The Woodland Ridge Blog

The Value of Handmade Gifts

Choosing a gift for your loved ones—whether it is for a birthday or a holiday—can be a difficult task, especially for the person who owns everything. How do you find the perfect gift that won’t be tossed under the bed or worse, re-gifted next year? That’s where handmade gifts come in; they’re invaluable. There really is nothing like a beautiful handmade gift from a loved one—no matter the season. Sure, the latest technology acts as an exciting gift, but nothing matches the meaning that comes from a handmade gift. You guarantee that your gift is not only unique, but incredibly meaningful.



Each gift you make is one-of-a-kind. There is nothing out there that looks exactly like your gift. That makes your present all the more special.


Personal and Customized

Handmade gifts are perfect for the picky person in your life. If you can’t find the perfect gift for them, you can make it for them, and what could be better? Maybe you’re looking for a certain color or cut of clothing and you can’t find it, or your special someone is particular about the scents and lotions they use. You can take their needs and wants into account and customize a beautiful gift for them. You won’t have to worry about a gift being slightly the wrong color, size, or mix of fragrances, because you will have customized the gift yourself.


Made with Love

Can you say that television you found on Black Friday was made with love? Maybe not, but that quilt your Aunt Helen made you for your birthday last year has love hand-stitched into every inch of fabric. Handmade gifts take so much more time and effort than store-bought gifts. You really show people they mean something to you when you spend hours crafting something specially for them. Plus, you’ll have a great time making the gifts!


Save Money

While it’s true that handmade gifts can be pricey and end up costing more than a store-bought equivalent (we’re talking to you, woolen sweaters!), sometimes you can save money by giving handmade gifts. For instance, consider how much money you spend on store-bought candles of bath products. The handmade equivalent, especially when made in bulk, is much more affordable. Quilters can stock up on materials when they’re on sale. You might be buying fabric in bulk in February for quilts you plan on making for Christmas several months down the road.


Do you need some time away from home and work to get to work on your holiday gifts? Schedule some time to visit Woodland Ridge Retreat!