10 worst gifts collected at the Sam Goody Bad-Gift Boycott

@shakeroo (3990)
Malaysia
January 7, 2008 11:07am CST
I know that Christmas is long gone but I just want to share this list with all of you. enjoy! 1. Clown Art – in the form of prints, statues, T-shirts and towels. Who knows, clown art might make resurgence in the years to come, but for now, resist the urge to purchase anything clown-related. Whether it’s a happy clown or a sad clown, the receiver of your gift will resemble the latter. 2. Homemade Sweaters – Remind yourself that the person who knitted the garment at least thought enough of you to take the time to create it, regardless of how itchy and ill-fitting it may be. 3. Puzzles – A good puzzle can be a great way to get the family together. However, be wary of giving a puzzle to anyone between the ages of 15 to 25. This age group sees the concept of working on a puzzle akin to watching grass grow. 4. Tube Socks – Many stores carry them in packages of three at prices thrifty holiday shoppers can’t refuse. Retro is in, but not THAT in. 5. Ties – Ugly ties, along with the fruitcake, have become a bad gift cliché. Yet, both items arrived in droves at last year’s Bad-Gift Boycott. Ladies, trust us, go easy on the ties this year. 6. Exercise Videos/Diet Books – Even if the package is adorned with multiple bows, it is impossible to give a gift of this ilk without offending the receiver. A gift/hint of this nature is as subtle as a battering ram. 7. Undergarments – Women typically choose boxer shorts with overly cute designs that men can’t wear to the gym. Men typically choose something too risqué -- your average woman wouldn’t wear them in a million years. Men, trust us, go easy on the lingerie. 8. Padded Toilet Seat – What were you thinking? 9. Sausage Sample Pack – Sausage is best in small quantities. Very few people really, truly have a need for 10 different kinds of sausage at any one time. 10. Drug Store Perfumes – It’s cute if a very young boy buys it as his first gift for Mom, other than that, cheap perfume is wrong on too many levels to actually list. Did anyone of you get any of the items above as your gift. Please share. Thanks!
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I got a puzzle as one of my gifts this year, but I actually like puzzles. They help me relax. I have an anxiety disorder and puzzles give me something to focus on. The worst thing I ever got as a gift for Christmas was a T-shirt. It was an ok shirt, but my husband (who was my boyfriend at the time) got it in his size so we could "share." Problem is, I am a very small framed 98 lb. petite girl, he was around 220 lbs at the time. The only way I could "share" that shirt was if I used it as a nightgown! He is lucky that he had made up for it every Christmas since! ;)
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 08
Thanks for sharing your experience!
@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I love the list, lol. I didn't receive any of those this year, however last year I did receive a fruit cake.......but let me explain. It is the best fruit cake ever made, it comes from Collin's Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas. My mom and dad had one shipped to me in PA. They are so good it almost shouldn't be classified as a traditional fruit cake. I guess the worst gift I ever received is not on the list, it was a case of fire starter logs, you know the ones, yeah, my now ex-husband gave them to me for Christmas one year!! What was he thinkin???? LOL
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 08
Thanks for sharing your experience with the Christmas gift. Fire starter logs... LOL!