From: Southern California
I make gift when I see something that I think another person would like. For example, when a friend of mine was in the hospital she could not eat for a while. So, I made a mug rug with a monster with its mouth open that said, "Feed Me!" that she could hold up to the nurse when she was hungry...which was all the time! Sometimes I make something for someone that deserves somethng special to brighten up their life.
It used to bother me when people would tell me that my gift to them was so wonderful that they gave it to someone else. One one hand it's a compliment, on the other it is easy to feel offended that they did not treasure the gift I made especially for them. I got over it.