I know some people make fun of the notion that "it's the thought that counts" - but there is truth in it. Even though a gift may be slightly imperfect, if it was chosen or created with love and heart, it's all the more wonderful. I feel the same way about handmade soap and candle gifts at the holidays. Though your creations may not be absolutely perfect...you can wow your friends and family with your gifts this year. Here are some super basic projects for you to try.