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Do you like to give homemade gifts for the holidays?

Do you enjoy giving homemade gifts for the holidays? I have done it for several years now. I love making gifts and seeing people open them. Maybe they do not like them, I am not sure. They always seem impressed with my work.

I know that some people are like well you just do that to save money. Not really. I am not saving anything by the time I buy the supplies, then use my time and energy to make the gift. But I do it because I love to craft and because I feel that homemade gifts cannot be beaten. In fact, the below canvas is one that I gifted last year to a few people, and also have for sale on here!
Do you like to give homemade gifts for the holidays?

What do you feel about homemade gifts? Do you like to receive them?

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ballyhara

Well, not everyone in family has a "talent" for homemade gifts (including myself), but we have made and given some of them. My dad took some glass jars once, painted them, filled them with chocolates, and that was a very cute and yummy gift. My cousin loves to cook cupcakes and cookies, decorate them with something related to every member of the family and that's very original. My sisters and I love to wrap our gifts in our own way, so that's a certain way to do some homemade detail. So, I know, those are not like masterpieces, but honestly those have been amazing gifts that we treasure with our hearts.



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emiaj55

I think, those are some amazing gifts. Sometimes what gives more meaning to gifts is the time and effort put into it. They don't really have to be perfect. They just need to come from the heart.



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Steve5

I'm inspired by that. Simplicity is actually the hardest thing to achieve. We all strive for something grand and expensive. When really, it's the thought that counts. Anyone can buy stuff and call it a gift. But only a few actually spend their time making the gift as special as can be.



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ballyhara

What you just wrote, is exactly what I was thinking. People get always so stressed about giving and receiving an expensive/fancy present, but we forget the real meaning of giving a present on Christmas, which is to show the other that you care about her/him, and that you keep that person in your heart all the time.



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Youngshark

I also think that what is more important is for one to have the passion and heart as you create the gift.



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iambeth

Knowing that the gifts I receive were made just for me gives it an extra special meaning. It would be nice to also make something for my loved ones but I'm not that artistic and I don't really know how to bake. My family is not keen to my cooking as well so I think I'll just buy them gifts.



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Steve5

That's okay. I can also relate. I'm in awe whenever I see creative individuals making such fine Christmas gifts. It's a really nice talent. I usually settle for buying gifts that I'm sure the person will truly appreciate.



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ballyhara

Totally feel you. I have 2 left hands when it comes to crafting, and cooking doesn't have to be a struggle. Nowadays, you can find easy recipes on YouTube, and you can buy some pre-baked or ready to use ingredients. You don't have to prepare something complicated, maybe you can buy Christmas cans, and fill them up with their favorite candies, that's a nice and yummy option.



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iambeth

That's a good idea. Thank you for the suggestion. I think it's more practical so I will consider doing that for my younger godchildren. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.



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angie828

I agree that not everyone is talented enough to make gifts. I know that my eldest sister would never want to do that as she is not the crafty type. I love to craft and make things. I got that from my dad. He was amazing with so much talent. He could take junk and make something neat with it.

I think that it is really neat when you treasure a gift with your heart. It means more that way for both parties involved.



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Enyi

Home made gift making needs one with talent about it. I really love art and craft and it can really be so nice having such gifts around.



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emiaj55

With all the tutorials in the internet now a days, one just really have to invest time and effort to learn how to make a craft. There are also platforms that could give you a lot of suggestions and ideas for gifts such as Pinterest. One just have to write gift ideas on search box and start the learning process.



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ballyhara

Agree. Tutorials have saved me a lot of times. I'm not very gifted for crafting, but with tutorials, you can have good results, and they tend to be super easy. Also, the vlogger tells you exactly what to do, guiding you all the way, so in some way you know what results to expect after finishing your item.



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luv2xacosta

I agree. It's good when some one give you a very nice art especially when it comes from the heart.



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Alania

When growing up as kids, we had those who liked homemade gifts, and those who liked the one's that were bought. I think that tells us quite a lot about them. Oddly enough, those who liked homemade gifts grew up to be good hearted people with an open soul, but those who liked gifts from the store are kinda mean nowadays and always angry. Don't know why.



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Steve5

That's sweet. I like chocolates too. It's something that's always appreciated during the holidays. Even valentines day. The most creative thing I've done is probably gift wrapping. I'm sure it's nice spending time with family making crafts for gifts.



