Of course when we buy gifts for family and friends we hope that it will be either funny, or something they'll love, wear, or actually use. When you don't know someone that well, though, buying a gift for them can be a stressful experience of comparing two objectively bland items in a department store aisle. Do you go down the non-personal or thoughtful gift card and cash route, or do you go out on a limb and trust they'll love this sweater that you're also eye-balling for size? When it comes to holiday presents, it really is the thought that counts. Someone going out of their way to think of you is always a kind gesture, even if the gift isn't something you'd necessarily get for yourself.
So, when a Reddit user asked, "What is the most 'umm, thanks?' gift that you've ever received during the holidays?" people were ready to share the holidays gifts that left them confused or disappointed.