Artisan vs. Retail

When I decided to take on the custom gifting business, I knew one thing right off the bat- that I wanted to include products that were made by hand by creative people. People who combine their artistic abilities and passion for their product to create something truly unique. Of course that's not to say that the items you find at retail stores can't also be unique and beautiful but the work that is produced by artisans is just more...well, special. I love that many of these products are not being mass produced by a machine or factory line but rather they're being made by someone who LOVES what they are creating and who is putting their heart and soul into the making of the product. 

Many of the items that are often included in my gift boxes are things like soaps, candles, pottery, etc. and I have seen some of the coolest designs and products since I've started this business. Although I do not exclusively include artisan made products, I do have a preference for them and I am constantly finding ways to include them in my sets. At times, it gets overwhelming because there's just so much cool stuff out there! With the help of my fellow crafters, I will continue to find ways of creating the most beautiful and unique gift boxes that I can.