Especially, when you knit something and get a reaction like my friend Kimberly did...check out this video on her blog. I know Kimberly's mom and her enthusiasm is contagious - I know that this knitted gift will be loved.
Recently, one of my non-knitting sisters asked me if I had any scarves in my store of knitted items. I had two, Saphira and Wisp (Ravelry links). So, I boxed them up and mailed them to her. In our family we draw names for Christmas and I didn't have her name on my list but I figured if you ask for a knitted item and I have you, you shall receive.
I called my sister before Christmas to make sure the box got there - she had stowed it away thinking it was a Christmas gift. So, I told her to open it and I had an audio reaction to the package that was similar to Kimberly's mom's reaction. My sister immediately decided on a grey sweater for the day and was going to wear the Saphira scarf with it.
Giving is definitely so much better than receiving.