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Handmade Birthday Gifts

Handmade Birthday Gifts

Presenting someone with handmade birthday gifts always creates a better impression, because it comes straight from the heart. In this article, there are some ideas for the same.
Sujata Iyer
We often hear people saying that it's not the gift that counts, but the sentiment behind the gift that does. But let's face it, we all like to get wonderful birthday presents. The more creative, the better. But we hide our slight disappointment at being given something that we're never going to use, by reassuring ourselves with the aforementioned saying. Well, what goes around definitely comes around. And when it does come around, it is often ten times worse than what went around. So if you've gifted someone a pair of socks for their birthday, expect nothing more than a handkerchief, because that will even it out. So think about it, how many times have you gifted someone something just for the sake of it. And how many times have you put a lot of thought into coming up with creative idea for a birthday present? Very often and not that often respectively, right? Well, this article is going to try to ensure that you get a better birthday gift, by giving you some ideas that you can use to make unique birthday gifts in return. So, explore your creative streak, and get ready for some decent gifting.

Creative Birthday Gifts that You can Make

The level of creativity that goes into a birthday gift depends on two people - the person giving the gift and the person receiving it. The relationship between the two is what will decide the level of creativity and effort that will go into thinking of something special to make for the person. So, depending on the seriousness of the relationship, you can decide what you want to make for the person. Given below are some ideas that you can choose, for some of the most important people in your life.

For Women
Finding the right birthday gift for women can be quite the task. But not if you know the woman in question very well. In that case, it becomes a piece of cake to decide what to give as a gift to your mom, sister, your girlfriend or wife.

Idea #1
No woman refuses chocolate. She may stop herself from eating it, but she definitely cannot resist the temptation. So, try your hand at some chocolate making for her. Whip up some delicious chocolate, mold it into different shapes and give her a wonderful chocolate gift. She'll love it for sure!

Idea #2
Another idea you can use to show how much the woman in your life means to you, is have a brimming gift basket. Put in all the things that you know she loves. Write her love letters, make a cute birthday card, prepare a picture collage of the two of you together, make her a pair of fancy earrings or a shell or beaded necklace, and other small things that you can make for her.

For Men
Handmade birthday gifts are one of the best ways to show your love and appreciation for the man that he is. And it needn't be really tough to make. All you need is thorough knowledge of the man and some excellent creativity to make gifts for your father, brother, boyfriend or husband. So, let us see some ideas for them, shall we?

Idea #1
The cliche of the way to a man's heart being through his stomach is (fortunately) true. So, when you're thinking of a good homemade gift for him, food gifts are one of the safest bets. Prepare all his favorite foods, and indulge him. It will be a birthday he'll never forget for sure.

Idea #2
Another idea you can try out is a paper mâché figurine. Draw out a caricature of the person in question, and then make a paper mâché figure using it as reference. Paint it and gift wrap it in a gift box with a neat ribbon on top. He'll expect an elegant gift, but what he'll get instead, will make him laugh like never before.

As said earlier, handmade gifts are always a better option than store bought ones (unless expressly asked for). So, use the ones mentioned above or come up with your own creative gifts to give.