5 Reasons to Buy Handmade Gifts

5 Reasons to Buy Handmade Gifts

We all know there are great benefits when buying handmade. Whether we’re buying from local artisans or crafters. Have you ever pondered about what exactly those benefits are and who gets what out of the deal?

Knowing the purchaser and business owner are the obvious beneficiaries but there are additional far-reaching benefits to buying and making use of handmade products.

  1. Good for the Environment

Most handmade products don’t require a factory or large production facility making them excellent for the environment. Nearly all are made in smaller craft studios and workshops, or even in people’s own homes.

Handmade often doesn’t travel hundreds and thousands of miles to get to you. When you order from Sweetheart Gifts Co. you know most products are sourced within the UAE.

  1. Product Uniqueness

Your gift is guaranteed to be as unique as you are, you will often find unique differences in each item, which makes the product and purchase feel more special than those that are perfectly manufactured and mass-produced.

  1. Supporting the Local Economy

Buying a local handmade product ensures you are directly supporting a local artist. Although not always directly local to you, the money stays within the country instead of supporting large international companies where the creator receives a fraction of the product price.

Not just about profit, each purchase made gives the artist or crafts person the confidence, chance to develop, and opportunity to re-invest their money within their business.

  1. Keeps the Tradition and Craft Skills Alive

By supporting locals you are giving opportunities for the craftsman to practice their skills, in some instances such as clay artists, glass artists, weavers, and many others, we are helping them pass skills onto the next generation keeping the art and craft alive.

With handmade products, lots of love, care & attention to detail to create something unique and to be treasured.

  1. Showing you care

Buying your friend a commercially produced soap, chances are that somebody else will have it too. It might be pretty and it might even be expensive, but it’s not necessarily unique.

By purchasing handmade and personalized soap, you show your friend that you’ve taken the time to research what she likes and that you’ll treat her to something that nobody else will have.

So next time you need a gift, or simply want to treat yourself, consider handmade. You’re supporting a handmade business owner’s livelihood and passion.