By Lizzie Poliakova
We’ve all been there when we open our secret Santa present only to find something useless inside the bag. Let’s just say gift giving can be a burdensome task. To make things easier on you, here are five presents that the majority of people wish to escape from this holiday season.
1. Soaps and Lotions
Soaps and lotions are tricky because they come in all sorts of smells that might not be someone’s cup of tea. Aim for a more neutral present.
2. Perfume Or Cologne
Getting perfume can be very tricky unless you know which one someone actually likes. I always think there is something with the way I smell when I get an unwanted bottle of perfume, so I wouldn’t recommend this as a go to present.
3. DVDs or CDs
Streaming is everything. As convenient as DVDs once were, they just take up precious storage space that can be utilized for something else now.
4. Board Games
I think majority of people have a monopoly horror story where the whole family or friend group got into an argument over the game. Board games can be fun, but they are definitely not the top present someone would want to get.
5. Weird Looking Clothes
Everyone has a different fashion sense. That’s why getting clothes might not be the ideal present. Especially if it’s an over the top statement piece.
Remember that when you are buying presents, especially when you have no clue what the person would want try, to stay neutral. Stay away from things you would think of re-gifting yourself and everything should turn out okay.