With Christmas around the corner there’s always one present you are the least excited to open.
There will always be a family member who puts no effort into a gift. Well, at this point I would rather receive nothing at all. I can’t be alone? We’ve all had terrible presents, haven’t we?
I promise you I am not being a Grinch with this. I am THE most Christmas person ever and of course it’s the fact someone got you a present that matters the most. But also: enough is enough.
To start us off softly, last Christmas I received a 2022 calendar.
Don’t get me wrong, it was a cute gift. I just had less than a week to use it. And it already had notes in it.
I’m sure the gifter meant it to be meaningful as I am a uni student always complaining that I forget to keep a calendar with me, but it was VERY used. I mean, you shouldn’t have! Literally, you shouldn’t have!
I am not alone with this, every year in the UK up to 18 per cent of presents bought over the Christmas period are expected to be returned, according to the National Retailer Federation.
I wernt to use the body wash and it was literally solidified. It physically would not come out of the bottle.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: 18 per cent doesn’t sound like a lot. But that little percentage tallies up to a whopping £125 billion.
More from me? A few years back I received an out-of-date body wash gift set. Don’t worry, I was not that person specifically going out of my way to check the date. It’s just I went to use it and the body wash was literally solidified. It physically would not come out of the bottle. Thanks for the 2017 gift set in 2021!
I think my experiences are bad. However, they’re nothing compared to something I read on Reddit.
Someone there received a new heater for an aquarium tank, which at first seems extremely thoughtful. Except it defective and ended up cooking the fish – sorry Nemo! Personally, I’d just rather a chocolate bar than my fish dead. It would smell better too.
So, yes, Merry Christmas – but if you’re going to half-arse my present, maybe just get me a card instead.