Best and Worst Christmas Presents

Best and Worst Christmas Presents

Kayla Weekley, Author

Christmas is a fun and memorable holiday that is full of gift giving, but the reality is after many years of celebrating Christmas and giving gifts to the same people, it’s difficult to come up with something new.

Gift giving is all about taking someone else’s perspective as we try to anticipate what another person might want. “Choosing the wrong gift can be kind of risky for relationships because it says you don’t have anything in common,” Says Elizabeth Dunn, a physiology professor. 

Since you don’t want your holiday gift to cause more harm than happiness, here are the top five hottest gifts of 2020 and the top five worst gifts:

Top Five Hottest Gifts

  1. Roku Streaming Stick+ – Roku Streaming Stick+ will allow them to binge-watch their favorite shows on their TV instead of their computer screen. It’s fast and offers full 4K and HDR for the ultimate binge watching experience.

    Amazon.com: Roku Streaming Stick | Portable; Power-Packed Streaming Device with Voice Remote with Buttons for TV Power and Volume (2018): Electronics
    Roku Streaming Stick
  2. Apple Airpods Pro – Last year, Apple AirPods were probably the most coveted products of the holiday season, but this year the upgraded AirPods Pro will be all the rage. They’ve been fitted with better sound, have incredible noise-cancellation, and are finally water-resistant.
  3. Weighted Blanket – This would be a great gift for anyone who loves cozying up with a warm cup of tea or needs an extra stress reliever in their life.
  4. Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart Speaker with Alexa – This compact, hands-free device can deliver the latest news, sports announcements, weather reports and more thanks to its far-field voice recognition. And with a little help from Alexa, you can listen to your favorite playlists from Spotify, Pandora or Prime Music from any room in your home.
  5. PlayStation 5 – The PlayStation 5 is already rated #1 in video game consoles. Ultra-high speed, 3D audio, immersion technology, and new generation games. Every gamer wants to get their hands on one!

Top Five Worst Gifts 

  1.  A Calendar – Calendars are office supplies, not fun presents. They can also be highly personal, including what size, theme, or layout works best. Calendar gifts are laughed at for their images once or twice and set aside until it’s too late to be used.
  2. Cleaning Supplies – Cleaning is not fun, and cleaning supplies are not a gift. It’s a nice gesture, but not a real gift.

    Full Box Of Cleaning Supplies And Gloves Isolated On White Stock Photo, Picture And Royalty Free Image. Image 10759638.
    Cleaning Supplies
  3. “Worlds Greatest” Anything – Anything with this concept such as a mug, sweatshirt, bumper sticker is off the table. It’s cute for about two seconds, but is more meaningful written in a card, with thoughts about how the recipient has been the world’s greatest whatever.
  4. Exercise Equipment – Although your friend may be really into fitness, you don’t want to risk unintentionally insinuating that they need to lose weight. 
  5. Souvenirs – Did they go on vacation with you? No. They probably don’t need a reminder of your awesome experience. 

At the end of the day don’t worry about giving a terrible gift, truly bad gifts are rare. Even if you don’t give the right gift it’s always the thought that counts.