It seems that every year, Christmas becomes a bit more corporate. There are constant advertisements out there stating that the latest gizmo or gadget is the best thing to give that special someone that has everything. Kids are making their Christmas lists even longer than they were ten years ago, and they are making them sooner than the start of the Christmas season. For those who want to put an end to the commercialization of Christmas, then they are going to find that the idea of handmade gifts is one that they should consider. 

What are Handmade Gifts?

Handmade gifts are something that you give that was made by your own two hands. They may have elements in them that are store-bought, which is fine. No one expects you to chop down your own tree and widdle something for someone! However, while the ingredients may be store-bought, the end result is something from your own mind. 

Why are Handmade Gifts Special?

Those who receive handmade gifts are often impressed and surprised at this. Why? For one, not many people are giving handmade gifts these days.It has become more of the custom to buy the biggest and saddest thing on the market. Due to this, handmade gifts often make a loving and lasting impression. Secondly, handmade gifts show that you put some time and consideration into the gift that you choose. This is something that many people do not value these days. However, those who receive handmade gifts often think more of them because it does show that a person put some time into deciding what they were getting that special someone.

Ideas for Handmade Gifts

For those who are eager to try their hand at handmade gifts, they are going to find that there are numerous things that you can make! Here are a few examples:

  • Do you know how to sew? If so, make potholders for each person that is made from a material that showcases the season or something that is special to them. 
  • Make a painting or drawing of something that is near and dear to the recipient’s heart
  • Cookies and candies from scratch are always a hit since it shows that you took the time to make them something.

The sky’s the limit in terms of what you can make for someone for Christmas. Just remember, who they are and what their interests are and you will find it easy to make something that they will love.

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