Worst Christmas Gifts

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@LadyDuck (208701)
Switzerland
December 17, 2015 9:14am CST
Only one week before Christmas. If you have to buy some more presents, this is a list of the worst last minute gifts, according to a web survey. - Pens, personal agenda, stationery products - thumb down for 38.9% of the people interviewed. - Anything that bites, the 37.9% does not want to receive an animal, not even a goldfish. - Bath products are considered boring and very impersonal by the 29.6% of interviewed. If in doubt, good quality food, wines and gift cards are the most appreciated. Which is the worst gift you have ever received?
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@TheHorse (81818)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Dec 15
The worst gift I ever received was a bird feeder that I had given my step-mother several Christmases before. It had apparently been re-gifted several times, and wound up back with me.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
Oh no! It's horrible to see a gift coming back after several re-gifting.
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@TheHorse (81818)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I was quietly traumatized. I thought it had been a great gift when I gave it.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@TheHorse I would have appreciated your gift, my niece bought for me a bird feeder three Christmas ago and it was very appreciated.
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@topffer (37815)
• France
17 Dec 15
A nice looking ashtray in crystal... a year after I stopped smoking.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
You hated the ashtray so much that you decided to stop smoking. It can be a good defense weapon.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@topffer I have never bought a tie or a shirt for my husband, I know he wants to choose, those gifts are all very bad ideas.
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@Marcyaz (35549)
• United States
17 Dec 15
A year later is when you received a crystal ashtray well that was to remind you to not go back to smoking @topffer
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@HazySue (27391)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I received a sweat suit in a larger size than I wear. I felt they were trying to tell me something.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I have read that even a Diet book is a very bad idea. This sounds like people would want to tell you something, I agree.
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@HazySue (27391)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck that would definitely be a bad idea. A diet book as a gift would speak volumes to me.
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@marlina (83472)
• Canada
17 Dec 15
Insulting wasn't it?
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Dec 15
Who interviewed and who were interviewed I would be happy with any of these gifts. I don't have a 'worst' gift. A gift is a gift. I think people have a bad idea of what the whole gift giving thing is.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
They did not tell who they interviewed, but I think the research was made in several countries. I would not appreciate an animal at all, my husband is allergic to cats and dogs hair and we travel a lot, so even a fish would be a terrible idea. Same for bath products, I always buy products for sensitive skins.
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 15
@LadyDuck ...I think just using natural products is a good idea. The regular products have so many chemicals and toxins in them.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
@celticeagle My husband has a very sensitive skin, he has problems every time there are chemicals in the products.
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@Tampa_girl7 (28698)
• United States
17 Dec 15
A toilet paper roll holder
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
Not really a nice gift, even it could be useful.
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• United States
17 Dec 15
@Tampa_girl7 that's nifty!
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@Marcyaz (35549)
• United States
17 Dec 15
OMG that is really hard to believe anyone would give a toilet paper roll holder as a gift. @Tampa_girl7
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@silvermist (20071)
• India
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck We do not have Christmas or Christmas presents.But of course,there are birthdays.Actually I have always wished for best seller books,pens,stationary and chocolates etc as presents.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I believe it depends in which country they made the survey. I know that in Europe people do not appreciate to receive pens and stationery.
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@silvermist (20071)
• India
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Not only that it depends on age and personal interests too.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@silvermist I know that my mother appreciates bath products, she is 94 and does not consider those products "boring".
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@BelleStarr (42419)
• United States
17 Dec 15
I don't think I can remember a worst gift. I have some that were maybe not what I would have chosen but I try to appreciate everything. Probably something for the bath.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
You are lucky, I have received some really ugly gifts during the years.
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@BelleStarr (42419)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I do have one friend who gives me a scarf every year, they are beautiful but I don't wear scarves!! lol
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@Marcyaz (35549)
• United States
18 Dec 15
@BelleStarr What do you do with those scarfs then.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
17 Dec 15
The worst gift I received was a gift card to Target for 50 dollars that was already expired lol I couldnt use it for nothing
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I cannot believe it, a card already expired is a very bad taste.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Yeah the worst part is that I had gotten a few things and after I was at the register happy to pay with my gift card they told me it was expired.. I was bummed out
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• United States
17 Dec 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX that's harsh.
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@mysdianait (65127)
• Italy
18 Dec 15
I am happy to receie any gift. I don't remember receiving anything that I didn't appreciate. I did receuve a jumper which was a size too small and a colour that I never wear but I gave it to a friend who still wers it now even though a few years have passed since then.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
As I said above the worst thing I received was a horrible dress, so ugly that I have donated it to charity, I did not even dare to regift.
