Did you know that the Saturday after Black Friday is “Small Business Saturday”?  Me either…until I totally missed it by being CLOSED the first year.  This year, Plume will be closed on Thanksgiving & Black Friday but we’d love to have you join us in support of local small business on Saturday November 28th.  

Nothing shows you care quite like a handmade gift.  Don’t have time to make one yourself this year?   We have you covered with this list of 10 handmade gift ideas, all for under $25.  When you shop at Plume, you’re not only supporting my small business, but the small businesses, families and dreams of every maker within Plume…and we thank you.  

1. Barnwood Candles – Set of 4 for $20

Crafted by McNail Woodworks with wood harvested from their 100 year old barn in Salisbury, MO, the rustic beauty of these candles fit any decorating style and are an easy win for family and friends.


2. Columbia Coasters – 4 for $20

Created by local historian Chris Creasy of the 1818 Project, these functional coasters are a fun place to rest your eggnog and a sure conversation starter.

3. Custom Wood Burned Kitchen Necessities – Starting at $15

Grab a set of three wooden spoons for $15 or a cutting board for $24 from Studio 204 Designs.  These kitchen necessities can be customized with wood burned monograms or other personal sentiments.

4. Cozy Hand Knit & Crochet Accessories – Starting at $18

Soft crochet boot cuffs will keep your friends warm when the cold winds blow and look oh-so-cute when paired with coordinating ear-warmers and fingerless gloves.

5. Upcycled Wine Bottle Lanterns – $22

 These beautiful ambient lights can be used indoors or out with either LED flameless candles or real tealights and votives.   Hand crafted by Jean Griffith from Outside My Back Door.  

Wood Block Frames – Starting at $22

The decor obsessed will swoon for these chunky frames from local crafters Gunny & Grove, Chunk-a-Monk & Story Designs.  Great for displaying photos, artwork, scripture cards or other keepsakes.

7. All Natural Hand Poured Soy Candles – Starting at $16

Plume has never smelled better thanks to the makers from Lotus Soy Candle Co. and Herron Home.   Pumpkin Souffle, Brown Sugar Fig, Christmas Hearth, Mountain Trail, Apple Jack and many other fragrances to choose from so you may walk out with two (or three).

8. Missouri Limestone Paint Kit

The crafters on your list will get a kick out of picking out paint for their next project. Stop in and buy a “Filler Up Jar” &  starter paint brush kit for under $20!

9. Studio J German Glass Glitter Sentiments – Starting at $20

Add a little glam to your shopping list this year! These sparkly letters are a great fit for anyone who loves a little sass in their decor.   Handmade by Jana at Studio J, using her own custom blend of German Glass Glitter sold exclusively at Plume.

10.. Boxed Card Sets starting at $19.50

 If you love to give cash, gift certificates or other handwritten notes at Christmas…pick up a boxed set of cards from Lana at  Art & Soul Photography.  Sets include holiday & other local images photographed in and around Columbia.

If you still can’t decide on a gift, be sure to grab a Plume Gift Certificate!

I can’t wait to see you on Saturday!