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cjctm11

Your family have a unique talents about it. Those ideas are not the usual ones but still it could make you happy and I want to experience those. I don't have a family member that could make some cookies and cupcakes, it was like a love from food that have been given to you and if I were you I wouldn't even eat it.



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menchuuy58

I agree with you. Not every one has the skill and talent in making homemade gifts. It is good for those who have these talents.



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emiaj55

This is very cute! And witty! This gift is so adorable I felt envious of your talent. Your husband must have really loved it.

I am not an expert but I do like making homemade cards. This is what I send out attached to my presents for my family and loved ones.



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Steve5

That's actually really funny. I like how you make your own gifts and use your talent at the same time. If only we could make crafts as nice as that. It reminds me of those hallmark cards. Sometimes they'd have a hilarious message written inside.



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Enyi

I love home made gift especially when I'm gifted because it never have a copy. It will make the gift unique and it always have very outstanding features it can really be nice if we really do it well



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kaushikangara

I do not have the skill to make homemade gifts but I would love to be on the receiving end. Simple pots, mugs or any form of art would be beautiful at your home during the festival season. Hand art is such a unique talent and not everyone possesses this skill.



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knnon

I myself have skills but I don't think it's the skills that is right for anything homemade that I can give to people. It's easier to learn new crating skills these days because of tutorial videos you can see anywhere on google. But I think crafting something I can give would take a bit of time as I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I'd want something to be perfect first before I can give it to someone else.



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mhingnhormz

Do you like home made gifts for holidays: For me I want to recieved a home made gift than gifts that purchased in shop because the effort exerted on making the gift is enough for me to know the value of the gift regardless the monetary value. But it doesn't mean that I won't appreciate the gift that been purchased in shop of course i do appreciate it also.



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Jeane

I'm good at baking and when I feel like it I'll bake something for the neighbors. I've done this before and I've noticed that it is a gift few people can say "no" to. So yeah, I like to give home-made gifts because it gives me a good excuse to share some of the goodies I make with others.

IMO there is always something someone can make. Since there is always a new skill you can learn on youtube, it could save you a bit of money as you wouldn't have to buy all the gifts you'll hand out to friends and family..



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ballyhara

Well, YouTube tutorials have saved me a lot of times. They really have all kind of DIY options, and easy baking recipes, you can find the ingredients super easy, and when it comes to eat, everybody loves a cupcake, cookie, or piece of cake. So, for people like me, that are not good at crafting, homemade cooking guided by YouTube it's a good solution.



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cjctm11

I want to be one of your neighbor and I wouldn't hesitate to get those goods that you make. I know how to cook but I don't know how to bake and that is one of the skills I want to learn and as what have you say youtube can teach us some new skills and maybe someday I would be the one who is giving some goods to my neighbors.



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kaushikangara

Food is always a welcome gift anytime. Your neighbors are very lucky to have you around I guess. I used to receive food items from my neighbors when I was young and I always loved it. My mom also used to send across some items whenever she made something new. It was a pleasant experience.



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amelia88

Now that I have children I do, since I feel like people really appreciate something from them - something unique with meaning rather than
something mass produced. Those kinds of gifts seem to resonate with people more.



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Martinsx1

Seriously, mass produced products doesn't hold any value to me in any way whatsoever because it's a very common thing.

I don't purchase wears that are mass produced because I don't fancy seeing myself put on a commonly worn dress, so getting a mass produced gift wouldn't make sense to me.



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amelia88

I feel the same! I value individualism and not having the same stuff as everyone else. I always appreciate when someone gifts me something unique. I have a friend who sews children's clothes and often she will make something handmade for my kids around the holidays. That's something really special to me!



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edencaga

Yes, of course but I can't give them all with that. Maybe I will just buy something for them as it's more easier and less hassle. If I have more time to do some crafts or homemade crafts then definitely will prefer to do this one. But since I have something to work on every day, buying something is more preferable.



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Barida

There is this joy that comes with being the person that makes the gifts. This is one thing and they will appreciate it the better when they realize that those gifts were made by you and that is one of the reasons I enjoy homemade gifts as well.



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edencaga

Yes, this is true. I myself can appreciate more homemade gifts as I know the effort and the time they give is much valuable than just buying instantly without giving effort.



