"Homemade AND TACKY" is fine if you're seven. Homemade from an adult can be great IF it's tasteful, useful, beautiful, or some combination of the three. I mean, if I got a "homemade" crayon picture drawn by my DH (who has no artistic talent), it might be sweet or romantic, but I would hope that wasn't the only thing he got me for Christmas. A "homemade" crayon picture from a three-year-old would be a perfectly adequate present, though. Same as if my DH made me cookies for my birthday but burned them all, it would be a sweet idea, but a bit lacking. If my niece made me cookies, it would be a wonderful present, even if there were a little burnt.