Because gift giving is all about the moment... and handmade
Last week my son asked me to make chocolate chip cookies. That may not seem unusual but he is a recently-turned eighteen-year-old who doesn’t prefer sweets (and yet he has the metabolism we all wish for!)
Between the lo-carb lifestyle Joel and I have, and a showdown with pantry moths, I had to buy all new cookie ingredients, from brown sugar to baking power.
As I stood across the kitchen counter from Joshua and we chatted as we scooped little balls of dough, I treasured the moment.
A new robotics part may be what makes him happy, but I insisted that if I was going to make the cookies he had to help me.
Twenty years from now I will still recall that day because it was so different from days when I sliced up a roll of frozen cookie dough for him and his friends and took the plate to the bedroom where they sat talking about funny videos.
Here at Gutsy Goodness we say "make a moment into a memory..."
These moments go past us so quickly, don't they?
If this pandemic has taught us anything it's to not take for granted lunch with friends, or a trip to see grandparents, or even a visit to the hairdresser.
A study from The Journal of Marketing found that people prefer buying homemade items for loved ones more than mass-produced manufactured products. Why?
Because most of us feel that homemade items show more love....
Last Saturday with Josh it wasn't just about the twenty minutes we spent together in the kitchen making homemade cookies...
It was the memory I wanted him to have --of his mom actually baking! And him being a part of it.
We know there are people in your life who are having their own moments...
I hope when people you care about come to mind and you want to make this moment in their lives into a special (or improved upon) memory, you will remember Gutsy Goodness and the variety of gift ideas we have for every occasion.
Because when you really want to express love to someone you can turn to one of our handmade jewelry gifts and know that we will personally do all we can to pass your love along to the recipient.
PS: And yes, they were the best homemade cookies I'd ever tasted. (I didn't even burn one sheet!)
Want the recipe? I found it from Laura at JoyFoodSunshine.com - she was a Chemistry teacher, so there ya go.