Do you have a handmade gift that you keep with care? Are you wondering what to give to relatives and friends? I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the many reasons why you should consider giving handmade gifts !
Feel free to add more ideas in the comments below!
1. The person who has it all …
We all have someone who "has it all" in our lives, right? Mine is my sweet sister. She buys pretty much anything she likes. One year I gave her a shirt with one of her favorite images printed on it and it made her cry.
I've bought something that fell apart or broke in shipping. When you give a handcrafted gift, you can be sure that the quality is excellent, the craftsman does not produce in series and manually takes care of every single step of his small production.
You can create personalized gifts in so many different ways, inserting a favorite phrase, a name, a colour, a motif... endless possibilities! The handcrafted products, being created by hand, can be customized according to your requests.
I love the surprise factor when giving a gift! Handmade gifts can elicit tears, laughter, expressions of amazement and so much more!
5. Unique/one of a kind
When giving a handmade gift, you may choose to create a one-of-a-kind gift that is unique to that person. A friend gave me a necklace and they always ask me: "Where did you get it?". I reply that a friend made it. Sometimes it's nice to wear or have something that no one else has!
6. He is full of energy
A craftsman LOVES his job, he is a person who has developed passion, competence and skill over the years. A person who makes a product with love spreads good energy through it. Each project is made with passion, and each product brings with it the serenity and harmony of whoever created it: it is more than an object!
7. It 's ethical
Often the products of multinationals exploit workers, sometimes child labor; a product made by an artisan has a higher cost because it respects Labor and Workers; use local and quality materials.
Supporting local artisans is a conscious choice, an important sign to send to everyone to support the little ones. A sign to make it clear that we like more to have a bond with those who produce culture, rather than with a silent shelf in a department store.
8. It 's eco-friendly
The handcrafted objects are made or with recycled objects, at zero kilometre; they last longer and therefore waste is reduced; finally, often the raw materials DO NOT come from the other side of the world!
9. Gift they will keep with care
They are real works of art, they transmit the values that our society is losing. Each object contains its own story and the story of who made it, traditions and art.
10. Spread creativity
Each handcrafted object is the result of creativity and skill, it can be an inspiration for anyone, triggering a chain of positive and proactive thinking.