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:
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.
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!
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.
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.