Choosing the right gift for your loved one can be difficult, particularly when you’re shopping for somebody who seems to have absolutely everything already! The last thing you probably want to do is spend money on a gift that’s going to sit on a shelf, unused, or a trinket your loved one will look at once in a while but which otherwise serves no purpose.
No doubt, most of you had to suffer this year’s festive hustle and bustle searching for the perfect gifts. You probably spent way more time in lines than you cared for and had to endure the sassiness of others. This time of year is supposed to remind us to be giving and kind without expecting anything in return. However, the festivals can bring out the worst in frenzied shoppers. As a solution to this problem, my significant other and I decided that we were not going to participate in the madness that ensues right before the festivals and instead, vouched to give handmade gifts this year. There are many wonderful reasons why making or buying handmade gifts for the people you care about is unarguably better.
Most important of all, your gift will be unique. When you make or buy a handmade gift, it is specific to the person receiving the item. When the person you love opens their gift, they will instantly recognize all of the thought and efforts that went into making it.
The Person Who Has Everything
We all have that “hard to shop for” person in our lives right? Mine happens to be my sweet mother-in-law. She buys pretty much anything she wants. One year I gave her a hand stitched frame with one of her favourite sayings and it made her so happy.
You Determine Quality:
There have been times when I will purchase something and it falls apart or even breaks during shipping. There is a difference in quality, texture, and taste of handmade gifts when compared to regular supermarket brands. The raw materials are hand-picked, the workmanship is more driven making the finished product truly something to be treasured and enjoyed.
If you’ve ever had to look everywhere for the perfect gift for a picky person, you’ll understand the significance of a handmade gift is personal for the person who will be receiving it. You can purchase or create personalized gifts in so many different ways by including a favourite saying, name, colour, pattern…endless possibilities!
I LOVE the surprise factor when giving a gift! Handmade gifts can bring tears, laughter, jaw-dropping expressions and so much more!
Unique/One of A Kind:
When you give handmade you can choose to create a one-of-a-kind gift that is unique to that person. A friend gave me a necklace and I always get asked, “Where did you get that?” I tell them that a friend made it. Sometimes it’s nice to wear or have something that nobody else has! No two creations will ever be the same as one another, and this gives each piece special meaning.
Handmade gifts are thoughtful. A lot of effort is put into selecting the right handmade gift for your loved one. I feel special when I know someone really took the time and effort to decide what to get me.
Gift They Will Treasure:
My mother gave me a framed cross-stitch of a bride in a gorgeous wedding dress for my wedding. It took her a couple of years to make! If my house was on fire you could bet I’d grab that along with my precious photos.
We at little Spells try to bring to you such handmade gems from across the country. Be it your handmade block print bags and table linens to handmade ceramic tableware to hand-painted utility items you will get them all at littlespells.com.
The next time you are in a position to give a gift, try taking the handmade route. Not only will you avoid unnecessary stress at chaotic stores, but your gift will be very special and inimitable. The joy and accomplishment you will feel when you see your considerate thoughts and talents adored are unmatched.