There’s nothing better than a bit of Christmas shopping to get you excited about the upcoming holiday season. Don’t we all love to receive and give something truly unique and meaningful? Something extra special that will be treasured for a lifetime. A gift made with love and passion, that respect our planet, tells a story and shows you care!
However, with so much choice on the market nowadays, it’s really hard to make the right decision when it comes to buying gifts.
This year we want to encourage people to shop handmade, support small businesses & choose wisely.
Here are 10 reasons why handmade is better:
Handmade is Thoughtful
When you buy handmade it shows that you care. Each time you give a handmade gift you know that the maker is passionate about their craft and that each gift is made with love and care.
Handmade is Unique
Each handmade piece tells its own story. You are not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of heart, a piece of a soul and a small piece of someone’s life. And if you are buying handmade as a gift, you can be sure that you won’t end up giving the same gift as someone else.
Handmade is Forever
Handmade means better quality, it means each and every piece is carefully crafted by a person and made to last. Handmade does not go out of fashion.
Handmade is Greener
Handmade is, well, made by hand and not machines, its production creates less pollution.
Handmade is Supportive
When you buy directly from the designer, you make a person happy, you support a dream, a family, a person and contributing to the local economy in which they live. With big chains, not so much.
Handmade is Customisable
You can get made to order and bespoke items or request a customised or personalised piece made just for you.
Handmade is Human
Because items are not mass produced by industrial factories, it does not exploit the vulnerable and any profits earned go directly to the designer.
Handmade is Special
The amount of time, love and energy that goes into making a handmade product exceeds that of a manufactured one, which makes the end product extra special.
Handmade is Sustainable
Designers who specialise in handmade goods care greatly about where their materials come from and will pay more for that quality and subsequent peace of mind.
Handmade keeps the Tradition going
By supporting small artisans, you are also supporting the craft skill they practise and by doing so you are helping them to pass the skills to the next generation and keep the art and craft alive.
All our jewellery is of course made by hand and therefore takes a little longer to make than a product coming straight from the factory. To ensure you receive your gifts on time for Christmas, please place your order in early.
We have a selection of ready-to-buy gift ideas as well as gift vouchers available online. Click here, to view our gift selection.