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Top Ten Worst Christmas Gifts ever!

Updated on September 4, 2012

Its that time of year again, Christmas! It is the time of year we put a lot of thought into the gifts for the ones we love. Or do we? Sometimes we get a gift and think WHAT the heck were they thinking?? Here is a top ten list of items I hope to not see under my tree this year!


#10 The singing fish

Yes believe it or not this singing Bass is still around! He sneaks into our houses as one of the worst Christmas Gifts during the holiday season. Whether or not he makes it to your wall or not is a different question. His moving head and floppy tail were a novelty. I have always thought of them as an annoyance, but that is just me! If you know someone with a small child that you want to annoy., this is the gift you want! No small child can resist pushing the button, many many times!

# 9 A singing dancing Christmas tree??

Ok.. this is a gift I have received a few Christmas's ago. I am not quite sure where it came from but I vaguely remember it being a gift from my ex husband. This obnoxious tree illustrates clearly the point I made before. This is a bad Christmas gift that keeps on giving! My son loves this thing and is constantly pushing the button! If my son did not enjoy it so much it would probably make it's way to the good will store for someone else to enjoy.

#8 The Holiday Sweater

Blech.. Forgive me if I offend but the Holiday Sweater is usually the most obnoxious of designs and made of the brightest colors. It is on the top ten list of worst Christmas gifts everywhere! If you are going to buy me a sweater make sure it is the most tasteful of designs or at least something that I can wear year round! If you feel the urge to buy something with snowman or candy canes on it then just give me a pair of Christmas Socks! Those are something I could live with. And just a note of caution, Holiday sweaters are not something a guy would usually wear! Get him a sweatshirt with his favorite sports team's logo instead!

#7 The fruitcake

The fruitcake is absolutely of the worst Christmas gifts. As a little girl our family always received fruitcake from my grandmother. yes it was homemade, yes it was from my grandmother, but it was fruitcake!! I remember the candied cherries and nuts inside of it and how heavy the cake was to carry around. It never got eaten. and chances are if you are giving a fruit cake it won't get eaten either. It will be used as a doorstop! If you need to give food, make some homemade cookies or get a tray of Baklava from your bakery!

#6 The re-gifted Gift

Re gifted gift are ones that you receive and do not want, so hopefully you re-wrap them, and give them to another person.You can usually tell if the gift is re-gifted! Perhaps it is something someone got at an office Christmas party or from their great aunt sally. These gifts usually have no sentimental value and are generic. It might be a water fountain or a scented candle. A Mug full of candy or even the dreaded fuitcake might be the culprit.

#5 The Snuggie

Yes it was all the rage a couple of years ago, the Snuggie. Do you know anyone that actually wears one? I myself am a Snuggie owner. I may have put it on once since I had it. Now it is tucked away in a closet somewhere! Now they are advertising the " forever lazy" It is a Snuggie with legs! I am surprised it does not have feet in it like a child's pajama set! Oh wait! They do!

#4 Pajama Jeans

Maybe it's just a west Virginia thing, but it is commonplace to see people out in public in their pajama pants. Nothing like standing behind the 40 year old man in his teenage mutant ninja turtle pajama pants while waiting in line at the 7-11! But now through the wonder of Pajama jeans you can fool me and others! Just roll out of bed and get your self down to the 7-11 for a cup of coffee! The public will believe you made the effort to get your pants on!

#3 a monkey bobblehead

I am torn on this gift! I think if you get someone this Monkey Bobblehead it does show you put a lot of thought into it! However the thought might not be a positive one! Unless your friend drives a cab or is an avid Bobblehead collector you might want to stay away from this one!

Dating for Dummies

#2 Self Help Books

Giving a self help book implies the receiver is inept and has no clue to live their life! Be careful who you give this to and how you give it! As you can see the Self Help for Dummies series has a variety of self help books. Dating for Dummies sends a definite message!

#1 The Obama Chia Pet Head

Doesn't the title say it all? Do I really need to elaborate? This item says " I thought of you while at the check out line at the drug store" So sentimental!I will have to say I did receive a Chia pet last year as a gift , but it was from my five year old son!

What is the worst Christmas Gift you ever recieved?

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      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      We love lists! But we certainly would not love the gifts on this list. Pat has suffered fruit cakes - Tricia has suffered Christmas sweaters. The other sort of bad gift are things for your kids that are too noisy, need batteries or break.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Awesome hub! Is there really an Obama chia head? haha. I agree with you on this stuff, although I did give my dad a singing fish once. He is a farm boy of sorts and I thought it would be funny. Haven't seen it in a while, so he may no longer have it, haha. Fruitcake and holiday sweaters--yuck! Great hub. Voted up among other things!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Wow! Fantastic and funny hub and this brings back so many memories of some really gross presents! I'm sure some folks think that just because it's Christmas it's okay to let good taste and judgement go out the window. The Christmas socks are fun, the sweaters and cardigans? NO!

      I remember way back in the 80's when sweaters and cardigans came out at Christmas with, what we described as, 'Atari' wear - basically because they had all these hideous designs in rows that looked like the Atari spaceinvaders game! When we were in the pub over Christmas is was awful and sickening - every second person seemed to be dressed in these gub-smackingly gross sweaters or cardigans!!! Yuck! After Christmas, thankfully the seemed to disappear - until the following year!!

      I really enjoyed this fabulous hub. Voted up + funny + awesome!! Thanks also for bringing back so many memories!

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      6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      I don't know, that Obama Head's pretty rad. Sweaters-heck no give me a sweatshirt anyday. Nice work.

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      6 years ago from Canada

      Haha, yes I would have to agree with you. I don't think I would enjoy any of those gifts.

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      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      At least those aren't glass balls on the sweater that would break anytime somebody hugged you. Voting this Up and Funny.

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      Liz Elias 

      6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Wow! I saw the Obama Chia advertised last year, and thought it was in poor taste to say the least. It's still around? Ugh!

      Christmas sweaters, I agree! Most are hideous, and neither do I like clothing I can only wear a few weeks of the year.

      Now, to that fruitcake--maybe my family are a bunch of nuts or fruitcakes ourselves, but we LIKE fruitcake. (The home made kind, from my mother's recipe, not the dried-out kind with yellow-cake colored base from the store..we DON'T like that kind...they are always stale.)

      OUR fruitcake is a drunkard's delight (LOL--definitely not for the under-age crowd)!! It is baked the day after Thanksgiving, cooled, wrapped in a flour-sack towel, and sealed into a cookie tin. There, it is unwrapped, and basted about every 3 days with either sherry or brandy (whichever you used in the recipe), re-wrapped and closed up, until Christmas Eve. It is SO moist, you don't cut or serve slices, but more like crumbles. When I don't make it, I hear howls of dismay from my daughters. I'm expecting such howls this year...

      Cheers, and happy holidays!

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      Sherry Hewins 

      6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      I wouldn't mind pajama jeans either, I have actually thought about buying them for myself. And the Obama Chia is kind of a novelty. I wouldn't consider any other Chia though, unless is is like a gag gift. The self-help books really are the worst.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That first sweater might be alright if you take the Christmas balls off of it. I personally have always wanted a snuggie. I think one of the worst gifts I've ever received were PJ's that were 3 sizes too small. I gave them to my niece and she loved them. Wish I had of wrapped them as a gift though rather than saying to her here you want these :)

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      Jeffrey Frett 

      6 years ago

      wow--that's one bad sweater!lol

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      I kinda like the pajama jeans, Ms C. But I totally agree with you on the others. They are beyond BAD! Funny hub. And the worst gift I ever received was the fruitcake. Which I may have re-gifted, but I ain't sayin'.


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