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Why handmade gifts give meaning...even if they are last minute!

Here at Dear Ewe HQ we absolutely LOVE Christmas! We all know that presents made with love (yarn and glitter) are the best. If you are a crafter maybe you’ve already finished this years Christmas presents? Or maybe you are still frantically crafting? If that's you, you could be asking yourself ‘why am I doing this again’ - well we’ve put together a list to remind EWE of why a handmade Christmas brings a touch of homemade yuletide magic to any household!

Why handmade gifts are the best:

#1 It is a one off, made by EWE

Any gift you make is one of a kind. No two creations will ever be the same as one another, and this gives each piece special meaning. Even if you use the same pattern twice, you'll never reproduce exactly that crocheted scarf that you made for your friend!

#2 EWE make it personal to them

If you've ever had to look everywhere for the perfect gift for a picky person, you'll understand the significance of a handmade gift being personal for the person who will be receiving it. When you choose to make your gifts rather than purchasing them, you can choose colours or a design that you know your loved one will appreciate and enjoy.

Because you can measure or choose (or even dye!) your own shades, you won't have to worry about it being the wrong colour or the wrong size - because it's personalised it will be perfect!

#3 EWE Craft with Love

Nothing says I love you like a handmade Christmas gift, created with your heart and your own two hands. Your gift shows the person receiving it that the giver has thought about them and that you know them well enough to find something that suits their personality and their hobbies perfectly. Very few gifts feel as nice as receiving something that you know someone put time into creating specifically for you.

#4 EWE have fun making them

And for all of you crafters out there, remember that as you make those last minute homemade gifts that you really do love making things - and that's why you are doing it! Take a moment to enjoy your skill and that pure and unadulterated pleasure of the creative process. What better reason is there to give handmade gifts than the fact that you enjoy creating them? If none of the other reasons on this page appeals to you, hopefully this one will.

6 Handmade gift ideas

1. Amigurumi like Little Ewe (so cuddly)

2. Crocheted accessories (Our Little Ewe purse is the perfect quick stocking filler)

3. Scarves (so much prettier than shop bought)

4. Hats for all the family (each can be personal to the recipients personality)

5. Slippers (so many funky patterns out there)

6. Sewn and personalised bag

And don’t forget we have the perfect ‘Handmade for Ewe’ card to accompany any handmade gift and time of year!

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