|Quoting Andz (Reply 15):|
I think the Bobby Gaylor song "Stop Giving Me Crap For Christmas" says it all...
Got a good laugh out of these lyrics
Good way to start the day. It certainly speaks the truth of the WTF/'What were they thinking' gifts we get every year. Perhaps we need to send these lyrics to all of our gift giving impaired relatives and friends.
In our family, we exchange ideas for gifts, sizes, preferred styles and so on well before Christmas to hopefully get what we want and need to reduce the risks of getting boobie gifts.
The worst is when you get a 'regift', some junk the giver got as a gift too (perhaps from you!). A gift should me something one can use, enjoy, benefit from. I tend to prefer dress shirts, casual shirts in my size, ties (not too many), every several years a jacket or coat, and what ever else is on my list. If you are really stumped, get them an American Express Gift Card, as can be used for almost anything, almost anywhere.
Some of the worst items I recall getting:
A reindeer shaped candy dispenser - it dispensed small round chocolate candies out it's...well...you know where. Then ended up in the garbage soon.
Shirts or sweaters of designs or colors I wouldn't be caught dead in. They ended up in the Salvation Army collection bin a few months later.
Aftershave, colonge, soap on a rope, usually of a cheap variety. Never use them as usually makes my skin break out.
Scarves - I already have enough so I could wear a different one each day for a week.
Various games, especially ones that are small, portable, with a lot of pieces. I never will use them.
Some of the items noted in the above song lyrics or like them.