Homemade versus Store-bought: Why not do both?

Sure, giving someone a tin of cookies for their birthday is sweet, but why not come up with something a bit cooler this year? Nothing says “I love you,” more than an inappropriate inside joke custom printed on the front of your t-shirt.

When it comes to the battle of homemade verses store-bought, the battle rages on: Making something at home is cheap, buying something shows value and style. Or making something at home is thoughtful, whereas buying something from a mall is impersonal.

There are huge lists of pros and cons, and when it comes to buying or making for that difficult weirdo on your list, sometimes it might be easier just to slip a fifty in a card and call it a day. But has it come to that?

Get real. When store-bought crap comes off as careless and homemade gifts come across as tacky, custom t-shirts swoop in on a superman cape and save the day. Keep it personal and brand spankin’ new. Touch their hearts and keep it stylish.

Afraid your creativity falls short? Have zero skill? Can’t think for yourself? Wordans still has your back, with thousands of pre-designed images, colours, sweet movie posters, band shirts, and our online design application is idiot-proof.

There. You have no excuse. Start making cool gifts for everyone and let them think you are a creative fashionable genius.

Isn’t it time to upgrade the homemade gift? Isn’t it time to make the store-bought gift more heartfelt? Aren’t you tired of feeling like you’re having an aneurysm every time you go tearing through the mall in a frenzy to find something, or up to your arms in macaroni noodles, glitter and paste every time you try and express yourself for a friend?

Are homemade gifts really  cheaper, anyway? Nah. By the time you go buying every individual piece, (eggs or craft paper, Poloroid film or a picture frame) you’ve probably spent way more than you intended and the thing still may end up in the trash in a few months.

Maybe the person you have in mind hates surprises, anyway. So here’s what you do. Grab a 6-pack of beer and both of you sit down in front of the computer and make t-shirts together. Matching t-shirts. And then go on a pub crawl. Or church meeting. Whatever.

Stop being that boring person who gives socks or banana bread. Start making rad t-shirts. (Or hoodies, tank tops, sweet posters, tote bags…) The possibilities are endless. Put the personality back into your presents and give ’em something that’s the best of both worlds.

 

 

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