They are either awesome and just what the person wanted, or they are incredibly tacky and very quickly headed to a local thrift shop.
They can be a fantastic way to save money and give something meaningful, or they somehow end up costing a fortune.
Handmade gifts are apparently extremists.
In the latest installment of "Where on earth does Mr. Dude find this stuff?", I present to you the handmade gift I will not be undertaking this holiday season:
I can hear him protest now:
"But, Stephanie! It's a mix of Portal and BioShock Infinite! It's AWESOME!"
I don't care if I like the score of the BioShock games or if you think that Portal would be a good "gateway" game for me because it's a giant puzzle.
I love you enough to spend my time making something else instead, like pumpkin pie.
Sure, you couldn't hang up the pumpkin pie at your office like you could with this cross-stitched wonder, and I do like me a good embroidery project.
You're not getting this for Christmas, either, Mr. Dude. Lo siento.