Ask XY: Worst Christmas Gift

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Ask XY: What is the worst Christmas gift you’ve received? What gifts should ladies avoid?


The worst gift…I’m probably not going to be much help here, because I can not, for the life of me, remember any specific gift I despised.  I know there were some, but I cant remember what they are.

The worst gift is probably clothes that don’t fit.  I can’t believe how many times I get clothes from extended family members that end up getting returned.  If you want to get me clothes for Christmas, it is probably better to use gift cards to stores, because I am only getting fatter and comfort is a big deal to me now.  I need to find clothes that feel good.

The dumbest gifts are the ones that have something to do with stuff you like, but are not what you like.  Example: I knew you liked football, so I bought you a football phone.  Great… That’s a phone, and has NOTHING to actually do with football (not to mention it’s tacky and a deterrent to me getting some).  Also, don’t get a guy a video game or a movie unless you KNOW its EXACTLY the one he wants.  Not all blu-rays are created equal.

The worst gifts are possessions that I can buy and think of myself. Video games, movies, electronics, computer hardware and peripherals, photography junk, etc. I know exactly what I want in those areas, so when someone gets me not quite what I want, it’s a bit of a letdown born of good tidings. In other words, getting me what I ask for is almost never a good move.

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3 Comments on “Ask XY: Worst Christmas Gift”

  1. December 16, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Anything my special someone gets me for Christmas automatically becomes my favorite gift. The mere fact that it’s from her is all it takes for me… 😀

  2. December 16, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    My worst xmas gift ever was the time my Mom made me homemade bookmarks and that was it. I was about eight years old. I cried in my room, and my Dad told me that I was hurting my Mom’s feelings. I later found out that we could barely pay the mortgage of our new house that month.

  3. December 16, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    A lady acquaintance once bought me a pair of boxer underpants (or whatever you Americans call them). Since I was married at the time the Freudian implications were inappropriate. I think she since became a nun in the Orthodox Church.

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