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@nanette64 (18735)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Dec 15
One of those electric, face massager/pore cleaners @LadyDuck . I've never used it. Maybe if I would have, I would look younger. lol
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I also receive this thing, it's still in its box, I wonder if my niece would appreciate it.
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@nanette64 (18735)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Hey now, there's a thought. She probably would.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@nanette64 I think so, I never cared a lot to use creams, masks and things like this, but she is pretty maniac, I am going to recycle the gift.
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@youless (97008)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
I wish your this discussion could post earlier. Since soon it will be Christmas and many people shall already prepare for the gifts. I am not very picky to the gifts. But I think a Christmas card with few words mean less for me. I rather they don't send me Christmas cards. I appreciate it with more words as it seems they really pay attention to it.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
Very few people have the gift to write great Christmas cards.
@alberello75 (21293)
• Genova, Italy
17 Dec 15
I do not remember a list of the worst gifts received. However the thing that surely will take, will be an agenda which will note things to do day after day.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I also appreciate to receive an agenda, I do not know why people do not appreciate this gift.
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@allknowing (78912)
• India
17 Dec 15
My recipients are kids and I have bought a whole lot of that stuff which comes under the ' 'worst Christmas gifts;
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• United States
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck some funny stuff here
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@allen0187 (34347)
• Philippines
24 Jan 17
A couple of pens and a planner - boooo!!!
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 17
I see that you confirm that pens are not interesting gifts.
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@allen0187 (34347)
• Philippines
25 Jan 17
@LadyDuck unless it is a personalized pen.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 17
@allen0187 I cannot say that I really appreciate the personalized pen, I received one in the past, but it's not a shape that I like.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
My parents never gave me clothing that was my size. I finally lost it and said...I am a "small". I have always been a small, and I will always be a small.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
20 Dec 15
Elizabeth, you made me laugh. I have always been a small, on the opposite my younger brother is tall and not so thin. My Mom always buys too big for me and too small for him.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I don't understand. Don't they look at our bodies? If they don't know, they could ask. I always ask my grandkids their sizes.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace I do not understand either, it's just like my Mother tried to "average" our bodies thinking I am too thin and small and my brother too tall and burly.
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• United States
18 Dec 15
A few hand me down clothing items, broken zippers, missing buttons, itchy tags !
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• United States
18 Dec 15
Well Kelly it was years ago and this years goodie Christmas stuff from my sissie was really some great clothing and a very useful carry on bag ! @ivyparkgirl
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
Not really great clothing, I do not say that I do not appreciate this kind of gift, but not with broken zippers or missing buttons.
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• United States
18 Dec 15
Oh those things are easy to fix when you have the patience, but my sister who sends these things has no patience and with four kids, no extra time to be concerned with sewing back buttons on or reinforcing a loose zipper, so I take what I can get and repair as I go along. It certainly is cheaper than heading to a store every six months for some clothes @LadyDuck
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@fishtiger58 (30270)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Dec 15
I got a horrible looking robe one year. I did wear it, but of course only in my house. I guess it could have been worse.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I also received a horrible dress one year, I never wore it, I did not like the shape, the color, the fabric... it was really horrible.
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@fishtiger58 (30270)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck So I guess you thank whoever gave it to you and move on.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 I did not even dare to re-gift, it was so horrible that I have put it in the clothes bin of the charity.
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@shshiju (10465)
• Cochin, India
18 Dec 15
Gift are valuable things because they are given by friends. I don't call it worse though it may damage.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
I am sorry to disagree, but I cannot appreciate any gift, even if it's given by a friend. I know that people "recycle" the gifts that they do not like.
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@shshiju (10465)
• Cochin, India
18 Dec 15
@LadyDuck While it is a custom or compulsory the scene changes. If you give a gift with affection and joy whether it is small or big I think it worth it.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
@shshiju I can appreciate a small gift given with love, even homemade cookies are appreciated, but not a gift bought just because you have to give a gift.
@Pattitude (1292)
• Newton, North Carolina
19 Dec 15
Really? I love getting bath products, but good ones, not the ones some people buy at the dollar stores. And I agree that it's not a good idea to gift animals.
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@LadyDuck (208701)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 15
We use only specific bath products because my husband has a very sensible skin, this is a reason why I tell everybody not to buy bath products for us. Animals are not toys, in my opinion this is the worst gift.
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@Pattitude (1292)
• Newton, North Carolina
25 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Yes, animals should be a careful decision when purchasing. Too often people also buy rabbits and baby chicks during Easter for others, too.
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