Making gifts can be a mood boost

It is is official with studies to prove it that getting into crafts can boost your mental wellbeing, what better time of year to learn to be creative?

Making gifts can be a mood boost

Save ££ and boost your wellbeing with creative gift giving

Present buying is stressful and expensive. But do we really need to put ourselves through it?

The Craft Council UK have compiled the findings from a range of studies that conclude being creative and making things is good for our mental wellbeing.

Traditionally festive gifts were made by hand, and people shared their skills for the benefit of others. Take the time to make your gifts and you’ll save money, minimize stress, reduce packaging and bring a big smile to the recipients faces.

This handy link from Hubbub covers 50 great gift ideas that anyone can do.

If you don’t have any skills to make stuff, then the actual gift of time is a great alternative, offer to babysit, mow the lawn or help with DIY – make up a voucher to pretty up the offer! The feelgood factor of knowing you have given something that will really make a difference for someone is as good as that from crafting.