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The Worst Holiday Gifts Of All Time

Jun 19, 2008
There are bad gifts, and then there are truly bad gifts. These ten gifts rank among the worst ever conceived in a boardroom. In a poll of 100 lifestyle editors done by Martin Millers Gin, the following gifts came up as the worst ever.

1. Fruitcake: What a gift to give someone, food in plastic wrap that could double as bricks for the house if the need arose. For whatever reason, these are still sold each year and enough people buy them to add to the profit of the companies that make them.

2. Christmas Boxer: Nothing expresses Christmas spirit like wearing Santa boxers in July. Giving boxers that you can only wear during one season is like providing a delicious drink during one month of the year.

3. Stuffed animals and Santas: Stuffed animals are nice but let's be honest, once the initial warm fuzzy feelings wear off, the stuffed animals and Santas are going to end up in a closet somewhere or in a garage sale where someone else can buy them and start the whole process all over again.

4. Chia Pets: It is like a plant except it looks like hair coming off an animal. The perfect gift for people who like constantly taking care of something someone else gave them.

5. Nut Covered Cheese ball: Mmmm... thanks for the gift of cheese during this holiday season, way to break a fiver.

6. Beanie Babies: Unless you are giving one of the collector items that are worth hundreds of dollars, do not bother with these. They lack the cuteness of stuffed animals and the practicality of beanbags.

7. Pet Rocks: This was a brief fad in the 1970s when someone had a stupid idea and got rich off it. If you don't know this amazing invention, it is a rock that people buy and treat like a pet. It is sad really when people buy rocks from the store when there are so many stray rocks out in our world.

8. The Clapper: This is the best gift for someone who lacks the motivation to walk ten feet to turn off a light. Instead, you can just clap and presto, lights are off. Nothing says 'I think you are lazy' like this gift.

9. Ginsu knives: They slice, they dice, they cut through cans. If you know someone who has the need to cut cans in half, maybe you should look at getting them counseling rather than knives.

10. Big Mouth Billy Bass: This is the exact kind of gift that everyone loves for ten minutes but by the end of the night, everyone is ready to smash it to little pieces and send it back to hell.
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