If you have run out of ideas for a friend or family member’s birthday but want to show that you have thought of them, then something homemade can be the perfect gift.
A good idea if you want to create in bulk is homemade food gifts. You can choose a sweet treat such as cookies or you could go for the savoury route for example chutney. When making the food you could cater to the celebration such as making Christmas-themed cupcakes. After you have made them, why not wrap them in ribbon to add to the aesthetic of the gift?
If you struggle to think of a creative idea yourself, kits are a great place to start. This is especially true if you want to improve your sewing, crocheting, or knitting skills. Online companies such as www.woolcouturecompany.com can sell different concepts such as Crochet Blanket Kits, the perfect gift for a housewarming gift or even just a birthday.
Rather than buying generic jewellery sets or necklaces, you could create your own unique designs. One way you can do this is by using a jewellery-making kit, using colours and designs that you think would suit the individual you are making it for. Alternatively, there are classes you can do where you learn to create rings or bracelets yourself out of professional materials.
There are many ways to go a personal route with a gift, however a personalised album can work well to show how much effort you have gone to. Collecting photos from past and present memories will encourage you to delve through old memories and create an album that reflects special times. You can embellish this by decorating it with different arts and crafts or adding other memorable pieces such as concert tickets or receipts.
If you want to opt for a more practical gift, placemats or drink mats can be homemade too! You can either order a base online or cut out some cork or wood, and then the design opportunities are endless! You could use craft materials you already have such as paints or markers, however, you could stick photos or a collage on too.
Designing a tote bag can also be a good practical gift. Everyone could do with a tote to use as an everyday work bag or even a shopping bag, therefore why not add a personal touch by creating your own? You could embroider a pattern by following a design or even use fabric paint.