Gifts should be an expression of thoughtfulness, creativity, and love. And there is nothing better than expressing it with handmade gifts from the effort within your heart. A handmade gift lets your near and dear ones feel extra special because it shows that you chose to put your time and thought into creating something special for them to remember and appreciate. If you wish to take some interest in handmade gifts this season, we have sorted out a list of handmade gifts for you to give to your loved ones on various occasions.
The occasion could be an anniversary of a friend, birthday wishes, a wedding, baby showers, or graduations; handmade gifts are a fantastic way to let your loved ones know you are thinking of them.
- Personalized Cubicle Goodies Jars
3 medium-sized glass bottles
3 family/friends’ photos
A bottle of paint in a bright color
Coloured / pattern paper
Make sure your jars are all the same size and clean and dry inside out. Your photographs must fit within the width of the glass jar or have them resized through a photo editor. Get the photos printed. Cover the jar with patterned paper all around. Paint the lid of the jars with your chosen color and let it dry. Create a label using free templates online and print them. Add your message to it. Glue the labels onto the bottom part of the patterned strip. You can add some goodies to the jar before presenting them to your best friends or family to keep.
- Metal Stamped Keychain Set
Blank metal tags, which you can find in craft shops.
Metal stamps that have set alphabets
A large hammer
One key ring
Think of the message you want to stamp on the black metal tag. Use your alphabet stamps to hammer the message on the metal tag. After that, overwrite with a marker on the alphabet you stamped on the tag. Wipe out the excess ink and let it dry. Your message could be ‘Happy birthday, Mom”. Slip the keys through after adding the keyring to your metal tag.
- Homemade candles
Pan or a pot
Glass container preferable
Skewers or Popsicle sticks
Place your wick in your glass container; you can also use a previously used candle container. Heat the wax in your pan on the hot plate, and let it melt while heating. Add the fragrance of your desire and the color to the heated wax. Carefully pour the hot wax into your glass container. Use the skewers or popsicles to support the wick in the container. Once the wax has cooled down, You may trip the wick to an appropriate size. Gift these candles on Christmas, Diwali, or any occasion you like. Candles make a lovely combination with the forever roses box made for all occasions.
- Washi Tape DIY Herringbone Phone Case
washi tapes in 3 different colors or patterns
A plain cell phone cover
Take the first color tape and start pasting it at an angle across one side edge of the cover, near the camera. Cut out and fold it under the phone. Now take the second color tape and paste it from the top of the cover such that its open edge aligns with the side edge of the first tape. Cut the tape and fold it under the cover edge. Take the third tape and paste it from the top so that its end aligns with the bottom edge of the first tape. Continue this pattern across so that it forms a herringbone pattern. Make sure the camera hole is visible. There you go, your new cell phone cover is ready.
- Tea Towel Gift Set
A rectangle wooden Berry set
2 tea towels
Natural cotton twine
Paint the rims of the berry baskets. The set is even more beautiful if your rim colors match the tea towels. Use your imagination of design- stripes, florals, or whatever you like to paint using the acrylic paint on the towels. Once the paint on the towels is dry, neatly fold tea towels and place them inside the berry basket. Then wrap the natural cotton twine around the entire berry basket, and you can add a little tea towel tag. You can make the tags with natural brown kraft paper for a rustic look.
A gift that is handmade comes straight from the heart. Handmade gifts are made keeping in mind special people on special occasions. They deeply reflect the time and effort you put in to make something truly extraordinary. The best gifts are always practical with a personal touch.