Handmade gifts will always hold a special place in a receiver's heart. Parents save everything their child has made, and friends treasure special handmade gifts. Therefore, shopping at a busy mall is not the only way to spread holiday cheer. A variety of handicrafts and home bake goods offer alternatives to store-bought items and add a personal touch as well. The Los Angeles Public Library offers an abundance of books to make gifts for family and friends this holiday season.
“I am a maker.
I am making something new.
With my hands, my head, my heart,
That’s what makers do”
—Excerpted from the poem: Maker. With My Hands: Poems About Making Things, by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater