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So about that person on your list that every year you’re not sure what to get them because they seem to have everything…I know I’m one of them – sorry friends and hubby.

You can find the perfect gift, and if your recipient is creative, I guarantee you’re going to find something they’ll love at Capolavori – an online store that features Italian handmade treasures for jewelry, home decor, and bags – with free shipping and returns. Artisan gifts are so special to give and receive.

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After all, I know many hours it takes to make something, being a novice knitter and all, handmade items are a labor of love – that’s for sure!

I needed a break from the Christmas shopping and card addressing, so I accompanied Benjamin to Payson earlier this week, just for the day. He had to a meeting so I just sat in the car and when Benjamin was in his meeting I took the car and went exploring and took him back to the spots I found for a few minutes.

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^^ I brought along this handmade Italian leather backpack from Capolavori and my new Fuji X100T mirrorless camera. The backpack is everything I have been looking for – I needed a daily bag and it’s perfect for traveling too – it’s going to be my lifer.

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The inside lining was a wow factor, and I was in awe it was all made by hand! On the Capolavori site, the items listed may have a story or history about the item, what handcrafted techniques are used, where in Italy it is made, as well as how long it will take for the artisan to make your unique item. You should print out the story and give it with your gift *wink*

A few ideas for those on your list –

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I have yet to visit Italy, it’s on my top 5, however I have been fortunate to have girlfriends who have gone over the years and brought me back treats – including food and fashion pieces made in Italy!  When we hear Italian (leather, bag, designer) we associate it with quality and beauty – and yummy food right? Capolavori‘s featured artisan items are each a limited edition and 100% handmade.

So there you go, browse Capolavori and check off that person on your Christmas list you’ve been looking for – so many home items and bags to choose from. Once you’re done, take a day trip like I did before the busyness of the holidays are here, you deserve it!

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Beanie: Urban Outfitters (similar) / Denim: Paige / Jacket: Joe Boxer / Scarf: Nordstrom (similar) / Booties: Kelsi Dagger (old) found here and here