Horrifying Christmas Gifts People Really Received

Horrifying Christmas Gifts People Really Received
Horrifying Christmas Gifts People Really Received

“It’s the thought that counts.” That’s the saying that goes alongside gift-giving, and it is true. But sometimes, you have to actually ask what people were thinking when they selected that gift. It is a common courtesy to thank you and be grateful for any gift, but we’re not talking about workout equipment or self help books. Those are simply Christmas gifts that can be taken the wrong way and can be read as offensive or seem insulting. We’re talking about gifts that are unsanitary, rude, and downright dangerous.

Receiving Used and Open Items

Receiving Used and Open Items

People actually received items that have been opened and used, such as half-burnt candles or bottles of lotion that are half full. One dangerous example of this is cosmetics. It’s actually extremely common for people to regift their makeup items that they tried and did not like. While this may be somewhat acceptable (maybe for family and close friends only) for items like perfume or foundation where there is no actual contact with the product, things like lipstick and eye makeup can spread disease and infection. If you really don’t know what to buy someone, try a Christmas gift guide, or purchase a gift card from their favorite store or website.

Receiving Worn and Dirty Items

Receiving Worn and Dirty Items

Never, ever give someone unwashed clothes. Ever. We mean it! If you’re passing down something like your grandmother’s handkerchief that’s been in the family for generations, wash it! There is a difference between family heirlooms and worn items. Even if they’re new, your annoying little sister might not have the same sense of fashion and style you do. If you considered giving someone your clothes because new presents aren’t in the budget, try selling those clothes on eBay or other sites. Hop onto Google and find credible places that will give you cash for your clothes, and use that money for presents. Just make sure to wash them still beforehand!

Regifting a Familiar Gift

Regifting a Familiar Gift

Imagine this awkward scenario: you open your gift from your mother-in- law at your family Christmas party, only to find that silk scarf you gave her for Christmas last year! Stick to this general rule: don’t regift items, but if you absolutely have to, take them to different events. Don’t bring your gloves from last year’s corporate party to this year’s corporate party. Keep track of what you received at your office party, or gifts from your friends. Sometimes Christmas events and parties sneak up on you, so you can bring a gift you already received, but just remember who gave it to you! If you’re in a bit of a pinch with a time crunch, try some of these last minute Christmas gifts instead of looking through the boxes in the back of your closet.

Receiving Things They’re Allergic To

Receiving Things They're Allergic To

Although the sentiment is nice, it’s important to remember what your loved ones are allergic to, especially kids. Obviously, parents will notice if their child that is allergic to cats opens a gift to find a new kitten. But if a child has a peanut allergy and finds some peanut butter cups in their stockings, they might slip a few before their parents catch them. A common allergy at is food dye, specifically Red 40, which is in Christmas candy canes. Just keep these things in mind when you’re buying Christmas gifts this year!

What was the worst Christmas gift you’ve ever received? Share this post and let us know in the comment section below!

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  1. Very interesting Article.

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