Gifts are given as a token of affection. They are also given to mark the occasion. There are so many gifts in the market that it becomes difficult to choose one. There are certain gifts that are very popular, and people in search of a gift tend to choose those popular gifts. Due to this the uniqueness of the gift is lost.
Many moms, dads, boyfriends, and girlfriends end up receiving the same gift. A homemade gift is the best way to make the gift unique. Such gifts are also a smart option as they do not burn a hole in the pocket!
Ideas for Men
Take a cardboard box, cut it in the shape of a tool box (a rectangular shape) and stick it neatly. Wrap it in a brown paper and you are almost done! Now add different tools in it. You can add things like a screwdriver, nuts/bolts, glue, marker, pencils, erasers, wire cutters, nails, etc. Your guy will surely be impressed by your thoughtfulness.
The coupons can be about anything, if you two generally argue on the daily chores, make him some coupons which say 'one day freedom from all work'. He can use this coupon when he is really tired. Massage coupons and TV coupons can also be made. Do not gift too many coupons as it will mean missing some of your favorite programs and tiring yourself frequently.
Things like homemade cookies, leather wallet, key chains, his favorite classic book with a handmade bookmark, a homemade photo frame with your and his photo, etc., are sure to be liked by all guys.
Ideas for Women
Add cookies, jams, and chocolates made by you to a goody basket. You can find easy recipes for all these foodstuffs on the internet. You will need to add bath salts, bubble bath, a soft pillow, scented candles, a CD of soothing music to a spa basket. The things she is interested in will obviously go into a hobby basket.
Just like the ones mentioned here, there are a few more that you can present to someone on a special occasion. Add your creativity to these ideas to make the gift more special, more personalized. Your loved ones will surely love the unique homemade gift you give them, because it's made by you!