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Gift Guide: Something for the Kitchen

Do you know someone who invites you over for incredible dinners or fattens you up with delicious holiday desserts? Then why not give them a thank you gift to pretty up their time spent in the kitchen this year.

Dirty Ass Soaps

Why not freshen up with a little bit of humor? As Dirty Ass Soaps asks: "Have you ever wanted to wash your face with a brick of ramen? Have you ever wanted to stick a cupcake in your armpit that would actually clean you instead of getting you covered in frosting?" Yep, I'm not sure if I ever thought of washing up with Swedish Fish, as seen above, but I certainly would not decline the opportunity if those were on my kitchen sink.

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Tasha McKelvey

Tasha McKelvey's little bowls as seen above will make a great ring holder for beside the sink when a little hand dish washing is necessary. McKelvey says, "My clay work is intended to be useful – this is art that is meant to be touched. In the past everything we used in the home was made by hand. Today our homes are filled with stuff stamped out by machines. When we seek out handmade art we make our surroundings a little more human."

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Biggs & Featherbelle

Biggs & Featherbelle's handmade soaps will make a great addition to anyone's kitchen for washing up after a cooking session. Biggs & Featherbelle is "a health conscious company that promotes the healing elements of Mother Nature by creating body care products free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and additives." Plus they also make lip balms, bath soaks, body scrubs and gift sets. Stop by to pick up some extra stocking stuffers!

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Home Sweet

Now that a great meal is finally finished cooking, there's still a need to serve it in style. Stop by Home Sweet to take a look at their linens especially the table runners, as seen above. On a plus note, the block printed fabrics and home goods are also environmentally friendly as each piece is made with hand-mixed ink and then hand printed.

See all of the previous 2012 Gift Guides here.

The 9th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. We’re moving this year to Union Market!

Get Your Crafty Bastards Tickets! Tickets are available online now. Buy tickets online in advance for $5 and enjoy 2-for-1 admission. Admission at the door is $5.

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