Why Handmade Gifts Are Extra Special…

Handmade gifts are made with love and always carry a personalised touch; they’re also a great option for the person who has everything!

Independent corporate gifting specialists, (and Holder of the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen) Veritas Gifts have tips on why handmade gifts are such a good idea…

Save Money

When you make gifts you can produce high quality at a fraction of the price tag of shop-bought equivalents. Before you start making any gift it is vital to make a list of things you need and to cost it out – including the time it is going to take. The majority of homemade gifts can be made on a relatively low budget.

Time Efficient

Pick a project which is simple and something you have experience in; the trick with homemade presents is to find an activity which matches your likes and skills.

Personal Touch

A personalised present shows how much you know the recipient. There are many ways to create a tailored present; think of the person’s favourite colour, hobbies or favourite foods. It will mean a lot to them as the gift will be unique for only them.


The best thing about homemade gifts is that each one is unique, meaning you won’t have to worry if the person already has it or if someone else will gift it – and the recipient will appreciate having something that no-one else owns!


Gift making is a great way to channel your creative side; research to see which projects are best appealing to your natural skills and hobbies.


The recipient will treasure a handmade gift such as an item of jewellery forever because of the thoughtfulness and love that’s gone into making it. As an added benefit, seeing somebody wearing or using something you’ve created for them it will give you a great sense of accomplishment.

Handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day:

Eco-friendly Shopping Bags

Mums will love a personalised, eco-friendly reusable shopping bag, simply add on a photo and weave in her favourite colours. Even on her busy days she will be reminded of fun memories.

Treat-yourself Jar

Spoil your mum by filling a mason jar with spa and pampering goodies! You could include items such as bath salts, face masks, shampoos and bubble baths.


If your mum is an avid reader, a homemade bookmark will be loved by her. Fill the bookmark with favourite photos, quotes and notes so every time turns the page she smiles.