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12 Gifts NOT to Give on the 12 Days of Christmas

By Michael Sheehan |

Source: Microsoft clip art

This is NOT going to be one of those lists that you probably see everywhere on what you SHOULD get for your loved ones for the holidays. This is a gift guide on 12 gifts NOT to give for the Holidays! Having written my fair share of the “normal” types of gift lists, I thought is was time to turn the tables a bit. Hopefully you won’t be on the receiving side of any of the items that I have listed below, but remember, you can always throw an impromptu “White Elephant” party.

While the items below are not really in any particular order, perhaps the tamer ones are first…and apologies to any of the makers of these “fine gifts.” They might be just great, but for me, I just don’t get them. But heck, they wouldn’t have been made if someone didn’t want them, right? (That’s a bit scary).

Take a look at these crazy products…I really hope that you don’t own any of them (but I must admit, when I was a kid, I did buy my dad the first one on the list). And you aren’t going to believe the last one. It was actually a product a few years ago!

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12 Gifts NOT to Give on the 12 Days of Christmas

#1 - Soap on a Rope

I was going to put "deodorant" there as a no-no gift. You are basically saying "you stink" to the recipient.
Photo Credit: Old Spice

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan is an avid technologist, blogger, social media pundit, loving husband and father of 3 beautiful girls. Sheehan writes about technology, consumer electronics, cloud computing, gadgets, software, hardware, parenting "hacks," and other tips & tricks. He has contributed to the Dad channel on Babble, and posts regularly on his blog High Tech Dad.

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2 thoughts on “12 Gifts NOT to Give on the 12 Days of Christmas

  1. Danielle says:

    I’m pretty sure by ‘Privacy Scarf’ they mean ‘Porn Scarf’…

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