Would you care to give items that are personalized this christmas?

Philippines
October 24, 2008 1:38am CST
I am planning to do some gifts for those that are really closed to me, say my love ones, and i will try to personalized it as possible as i can. Since I am fond of doing art crafts and the likes, I am thinking of doing some things for my love ones and give it as a gift this coming Christmas. Not only did I save money from it but I can give something that is really unique and specially made just for them... My worry now is that I should have finish it before December 24 though (lol)...I guess next year I'll start come January so I have so much time to do it..(lol)
8 responses
• United States
24 Oct 08
I think handmade items will be the "in" thing this holiday season. At the craft shows I've done so far this fall, I've heard many buyers saying they were looking to buy a lot of handmade items as gifts, rather than spend alot of money in the stores. Handmade items are generally better made than mass-produced items and if you spend the time to personalize an item for someone, it often means a lot to that person when they receive the gift from you. You actually took the time to not only think about what you wanted to get for them, but you also took the time and created it with your own hands. And that means much more to the person than you just picking up something off the shelf. My sons and I make personalized Christmas decorations for family members. My boys give their Aunts and Uncles the decorations (that have pictures of their children on them) and their grandparents get one decoration for each grandchild (all 8 of them) I'll be making my mom-in-law a personalized sea glass bracelet or necklace and probably a scarf for one or two of my sister-in-laws (they always want to buy a scarf from me) It is fun to sit with my sons and have them help me make the decorations, but it does get a bit stressful, hoping I can finish all of the items every year!
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• Philippines
24 Oct 08
hi, very well said. Our only problem here is the time, it's almost Christmas (lol)..anyway really nice to hear that from you,me and my son will start real soon to cope with it this season. ANd yes it's true, you are not only giving them gifts, you actually show them how we loved them..
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I am planning to give my daughter something pink, that she will love and I am planning in engraving since it is free. And there is some other gift that I will buy and I will make the rest of the christmas gifts as well. To my closest friends and loved nes.
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
wow you're so sweet mommy...and that is a very good idea. Not only will it makes her happy, but am sure she will value it and will always remember it in old age.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Thanks for saying so, It is something she does not expect, I like the engraving idea myself. I am thinking of making things that she loves too.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I would love to give personalized items as gifts this christmas... but i just do not have the time to do so... since i work... take care of my daughter... and do everything in the house... so my only option is to just buy... Yesterday... i saw these cute black bags that cost only 100 pesos each... so i bought like five of them as gifts for my young niece... and i am planning to buy caps for my nephews...
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
hi aseretdd, it's okay to buy things that are factory made. Not everyone can do hand made crafts. there are things still that i will buy for some other god sons and god daugthers for i can not make car toys, dolls and robots for them (lol)...thanks for sharing your view here...
26 Oct 08
I am trying very hard to save this year instead of spending a ton on pointless presents, so my friends will be receiving some hand-made jewellery and cards, and I will not be spending half as much! My boyfriend will be getting a watch from me, which will take up a big chunk of my spending money, hehe (; But this year I think will be another thrifty year for me, because I'm saving for the future (possible plans with boyfriend) Also, I find it lovely to receive hand-made gifts. I love to receive painted pictures from people, and I am a big fan of crafted stuff - although on sites such as Etsy I find it can be pricey because it costs more to make than in a factory ): I'm sure your friends will be very lucky to receive a gift from you !
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
same with you citrusemma, our friends are lucky enough because we really spend time preparing gifts for them. It is not the usual thing being is handcrafted by us..You know it is really a blessing to have a talents such as ours...
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I give lots of homemade gifts and everyone loves them.....sometimes it's just a little something for all of my family..My own kids get one of whatever I make plus a gift....my bigger family...nephews, neices, brother and sisters all get something homemade very year...somehow I think it brings Christmas back to where it belongs.....gifts from the heart that say I love you enough to make this just for you!
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
so sweet of you jillhill, yes continue doing and showing your love to your love ones, it's worth all the effort.You cannot just explain it.keep it up...
@peavey (15806)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I think hand made gifts are the best just because you can personalize them. Who wants to give a run-of-the-mill, generic, everybody-has-one, gift when they can give something specific to their loved ones? I try to make everyone at least on thing each Christmas. Like you, I worry that I won't get finished in time!
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
hi peavey, keep on making hand made gifts, it will surely make your love ones very happy and feel so special...thanks for sharing your thoughts here..
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
24 Oct 08
what can you do for me that i can have online to give to my friends and well wishers? please, i want to send valuable things to them, something unique. please, i need your feedback!
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
hi okwusman, give me sometime to think about it.but it can help if you know what's your love one's favorite so we can think of it much easy..so if you want send me some message about it...
@venshida (4839)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Most of my gifts this year will be handmade. I am a little behind making my gifts, but they would be finish before Thanksgiving. Handmade items are unique and I think family and friends really appreciate the time and effort you put into making them.
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
hi veshida, it's so nice to have hand made gifts. We fulfill two missions here, enjoying what we're doing and show much love to our loved ones by giving them valuable things like this one.happy crafting friend..