Actual, Real Holiday Gifts That Are Too Horrible To Give

The most effective gifts are able to communicate something you have trouble saying with words. I think I love you. I want to be a part of your life. Forgive me. But there's another category of gifts that also speak the things you'd never say out loud. Have you considered that you might have halitosis? Are you spending too much money on those blue drinks? I think you're going to die alone.
In December, gift-giving becomes as time- and brain-consuming as a full-time job, and though we're not saying that you, dear shoppers, are fluff-brained enough to consider a repurposed condom brooch a suitable gift...things happen. Or, at least, eggnog-drunk shopping happens. And to gird yourself against those situations, we've poked around online to dig up actual, real, shoppable things that exist that someone out there thought might be a fun thing to give to another person. But that person was wrong.

More from Shopping

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Fashion
A look at the subcultures around the world that color what we wear — and why.
Watch Now
Travel
Explore the world's most most vibrant cultural and culinary centers—in 60 seconds, of course.
Watch Now
Beauty
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Millennial survivor-woman Lucie Fink dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time.