Gift giving during the holidays can be a joyous part of any relationship, often eliciting that warm fuzzy feeling on both ends. But if you end up wrapping up the wrong thing for your special someone, you might as well be planning something big for Valentine’s Day now… that is, if you make it that far. So with this in mind, this week we decided to poll all employees of The Easterner. There is a fair sampling of males and females, singles, couples in young relationships and of course those who manage to survive more than one Christmas with their beloved-long-term-other-half.
The survey was broken down in the aforementioned relationship situations, and gave the participants four options for their choice gift. Also, we asked the participants to submit their idea of the worst gift they might receive. So, with all of the gift buying guides out this year, encouraging you to spend money, we decided to compile a list of the worst gifts, as an anti-buying guide instead.
In a long-term relationship situation, males reported that receiving gifts such as a “best daddy” T-shirt, STDs, hygiene products and male enhancement pills were certainly the worst gift ideas. In a new relationship, males said the worst gifts to receive would be an engagement ring, gift card, pack of socks and country music tickets. In a single/crush situation, they also reported that socks were a terrible idea, as well as books, candy/food, an invitation to a boring event, or a really expensive gift.
In a long-term relationship situation, females reported that flowers were not favorable, nor kitchen appliances (shocking! Not every woman wants a Kitchen-Aid). Women also said in a new relationship, a card, engagement ring, gift card, pack of socks or japanese garden were not preferred. In a single or crushing phase, females reported that the worst gifts to receive would be lingerie, toe socks, a framed photo or a stalkerish note.