With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to talk about something most people consider essential: presents. It is true when they say all that matters is having the family around the table and feeling the love, but presents are a must. Most people give their friends and loved ones the best and most appropriate gifts because they know what they need, but there are cases when some gifts are not just inappropriate, but they are downright weird or even offensive. The list below focuses on the worst presents ever that tens of redditors shared online.
1. The book
Comic books can be extremely valuable, but the one described here is hardly something special. In fact, this person realized they received something that was not meant to be a Christmas present at all.
2. The cousin
It seems that some people either think too much of themselves or they have no clue what to give others. This is the thing that most probably happened here.
3. The office
There are many corporate fields that still use the secret Santa tradition to give each other presents. In this case, the present was not what the person expected, but it was not finished, too.
4. The grandma
Now, this post is what some people need to read before they try to prepare a gift for their kid. Doing all of this is a huge no-no because kids have their expectations.
5. The daughter
It appears that some presents are very special, but others are nothing but a mistake. We can imagine how a 13-year-old girl must have felt when she received a ton of yarn from most of her family.
6. The calendar
It seems that some people are never good at giving their kids equal presents. Imagine how this kid felt after receiving only a calendar when his siblings got huge presents.
7. The cousin
There are presents that would never meet anyone’s requirements, and we are certain that nobody would be happy to receive a jockstrap as a Christmas gift. This is something inappropriate, we believe.
8. The set
There are people who would always enjoy shopping for their relatives, and there are others who despise this and find excuses as to why they buy cheap or weird stuff for them.
9. The aunt
Well, this is something that we do not find surprising at all, and you can see why. The purpose of a gift is to make someone feel special, and you can see that this aunt did the opposite.
10. The DVD
Wow, this is the kind of thing that really speaks of how the person who gives the gift feels about the recipient of the gift. There is no telling just how many times people experience this.
11. The bad present
Sometimes, presents are nothing but bad, and there is no second opinion about that. A kid would always accept pants as a bad present. We can bet on that.
12. The packets
We think that some people do not have the funds they need to give their kids the presents they expect, but we think that giving them straws as a gift for Christmas is a bit too much.
13. The can opener
Can openers are nice to have around the house, but we guess that they should not be given as Christmas gifts. You can see that this joke attempt was not a good one and ended up in disaster.
14. The grandparents
Now, this is something that we can never accept. Kids are not stupid, and making them feel bad for getting the present they don’t deserve or expect is not something we can tolerate.
15. The pencil
We do not believe that a pencil could qualify as a good present at all, regardless of the occasion. We know that some people could not care less about what they give others or what they receive, but a pencil is simply not a good idea.
16. The shampoo
The things some kids have received from their parents as gifts are sometimes too weird to be explained, or too basic to be even accepted as legit gifts. This is one post that needs no further comments.
17. The cologne
Now, this is one of those moments when we cannot believe the audacity some people have. They gift others things they don’t need at all, such as the cologne this person mentioned.
18. The ex
This is not simply a bad gift, but an extremely weird one, too. We think that doing such a thing would mean the person pushing it like that is nothing but toxic.
19. The aunt
This is something that we know from personal experience. Some people are never able to buy the dream gifts they are expected to, but they still give their best nonetheless.
20. The ex husband
There are moments when people do not expect others to give them equally matched presents, but we believe they should at least be appropriate. A cheap Walmart blender is not such a gift.
21. The supplies
Sometimes, awkward and inappropriate gifts can actually be useful, and we know that this person was not pleased with the present she received, but she eventually put it to good use.
22. The story
It is true what they say – you can never make someone do the thing they are simply not meant to do. In this case, the person was destined to become a drummer, and that was obvious.
23. The offensive gift
Now, this is one of the reasons why we are never happy to spend the holidays with the relatives we despise for some reason. There are many people who would gladly avoid such people and never speak to them even out of courtesy.
24. The game
The things that people sometimes do are not appropriate at all, and we think that trying to deviate and not buy the planned gift is a bad thing to do. You can see why.
25. The jar
We know that most people accept their pets as family members. This is why some gifts can be very inappropriate, and the situation told in this post is probably one of the worst ones.
26. The grandma
The things grandparents give their kids are usually not the best ones or the most appropriate ones. In this case, the thing that happened was nothing unexpected, probably.
27. The grandpa
Well, this is one inappropriate gift, but we guess it is the effort that counts, and the original idea was actually a very good one. Such original presents are always a nice surprise.
28. The gift
It appears that all kids should relive their childhood over and over again. Of course, they must have good memories to go back to, which is not what happened here, unfortunately.
29. The dad
Wow, this is something that we never heard of before, and we think it is a bad idea. Every kid deserves to get a real present for Christmas, and these pranks are not much of a good idea.
30. The uncle
It is unclear if this gift was a mistake or an intentionally awful present. It does not matter, really, because the damage was done, and this kid would always remember that day.
31. The gifts
We know how thoughtful some people could be when it comes to choosing presents. Other individuals, however, are the exact opposite, and they can easily offend someone with the gifts they give them.
32. The debt
Now, this is something that could leave anyone with mixed feelings. The fact that someone canceled a part of your debt is nice, but it should not be done under such circumstances, we reckon.
33. The bill
Now, this is something that we believe should have never happened. We know that this person felt terrible and surely dumping their ex for behaving in such a rude manner was the best thing to do.
34. The pogo stick
Wow, this is something that we thought to be a joke at first, but it became apparent it was a mistake. The mother probably remembered something entirely different, and we are glad they were able to replace the gift.
35. The divorce
Here is one funny example of how people have no clue about the things their own family would like to receive for Christmas. As you can see, a boy was given a nose hair trimmer, which is very inappropriate.
36. The shirt
The description of this shirt is more than enough for us to see that this was not the best gift one could receive. We guess that it is a matter of taste, though.
37. The crochet gifts
Some people prefer to give their family members things they made themselves. Still, this effort never counts if one of the people who got presents did not get anything, and this is the worst possible gift.