There are 8 important people you may be forgetting about this holiday season! This crochet keychain is the perfect quick crochet pattern to make for Christmas gifts.
I recently was given the opportunity to speak to a class of future teachers at EKU. I thought it would be fun to bring a gift for all the students and I landed on crafty loop keychains.
These went over so well with the students at EKU and since it is the holiday season and gifting is on everyone’s mind, I couldn’t help but think of all the different people you could gift these keychains to this holiday season.
I made a list of 8 different types of folks you could gift these keychains to this holiday season and I wanted to share them with you guys here.
1. Your Customers!
So the first type of person that came to my mind is my beloved Etsy shop customers.
Everybody who purchases from my Etsy shop is the only reason im able to stay in business. They mean so much to me even though I might not know what they look like or the type of lifestyle they have, the fact that they are shopping small, supporting handmade businesses, and supporting my dream, just makes me love them to death no matter who they are.
I think these keychains would make excellent freebies to throw in with our Etsy packages through the holiday season.
You could even promote it on your social media and say “every purchase made from now through Christmas will come with a free thank you gift.”
You could whip up a whole bunch of these while watching Christmas movies with your family or listening to a business podcast which is how I spend my free time.
Next up on my gift recipients list is teachers.
If 2020 has taught us anything, teachers are very very valuable.
I don’t know about you, but im not very good at virtually teaching my daughter during this pandemic, so our teachers are special and deserve all of our love and attention. All the time, but especially during the holidays.
I think you could give these to all of your kid’s teachers, teacher’s aides, even their principal, or bus driver.
They’re so easy to make, you could literally make them for everybody in your child’s school that sees them on a regular basis.
You could gift them on their own with a really sweet card or drawing that your child does or you can throw them in with a gift card to Starbucks, Target, Amazon, whatever you think the teacher would like,
3. Mail Carriers
Next is one of our team members that almost every small business owner has whether you know it or not, our very trusty mail carrier.
My guy’s name is Tim and he is the best. He always scans every one of my packages so the tracking can kick in. He never gives me attitude, or huffs and puffs, and me for having too many packages going out.
He is very kind, we sit and chat, while he’s scanning all my packages. He is the best mailman on the planet and im so thankful for him.
How cute would it be as a keychain if you added a little envelope charm in the center of it? This would be a great gift to our ever-so-important-unofficial-team-members, mail carriers.
4. Throw In Gifts
Up next, we have what I like to call “throw in gifts.”
I don’t know about you, but I like to add throw in gifts to all of my packages whenever I am gifting for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thank you. I think it takes the gift that you bought and raises it to the next level.
You can attach a crochet keychain as an ornament tied to the outside of the gift as a simple way to make the gift that much better.
5. Groups of People
Moving along to the next gift recipient on our list – coworkers, church friends, knitting group, and whoever you spend your life with.
These are the people most important to you. For me, it’s my church family that’s a very important part of my life.
Whoever your “people are,” we spend our life with these people on a regular basis, and giving them a small gift just to let them know how important they are to us is a beautiful thing to do and is a great way to spread generosity this holiday season.
These crochet keychain gifts work up so fast, you could gift them to every single person that’s important to you outside of your family if you wanted to.
6. Gift Fairy
Speaking of spreading generosity this holiday season, this next idea on my gift recipient list might be my favorite. I’m calling it “gift fairy gifts.”
I love the generosity in the air during the holidays. Everyone is kind, cheerful, and giving.
How amazing would it be to make a handful of crochet keychains and leave them in your purse and your car so whenever you feel generosity tug on you, you can give them willy nilly!
Leave one with your tip at a restaurant, give one to the cashier that checks you out at Hobby Lobby, to the bank teller, pharmacy tech, literally anyone you come in contact with.
Pass these out and watch the generosity seep into your heart and the heart of the folks around you.
7. Smaller Humans
Next up on our list is not someone you would have originally thought to give a crochet keychain to because they do not have keys yet.
But these keychains can be given to small humans who don’t have keys because they can hook them to their backpacks, lunch boxes, even their little purses if they wanted to and they would still look really cute and they would love them.
You could add a little jingle bell on them and then every time they’re walking around with their backpacks, they would jingle.
I think that would be a lot of fun and they would like to noise too.
The last idea I have for gift recipients for an adorable crochet keychain would be for teammates.
You could make these in sports colors, striped, color-blocked, or even dip dye the fringe if you wanted to.
You could make these in school colors and give them to everyone on the team then they could all have matching keychains.
I don’t know about you guys, but as a former cheerleader at my local high school, we loved being all matchy-matchy. We had matching workout clothes and backpacks for toting our stuff around at competitions.
I could definitely see us putting matching keychains on our matching backpacks just for the intimidation factor when we went to competitions.
I hope this list has inspired you to think of all the different types of people you can gift these to this holiday season. If you thought of somebody outside of this list of 8, please leave it in the comments below.
I love brainstorming sessions with fellow creators. We are such creative human beings and we come up with the best ideas. Let’s spread kindness, generosity, creativity through the world and our different towns this holiday season.