Let’s place a choice before you! It’s your birthday and you have two best friends from whom you are expecting some really nice gifts. Your friends show up at your place and you greet them with lots of cheer, more so because you are are close to receiving your birthday presents. Your friends, after exchanging pleasantries, hand over their gifts to you. One friend presents you a clichéd ‘gift’, probably bought from a store right near your house, while the other friend actually took the pains to make you a gift. Now the question is which gift you would appreciate more. The handmade one, of course! Handmade gifts are a token of personal affection and shows how much thought and consideration a person have put to get you a gift. Read through this article to find for yourself a whole bunch of ideas on handmade gifts. Rest assured, your efforts won't go unappreciated!
Best Handmade Gift Ideas
A Knitted Sweater
Few handmade gifts come close enough to being as meaningful as a knitted sweater. Although this handmade gift idea is slightly overdone, it never really misses to convey the emotions attached to the gift. When you give someone a knitted sweater, you actually show how much you care. You can gift a knitted sweater to both a man and a woman or even a kid. Just make sure you choose the colors accordingly keeping in mind the age and gender of the person.
Yes, handmade soap indeed makes for a great gift option! You don’t really have to work too hard to make one. All you need to do is hunt for a few different recipes for handmade soaps and then go about putting the same together. You can choose to use different ingredients for different soaps, which will only help you come up with soaps of different colors and textures. You can present the soaps in a handmade box or just find yourself a really attractive box to present the soaps.
As far as jewelry goes, don’t make the mistake of thinking that jewelry is something that you can only gift to a women. It’s something that you can make for both men and women. However, due to the number of options you have at your disposal when making jewelry, you will have to use your discretion. For example, you cannot make a very feminine looking chain for a man and vice versa. Feel free to use your imagination when making jewelry for a loved one. With efficient exercise of your discretion, you can never really go wrong with the idea of gifting someone a handmade jewelry.
Handmade candles are another exciting gift option that can be presented on any occasion. You can either zero in on candles that are scented or go for the unscented ones. Contrary to popular belief, handmade candles are not really difficult to make. Once you have figured out and mastered the process of making candles at home, there is no stopping you from making candles of various sizes, shapes and colors. For impressive results, make it a point to present ‘someone’ with candles that are scented and infused with a generous dosage of color.
There you have it, four almost-guaranteed-to-work handmade gift ideas that can be gifted to anyone on any occasion. Give your best shot in choosing that one gift option, which you believe conveys your true feelings for your loved one.