- What gift will make you grumpy this Christmas…
Anything that isn’t real ale or similar edible/drinkable.
I like consumables as presents, I can guarantee it will get used and enjoyed.
However, stuff, I just buy myself stuff when I need it. I don’t need cheap crap bought out of obligation. One of my personal highlights some years ago was a miniature battery powered air hockey game. What the actual f were they thinking? I was thirty years old for gods sake. It didn’t even work properly. Bits of the earth died for that shite.Posted 2 years agoMrSmithMember
anything novelty, mugs, silly little games made of wood or bent wire, books about urban myth jokes or 3 miniatures of horrible booze with a crappy little shot glass. basically anything piled up at the end of supermarket isles at christmas for those the without imagination.
it’s not the lack of though that gets my goat it’s the waste, i cant stand the fact that this crap is destined for landfill.Posted 1 year agojohndohMember
That looks like a fantastic idea! but where on earth would you get something so beautiful, unique and special?
I totally agree. I have just done a Google search and found all these great providers:Posted 1 year agoP-JayMember
Clothing, I always hate it, it’ll be some ‘Dad wear’ crap I won’t like and then take shit for not liking it / wearing it, even though it supposedly “looks nice”.
I’ve tried to explain to my wife, I would think of a gift of clothes in the same way you would me getting you a couple of tyres for your car – yeah you might need them, but you really have zero interest in them.
Worst gift ever though was a plastic ‘chrome’ revolving spice rack thing. It was huge in a kitchen that was already all too small, I do all the cooking, not because I enjoy it, but because no one else will – it was an ugly way to say “try harder” and it actually made me sad to look at it, within a few weeks the rack itself was gone because of it’s stupidly impractical size of it and the plastic ‘chrome’ jars themselves were pitting and cracking, binned the lot, not sure I used any of it.
Still, I’ve bought some really shit gifts for people before now.Posted 1 year agonewrobdobMember
Photo calendars. Hate them, pure evil, and I despise the people that peddle these pieces of tat.
I hate these too BUT last year I got an ace one. A friend of mine has a really battered Barbour jacket which really should be binned (I don’t think even Barbour themselves are prepared to fix it) and we all take the Mick out of him about it. Last year I got a flip desk calendar with a different picture of him wearing this coat in various countryside situations – I have it on my drawers in the bedroom and it makes me laugh every morning!!
Shower gel and spray sets – I LOVE THESE! I resent having to buy them when I’m shopping and so I love getting a stash of them at Christmas as they will last me most of the year and save a ton of cash.
How can anyone not like an envelope with cash in it? I’d rather have that then something I don’t like. The trick is to go out and buy something you really want with it, if it doesn’t pay for it alll then it’s like the person has given you a big discount on something you really want. Or if a few people give you cash you can get something really nice.Posted 1 year agohammyukMember
Anything – anything at all.Posted 1 year ago
Don’t want something bought for me because its xmas or any other celebratory date/occasion/marketing exercise bullshit.
By all means make me something that has meaning because you want to at any point you feel like it but DO NOT do it on some specified date dictated by some twunt somewhere to make profit.
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