Why Handcrafted Is The Best Path To Uniqueness

"You can't buy love, but you can buy handmade, and that's kind of the same thing."
 - Unknown

Handcrafted gifts are appreciated all over the world for their uniqueness. These one-of-a-kind gifts are sustainable and better in quality than off-the-shelf items. You can create unique handcrafted jewelry at home or have it made-to-order, and it will make a very meaningful gift. The handmade gifts industry is booming. Here is why handcrafted gifts are more preferred than off-the-shelf ones.

Handcrafted Goods Support the Local Economy

When it comes to handmade gifts, if you purchase it from a local artisan, the revenue goes directly to the person who made it and then, in turn, this helps support their local community. Whereas, if you buy from an international or large brand, then only a very small fraction of the money is given to the maker. 

Handcrafted gifts are not only about money

Every purchase boosts the artist's confidence and gives them a chance to hone their skills and to carry on creating unique pieces of art.

Handcrafted Is Unique and Always Setting Trends

Independent artists who create handmade gifts are expressing their creativity and are usually trendsetters. These small businesses prefer to experiment and be creative. They make one-of-a-kind items, and see customers' responses before making more of the same handmade gift. Through this process, they establish trends and reduce waste. Large businesses take at least 12 months to launch a new product, and create them in huge numbers.

Handcrafted Makes the Best Professional Gifts

Professional people enjoy receiving unique, custom gifts more than off-the-shelf gifts. They are more likely to appreciate the effort that was put into creating the gift. So if you wish to acknowledge someone for achieving their dream job or starting a new business, then give them a meaningful, handcrafted gift such as handcrafted jewelry.

Real-Life People Make Handmade Gifts

"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a happy dance." Emerson's On Main-Osage

Artisans put a lot of love, care, and attention into creating a unique gift. Their reputation and pride insist on great quality. That is why the quality of handmade gifts is better than  off-the-shelf items. Unlike larger businesses that mass-produce their gifts with the help of machines, artisans make theirs one at a time and really do care. 

Handcrafted Gifts Are Meaningful

Is a wedding anniversary coming up with your loved one? You will want to give them something meaningful to them, and nothing is more significant than a handmade gift. It could be a handmade necklace from the I Honor Collection that represents the character traits you love about them.  Your loved one will always be reminded of the special occasion and you, whenever they wear the necklace.

Handmade Gifts Are Timeless

Probably the best part about handmade gifts is that they are timeless and never go out of fashion. You can wear a handmade necklace ten years later, and it would still be in style. Because they are timeless, they even become heirlooms to pass down.

Handmade Gifts Can Be Given to Anyone

People from all walks of life appreciate such unique gifts. We all have friends who seem to have everything. A pair of handmade earrings or a handmade leather bracelet can be designed specifically for someone and this makes it an excellent gift to give. The person who receives it will know how much they mean to you.

Handcrafted Gifts are Eco-Friendly

Most handcrafted gifts do not require a large production facility. Artisans work in small workshops or studios. There is minimal waste and no harmful emissions from a factory causing pollution. It is not transported over thousands of miles before reaching you, which cuts down on carbon emissions.

The Takeaway:

Unique, handcrafted gifts are the smart choice when it comes to gift-giving. Not only will your gift standout from all the others, you will be helping local artisans, their communities and our planet. So buy local.

Resources:

https://www.madebyrachel.net/blog/10-reasons-to-buy-handmade/ 

https://customlifeusa.com/blogs/living-the-custom-life/5-reasons-why-handmade-is-better-for-you

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