would you rather have a gift from a store or something hand made?

United States
January 11, 2007 4:56pm CST
when i make something and give it away its from the heart it doesnt feel as good to give something manufactered as a gift but i think people dont see the meaning anymore in handcrafts
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@gigarange (1165)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I try to make hand crafted gifts especially when I have enought ime to do it but in most cases, I just buy at the store because I don't rally have time. I just try harder in my personal message.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
good answer thank you.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I really enjoy making hand-made gifts for people to enjoy but over the years it seems like my gift is small and trivial compared to a much more expensive gift. Sometimes I beieve that the meaning is lost in the commercialism we see today along with the dollar signs that go along with manufactured and store-bought gifts.
• United States
12 Jan 07
so true thats what iwas trying to say i like things simple
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
Hi there, over here in the land of Oz, handcrafted items are going strong. There are still people out there who love to give handcrafted things as gifts or buy them for themselves, because they can see the person that has made them and know that they are made with love and attention to detail. I make jewellery, and sell online and at a market every sunday. I love dealing with joe public, its real fun for me! lol
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• United States
28 Mar 07
thank you i do alot of handcrafts and jewelery but i havent found alot of people that appreciate what i do my mom did love the tourquoise necklace i made her though and will make her something for mommas day
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yes, you are right no one sees the meaning behind a homemade gifts. I don't mind getting both gifts.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
thank you lydia
• United States
30 Mar 07
I must say, I love hand made gifts because that lets me know that someone took time out to make something especially for "me". It makes me all warm inside.