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Handmade Gift Ideas Made Easy! Announcing our new Handmade Gifters Club!
Handmade gift giving is an art. It takes organization, advance preparation and knowledge. If I’m being honest, the organization and advance preparation is not something that I excel at. I’m notorious for being a procrastinator and you know that saying “A clean desk is a sign of an organized mind? Well…
My poor mom when I was growing up, and my poor husband now. I’m not exactly the neatest person, but there definitely is a method to my messy madness. That however is no excuse for my lack of organization. I really need to get more organized in a lot of areas of my live, and gift giving is one of those areas.
When was the last time you searched Pinterest for a handmade gift idea and kicked yourself because you found something amazing… but you needed more time to make it than the amount of time you had until your gift needed to be delivered? Or, you found something that was absolutely perfect for the gift recipient… but the supplies were seasonal and aren’t available! Doh! It happens to me all the time, and so I pin the post, vow to come back to it when I have more time, and then forget about it all over again.
My mom does her Christmas shopping all year long. She finds something she thinks is a good fit for someone in her life and she buys it, puts it in her gift closet and by September all of her Christmas shopping is 100% done. It’s a genius idea really.
5 Reasons We Should All Be Pre-Planning Gifts
1. It helps you avoid those crazy Christmas lineups.
2. It helps you budget your gift expenses throughout the year, instead of just around holidays.
3. It helps you avoid that “Oh my goodness I have to get them something, and I can’t find the right thing, so I guess I’ll just get them THIS” regrets.
4. It gives you the months of November and December to relax and focus on your gift wrapping and spending time with family and friends.
5. If you are making handmade gifts, pre-planning gives you a bigger lead time to get it all done.
So let’s get organized!
Can you relate to all of this? I know that many of you can, because our posts 50 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can DIY In 60 Minutes or Less and 37+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Dads, many of which take an hour or less to make are two of our most popular posts.
What if we pre-planned our handmade gift ideas? What if we thought seasonally when it came to handmade gifts, made them throughout the year and kept track of what we made for who in our planners? What if we had a closet in our house that was dedicated to handmade gifts, so we were never scrambling to the store at the last minute?
That’s exactly what we are going to do here at Hello Creative Family! Each month we’ll be releasing one (or more) handmade gift ideas in our Think Ahead Handmade Gift Ideas Series. Each month you can plan ahead so that no matter what the celebration– birthdays, Christmas, housewarming, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day… You’ll always have the perfect gift at your fingertips.
Want to join us on this fun crafting adventure?
Never miss when a new handmade gift idea is released by signing up for our Handmade Gifters Club below. Every time we release a new handmade gift idea, you’ll get an email straight to your mailbox. We’ll also share with you the best places to get the supplies you need, and give you access to exclusive freebies. Best of all… It’s Free!!!