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4 holiday gifts people are sick of

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-05 08:52:06-05

So you did your big electronics shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Now its time to pick up some clothing, gift baskets, and novelties to round out your holiday shopping.

But hold on: a new report by CNN/Money says there are a number of popular gifts that have been given so much in recent years, that most people are now bored by them.

So it has come out with a list of the 4 worn out  holiday gifts that most people don't want anymore, even though the recipient may give you a half smile when they open the box ("oh, isn't that nice?")

The four gifts people are tired of:

  • Small leather goods, like belts, wallets, and key chains, unless you just returned from a trip to Italy and bought it hand crafted from an Italian craftsman who sang "O Solo Mio" to you as he made it.
  • Calendars: though a staple of mall kiosks, few people ever hang them up anymore.  
  • Picture frames: because most people keep pictures on their phone and tablet these days, and have no need for small desktop frames (unless they are digital).
  • Holiday decorations, such as tree ornaments and talking Santas: Everyone knows you can get them at 75% off the day after Christmas, and will assume you bought them for $2 on the clearance sales last December 26th. Now that's being cheap.

Some More Items....

And it goes without saying that most people are bored by socks, scarves, and hats.  Sure you may need them, but you need underwear too, and that's not considered a Christmas gift.

One Exception

One exception to the leather goods listing:  Nice purses and handbags.

No woman says no to an expensive handbag, plus if she doesn't like it, she can exchange it for another.

So be creative, so you don't have to make a return, and so you don't waste your money.

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