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Would you consider giving a handmade holiday gift instead of buying one for a friend or family member?

Response Percent Votes
85% 438
14% 77
Total 515


labmonkey 9 years, 7 months ago

I am all for giving something useful and practical. Nothing I could make would fall into that catagory. As for crafty type stuff.... most of that gets thrown in a closet somewhere causing clutter. Go out, buy something useful that's AMERICAN MADE for someone this Christmas (everyone could use a nice pair of jeans or a sweatshirt... I will say that I am lucky to have a wife who would kick my ass if I bought her some expensive jewelry. Hell, I get admonished for buying flowers (How Much Did Those Cost?!?!).

mom_of_three 9 years, 7 months ago

the question doesn't say who made the gift, because I bought things from the maple leaf festival, which are obviously handmade, and I am giving them to my moms. Last year, I bought wooden picture frames, painted, and decorated them all differently, and then gave them to relatives with my kids' pictures. I had fun and the relatives liked them. Hubby calls me cheap, though, oh well

canyon_wren 9 years, 7 months ago

It's not a matter of "would you consider"--I do that as much as possible, in general. Just wish I had time to make more of my gifts.

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