Over the past couple of years I've been lucky enough to receive several homemade gifts. Even though they may seem like simple things meaning nothing to outsiders, to me they mean the world. Here's five reasons why homemade gifts will always be one of my favorite things.
Anyone can take the easy way out and buy you a gift card to your favorite store, but often times homemade gifts prove the person thought long and hard about what you'd really enjoy.
2. They take time.
It's clear how much effort goes into creating something from scratch. Just setting aside a little extra time to make something special goes a long way.
3. It proves they know you.
Not just anyone can make you a thoughtful homemade gift you'll remember. Most of the time these people are your closest friends or family, and this little gesture validates how well they know you and how much they care about you.
4. They have a personal meaning
The best part about homemade gifts is what they mean to you personally. Anyone from the outside looking in can see what it is, but only you really know what it means.
5. Only you have it.
One-of-a-kind gifts are something you'll treasure forever. Nothing beats a special gift you know no one else will have.