5 Handmade gift ideas for your loved ones

Handmade gift ideas
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Gifts are an important part of any relationship, be it platonic, romantic, familial or any kind. They are the simplest way to say that ‘You are important to me and I care about you’. But what will make a better gift? Something handmade and unique other than a store-bought. It doesn’t need to be flashy or made with skills and fancy craft tools or something, but it would be more than enough when the other person will realize that you took your time to sit and do it for them.

So, here are some perfect ‘tried-and-tested’ handmade gift ideas that won’t require a lot of craft expertise and at the same time, would make the other person feel super special:

Handwritten letter

Handmade gift ideas

What’s better than just saying it out loud and clear how much a certain person means to you. Writing letters is not so common these days, courtesy of the messaging apps, which makes it even more unique. Just pen down what you feel on a brownish paper and for dramatic effect, burn the edges. If you don’t find a paper that gives archaic vibes, just brew some tea or coffee, dip some cotton wool in it and use it to spread the brewed beverage on the paper. This trick gives that ancient look to any given sheet and all you have to do now is to take a pen and write down everything you feel like. Be honest and spill out some love.

Matching bracelets


Handmade gift ideas

These days, it takes no time to go to a dollar store and get some bracelet charms and strings. Then all that’s left to do is assembling a set of matching charm bracelets. This can work for both BFFs and partners. Matching accessories always look adorable and what will make it even more special is the fact that it’s your own creativity and you gave your time to make something special for a specific person. 


A painting doesn’t need to be something elaborate or an expertly created masterpiece. A mini canvas with a small quote written on it or a moon and a few stars painted on it, is also counted under a painting. With mini canvases available freely, the painting size can be as per your preferred size and you can work on them hassle-free.

‘Reasons Why I Adore You’ Mason Jars

Handmade gift ideas

For this, one needs a small mason jar, a few slips of paper and a pen. That’s it. The topic can be anything ranging from ‘100 Reasons why I adore you’ , ’75 Reasons why you are my best friend’, ’99 Reasons why you are my soulmate’ to ’50 Reasons why no one other than me can tolerate you’. Now all you got to do is that take that many slips, write it out, fold them and drop them in the jar. Easy. 

Book Marks

Handmade gift ideas

Book Marks can be another cute gift for a bibliophile friend of yours. It doesn’t need to be a Da Vinci painting, a basic quote, or doodles or a water color splash would be enough to make it look pretty. Anyhow at the end of the day, what matters are the intentions behind it, not  the artistic expertise.