Here's a small list of things that I deem unworthy to be given as Xmas gift [some apply strongly to female givees].
- Anything cooking related: Unless specifically requested, most girls would hate receiving kitchenware. Have I ever told you about the cookbook I received for my bday one year? Now I use sometimes, but when I received it I wasn't sure how to give it back!
- Xmas-themed clothes: What is the recipient supposed to do with a reindeer ornated sweater [or Santa socks or Xmas tree anything] that is out-of-style as the clock strikes midnight and it's Boxing Day? The stuff is only good 4-5 days before the 25th.
See Kris Allen with ugly Xmas Sweater on David Letterman! :D
- "Don't give anything to a love interest that can be given to a parent." Read this in a British magazine. So true.
- Be a brand snob and don't go cheap. Go for lite luxuries instead. If you can't affort anything Chanel, get them Chanel makeup! It's only 1% the price of a 255 Chanel bag! Just the logo will make the givee feel exceptionally spoiled.