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Bad Christmas Gifts: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. | December 25th, 2009 | Teen Perspective, Teens

ChristmasIt’s Christmastime again! But, unfortunately, along with Christmas come the bad and corny gifts given to teens worldwide! Behold, the article that shall stop that.

So, first I shall list my top five worst gifts.

1. Socks: Most teens do not want socks. We would rather buy them than receive them as a present. (Yes, even if they have cute puppies or menacing skulls.) Don’t believe me? Consumer Reports discovered that socks were the most offensive and disappointing gifts that people received in 2005!
2. Anything used: If the box is crinkled, even slightly, we know it’s been used! Same goes for clothing that lacks tags, smells of B.O., and is wrinkled or objects with scratches. We are alert, more than you think.
3. Homemade gifts: This rule has some loopholes, such as gifts to parents from kids, but we don’t want a meticulously hand-painted mug or homemade stuffed animal. We know this violates some people’s assumptions, hurts feelings, and but listen to me.
4. Items that make annoying noise: Not so much for us, but for siblings. We don’t want to spend days listening to corny jingles and songs, no matter how fun it seems to you. This includes toys, because every time I hear an action figure say, “To the rescue,” I want to destroy it with a baseball bat!
5. Novelty gifts: Now, fun little novelties like the “Excuse box” gadget may seem like a fun toy, but it is really annoying. It violates rule four and actually will never be used. Also, a Walt Disney mouse ears hat is not cool, as I won’t use it, and it is for small kids.

    Now, I may have been ranting back there, but I got my point across. Corny or just weird items are bad, but socks are the worst! Also, remember we are teens, not five year olds. We are trying to be grown up and don’t want kiddish gifts. So, please, take my advice to heart this year, and in those to come.

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