Handmade for the Holidays

Support alumni makers and small business owners! 

Contact or order directly from our alumni makers and business owners by clicking the icons under their descriptions. 

Adjourn Teahouse | LaTonia Cokely, '06

Adjourn Teahouse is an artisanal loose-leaf tea company specializing in organic, hand-crafted, full-leaf tea blends.

Bold Joyful Organizing | Christine Hofler, W'87

De-cluttering and organizing expert.

Bop Bop Art | Annie Schonberger, '15

Prints of your favorite NYC storefronts! Commission requests are welcomed.

Cary Road Collectibles | Elizabeth Chenery, C'03, C'05

Etsy collectibles shop.

Cherie Wyatt Travel Consultant | Cherie Wyatt, C'10

Independent travel consultant.

Cocoa Pariis | Koshie France, '09

A lifestyle brand that elevates the experience of self-care and overall well-being through social experiences.

Color Me Katherine | Katharine Malanoski, '17

Art on commission! Stationery and personalized invitations are also available.

Funke Novels: The Christmas Gift | Rebecca Funke, '16

Rebecca's debut novel, The Christmas Gift, explores how to extend the magic of the season to everything we do.

Gold Leaf Paper | Grace Dawson, '15

One-of-a-kind stationery sets made with 100% recycled paper. Each set is unique and made with care and attention to detail.

The Granola Factory | Calvin Virgilio, '10

A family-run business in Bethlehem, PA, specializing in artisanal granola, Shorties shortbread cookies, and the Bethlehem Bar!

Gwynne McCue Interiors | Gwynne McCue, '97

NYC interior design firm bringing the vision for uniquely personal residences. Soulful, creative, functional spaces for a happy life.

Housemade by Hilary | Hilary Recht Martin, '84

One-of-a-kind home goods from forgotten pieces of Americana. We search basements, attics, and in-between for elements to reclaim, and we transform them one at a time by hand.

Joy Alchemy by Chloe | Chloe Bailey, '10

Sewist and Maker of things that bring joy.

Marian's Crochet | Marian Calabro, C'11

Marian makes handmade, custom-crocheted items, specializing in baby blankets and hats. Colors & patterns are up to the buyer!

Mary Egan Designs | Mary Egan, '16

Painter and lawyer Mary Egan's Etsy shop features three UR prints, as well as notecards and more!

Mimi King Studio | Mimi King, '15

RVA-based Printmaker. Mimi prints and carves the things that bring her joy - her cats, bees, and various botanical forms.

Mountain Dog Sauce Company | Eric Friedman, '98

Small-batch hot sauce company obsessed with freshness and devoted to doing good things. 5% of all proceeds go to support the movement of nationwide No-Kill shelters. Made with ❤️ in Lyons, CO.

Murph&Moose | Kristen Douthit, '07

Murph&Moose specializes in stuffed animals made from children's drawings and children's products that meet every mother's desires for durability and machine-washability.

Painting Katz & Dogs | Jamie Katz, '19

One-of-a-kind custom pet portraits made with love.

Satin Project | Whitney Phelps Hill, '13

Creator of the original Sleadrest (Satin-lined headrest) for infants.

SG Creative | Sophia Grillo, '19

NY-based artist; hand-painted original artwork, photography, and graphic design.

Shelley's Gift Shop | Shelley Evans, '14

Shelley's Gift Shop is an RVA-based brick-and-mortar and online shop which carries products from diverse small businesses across the US.

Sugar Dreams Cookie Studio | Allison Kociuruba, '98

Custom decorated sugar cookies in Austin, TX. 

Susan Tulu Bounds | Susan Bounds, '14

Bringing you chic jewelry designs from Susan's hands to yours. 

Wonderland Bookshop | Beth Lamb Berger, W'86

Whimsical, independent children's and young adult bookshop in Greensboro, NC.

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