What is the Worst Christmas Present?

From ugly sweaters to charcoal—yes, charcoal!—Patch users told us on Facebook about their least favorite holiday gifts.

It may indeed prove better to give than to receive, particularly if you've received a horrible holiday present.

On Dec. 20, Dearborn Patch, Grosse Pointe Patch, Macomb Patch, New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch, St. Clair Shores Patch, Shelby-Utica Patch, Trenton Patch and Wyandotte Patch used Facebook to ask people to share their worst Christmas presents.

Using Storify, we've included some of the best of the worst. People responded with answers that ranged from funny to sad, and some even suggested that it's the thought that counts.

After all, it's Christmas.

Jenny Whalen December 21, 2011 at 08:12 PM
My grandma tried to give me a girdle once – formerly belonging to her. Ladies, do you remember what a girdle is? They call it Spanx now. I was 11.
LORI December 22, 2011 at 04:42 AM
I was regifted from a family member.. I was stunned speechless, as it was something that was given to my family member at their work.
Sue Czarnecki December 22, 2011 at 08:23 PM
Fruitcake is the worst, by far.
Susan Happell-Opsomer December 24, 2012 at 05:22 AM
The worst and most hurtful gift I received was a wind chime. I had given it to my daughter in law for mothers day and two years later she regifted it to me for Christmas.
Eve Payne January 11, 2013 at 04:07 PM
A parking ticket while eating the the Village, another reason not to shop in the village.


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