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15 September, 2007

The worst gift ideas ever

Many of us give with the best of intentions, but never realize that the gifts we are about to give are truly nightmares - or worse - in disguise. No one ever means to make such a mistake, but these do occur due to carelessness or ignorance.

One of the worst gift ideas ever to give is the item that tries to give a subtle hint for what you consider a needed change in this person's life. We think this is a polite way of doing it, but all in all we cause more pain and trouble to the person. Some examples of these types of gifts are things like books for losing weight, an audio book on helping someone with their memory, or even a book on finding the right guy or girl. For the recipient, all they experience is you calling them fat, stupid, and unable to meet good people for relationships. The gift causes pain and depression - the opposite of the intention you had for it.

Another worst gift idea ever given is giving something that shows how little thought you put into your gift. Some examples of these gifts would be giving body jewelry to someone who doesn't even have an ear pierced or a box of chocolates for a diabetic. If you truly don't want to put your heart into giving gifts, then don't even bother - your friends will appreciate it.

The third worst gift ideas ever given is giving something that we owned. We all forget a holiday or special occasion and find ourselves desperate to come up with a gift. We know we don't have enough time to go out and purchase something, and making something is out of the question. So we look through what we own and give the special someone a gift we ourselves were given before, or even something we had bought for ourselves. The problem is the immense guilt you feel after the fact for doing so.

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