I made this scarf for a friend's birthday.
In fact, while she was opening her gift she said "oh, you didn't have to get me anything" (don't we all say that) and I replied "actually, I didn't "get" you something I..."
She cut me off. She said, excitedly, "YOU MADE SOMETHING??? IS IT LIKE THE SCARF YOU MADE FOR YOURSELF? OMG - IT'S TOTALLY LIKE THE SCARF YOU MADE!!!"
**insert excited movements accompanied by flamboyant flinging of scarves**
She was very enthused. I was surprised, gratified - and humble.
I made something as a gift and the gift-receiver was excited and grateful! It has to be one of the best feelings I've ever experienced. Thanks Stacey N.! I made it for you - but you made me feel like the gift-receiver.
Giving is the new Getting. In my book, anyway.