10 Reasons to Buy Handmade Gifts

When it comes to gift giving, you always want to find that special something that’s simply perfect for your loved one. As a maker of handmade jewelry and accessories, at Junkohol we believe that handmade is the way to go if you want to give something truly special.

Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say I Love You – there are so many good reasons to choose handmade gifts.

Every Handcrafted Gift is Unique

When you buy a handcrafted piece of jewelry from Junkohol, you are guaranteed that it will be one of a kind. As we use recycled materials, no two rings or purses are the same, meaning that your loved one will receive a gift that is totally unique to them.

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So, if you’re struggling with what to get for the person who already has it all, a handmade present is a great way to give them something unique and guarantee that they won’t already have in their collection.

There’s More Creativity in Handmade Gifts

With the uniqueness of handmade gifts comes the creativity and thoughtfulness that goes into it. You’re much more likely to find creative, quirky pieces being handcrafted by makers in a studio than you are in a mass-produced commercial setting. The abundant creativity in the handmade industry is yet another reason to turn to us when you want to buy gifts.

For example, if you’re looking to buy a gift for a free spirit who loves to stand out from the crowd, then you can’t go wrong with a creative piece of jewelry like our beautiful necklaces made from recycled dictionaries.

Handmade Jewelry is A Way to Show You Really Care

Because handmade items are so unique, giving them to a loved one shows how much you really care about them and how much thought you put into buying their gift.

A handmade gift shows that you’ve taken the time to think about what they really like, and then you’ve taken even more time to find the perfect product that fits their tastes. It shows you’re willing to put the time and effort into the extra mile and give them something out of the ordinary.

They’re Made of Quality Materials

Once upon a time, things were made to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, times have changed, and sometimes large commercial businesses choose quantity over quality. As a result, you might find that your high-street purchases – whether ornaments, clothes, or jewelry – don’t last as long as you’d hope.

Handmade gifts, on the other hand, are always crafted with thoughtfulness and care, using materials and techniques that are designed to last a lifetime. At Junkohol, we design and make our items so that you can enjoy them forever.

Buying Handmade is a Way to Support Independent Businesses

Buying handmade jewelry from an independent seller means that you’re supporting independent, often small, businesses – helping them to continue making the things they love. You’re giving money directly to small business owners, which will help the economy no matter where you live.

In addition, buying handmade gifts means you’re doing your part to keep craftsmanship and artistry alive around the world. No matter what it is, making handmade gifts takes skill, and so by buying handmade gifts you’re ensuring that these skills are preserved and passed on to other crafters.

You Buy Direct from the Maker

When you buy handmade gifts, you’re often buying directly from the hands that made them.  This is great news if you need to get in touch, as there’s no middleman to deal with. So, if you have a question, you’ve got a direct line to the very person who can help you.

Handmade Gifts Are Perfect for Personalization

Here’s another plus of having a direct line of contact with the maker: if you browse their shop and like they’re style but can’t find that perfect gift, you can easily request a custom made item.

Junkohol is proud to offer personalized gifts, including custom-made rings where you can add your own text for that heartfelt message of love, appreciation, and support your loved one.

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They’re Trendy and Stylish

Large scale manufacturing processes are lengthy and complicated. Did you know that it can take over a year for a business to introduce a new product to the market? Independent artisans don’t have this problem – if they spot a trend they can start designing and making straight away, meaning that you get gifts that are spot on trend.

So, if you’re looking for a gift for a fashionista friend or family member, a handmade item is always the way to go.

Handmade is Good for the Environment

Handmade gifts are often better for the environment than their high-street counterparts. With artists and crafters working in small studios or from their homes, there’s no noisy, air-polluting machinery in sight.

In addition, handmade gifts are more likely to be made from recycled, sustainable materials. At Junkohol, our products are made by upcycling – using recycled materials to create something beautiful. We mainly work with paper to create our unique coin purses, clutch bags, and even jewelry.  

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If you’re conscious about your eco-footprint, then handmade gifts are always the best option.

Each Gift Comes With a Story and Character

Because every handmade gift is unique, it comes with its own story and charm. Your loved one can be proud to show off their unique gift and tell others about the story behind it – including the amazing person who picked it out for them (yes, that’s you!).

The Joys of Gift-Giving

We believe that gift giving should be a joyous experience for everyone involved – both the buyer and the recipient. We believe that the variety of handmade gifts can make the shopping experience even more fun. After all, choosing handmade gifts has benefits for them, you, and the person who made it – so what’s not to love?

Junkohol is proud to be part of the sustainable, handmade movement offering carefully crafted, beautiful handmade gifts that are perfect for the special people in your life – no matter the occasion. To find out more about our handmade jewelry and accessories, visit our shop.