Monday, October 24, 2016

When You Give Handcrafted Gifts, You Give Love

Wood Inlay Box, handcrafted wooden mosaic decorative box
We believe that handcrafted gifts make the best gifts. Why? Because handcrafted gifts are made by people - with love, with feeling, with humanity, and with connection.

That may sound a little corny, but we think it helps all of us to stay in touch with those things. Both makers and recipients benefit.
Mass-produced products have their place, but when you want to show someone that you care, that you've thought about what makes them special, that you took some time to find them something interesting, there is nothing like an artisan-made gift.

Olive Wood Triple Bowl & Spoons

Since it's made by hand, each one will be unique. And that's important in our world of  mass-production. Sure, you want your electronics to be made with precision in a factory so they will work, but a decorative box, or a wooden cheese board, or a woven scarf, or a carved want those objects to enhance your life with beauty and detail. You want to see that each brush stroke or tool mark was made by a human being, who took care to create that particular piece you are now holding in your hands.

Blue Glazed Cream and Sugar Set
You want to know that this piece is so special that there isn't another exactly like it anywhere in the world because that brush stroke or tool mark won't be in exactly the same place. The color will be a little different. The shape slightly changed.

And when someone receives one of these unique pieces as a gift it feels special. It makes them feel unique and even appreciated in some way. It reflects well on you because the truth is that - at that moment - we judge the person by the gift they gave. And you're interesting, creative and thoughtful when the gift you give is interesting, creative and thoughtful.

At Dogwood Hill Gifts we offer a collection of handcrafted gifts that makes it easy to find a unique gift for everyone.

Blue Recycled Glass Pendant Necklace

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