I started out making bags to cover the cost of materials for my own wishlist, almost like a hobby. I encourage all people to feed their passion, do what they love. As an artist, I get lost in my workshop when I am creating. It keeps me grounded and allows me to be creative. It is a wonderful thing when you can do what you love daily.
Pay a little more for quality: Another way to take the focus off the sheer quantity of gifts you give is to try and purchase higher quality products, that will stand the test of time. Fairly made gifts are admittedly often more expensive than conventional products. This time of year, many ethical brands have great sales or discounts, so check to see what is being offered by the brands you’re interested in. Shop with the mantra “buy less, buy better” in mind!