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The weird and worst Christmas gifts revealed

The weird and worst Christmas gifts revealed

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:24am 22nd November 2018. (Updated at 9:10am 22nd November 2018)

We have all been given some weird and wonderful gifts at Christmas but some of these take the biscuit.

Mumsnet has released some of the most random presents their users told them they have been given:

  • "A bottle of wine with the meal deal sticker still on it"
  • "An XXXL see-through chiffon top (I was a size 10)"
  • "A doll made out of prunes"
  • "A Sophie's Choice DVD"
  • "Four litres of catering-size ketchup"
  • "A red PVC thong - from my husband's auntie"
  • "A 500 piece jigsaw (I was four)"
  • "Car cleaning fluid"


Celebrity autobiographies were rated badly with 74% of just over 1,700 members saying they would re-gift them, whilst 5% would throw them away.

68% said they would re-gift celebrity perfumes or give them to a good cause.

Just 1%, yes 1%, would like to receive socks - but 95% would still keep them *quickly takes back socks for dad*.

Christmas socks
Users of Mumsnet have rated the worst Christmas presents they have been given, including wine with a meal deal sticker! 

"There are those who would love a gift of Britney-brand scent, those who would be politely grateful for it, and those who would interpret it as a grave insult.

"If you want to play it safe, it looks as though vouchers or classic perfume are the way to go.

"If you really do want to insult someone, get them some ketchup".

Mumsnet Founder Justine Roberts


94% of users would keep a food hamper, with the same amount saying they would keep underwear/pyjamas chosen by their other half.

83% would keep spa vouchers too! (If you want to re-gift those, there are some radio presenters who would love them!)

Sauna and spa (pixabay)
The Mumsnet survey has also revealed the gifts we would get rid of, from celebrity autobiographies to spa vouchers

Others were rated well like money or handbags - but it was the personal ones that went down best.

Here are some of the favourites sent in;

  • "An iPod preloaded with my favourite tunes - I cried"
  • "A necklace with my children's names on"
  • "A spirograph when I was eight, a marriage proposal when I was 45"

So, how many of you are now taking gifts back or crossing ideas off lists?

Let us know your worst gifts by posting your comments at the link below.

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