Handmade gifts may seem tacky when you think about it but they are pretty acceptable especially during these times when the recession is wreaking havoc in our finances. If you still need convincing, here are some of the reasons why you should give handmade gifts.
1. It’s the trend
Believe it or not but it is all the rage right now to give handmade gifts. Blame it to the recession but people are finding that giving handmade gifts is charming, practical and sweet. People now realize that you can give quality gifts without really spending a lot and besides when you look at the thought and the effort of the person to make the gift, it is actually more expensive than anything that they can buy from the store.
2. It’s more thoughtful
When you give a handmade gift, you really put much thought into it as opposed to just going to the store and buying the first thing that you set your eyes into. When making handmade gifts, you will find that people will appreciate more the effort that you have put into making the gift. It is actually considered more special and sweeter to give handmade gifts because they are more well thought of and as people say, it comes from the heart.
3. It’s personalized
Whenever you give a handmade gift, it is perceived to be more personalized. That means that a lot of yourself is put into making the gift. After all, you have not only sweated out in making the gift, you have also dedicated time into it as well as some of your creative juices. This is why it is important to make sure that you only give these kinds of gifts to people you are close to because people might perceive it the wrong way.
4. It’s cheaper
It’s the recession and you have a ready excuse not to buy those expensive gifts and instead make them yourself. Everybody will understand because everybody is feeling the pinch of the downed economy. Make sure though that when you make a handmade gift, it is truly less expensive than when you buy something from the store. Sometimes, when you don’t watch it, you can buy expensive materials that can add up and actually make your handmade gift much more expensive and of course there is the time that you have spent making the gift. So be careful.
5. It’s environment friendly
If you care for the environment and you are part of what is called right now as the green team then making your own handmade gifts will allow you to make something out of trash like used papers and bottles. You can actually recycle them yourself and give them as gifts. Who knows, you might even end up selling them to other people? That will certainly help you in these recession.
6. It’s therapeutic
For some people, working with their hands especially in art and craft projects is relaxing. Art is actually considered as an effective therapy for people who are depressed or anxious as it allows you to express your feelings without words. You can use this to relax yourself and calm your nerves and at the same time make a handmade gift for someone special. You are basically killing to birds with one stone with this one.