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best and worst Christmas gift ideas

Best and Worst Christmas Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas shopping. I love giving gifts, because the feeling of seeing your loved ones opening them is priceless. Although, there is a list out there with best and worst Christmas gift ideas. I previously wrote an article about Christmas gift ideas for him & her and it also included some tricks of finding out what they’d wish as Christmas presents.

Related:Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her

I came across a really nice research that concluded which are the best and the worst Christmas gift ideas that someone could possibly get. Also, I have to admit that some of them are quite obvious, while the bad ideas are very hilarious. Anyway, I will link the source at the end of the article so that you can enjoy the whole lists.

Anyway… let’s get started, shall we?

Best and Worst Christmas Gift Ideas

I’m going to start with the “best part” because that’s why you’re here, right?

First of all, people appreciate meaningful gifts.  And of course, we all love getting surprised. And also when we get what we asked for.

What a meaningful gift is, only you and the one that will receive it will know. A gift can be meaningful to me, but useless to you, so all it takes is to know a little the person that you are about to buy that meaningful present.

You can’t go wrong with electronics and jewelry

christmas gift ideas for men and women best and worst christmas gift ideas

Apparently this ideas never get old. Men are obsessed with technology (electronics included, of course) while women’s heart can be melted by shiny jewelries. And I have to admit the jewelry part is true; I am obsessed with all types of jewelry and even though I have quite a few, I rarely wear them. Women’s logic.

Just for the record, I’m also into technology so I would get mad if I would get a DSLR or something electronic that would clean the house instead of me. You have to know your woman, guys!

So, to be 100% that you won’t fail, do some research. Find out if they already own something similar, try to personalise it or something similar, to make it meaningful. Also I think that gifting jewelry to a woman that you are not very close, it’s a little bit too much. Just sayin’.

Worst Christmas gift ideas

For the worst Christmas gift ideas, I have to mention that the research is based on US people. I don’t know if it’s just me (and my European background), but I find this list VERY amusing. Americans are either very (not!) subtle or completely brainless when it comes to brainstorm Christmas gift ideas. From a cemetery plot (very subtle), to fund-less gift cards (this might be Grinch’s idea, actually) or a box of tampons the list is hilarious.

I will leave the beautiful graphic that they created for the list. It’s very pinnable also.

Before the list, I want to mention that some things from it can be very meaningful to others. Things like a box of tampons of food could be very much appreciated by those in need and if you feel like bringing a smile on a family in need, please take the time and gift them the things that they need for a decent Christmas dinner. Because Christmas is not about expensive gift, it’s about giving.

worst christmas gift ideas listAlso, many thanks to Alexandria for contacting me and letting me know about this research they made at Siege Media. The whole article with a lot more nice graphics is available here.

What were the best and worst Christmas gift you ever got?


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  • Courtney Patterson

    Ramen noodles? Cemetery plots? Seriously?? LMAO! I think the worst gift I got was a bottle of Olive Oil one year. To add insult to injury, it was the Kroger brand and had started leaking so when I opened the box, I was immediately doused with EVOO. Not okay.

    • Ew. Olive oil is healthy, at least.

  • HA! That list of worst gifts is absurd. We do gag gifts for our family grab bag so those get a bit silly (a 24 pack of toilet paper?) but I haven’t gotten any “bad” gifts for Christmas, thankfully!

  • Shane Prather

    Haha the worst Christmas gifts are quite comical! I can’t believe people think this up!

    • Yeah, that was my thought exactly.

  • Lauren Eich

    The list of worst gifts is so funny! One year I got cupcake liners from a family member.. but at least they were pretty! :)

    • Haha, so it wasn’t that bad after all.

  • hahahahaha I loved it! I did have someone once give me a scale for Christmas…it was very awkward to say the least.

    • Well, my scale broke a few months ago and I would appreciate a new one to be honest.

  • Keating | Why Hello Lovely

    Haha that list of worst gifts is hilarious. Who would choose to gift those types of things?! lol I love jewelry, but I’m actually not one to add it to my Christmas list. I tend to wear the same necklace, earrings, and bracelets all the time. It’s just too much work to switch it up every day lol for me, you can’t go wrong with beauty products and other beauty-related items.

    • Yeah, I know. I’m so lazy when it comes to jewelry, but I still love & want them all, haha. I’m the worst ever.

  • The worst gifts list is crazy! I’d never think to get anyone any of that stuff, ha!

  • Susan McNulty

    I LOVE this list of worst gifts! A few years ago all I asked for were socks and slippers and no one believed that I actually wanted them. They thought I was joking, but I wasn’t. Cold toes during the holidays is the worst.

    • True. Warm and cosy clothing during winter is the best, especially if you live in a cold area.