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Most Unwanted Yuletide Presents

Most Unwanted Yuletide Presents

A survey of consumers aged 20 to 30 has been helpful in determining the most hated Yuletide presents.
No 1. Canned message or careless e-cards
Every Christmas Eve, your cell phone must be overloaded with messages of "Merry Christmas" and "Have a wonderful night." And you wonder whether to respond or not. You are not really sure who the senders are. Many people do not welcome lame messages from unfamiliar persons.
Don't waste any time and money sending those trite messages, and give nicer presents to those who mean much to you.
No. 2 Break-up letter
Girls worry about receiving a break-up letter on Christmas Eve. Some do. Therefore, we urge the men who plan to break up with their girlfriends on Christmas Eve: Don't do it! At least wait for a couple of days and allow your poor girlfriends the opportunity to have some happy moments in the spirit of the season. Rather annoying, too, is the message from an ex-flame, saying he or she is very happy with another special someone right now.
No. 3 Bills
Bills drag men down to hell. Unlike the Western countries, Taiwan has no Christmas holiday. People receive bills even on this day. However, according to the rules stipulated by Santa, people should receive something pleasant during Christmas, and bills ruin the festive mood.
No 4. Socks
Put more thought into your gift-buying. The gifts, which you are going to exchange with others at a party should not be a last-minute purchase. You can give a pair of socks to prevent your friends' feet from getting chilly, but don't buy one at a night market for less than NT$33 a pair.
No 5. Useless souvenirs
A huge wooden plaque, which a friend brought back from his vacation, occupies space and looks ugly. You don't feel like throwing it away only because scribbled at the back are your friend's best wishes.
No. 6 Clothes in cutting edge style
Not everyone finds it suitable to dress up like the models in fashion magazines. A 25-year-old sales rep thinks the dress her boyfriend bought in Milan as Christmas gift makes her look like an old maid. Wearing it, she gets attention on the street. But she feels that she is being mistaken for a foreign maid wearing her master's expensive clothes.
No. 7 Desserts
Health consciousness among many people in Taiwan makes sweets and desserts unpopular as Christmas presents. A 29-year-old fashion designer says her family stopped eating pastries, cakes and chocolates after her grandfather died of diabetes. Throwing the delicious food right away seems a waste. So they end up in the refrigerator till they get spoiled. .
No. 8 Key Chain
There's nothing wrong with giving key chain. But it shows little interest in friendship.
No. 9 Stuffed Animals
The constant recipient of a stuffed dog or cat outgrows fondness for such items. Stop giving such gifts away.
No. 10 Mug or photo frame
When unwrapping presents, birthday celebrants end up finding over half are cups, and perhaps three-quarters of the remaining gifts are picture frames. Receiving another cup on your birthday is bad enough. Of course, you don't want to get another mug for Christmas "surprise."


Updated : 2021-05-14 20:04 GMT+08:00