Every year, friends and foe alike surprise us with the dreadful quality presents they so bestow upon us.
Yes, we can deal with it most of it, but sometimes, they're so bad that we can't even attempt a polite smile...
Here are 16 of the worst.
Not that we don't enjoy a good pair, but socks do not a good present make.
2. A calendar
With a mildly famous celebrity sprawled across the front.
Or worse, kittens.
3. A photo frame
With no photos in them. So, a rectangular piece of plastic.
Oh, and a panel of glass.
4. Obviously re-gifted presents
Bath salts, tins of Roses, the Roy Keane book.
5. Dreadful ties
These will never be acceptable.
6. Body Wash
It's always a hint.
7. Christmas tree ornaments
But... I can't eat this?!
8. Actually, any ornaments
Especially those creepy dolls kids used to get.
9. Presents that show how old you are
Like High school musical t-shirts, Lion King colouring books and Heelys.
10. Wildly inappropriate t-shirts
"Let's flip a coin. Heads I get tail, tails I get head."
Or the classic...
11. Electric toothbrush
There's a fine line between which toiletries are acceptable and which really aren't.
Whether you had keys or not was completely irrelevant.
Sometimes nice pens in fairness...
But still, pens.
14. A car phone accessory
Car not entirely necessary.
I'll see to my own itches, thanks.
16. Head massager
Certain eye-gouging guaranteed.
Don't get us any of these, please.