Holiday Gifts for People You Hate
Holiday Gifts for People You Hate | Overstock? Holiday Gifts for People You Hate This Christmas, you may be obligated to buy gifts for people you don't like. You could give a generic box of candy, but why not embrace your inner Grinch and turn the season into an opportunity? The secret isn't to give a bad gift; it should be nice enough that they'll have to say "thank you," but pointed enough to make them stop and think. So, no matter the social situation that has required you to show up bearing gifts, you'll be able to have the last laugh. Back to Top The Worst Co-Worker You signed up for the office gift exchange hoping you'd draw someone who helped you with a few projects this year, so you can thank them for their hard work. Instead, you have to play Secret Santa for the one co-worker who has spent most of the year reading blogs and updating their social media statuses. For someone who is useless at work, give an equally useless gift. They won't know what to do with their useless gift, and it will take up space -- just like they do. Shop All Appliance Covers Mean Boss Desk accessories make professional gifts, so they're perfect for a boss. But if you need to "thank" your mean boss for a long year of late nights and coming in on Saturdays, send a message with a gift that illustrates how stabby you feel about all your unappreciated work. It's a useful yet vaguely threatening item that can sit on his desk all year. Shop All Desk Accessories Judgmental Relative If you're a mother, then you probably have at least one person in your life who thinks you're doing it wrong. Or if you're focusing on your career, there's someone who is vocal about how your biological clock is going to run out. Whether it's a sister, an in-law, or even just a friend who won't keep their opinions about how you're living to themselves, send a message about how annoying they are with a gift that won't shut up. Shop All Statues & Sculptures Hostile Mother-in-Law How long is she going to be angry that you married her precious baby? She may never fully recover. But since you're not going anywhere, why not smile about it? Give her a digital picture frame loaded with photos of your family; start with photos that feature her precious child and grandchildren, but later in the set of photos, include several of your own smiling face. Nothing says "happy holidays" like a never-ending slide show that features you. Shop All Digital Picture Frames Spoiled Teenagers You've watched as your nieces and nephews have grown up and been given everything their hearts desire. Instead of choosing a gift from their annual list of demands, give them a hardcover edition of an etiquette book. Are you making a statement about how entitled these teenage brats are -- or just giving a traditional gift? That's for you to know and them to hopefully figure out. Shop All Etiquette Books Messy Roommate She's the person you're closest to in the world, at least in actual, measurable distance and only until the lease runs out. But that's not until well after Christmas, so a gift that's designed to help improve the sloppy situation is necessary. Look for cleaning supplies with cute packaging and fun colors to soften the blow and make it seem like you're just giving something pretty. Shop All Cleaning Supplies Your Ex Your children need to get a gift for your ex, but they need some help shopping, so you're the person to do it. You want to keep it civil, for the children, but your gift can still be a gentle poke at something that always drove you crazy, like their tendency to snore the night away. And if your former partner takes offense at this gift, you can just give the kids all the credit for the selection. Shop All Health & Beauty Thoughtless Gifters Do you have people in your life who are thoughtless gift-givers? Before they give you another comically large sweat suit, partially used stationery set, or tacky joke T-shirt, be ready with a gift that is sure to cause them inconvenience: an extremely specific kitchen tool for something they rarely eat. They may not think much about you when they're shopping for gifts, but they'll have you on their mind every time they have to find a place in their kitchen to store it. Shop All Nostalgia Electrics Specialty Appliances what shoppers are saying about Gifts at overstock?