Happy Wednesday, everybody!
This week's question was inspired by the recent Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping mania...
How do you feel about getting homemade/handmade gifts? Love them? Hate them? Begrudgingly accept them? In this case let's say that "homemade" means made by the person giving you the gift, not an Etsy seller or professional indie crafter or something like that.
Personally I've always been cool with homemade gifts—I think it's actually sort of touching when somebody takes the time to create something to share with their loved ones. But I was at a family gathering around the holidays last year or the year before when I heard an extended family member (I won't say who) ranting about some co-worker giving them a "shitty homemade present" and I was like whutttt? That seemed like a bit of an overreaction to me (unless the present was actually made of shit, in which case... yeah.) But maybe there's some aspect of the situation I wasn't aware of. Maybe my relative gave their coworker something really expensive. But in that case, is it still OK to complain? Are there situations in which homemade gifts would never be acceptable? Complicated.