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Top 5 Reasons Handmade Items Make the Best Gifts

Top 5 Reasons Handmade Items Make the Best Gifts

 8/29/2019 |  Views:157 |  Posted by: Hot Shop Valpo |  1 Minute

Giving a gift is more fun than receiving. The perfect gift shows someone how much you care. However, finding that showstopping gift is a struggle; especially when someone has everything! It is easy to shop online for all your gifts, but why take the easy way out? The best gift to give and receive is handmade.

Here are 5 reasons to choose handmade:

5. Fun

Handmaking a gift gives you a reason to flex your creative muscles. Life is busy, and it is hard to find time to do a craft that you enjoy. Making a gift is a great reason to craft! If you aren’t into crafting, you could support a local artist who makes quality products.

4. Unique

Unlike the mass-produced, low-quality wares purchased online, you can make your special someone a unique item. Just like every person is unique, each piece of artwork is one of a kind. You can pick the style and color that reminds you of your loved one and personalize it!

3. Special

A handmade item shows your friend how special they are. Taking that extra time makes all the difference, and they know it was made with love! The gift you create will be treasured more than anything from a store.

2. Thoughtful

Giving a handmade gift shows someone that you are thinking of them. It tells them that they are worth the extra time and effort to make something.

1. Engagement with the community

Making a handmade gift is an opportunity to connect to others. For example, Hot Shop Valpo welcomes the public into their art glass studio. They offer private and semi-private glass blowing classes of all skill levels. If learning how to blow glass doesn’t appeal, you can call ahead to see when the father and son artists will be creating and watch the ancient art of glass blowing before your eyes. Then, you can pick something you love or speak with the owners about a custom design. Picking a gift from a local artist and enjoying the creation process is a great way to give handmade! Call (219) 477-7783 today.

Hot Shop Valpo

Hot Shop Valpo


About Us

Hot Shop Valpo is an open studio. We welcome folks to come in to visit and experience what we do. If you plan to come by please call ahead to ensure we will be working as we do keep “artist hours”. We offer private and semi-private classes ranging from beginner to advanced. For artists who have completed glass blowing matriculation courses through HSV or other studios, we offer bench rental space. All equipment is included with the bench. Simply bring your own color and creativity and the rest is up to you. Please visit our gallery (under construction) for one of a kind art glass created in our studio. Our work is also in various galleries around NW Indiana and Michigan. If you don’t see something that you love, let us know. We can create custom work matching colors, styles, etc. Everything from small table top pieces to commercial installations. We love to collaborate with clients as well as other artists.