Giving gifts at Christmas can be enjoyable or stressful for some. I actually like gifting but I prefer to buy local or from small online businesses and making gifts. Many people aren't fond of receiving handmade gifts but I LOVE them. I find it to be more sentimental and meaningful. Now, don't get me wrong I'll joyfully take a store bought gift..uh hmmm...Michaels, Kirklands, Magnolia, Painted Fox...the list could go on. But, I truly adore handmade items.
In doing a little online research for inexpensive handmade gifts I ran across a blog post from The 36th Avenue for 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. My heart leaped for pure joy! Some of these I want to try with my kids as I know they'll love them just as much as I do. I mean just check these bird nest necklaces out.
And this Snow Globe Necklace.
I could go on and on with the many different ideas from this post but you really need to check these out for yourself.
I'm also a sucker for my beautiful state's craftsmen, bloggers and entrepreneurs. The North Carolina Blogger Network recently released its 2016 NC Holiday Gift Guide. I'm sure you'll find many lovely items from some of NC's finest small businesses.
And I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn't put a shameless self-promotion in here to purchase original artwork from me. Check out my Etsy shop for original artwork.
So, handmade gifts? Yes or no? Comment below.