Nothing is more thoughtful that a gift you’ve made yourself. Whether it’s Christmas or a birthday, why not try making your gifts this year. They are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face and will be cherished forever. Homemade gifts can be as outrageous or as simple as you like. They can be made entirely by hand or you can buy the things you need from a store. Below are some of my favorite homemade gift ideas- I hope you like them as much as I do.
If you like to create wonderful gifts by hand, there are plenty of options you can choose from. If you have a steady hand, why not buy a dremel tool. This is a spinning tool that can be used to shape, engrave and cut materials such as wood, glass, metal and stone. The tool will come with varying attachments to create different effects. Why not use a dremel tool to create an engraved bracelet or photo frame? Does your friend at work need a pen pot? Why not make them one? The possibilities are endless and if you are a crafty person I’m sure could find hundreds of different uses for this. Follow the link to help you find a top rated dremel tool.
Another technique to make homemade gifts is crocheting, knitting and embroidery. All three of these can make countless numbers of gifts. If you’re a beginner there are lots of books and resources online to help you get started. These are traditionally quite old fashioned ways of making gifts, but you can give them a modern twist. You can cross stitch your friend’s favourite movie quote and frame it for her birthday. Or why not knit your sister a scarf using bright neon colours? Crocheted baby blankets make beautiful keepsakes to give at a baby shower.
Homemade store bought gifts can be just as wonderful as ones made by hand. One idea that I have used often is personalised gift baskets. Pick a theme your recipient will love and fill your basket with items relating to it. You can make your basket at big as you like. I’ve made some great movie themed baskets and pampering baskets for my family and friends. That bit of extra thought will be greatly appreciated and they will love unwrapping your gift.
Another wonderful idea is personalized mugs. Just buy some cheap white mugs and a some permanent markers and let your imagination go wild. You could use stencils or just draw your own design. I’ve previously written uplifting and memorable quotes on mine, which went down a storm. Just pop them into the oven for a short time and that’s it. You can even fill them with sweets or biscuits for an additional touch.
Here’s just a few ideas to get you started. The sky’s the limit. Don’t be afraid to try out different things. It’s all about experimenting until you get the result you want. Plus you’ll learn tons of new skills along the way. Now let’s get gift making!