Gift giving is a tradition that was passed down since time immemorial. So, why does it seem like we never become any good at it? Choosing the perfect gift for someone you love is no easy task. And when that person seemingly has everything he or she can hope for, then good luck. Every single time someone chooses a gift for another person, he or she feels the same fear? Is he going to like it, or will he even use it? The fear of rejection is real and we cannot give someone a gift without opening us up to possibly getting hurt.
So if you are thinking of giving someone special, something that best represents how you feel for that person, might I suggest that you give him or her some beautiful hand made goods. Instead of buying something expensive that might not even be something that person will need, make him or her something that best represents how you feel. And with all the time and effort you spend on making that handmade product, you will sure capture that person’s heart.
Made Goods Can Get Pricey
Just to warn you, having things made by hand does not mean that you are going to spend way less than buying the same thing from a store. In fact, with all the machinery that cuts the costs for the big businesses, you might even have to spend more. Of course, this will ultimately depend on what kind of gift you are making and how much their raw materials cost.
In the end however, what you want to do is to show someone your care and compassion. The expense should be shrugged off and you should be happy to be given the channel to express your feelings.
Each Made Goods Item Is Unique
Each of us are unique because that is how we have been made. In fact, even our DNA says so. This means that anyone is capable of doing things that only he or she can do. Using your own hands to make a craft is akin to harnessing your individuality and imbuing it into the finished product. Because of the uniqueness of each hand made gift, this gives it a special meaning.
Made Goods Because You Know The Person Better
Whenever I ask someone what is important about the gift that they receive they usually always tell me one thing. The gift that they receive should reflect how well they know him or her. This is the reason why gifts are so special. When your friend remembers how much you adored a character on TV, or when your boyfriend recalls the color of your eyes. These sweet little joys are the real gift that you can give the person you give your gift to.
Made Goods Are Crafted With Love
Gifts are meant to do more than just give something purposeful for the person. It should make the person understand how much you have been thinking about him or her. Thus, if you had to crouch over your study working your magic on any piece of trinket for someone, he or she would know how long you have been thinking about him or her.
It would only work if you do indeed know that person well enough. It may be better if, for instance, the gift you give tells him about important details that you shared with each other. Like for instance, if you recall him talking intimately about a pet that had died and saying how much he or she missed him. Then, you could make an effort to learn more about the pet and perhaps create something in honor of that pet. Like perhaps writing a poem about the dog who cherished her master up to the very end.
Another way for you to add more sincerity to the gift is to customize it the way the receiver would want to. And the only way you would be able to pull that off is if you pay attention. That in itself is already a gift and adding that into the effort of hand making the gift yourself just makes it even more special. This is also one of the advantages of making your own gift. You get to personalize the gift as much as you want based on the traits of the receiver. A perfect example of this would be to create a color scheme in a scarf or embroidery perhaps which you know that the gift receiver would simply adore.
Made Goods Are Fun
It does not matter how old you are, you are never too old to do arts and crafts. While the ultimate goal is for you to give something for someone you care for. The exercise can be good for you as well. I know I am not the only person who freaks out at the sight of colorful art project stuff. These are some of the simplest forms of creative outlet that you can easily do. And if you can show someone you care for doing it, then that is just an added bonus.
Made Goods Can Actually Help You Clean Up
Be honest, you have no idea what is in that box. You know what box I am talking about. It is the box you left in the attic gathering up dust full of decors that you just know you won’t be using for a while. Making crafts is all fun and good but what it can do for all your leftover decorations is nothing short of a miracle. Having that clutter take care of itself is not really what you are trying to do here. But repurposing that clutter is definitely doable.
Made Goods Can Be Cheaper Too
Most products nowadays add the price of their brand on top of the profit that they earn from the items that they sell. Think iPhone or Prada and you will understand what I am talking about. However, if you make your own gift, then you need not have to pay for this tax.