Gift-giving is tricky, and theres no exact science to finding the perfect present for everyone on your list. But certain items are more likely to elicit less-than-enthusiastic reactions on Christmas morning. According to one survey, gifts like home decor, socks, and household gadgets are best avoided altogether.
The online survey asked 980 adults about the worst gifts theyve ever receivedand what exactly made them so disagreeable. Nearly 40% of respondents said their least-favorite presents fell under the category of food and household items, while clothing came in second as the most disliked overall category. Home decorations topped the list of least desirable gifted items, followed by socks and underwear, then household gadgets.
So, what makes these the worst gifts ever? More than 40% of survey participants said they didnt like the item because it was something theyd never use. Apart from practicality, aesthetics and personal style also play a role. The second-most popular reason was that recipients thought the gift was unattractive.