Homemade gifts have stood the test of time. They never go out of style. Especially in this time of tight budgets, they are a great way to have a unique, personalized baby gift. Whether for a boy or girl, unique personalized baby gifts that are personalized are easy to make. Let’s see more benefits to making a gift for that special baby in your life!
Have you ever had the embarrassment of seeing a present almost just like yours opened up at a baby shower? With a unique, personalized homemade baby gift, that won’t happen. Your gift will be unique. You can avoid the standard gift basket and instead give a gift that shows you cared enough to take the time to make something special for the new baby.
Homemade presents can also be a lot less expensive than standard department store fare. It may take longer to make something than to go shopping, it’s true. But isn’t a special baby in your life worth a unique, personalized baby gift? Remember, the time to make the present doesn’t have to happen all in one big chunk – it can be carved out an hour at a time while watching television or while the baby is napping.
Not Sure How?
There are many places to learn how to do the craft you’re interested in. Check local craft stores or fabric stores or yarn shops for a listing of upcoming classes. They can help you learn how to knit, purl, hem, etc. If you tell them you want to make a unique, personalized baby gift, they will also be happy to help you choose a project and guide you along the way.
Another option is to have a friend teach you the basics. Always wanted to learn to knit but didn’t know where . . . and want that one-on-one teacher? Ask around. Chances are, one of your friends already knows how and would be willing to teach you. Then you can knit together!
Know no one who knows what you want to learn to do? Check for a book at your local store. There are about a gazillion books available now on almost any type of craft you can imagine – knitting, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, quilling, stamping, quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint. . . you name it, someone’s written a beginner level book about how to do it. Your local library may also have books that would teach you what you need to know.
When you’re starting off, don’t expect perfection. It probably won’t be perfect, but that’s part of the charm of something that is homemade! The mother-to-be will be impressed that you took the time to make a unique, personalized baby gift for her baby.
Choose something simple to make for your first project – not something of a more advanced level. If you’re new to a craft, that advanced project may not look too hard, but trust the experts. If the book calls it an advanced project, it isn’t for you, a beginner.