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25 Christmas Gifts That You Should Never Give Anyone During The Holidays

Updated on December 17, 2014

Stop! Please Don't Buy That Gift

Image of a stop sign.
Image of a stop sign. | Source

Before You Start Shopping You May Want To Find Out What Not To Buy Over The Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. Christmas shopping for your family or significant other can be complex. There are so many choices and so little time.

To make sure your holiday season runs smoothly here is a list of horrible gifts that you may want to avoid.

No! Please Don't Wrap That Gift!

Gifts That You Should Not Buy During The Holiday Season. Angels holding no signs.
Gifts That You Should Not Buy During The Holiday Season. Angels holding no signs. | Source

#1) Do Not Buy Cheap Perfume Or Body Wash From The Dollar Store...Or Any Store For That Matter

Dollar Store Perfume. Angels Holding No Signs
Dollar Store Perfume. Angels Holding No Signs | Source

The aroma of cheap perfume could give everyone around you a severe headache

The reason why you should not purchase perfume or body wash from the Dollar store is because your significant other, or relative could suffer from fragrance allergies.

Dollar store perfume could be too strong and the aroma could give everyone around you a severe headache.

#2) The Pet Rock

The Pet Rock.
The Pet Rock. | Source

The Pet Rock Is Not A Nice Gift

The reason why you should not buy anyone a pet rock for Christmas is because, it's a pet- rock. You might as well shove coal in the person stocking.

#3) Do Not Buy Big Gianormous Silk Granny Panties

Big Granny Panties.
Big Granny Panties. | Source

This is not attractive

Men, please don't buy your woman or girlfriend big parachute undies, It's rude.

#4) His & Hers Cheap Watches

His & Hers Cheap Watches
His & Hers Cheap Watches | Source

Don't Buy Cheap Watches

Grandparents, when you buy a watch please make sure that there is a face which showcases the time. And please make sure that it comes with batteries.

#5) Don't Buy Deodorant .

Deodorant. | Source

You might hurt a persons feeling by giving them deodorant

This is an office party no, no. Buying deodorant could be taken the wrong way.

You will have to discover a different way to let your co-worker know that he or she smells bad.

#6) A Scale Is Not A Beautiful Gift

A scale
A scale | Source

Pleas Put The Scale Down

A scale is a bad gift.

Men, the woman in your life may ask every so often, "Does this dress make me look fat?" This is not a clear sign that she wants a scale for Christmas.

How is anyone supposed to enjoy their Holiday Feast after receiving a scale for Christmas? Rude.

#7) Reading Glasses Four For A Dollar

Glasses | Source

Are You An Eye Doctor?

Grandparents, do not buy cheap glasses for every member of your family. Your family can see you just fine they don't need glasses. And besides,the lenses may pop out and that's embarrassing.

#8) Put The knives Down

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Knives? Are you dating a chef?

Men, don't buy your woman anything that reminds her of the kitchen during the holidays.If you're dating the Iron Chef, then knives could be a great Christmas Gift.

#9) Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer | Source

Hand Sanitizer? Why?

Hand Sanitizer is a good gift for someone who owns a petting zoo.

#10) Cheap Wine

Cheap Wine.
Cheap Wine. | Source

Cheap Wine is A Bad Gift

Do not buy cheap wine. Cheap wine could cause a severe headache.

#11) Homemade Candy

Homemade Candy
Homemade Candy | Source

Do you work for Hershey's Or Sees Candy?

Stay at home mothers, don't attempt to make homemade candy for the first time and pass it out to your church group. Just wait until you have perfected the recipe.

You're better off visiting Sees Candy or some other candy place.

However, if you are trying to save money homemade Christmas cards are nice.

Perhaps there are some women and men who can make homemade candy very well... I have not met any of these people yet. However from experience I know that you could come down with a very bad tummy ache on Christmas Day due to homemade chocolate. Please be very careful.

#12) Magic Sliders?

