I was thinking about some of the bad and tacky Christmas gifts I’ve received over the years. I haven’t received many bad gifts, mind you, but there have been a few that left me thinking, what the …? I mean really, what were they thinking?
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘it’s the thought that counts‘. I remember my mother saying this to me on several occasions as a child. I do believe this is true. It IS the thought that counts… so just what would a person be thinking if they give/gave these gifts as gifts?
Top 5 Worst Christmas Gifts
Pink lawn flamingos – "I think your yard is already tacky and this would fit right in." The only way these lawn ornaments/decorations are okay is if you are 100% sure that the recipient already has pink flamingos in their yard. To be honest … there isn’t a time when pink flamingos are okay.
Fruit cake – "I don’t care enough about you to take the time to find something special… so I got you this 5 year old fruit cake." Only give fruit cake if you made it fresh yourself and want to give something homemade; probably best to give to a family member only.
Tacky and ugly Christmas sweaters -"When I saw this it reminded me of you." The only way it is okay to give an ugly Christmas sweater is if you are buying for your grandmother or you know someone that participates in ugly Christmas sweater parties … then this gift may be acceptable.
Framed photo of yourself – "I know I’m beautiful / handsome and you long to look at me hanging on your wall every day." Unless this gift is for your significant other or your mother… no one wants your framed picture.
- Socks and underwear – if you know the person really needs socks and underwear give it to them some other time of the year… not as a Christmas present, especially if the recipient is a guy.
- Fancy shaped bathroom soaps – you know … those seashell soaps, etc.
- Re-gift – if someone gave you a gift that you don’t like, what makes you think someone else will. Also be careful that you don’t give a re-gift to the person that gave you the gift in the first place.
Another saying comes to mind here, ‘it’s better to give than receive‘… if you’re the one giving the above gifts this IS so true!
Please don’t think you have to spend a lot of money to get someone a nice Christmas gift. You don’t have to spend any money! Homemade gifts are great if you keep your recipient in mind and your gift comes from the heart. Avoid giving bad Christmas gifts by not giving to someone you don’t really even know or care about.
We would love to hear about the worst gift you’ve ever received. So sound off and share it with us; let’s see if you can top my top 5 worst Christmas list. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.