My favorite handmade gift is a gift that I helped with.
My sister was pregnant with her third baby and super excited that it was a girl. The crib she had was a hand-me-down that someone had given her and had already been used by her two boys. The crib had seen better days and was nothing like what she wanted, but she planned to make do. My husband decided to make and surprise her with a crib similar (but way better in my opinion) to the one she wanted.
My husband did most of the work, from creating the design in his head, to cutting out the pieces, to painting and putting it together. I created the ruffle for the top and helped with some sanding.
When my sister finished opening gifts at her shower, I put a blindfold on her and my husband wheeled in the crib. She didn't know what to expect and when she took the blindfold off, it was like she couldn't believe her eyes. She was in shock and it took her a few moments to compose herself. I think it may have been the most 'I can't believe this, I've never been happier with a gift' reaction that I've ever seen
Here's a pic of the crib (this was the only picture that I could find).
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