Moving Slides.
Moving Slides. | Source

If You Plan On Moving Soon This Could Be The Perfect Gift

Magic Sliders is the perfect gift for someone who plans on moving a piano during Christmas.

#13) A Flashlight

A flashlight.
A flashlight. | Source

A Flashlight Is Great Gift If You Love To Go Camping

A flashlight is a strange gift to give your co-worker or your wife. It could be a good gift for men who enjoy camping.

#14) Fitness DVD'S With Matching Dumbbells

DVD's with matching dumbbells.
DVD's with matching dumbbells. | Source

Let Women Pick Out Their Own Fitness DVD

Men, please let your wife or significant other pick out their own fitness DVD's.

A DvD with matching dumbbells is not a stunning Christmas Gift.

#15) A Can Opener


#16) Dollar Store Popcorn... Grandparents, Please Stay Out Of The Dollar Store

Stale Dollar Store Popcorn.
Stale Dollar Store Popcorn. | Source

#17) A Stapler? Um...Okay

A Stapler.
A Stapler. | Source

#18) A Fury Headband. This Looks Like Roadkill- Minus The Blood. Why Would Anyone Want To Wear This Around their Head?

Fury Headband.
Fury Headband. | Source

#19) A Karate Book For Idiots

A Karate Book.
A Karate Book. | Source

#20) Vitamins... Grandparents, Stay Out Of The Dollar Store

Vitamins | Source

#21) A Fire Extinguisher, Another Rude Mother-In-Law Gift

A Fire Extinguisher.
A Fire Extinguisher. | Source

Mother-in laws, this is a hurtful gift

Mother-in- laws, your daughter-in- law may not be the best cook, but to buy her a fire extinguisher for Christmas, is a mean thing to do.

#22) Christmas Cd's That Feature Unknown Artist And Karaoke Music. Um... No

Cd's | Source

#23) A Hand-me-down Furby That Smells Like Hand Sanitizer

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#24) An Air Freshener. Another mean mother-in law Christmas Gift

Air Freshener.
Air Freshener. | Source

#25) A Dictionary With A Matching Thesaurus

Dictionary With A Matching Thesaurus.
Dictionary With A Matching Thesaurus. | Source

A Dictionary With A Matching Thesaurus Could Be A Nice Gift If You Don't Own A Computer

Grandparents, I know you mean well but, don't buy your grandkids this gift.

Young people like video games, and beeping things that make a lot of noise.

A dictionary with a matching thesaurus is not a suitable gift for grandchildren.

Happy Holidays

I hope this list is helpful! Good Luck! And Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad!

Emunah La-Paz.

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    • swilliams profile image

      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Hi Michaela I guess a knife set could be a nice Christmas gift for some! I hope you had a joyous Christmas! Thanks for your feedback!

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      Michaela 2 years ago from USA

      Oh man, I would love a knife set for Christmas - these things are so expensive to buy new on your own. I'm totally happy with kitchen and home stuff, I hate living in a bachelor pad with the boy.

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      Emunah La Paz 4 years ago from Arizona

      LoL! I like laughing at bad gifts that other people receive, as long as it's not me. Well.. At least she washed those Granny Panties Sarah.

    • profile image 4 years ago

      Ha! I think my grandma accidentally sent a pair of her own panties in a gift once. I think that she had bought some thrift shop clothes, washed them and sent us something extra. None of us could stop laughing.

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      Emunah La Paz 4 years ago from Arizona

      Lol!!! Cough syrup and hairspray hmmm was it Aqua Net? That was strong hairspray back in the 8o's! Good stuff Denise.

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      Denise W Anderson 4 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Thanks for the tips. One would think that the reason for not giving these things is obvious, but not everyone sees it that way. I received a birthday gift from a family member that contained cheap perfume, hairspray, and a bottle of cough syrup. It was a real letdown! An empty box would have been better!

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Great list. Now I have to go back and return everything and start over!