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    I think the toilet brush wins. I can't find any kind of positive spin for that one, that's just plain bad.

    My worst was a $1 packet of dry pasta, home brand.

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    never mind KK, I have a good friend who (I think) quite obviously regifts. one year, and I don't know WHAT she was thinking, she gave me this earrings and bangle set. it looked so cheap and nasty, wasn't my taste at all (which for her is easy to know, as we have almost identical tastes in styles/trends) and I just knew she'd regifts it. I felt sooooo awkward opening it in front of her as it was hideous and I am sure I did a shocking job of pretending to like it. I think I threw it away as soon as I got home later on.

    I also got a shocking gift this year from MIL. it was this tea cup and saucer set, and a matching tea strainer set. I don't drink tea (which she knows) and it was this hideous granny floral pink pattern. like unforgivably heinous. dh and I just looked at each other in horror afterwards. I ended up passing it onto a family member who was stuck for a work KK gift 😂

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    See, this is why I'm personally not a fan of re-gifting.

    People think they get away with it, but it's often bleeding obvious. It's impersonal and often thoughtless.

    I've only been involved in workplace KK a couple of times and I can't fault the items I was gifted.

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    re gifting is ok for stuff like shortbread cookies, boxes of chocs etc. stuff with very generic, mass appeal.

    I'd rather donate unwanted gifts to charity tbh.

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    This thread really highlights that obligatory Christmas gifts are massive waste of money. Some of these gifts I think are quite nice and I could see myself accidentally thinking they're nice gifts and giving them to someone - like tea set, pizza cutter (I would actually like those - I love granny flower print tea cups!) Not judging people for not liking them - everyone has different taste. And I'm notoriously bad at gift giving, even though I really do try. (I would never ever give a toilet brush though, I'm not that bad). It just seems like we as a society are just throwing our money away each Christmas.

    I'm definitely going to try for a 'no gift Christmas' next year amongst all our family and friends pushing for get togethers, not gift togethers.

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    we've been trying to get dh's family to do no gifts at Xmas for years! his mum just will not listen! we do a $50 family KK with my family. we've cut back gifts on his side to the oldies only (just a box of cookies/biscuits/chocs) and his mum.

    she loves going over the top despite the fact she can't afford to really. that's what makes it even harder, she's spending money she should be saving on rubbish gifts for us that we don't want/need/like/use!

    it's a vicious cycle. I hate the spendy/consumerism aspect of Xmas!

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    I love crap Kk gifts.

    The best Kk gift ever was one that was gifted at my work Xmas party where the limit was $30 and we had Kk games (where people tried to swap gifts etc) that used to go for 1-2 hours. This gift was so crap that it was regurgitated from year to year (at least 3 years when I worked in the office). It was an ongoing joke which gave a lot of people a lot of laughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    we've cut back gifts on his side to the oldies only (just a box of cookies/biscuits/chocs) and his mum.

    she loves going over the top despite the fact she can't afford to really. that's what makes it even harder, she's spending money she should be saving on rubbish gifts for us that we don't want/need/like/use!
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    Like cookies/biscuits/chocs?

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    Dh's family do a kk each year but the limit is only $10 so you always end up with bad gifts i dont want in my home or yuck food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Like cookies/biscuits/chocs?
    she doesn't get us cookies/chocs. she buys actually stuff/junk. it's so wasteful and she can't afford it.


 

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