Sunday, 21 October 2012
19. Giving Handmade Gifts
The other day, I was on Facebook and came across a conversation about giving handmade gifts at birthday parties. Someone was asking if she should include a "bought gift" along with the gift that she had made the birthday child.
My response was something along the lines of saying that people should not under-value their hand-made gifts and that it was silly to think that you need to add an extra gift to "make up for" your handmade present.
Today I second guessed myself. I have given pencil rolls like this before and they have been received really well. But as I looked at the gifts the birthday boy received before we got there, my gift looked so different and out of place and I began to wonder if he (or others) would actually appreciate it, or just think it was silly. Liam said he liked it...
I really hope he does like it. Do you give hand-made gifts? Do you feel like you have to subsidise these gifts with extra toys? Do you like receiving hand-made gifts?