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Alania

Yeah, homemade gifts are always the best because the people who do them dedicate their time and soul into the gift itself. I don't know about others, but I like the effort more than the outcome. It warms my heart and makes me happy to receive a homemade gift on holidays.



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emiaj55

This is very true. And in reality, homemade gifts are all one of a kind. They are not machine made so each piece is made with time and effort which makes them all special and unique. It is sad when people who fail to see this values.



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knnon

I would like to get homemade gifts. Those are usually the ones that are made with lots of love. You'll get to appreciate the gift because a lot of thought and effort was put on it. I think everyone can appreciate a homemade gift.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! Homemade gifts are items made with love and special attention. Whomever that receives a homemade gift should know that he or she is well valued and important to the person who gifted them the item.

Some people make the grave mistakes of selling out or giving out the homemade gifts they received but I would never give away any of my gifts.



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Martinsx1

Well, in my opinion homemade gifts holds more value than the ones purchased at the stores.

You get to put in all your efforts, time, and dedication to making the gifts, so it's very special gift.



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overcast

I agree handmade anything is more better than machine made. The reason being people love the feeling of being part of something. Another thing is that holidays that can work around in due process. I have mostly seen that homemade gifts are often seen during festivals regardless of your culture.



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overcast

I like the handmade gifts. Not just because those are easy to give and have low cost. But some of the time those are more easier to find. And also people appreciate them more in such case. I think homemade gifts are more closer to our culture and our approach towards being social. And you can see that having more homemade gifts make things better as well.



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ballyhara

My mom still have some of the gifts me and my sisters used to give her, so what can I say? That shows how much she loved and appreciated our gifts. There was a Christmas when we didn't have enough ornaments for our tree, we couldn't afford new ones, so we just baked cookies and hung them. The best part was to eat cookies every day until Christmas hahaha.



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overcast

Indeed. Handmade stuff means people care. Because soon we will have AI based automated machinary works. And that means people making anything using their own hands. It is going to make people good money. And in the due process the handmade gift industry is going to rise for sure.



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esteban123

I think that it is a good idea to give some home made gifts during holidays especially the Christmas season because it is a very unique and a cool idea to have. I know that not all people can make it since it requires a lot of creativity and skills which is something that I really don't have for now. I am interested to give home made gifts this coming holiday season to experience how good it is and if most people would love it.



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ballyhara

Believe me, I'm not good at all for crafting. So, my better option to know how to wrap gifts at home, it's a YouTube tutorial. Honestly, those videos have saved my life a bunch of times hahaha. So, any kind of Christmas crafting, you can find there. Keep it in my mind just in case.



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luv2xacosta

I love giving cookies for my family and sometimes I give cupcakes. The reason is I just want to know how it taste like.



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cjctm11

I have a friend like this who love giving some cookies or some other baked goods just to know what does it taste like and learning from those feedbacks motivates him to be better at baking. It was his business and that is also what I want from him. Some free taste from his work and I also receive a gift from him that he has baked



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Alania

So you make the cookies on your own? That's wonderful. I like to spend time at the kitchen and create all sorts of sweets, which I later gift to my relatives on holidays, including Christmas itself. I mean it depends on the person, but the more mature he gets the faster he realizes that homemade gifts are far more superior in value.



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Barida

The writeup got me kinda of laughing. Anyways, this is a nice gift and I know that there is always that uniqueness that comes with having homemade gifts which is that you won't see that type anywhere that you go.



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esteban123

Sometimes I am giving some homemade cookies and cup cakes in some children that going to our house during Christmas day. My partner knows how to make it that is why we give it as a gift if we are on a tight budget in the Christmas season.



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luv2xacosta

It would be a great gift if someone will give you a homemade goods. Nothing is especial when you don't have sweets for Christmas.



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cjctm11

I love making DIY because you give some time and effort to it and by giving them as a gift is the sweetest thing that you could give to your love ones. I could say that they appreciate it more than what we buy at the local shops to give as a gift. I also receive some of great work from my friends and I appreciate it more no matter what it is or how big or small but still it is the thought that counts. It doesn't matter if the materials are expensive or not as long as you do what you love and don't think that they wouldn't love it because I never saw someone who ignores gifts from efforts.



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NerdIndeed

That was funny. To answer the question, no, I don't give out homemade gifts to people I know. I don't have the time to make them. Heck, I don't even buy gifts for them. If needed, what I do is just give him/her some money and let him/her buy the thing that he/she wants.



