How much time do you have and are you OCD?
Going with the double strands requires a little patience. It's more likely to tangle and a bit obnoxious keeping the strands flat as your stitching.
Who is it for?
Is it going to be used or will it end up collecting dust somewhere? Is this out of love or strictly an obligatory gift? You know what I'm talking about even if you don't want to admit it out loud. It's okay, it will be our dirty little secret!
• If you waited until last minute (shame, shame), go with single strand.
• It helps to use matching solid color plastic canvas sheets with single strand because you will be able to see behind the stitches.
The samples shown are stitched from the 7-count plastic canvas pattern, Apple Kitchen Set, available to purchase in the shop.