Homemade Gifts: Expectations vs. Reality

There’s no doubt about it, homemade gifts are on the rise.  As of December 31, 2014 Etsy had over 54 million registered users and Pinterest had over 70 million registered users.  That’s a lot of people shopping for, selling, and trying DIY gifts!  And it makes perfect sense.  A homemade gift can be cost efficient, from the heart, and tailored to specific recipients.

But what starts as a well-intended idea for a handmade, homemade gift can often go astray.  Here’s what we’re talking about.

There’s no doubt about it, homemade gifts are on the rise.  As of December 31, 2014 Etsy had over 54 million registered users and Pinterest had over 70 million registered users.  That’s a lot of people shopping for, selling, and trying DIY gifts!  And it makes perfect sense.  A homemade gift can be cost efficient, from the heart, and tailored to specific recipients.

But what starts as a well-intended idea for a handmade, homemade gift can often go astray.  Here’s what we’re talking about.

 

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