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5 artisan gifts available for under $25

Looking for some good gift ideas that wont break the bank? We’ve got you covered with these five suggestions available at our very own Upworthy Market! You can feel good about your purchases, too. That’s because every item you buy from the Upworthy Market directly supports the artisans who crafted it.

1. Elephant Anklet


Tiraphan Hasub crafts a stylish anklet, centering bright brass beads with colorful agate. Symbol of old Siam, an elephant graces this original design. Jingling bells form the clasp, and the anklet is adjustable in length.

2. Bottle Opener


Elegant vine and floral motifs are diligently hand-carved into the handle of this bottle opener, crafted of suar wood in the shape of a bottle. Bali’s Wayan Rendah designs this home kitchen accessory, which comes fitted with a stainless steel fixture.

3. ‘Happiness’ Mug


Painted onto the surface of this ceramic mug, a colorful and vibrant sun is realized in the tradition of Mexican folk art with the message of ‘Happiness’ on the reverse. Eufrosia Pantaleon creates this simple and classic mug.

4. Travel Bag


Using a traditional loom, the House of Antigua Artisans creates stunning textiles. They design and craft this gorgeous cosmetic bag in teal, lime, black and white, trimmed with black faux leather. The bag is just the right size for holding cosmetics or small toiletries; it is fully lined and closes with a zipper.

5. Scarf


Celinda Jaco selects a cozy blend of Andean alpaca for this handsome men’s scarf. Classic in style, it features fine stripes of white and gunmetal grey woven through the midnight-black textile. Hand-tied fringe completes a distinguished design.

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