Adding personal twists to gift-giving often makes them more meaningful. While some may find homemade gifts challenging to create, people appreciate the time and effort it takes. It may be easy to go to a store, pick out a shirt, and wrap it up, but does that gift really come from the heart?
“I feel like working on a present to make it better fit the person you’re giving it to, shows them you put thought into the process of getting them a gift,” said senior Tiffany Perry.
Tailoring a gift can make it more sentimental. It takes extra thought and time, and some gifts cannot be wrapped.
“I don’t like giving toys, I prefer giving experiences. For example, if I’m going to take my mom to go do something, I’ll make her some sort of ‘ticket’ which will show her what I plan for us to do,” said teacher Kristen Hager.