Now that the holiday season has passed and everyone is back on the grind, it’s a great time to take a moment to look back, reflect and get a chuckle out of some of the gifting failures in the last few weeks. Our team scoured Twitter to dig up some of the not-so-great gifts that they’ve received this year. Take a read below and just be glad you weren’t them.
#1. Nothing kills joy faster than math
#WorstGiftEver My junior year, Dad wrapped up 5 math textbooks. It was the prettiest package under the tree. I’d been waiting for weeks!
— Roni Gross (@notgross) December 29, 2015
#2. And who is this supposed to be for?
My best friend once got an L.L.Bean backpack for Christmas with the initials SJD on it. Her initials are BMH. #WorstGiftEver
— Sean Joseph Zepps (@SeanJosephNYC) December 28, 2015
#3. At least she has a sense of humor
— CarolineCull (@Caroline__Cull) December 26, 2015
#4. Couldn’t even get the name brand crappy gift
A giftwrapped bottle of store brand cola, so unwrapping it would have the added disappointment of it not even being Coca-Cola #WorstGiftEver
— Genre Mutt (@WagTheFox) December 25, 2015
#5. The holiday environmentalist
— Daniel Carnahan (@osu1992) January 2, 2016
#6. A little late there ma?
My mother in law gave me cheap Christmas ornaments for Christmas gift. 2 days after Christmas. #WorstGiftEver
— Julia (@miye004) January 1, 2016
#7. I have trouble resisting the urge too
— Kendra Read (@kendra_xox) December 31, 2015
#8. Vitamin C anyone?
#worstgiftever when I was 8 I got a bag of oranges. Got in trouble when we started throwing them in the air hitting them with darts.
— Jason Morris (@hydro_jay) December 29, 2015
— Michelle Rezek (@michelledrezek) December 29, 2015
#10. This one hurts.
A mug full of candy, which was OK until she had my boyfriend move the 4ft, wood, jewelry armoire she bought for his ex. #worstgiftever
— Jenn Starkey (@JennStar11) December 29, 2015
#11. This is when you know you need new friends
My friend gave me a present to open, I thought it was a bracelet little did I know it was a dead wasp she gave me for gift!! #WorstGiftEver
— Amalia24 (@_24amalia) December 29, 2015
#12. WARNING: Make sure you know how to correctly spell your loved ones’ names
— yo mama (@Carey_78) December 28, 2015
If you have received a gift that you think was just absolutely terrible, tweet us your story @thegiftmonk with the hashtag #worstgiftever and we’ll get you mentioned in our next edition. You can also email us at [email protected].
Want to avoid giving one of the worst gifts ever? Check out our gift guides to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.