5 Reasons Why Homemade Gifts are the Best

5 Reasons Why Homemade Gifts are the Best


Over the past couple of years I've been lucky enough to receive several homemade gifts. Even though they may seem like simple things meaning nothing to outsiders, to me they mean the world. Here's five reasons why homemade gifts will always be one of my favorite things.

1.They're thoughtful.

Anyone can take the easy way out and buy you a gift card to your favorite store, but often times homemade gifts prove the person thought long and hard about what you'd really enjoy.

2. They take time.

It's clear how much effort goes into creating something from scratch. Just setting aside a little extra time to make something special goes a long way.

3. It proves they know you.

Not just anyone can make you a thoughtful homemade gift you'll remember. Most of the time these people are your closest friends or family, and this little gesture validates how well they know you and how much they care about you.

4. They have a personal meaning

The best part about homemade gifts is what they mean to you personally. Anyone from the outside looking in can see what it is, but only you really know what it means.

5. Only you have it.

One-of-a-kind gifts are something you'll treasure forever. Nothing beats a special gift you know no one else will have.

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Not every roommate story is a bad one.

Whenever you hear about roommate stories, they're almost never good, and they usually scare you into never wanting a roommate. "Did you hear her roommate steals her clothes?" "Her roommate doesn't shower!" "Wow, her roommate doesn't talk at all, and doesn't do laundry." From what I hear, there are more bad stories than good. That is why I consider myself lucky, because my roommate is nothing like one of those bad stories. When life hands you a good roommate after talking to about 40 girls through Facebook, a few things happen.

1. You always have someone to talk to.

2. You know each other's schedules, and whenever you both have a break is an exciting time.

3. You'll never have to dance alone.

4. You always have someone to do something with, even if it's just walking down the hall.

5. You both look out for each other, because this is your first time without your parents.

6. You always have a shoulder to lean on when things get tough.

7. Borrowing each other's things is a daily thing.

8. You TRY to help with each other's homework and assignments.

9. They're encouraging when it comes to boys. (Unless they're a f*ckboy.)

10. They're your biggest support system and your personal cheerleader.

11. They never forget to wish you luck on a big exam.

12. They accept how gross you are in the morning and not so pleasant sometimes.

13. You both know each other's favorite and least favorite things.

14. Leaving each other notes saying goodbye before class if you don't see them is normal.

15. Saying goodbye for breaks is upsetting.

16. Not seeing them all day is upsetting.

17. You have more pictures together than any of your other friends.

18. You found a best friend for life.

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