The holidays are weird, stressful, great and magical all at once. They’re especially weird and stressful when you’re tasked with buying stuff for people you barely know or, worse, don’t even like. Here are some truly horrible gifts you should avoid–unless you want people to hate themselves. Why are you such a monster?
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This one goes without saying. Unless it's explicitly asked for, a gym membership as gift is a tried and true dick move.
$90 monthly Crunch
An inappropriate gift for someone single (or, especially recently divorced).
Old Yeller Dvd
This will actually just make people hate themselves.
$9.99, Best Buy
Baking for Beginners
For anyone who's ever offered you a Christmas cookie, avoid rudimentary baking handbooks.
You might think this is a thoughtful gift for the office cat lady, but it falls flat.
Justin Bieber Girlfriend Perfume
This is like giving someone Febreze but it also implies they have shitty taste.
Nothing says, "You've got an edgy sense of humor that I appreciate" worse than Jay Leno paraphernalia.
On the bright side, you could give it to that person in your life who keeps making painfully stale hipster jokes.
$19.95, NBC Store
Give this to anyone over age 25 and they will feel achingly, acutely aware of how they don't understand young people (and thus are old/irrelevant).