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JBeleren

I treasure homemade gifts given to me by those who really know me. They are always personalize and caters to my needs or are really in tune to my liking. Giving homemade gifts on the other hand is a different thing. I personally don't have the time and probably won't have the patience of making one for each person I would give a gift to. What I do is just make sure that the gifts I am giving are something that they need or absolutely wants.



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antonToledo

Do I like homemade gifts? Absolutely yes, not a lot of people would appreciate this kind of gifts but putting the extra effort in making a special gift for your special loved one is much more touching than just buying your gifts from the department store. If someone would give me a gift that they made personally I will cherish it with all of my heart.



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iambeth

I think younger kids and adults are more appreciative of these kinds of gifts. Young kids are still pure and just loves receiving things while adults consider the time and effort of the giver. I don't think teenagers would like it as much if they receive homemade gifts.



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jaymish

I'm so going to steal this quote. I absolutely love it. A really nice one. I wonder what you can put it on. Maybe on a T-shirt? Or a mug? Or wall decor? I think with all the consumerism that there, home made gifts are more and more important because they show that you have taken the time and care. This is not the same of buying something online or in a physical store. I think that this is more meaningful. I like giving homemade gifts for the holiday.



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burgosmichael24

I love giving homemade gifts. Not only because I can make some but because it has a personal touch from me. People will appreciate your gift if they saw your heart in it. Maybe not all have the talent or time to make homemade gifts but I am sure everyone loves to recieve gifts with personal touch from the sender.



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Kakashi2020

Yes, because it's more economical and cheaper to make a gift or in my case to bake one than to buy gifts from the store. First of all I'm a good baker, it's a hobby of mine since I was 12 years old. I can bake anything and cookies are so easy to make. That's why 2-3 days before Christmas I would whip up batches of Raisin Butter, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip cookies and put them in big glass jars which can be bought in the mall or Tin Can Containers which is also available in the mall and fill it with cookies. With a ribbon and a card for its finishing touch. It's then ready for delivery to Relatives, Friends and Neighbors as Christmas Gifts that could be a part of their Christmas Eve Dinner.



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cmoneyspinner

Some of my kids like to make handmade gifts. But they have the skills. As for me, I got to the store. It's easier!



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menchuuy58

Thanks for sharing this with us. I was given an idea to give home made gifts to others this Christmas. I am used to just buying in the department store.



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esteban123

I think that home made gifts are very special as it comes from the heart and was made through our efforts. It is very rare that some people would do it since they are already used to giving gits that was purchase to some business establishments, but of course I would really prefer to accept such home made gifts if someone would give it to me this Christmas.



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Alymae

Yes! I like to give homemade gifts or anything that I made myself. I believe that it is the thought that counts so in giving gifts homemade are my first choice. I make them myself. I put my effort and time into it not just the price Do you like to give homemade gifts for the holidays?.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. Nothing could beat the feeling of receiving handmade gifts as it shows that the sender really exerted effort and tim ein making that. Truly, it is the thought that counts especially in giving gifts.



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rlpzbeermoney

They are just too time consuming to make, and most of the people sometimes neglect your gift due to the amount of gifts they also get during the holidays. If the gift was a food product, most likely it will rot because it sees the light of day. This is just from my experience.



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ajahcuizon

For me, handmade gifts are more sentimental and special to receive. It makes the gift more genuine and unique since you are the only person who can do that kind of gift. I would be glad if I will be receiving a hand made gift. It can help me to remember that person who gave that gift since he was the one who made it.



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burgosmichael24

I love giving homemade and personalized gifts for the people I love. I remember a time where I gave my girlfriend a portrait with a poem that I wrote for her. The poem was all about how much I love her and the poem has her name as Acronym. I saw how she loved that gift and how glad she was receiving that.



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Franzel2oo

If you made that gift in the picture, then I sure won't mind getting a homemade gift from you. It's cool and funny. I think the best way to decide what gift to give a person, is to think of something they would like. When it comes to gifts, it's more about the reciever than the one giving the gift. If they seem like they will appreciate your time and effort, then it will be great to give them a homemade gift. If the reverse is true, then you might want to buy them something they will appreciate.



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rose61

Gifts are a good way of bonding.Ill never fail to appreciate the gifts I'm given.So homemade gifts are good to me because they show that the person was thinking about me.



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