The Handcrafted Gift Phenomenon

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There is a renewed interest and appreciation for the handcrafted gift; that which is homemade and a custom creation for their recipient. Gift giving is all about finding just the right gift for an individual. A handmade gift reveals that you put more thought and time into your gift. For this reason alone, the gift will be more appreciated - or will it? Below are some pros and cons to keep in mind as you consider your options:

Pros Cons
  • Your time spent. Projects can take 2 to 3 times longer to complete than anticipated.
  • Cost for supplies with no guarantee of positive results. You may end up having to buy something anyway at the last minute.
  • Unsure if will they like it or if it suits their taste – otherwise, it may end up in their next yard sale.
  • The recipient may feel they have to keep it forever, wear it or display it in their home.
  • Possibly perceived as being a cheaper alternative to the traditional purchased gift.

Ideas for Gifts You Can Make Yourself




A Scoop of Love

Beaded Bracelet

Bottle Cap Magnets

Brownie Mix in a Jar

Dating Anniversary Scrapbook

Design Your Own Greeting Cards

Disposable Diaper Cake

Dog Treats

Edible Fruit Bouquet

Family Calendar

Family Cookbook

Floral Bath Oil

Fresh Herb Gift Basket

Friendship Frame

Get Rid of Junk Mail

Halloween Luminary

Jewelry Art

Memories Scrapbook

Memory Jar

Message in a Bottle

Monthly Gifts

No Sew Fleece Blanket

Pampering in a Jar

Personalized Collage

Personalized Coupon Book

Recycled Candles

Salsa Regalo

Seashell Windchimes

Scented Sachets

Souvenir / Vacation Gifts

Sun Tea Jar

Sweet Treats Kitchen Whisk

Teacher Gift from Class

Tile Drink Coasters

Windowpane Picture Frame

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