Thoughtful Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again! The annual run-around to find the perfect gift. What to get? What to get for who? Will they like it? and so on...

Amidst the endless selection of mass produced products available, it’s hard to find a gift that is personal and thoughtful. Unfortunately this year we get the extra layer of complexity added due to covid. 

We, just like everyone, think twice about entering any store to shop for things that we might need. Our concern over safety has shifted most of our purchasing habits online. In doing so, consider supporting small businesses such as Tolmee.

Tolmee recognizes that small shops need support and opportunity to thrive which is why we, in-turn, only work with small businesses. We strive to collaborate with small scale designers that are socially, ethically, environmentally responsible and who lovingly handcraft their unique products. We are proud and feel honored to bring these products to you.

Browse our selection of fun toys, sustainable fashion accessories and handcrafted jewelry for inspiration and a gift, for anyone on your list, that will truly be one of a kind and a pleasure to receive.

From our Accessories and Bags collection, we have something for everyone!

The Eurus Shopping Bag

The perfect reusable shopping bag we could find. Handmade with upcycled polyester sailcloths from sustainable fashion company Salty Bag. Take it anywhere and enjoy, knowing that 10% of the profits from this bag will go towards supporting the great work WWF Hellas does.

The Perfect Little Pouch Bag

Théla's zippered pouch can be used as a clutch, purse or an everyday wallet that fits snugly in your bag to carry your money, cards, keys, phone or your daily make-up.  This pouch is crocheted by hand and sewn sustainably with approximately 10-12 discarded plastic bags - how cool is that!

Leather Card Holder

This leather card holder is designed to make your life easier. Its slim profile, minimalist design holds your cash, cards & ID's while fitting neatly in your pocket. It features one external card slot for easy access to the things you need when on the go! Handcrafted with 100% genuine naturally tanned leather.

Leather Journal with Bullet Journal Insert

Bullet journaling is very popular these days. If you enjoy bullet journaling yourself or know of a person who enjoys it, this handmade leather journal is the perfect gift. Use it to record your memories, organize your day or simply to write down your thoughts. Check out our how to blog on Bullet Journaling for inspiration and start journaling!

Our Never Loose Your Keys in Your Bag Again Keychain

We have the cutest keyholders available. Psari, which means fish in Greek, is a keyholder inspired by everything nautical. Handmade of leather with a metal ring, these keyholders while lightweight are big enough to easily find. Choose any of our four vibrant colors and bring your host the cutest and most practical of gifts!

From our Jewelry collection...

Fun Drop Earrings

A beautifully bold & fun earring. Inspired by architecture, nature, myths and voyages. A statement piece with no other accessory needed. Handmade in Greece with 18k gold plated 926 silver.

Ye-ah Hoop Earrings

Who doesn't love a fun hoop! Simple and elegant in its design, each piece in the Ye-ah collection is handcrafted using sand and precious metals. The sand is molded to create each form which is then highlighted with the shine of the precious metal used. These pieces are unique and the perfect addition to any outfit.

Sustainably Made Folds Wooden Bracelets

Jewelry re-imagined! Folds is a group of handmade wooden bracelets that can be worn alone or in a group together. The design of each bracelet easily settles into the folds of another creating an ever changing sculpture on your wrist. Lightweight wood and natural stains allows the smooth grain to show while creating contrasts between the folds. No bracelet is the same as each is handmade.

Ye-ah Stud Earrings

For a different take on the classic stud, check these out! A definite statement piece that will be perfect with any outfit. Simple and elegant in its design, each piece in the Ye-ah collection is handcrafted using sand and precious metals. The sand is molded to create each form which is then highlighted with the shine of the precious metal used.

Fish Pendant Necklace

For something a bit more casual, check out our Fish pendant necklace created for those who love the sea! Made of gold plated metal and a suede leather chain that is adjustable to fit any outfit or whimsy of the day. 

Our Fun and Whimsical Brooch Pins

Can we say cuteness overload! Our fun and whimsical brooches are the perfect accessory for sprucing up your clothes. Pin it on your everyday jacket, sweater or scarf or attach it to your everyday bag. Each brooch is crocheted by hand and sewn sustainably using discarded plastic bags - how cool is that!

We have games, puzzles, puppets and more...

Our Blue Puppy 64 Piece Puzzle

If you have a puzzle lover to entertain, check out these puzzles. Puzzle Forever makes unique and colorful puzzles made from recycled paper using non-toxic coloring. Their puzzles will spark your child’s imagination by transporting them to fairy tale worlds of enchanted forests, soaring airplanes and mesmerizing oceans!

Paper Hand Puppets

In this amazing paper cut-out series, you can construct your own puppet heroes and create your own stories! All you need is imagination, glue and a pair of scissors. Watch and help the little ones put together the puppets and let them put on a show for you and enjoy hours of creative entertainment! Easy to make...Easy to handle...Fun to play! Recommended for ages 5+

And don't forget your home or the host...

 

Our Three Little Donkey's Wall Decor Piece

Have any of you crossed paths with a donkey before? Here is you chance! How cute are our Three Little Donkeys. This wall piece also has magnets which add functionality by letting you keep those extra keys lying around the house in an easy to reach place.

Upcycled & Hand Crocheted Placemat

Our placemat is colorful, pretty and great to brighten up your home. You can use it on any table in your living room, dining room or bedroom. This centerpiece is crocheted by hand with approximately 15 discarded plastic bags.

We hope our gift ideas have inspired you and made your shopping experience a little easier and whole lot more pleasant.

From our family to yours, enjoy the the holiday season and all that it brings!

Be Bold. Be Kind. Be Tolmee.

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