I have had this happen. It seems that everyone would like a sweater from the gap or a new lotion basket from Bath&Body over getting something handmade. HOWEVER, I have noticed that it is really bad at Christmas. I have experienced giving something handmade to someone on their b-day and then doing something equally kick ass for their Christmas present and they act like I gave them one of my used socks!! Its like everyone in the Family is competing over who gets what at Christmas. I made dreamcatchers for everyone one year. Really kick ass dreamcatchers that took me alot of time to do. I did this because I had the materials around and I didn't have any money to buy presents. They all have them on their walls, except for one person, but when they got them, they seemed to be a little dissapointed. Oh well, I have learned my lesson. I would rather craft for people who will appreciate what I made for them.
I don't understand family sometimes