Shopping for holiday presents is fun, but it can be exhausting when you have no idea of what kind of gift you should buy. If you don’t know what kind of present you should give to a particular person, stick with the causal yet personalized ones. More importantly, avoid these worst Christmas gifts – or it will turn your holiday spirit into a nightmare.
1. Picture frame
Many of us think that giving picture frames as a Christmas present is perfectly fine. In fact, it’s one of the most underappreciated gift item. According to College Candy contributor Jenn Inzetta, the picture frame is “always something ridiculous,” which one may find difficult to match in the room.
We suggest you personalize the frame and insert a photo of you together. That way, your recipient will be thrilled with your thoughtfulness and creativity.
In our previous article, we have suggested not to get personal when it comes to buying a gift. Doesn’t matter if that person is your boss or a close colleague; any gift item that “touches the body” won’t make an ideal present. Plus, it’s creepy and awkward in many ways.
3. Ugly Christmas sweater
One of the worst Christmas gifts, which people wish didn’t exist is the Christmas sweater. Regardless of how “cute” or cozy it looks, just cross it out from your list. What are they going to do with it when the winter is over?
4. Chamber pot
One question: Why?
5. Scented candle
There’s nothing wrong with scented candles. But it can be an awkward holiday present if you choose the wrong scent. Avoid fragrances that are too flowery or too sweet, as it may make your recipient sick. Soft-scented candles like ocean breeze or lavender will work just fine.
I hope that modern technology will remind you enough that giving a calendar as a gift will make them wish you gave a planner instead.
7. Wall clock or alarm clock
We repeat, modern technology!
8. Weighing scale
By all means, never include weighing scale to your holiday gift list. Your recipient may think you want them to watch over their weight, which is as offensive and it’s awkward.
9. Tissue dispenser
A small trash bin will be better and cuter. Thanks!
10. And last, Cross stitch portrait
Even though we tagged these items as “worst Christmas gifts,” you may still give any of these to that person if you know they will still appreciate it. After all, Christmas should not be mainly about receiving gifts. This is the time when we should celebrate the birth of our Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ.
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Sources: Refinery 29, Reader’s Digest, BRAINJET, World Vision Inc., COED Media Group LLC