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Is Making gifts a cheap cop-out?

Im not on here a lot right now because a lot of my extra time is going into making christmas gifts for my family. I do the plastic canvas stuff and I love it, but i always feel like when i give the gifts, my family will think i'm a cheap-o! If you got a handmade gift for christmas from one of your family members (not a child, obviously) would you think they were cheap??

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Asked by toughluck08 at 10:40 AM on Oct. 24, 2012 in Holidays

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  • Nah, I love homemade stuff. What choo making me lol

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 10:42 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • I'd rather do a cookie exchange

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:46 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • Mrs_Harsh...what do you want?? I'm getting pretty good at it, I can make most anything i've tried to make.
    meooma...I'll post a pic of a haunted house I did so you know what I'm talking about. Give me a minute.

    Comment by toughluck08 (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • It depends on what the project is and if it matches my decor or style

    Answer by adnilm at 10:47 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • No, homemade are the best!

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:47 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • Homemade jewelry is best!

    Answer by adnilm at 10:50 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • As an adult, I don't really care what people give me as gifts, as long as they aren't insulting (no, I can't think of an example.) I'm happy to be with friends and family, and receiving gifts is a second thought. If a lot of work goes into a craft gift, then I appreciate how much work went into it. I think as long as you're making something you think the person will like, it's OK. A lot of labor goes into making gifts.

    Answer by SWasson at 10:52 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • Something made by hand and with thought and effort put into it always beats store bought goodies in my book.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:02 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • meooma...this is plastic canvas. My haunted house from last year.


    Comment by toughluck08 (original poster) at 11:03 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

  • I would value a homeade gift more than anything you could buy me. I can't wait to see the picture!

    Answer by kimigogo at 11:07 AM on Oct. 24, 2012

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