Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, Christmas, anniversary or even a wedding gift, it’s almost always a good idea to Do It Yourself. No matter the occasion a present you made yourself, or even something you slightly personalized, will certainly be appreciated.
I made a list of reasons why I love making gifts, and why you should consider it too:
- It’s unique
No matter how you decide to do a present you make yourself, it will always be special. I mean it’s a one-of-a-kind gift that no one else has! You’ll never see it at any other store in your local mall or see someone else have the same item. Whoever receives your gift will also feel special knowing not a single person in the entire planet has that exact same item! That’s pretty cool.
2. It shows that you care
Unlike buying something, making a gift yourself means you put time and effort into it. You often put your thoughts and pour your heart out into your masterpiece. You actuallytake the time to make it… no matter how good or bad it turns out! It’s guaranteed your hard work will pay off because homemade gifts shows that you care and it’s the perfect way of showing how much someone means to you!
3. It’s personal
Your present reflects you. Whenever the other person receiving your gift looks at it, you’re automatically the person that comes in mind. Because the gift is unique, the person will know it came from someone special. No matter how crappy or amazing the gift is, you’ll (probably) be the first person to be thought of. This way the other person will always have a piece of you with them.
4. It’s cheaper
For someone who doesn’t earn a dime, like me, buying gifts can make me nervous. I want the gift to mean something, without emptying my wallet. But gifts don’t have to be pricey at all! Arts and crafts stores can have some very affordable things, often some really good stuff too. All you have to do is put some time and thought into it and voilá! Even better than something you can but at the store. The most valuable presents aren’t those that cost the most, but the ones that mean the most to you.
5. It’s way more fun
Preparing gifts have become one of my favorite hobbies. It’s so much fun because you get to be as creative as you want! You’re imagination is the one and only limit. I will admit, it feels great buying someone something I know they’ll love. BUT where’s the fun in going to the store, spending loads of money and getting something anyone can buy at any given time? Plus, DIYs are so rewarding. You’ll be proud of yourself regardless the outcome, because you (hopefully) did your best!
Here’s some partially DIY-ed gifts I made for a few friends as graduation presents:
With that being said, I’ll also admit that I love receiving store-bought presents too. Especially if it’s something I’ve been wanting to have for the longest time. BUT, I do appreciate cards and homemade gifts more sometimes because they’re always so special.