If we take a moment to consider the definition of the word ‘Artisan’ as published on Wikipedia, we see, “An artisan is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even mechanical mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker. Artisans practice a craft and may through experience and aptitude reach the expressive levels of an artist.” As such, when we talk about artisan products, we generally refer to beautifully crafted, handmade items in a whole host of different styles and within an extensive range of products. As far as we’re concerned, you simply cannot beat buying artisan products as gift and presents for loved ones and we’ve teamed up with AngelShare to take a look at why.
First things first, it’s important to understand that, as a nation, we are notorious for being lazy when it comes to buying gifts for friends and family. It’s all too easy to pick up a DVD when you do your shopping at the supermarket or head onto Amazon and order the first thing that ‘will do,’ however the giving of gifts should mean something far greater than simply something you saw when doing something else and, as far as we’re concerned, requires thought! As such, as far as we’re concerned, artisan products make the perfect present for almost anyone!
Whether as a birthday present, an anniversary present or something special to say thank you for a good turn, when it comes to buying artisan gifts you are, above all else, showcasing that you’ve put some thought into what you’ve bought. You won’t find beautiful artisan gifts in your local supermarket and actually have to go out of your way to find something suitable. To us, this is a massive deal and shows that you can and that you’re prepared to go all the way to find something which you know the recipient will love.
Of course, in addition to that, the attraction is that you simply cannot beat the quality and uniqueness of artisan gifts and, to many, that in itself makes the perfect present. Forget buying the same old gifts for friends and family this year, it’s about time you stood up and did things differently!