1. Clothing (unless you specifically asked for it)
It's always great to open a present and get an XXXL shirt when you're a size 0. Or what looks like a toddler size when you're 6'3". Then there's the fuchsia and lime green legwarmers from your cousin or your grandma's idea of what's "appropriate" for someone your age. And what about the traditional Christmas staples like sweaters or socks? The sweaters are usually ugly and socks aren't exactly exciting. The point is that other people rarely share your taste in clothing and what they pick is almost never something you'd wear. So please, for the love of flannel, don't buy clothing for someone unless you have their specific wish list in hand or want to get that ugly monstrosity regifted to you next year.
‘Tis the season to buy presents. The stores have been gradually stocking the shelves with holiday goodies since September. With all the choices out there, how do you know what to buy? (Hint: Don’t buy anything on this list, unless you really hate someone. And even if you hate them, you probably shouldn’t buy them anything on this list.) These are the things you probably shouldn’t buy your friends/family/neighbors/countrymen.