% renewable or reclaimed wood sources and finished with Vermont Natural Coatings. The Harvest Bench is crafted from – you guessed it – sustainably harvested eastern white pine, and it’s fully customizable.
Putting together gift baskets to show your appreciation this holiday season? Consider solid wood Eastern White Pine crates, made in the U.S.A. of sustainably sourced lumber. The Colonial Pine Basket from Master Gourmet Packaging in South Shore, Massachusetts is a gift in its own right, easy to paint or stain if you want to give it a custom look, and an ideal way to set off the items you’ve chosen to put inside. It comes in a wide variety of sizes, and you can also have the company dye or stamp it for you or add handles to the sides.