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Trend Hunter's Courtney Scharf Shares Her Holiday Gift Ideas

— December 7, 2016 — About
While Christmas shopping is often associated with packed mall parking lots and long lines at big box retailers, there is another option when it comes to finding the perfect gift. Instead of hunting down expensive presents amidst a sea of holiday shoppers, many consumers are opting to craft their gifts from scratch with their own two hands. As Trend Hunter's Courtney Scharf explains, DIY is becoming an increasingly popular option when it comes to creating meaningful and highly personalized gifts.

One of the resources that consumers are using to help them create the perfect homemade gift is crafting classes, which teach valuable DIY skills. These classes run the gamut from knitting lessons, to home-brewing tutorials and even instructions for mixing personalized herbal remedies. With so many options to choose from, it is clear that there is a growing demand for handmade gifts that place an emphasis on quality and meaning. As Scharf explains, "We see a return to and romanticization of simpler times and simpler ingredients."

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas and the Classes to Take to Make Them

Buoyed by Pinterest, YouTube, and lifestyle bloggers, the handmade movement also has inspired countless classes in which you can make a gift pitch-perfect for your person.

To find out more DIY options for the holiday season, check out the full article on Philly.com here.
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