Let’s talk gifts.
As in, ’tis the season.
As in, I like receiving them.
As in, giving them makes me nervous.
When it comes to gift-giving, I generally like to keep it homemade. Because, the fact of the matter is, whether you know someone well or you’re just keeping it acquaintance-like, homemade gifts show thought.
And isn’t thought what it’s all about?
I think so. (See? I just shared a thought with you.)
For my part, I really love receiving homemade gifts: the effort, the thought, the craftiness – I feel like the giver is sharing a little bit of him/herself with me.
In a good way.
I don’t want your nail clippings. I don’t need you to clean out your hairbrush. I just want to know more about you and how your life is going. Because I think you’re cool and maybe we could end up friends.