(Closed) Handmade Christmas presents: good or bad?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Ceramics: good or bad?
    Cheap cop-out gift : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Awesome gift. Hey, can I be part of your family and get ceramics for Christmas, too? : (83 votes)
    93 %
    Obligatory other. : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I would be escatic.  I LOVE handmade pottery, especially from someone I know.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would LOVE that! To have (well made) handmade ceramics from someone I care about is an awesome gift that I would display in my home and brag about it. I think it is just as nice (and even more special!) that hand-knitted/crocheted items, and I love those as well.

    It in no WAY looks cheap, because even if the materials aren’t necessarily expensive, the time and thought that went into it makes it priceless.

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I paid a small portion for a large bowl for my table that was hand thrown, so I would LOVE one!  I think they are art, so I think that would be a wonderful gift.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @GreenEyedMoon:  I wouldn’t care even if you told me you had just chosen from 50. You still took the time, made something one of a kind, and I love pottery!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @GreenEyedMoon:  Yes, I would still like it if it wasn’t  made specifically for me. You still put time and effort into it, and you being willing to give that to me is very generous, regardless of why/when it was made.

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @GreenEyedMoon:  Yes, I would still LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  Have you thought about putting them up on etsy also?  Like I said, I paid a small forturne for the one on my table.  My mom has a bunch that  she bought from local artists.  There is a market for that stuff.  You could even just list them on CL.  That could also make you some extra cash.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think that sounds great. 🙂 I would love a pretty ceramic bowl. I am sure your family would love one too. IMO, you can never have enough large bowls, especially pretty ones. 

    @tksjewelry:  and I agree. you should totally open up a shop on etsy. I would love to see some of your work. 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Yes yes yes! SO’s mum crocheted me a handbag last year. I love it!  Looks something like this:

     

    I agree with @tksjewelry: I’d pay for good ceramics.  I love things like that. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Darling Husband has a family friend who makes ceramics, and she gave us a nice chip/dip platter at the bridal shower and a beautiful pie dish for the wedding. I love them! It’s so cool to have beautiful pieces made by someone we know.

     

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think so long as you recognize which people would appreciate the pottery and which would be better candidates for other gifts (which you said you planned to do), then I think it is great!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In this case, YES! Especially since you have an idea of their style you can make each one individual.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I would love that from just about anyone.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My aunt does fantastic pottery, and by far one of the greatest gifts I have gotten in the last couple years were from her. A big soup bowl, couple of mugs, and a little decorative bowl and plate. I use them all the time and loooove them!

    You can personalize them if you want to make it look like you didn’t just grab something from a pile. Just write a little “Merry Christmas 2012” on the bottom.

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