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Open thread: What are the best and worst presents you got this year?

An umbrella? A trip to Paris? Socks?

Image: Shutterstock/Melpomene

CHRISTMAS ISN’T ALL about gifts but, for many people, exchanging presents is an important part of the day.

The festive season is for spending time with loved ones and gift-giving can be a nice way to show you care.

Sometimes a thoughtful present can make someone’s day. However, it doesn’t always go to plan.

Did you get something you really wanted this year, or are you already planning what you’ll exchange a gift for?

To give you some inspiration, below are some of the questionable gifts TheJournal.ie employees have received over the years.

I had an ex-boyfriend who got me a chocolate fountain. Literally no idea why. We had never spoken about one. I don’t really like chocolate.
I got a bath set with products that looked like they would burn your skin if you ever used them.
My dad got me a €50 Eurospar voucher … He also gave me an ice scraper mitt for scraping off the ice off my car one year.
An umbrella.

So, tell us in the comments section, what are the best and worst gifts you received today (or any other year)?

Open thread: What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?

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