The phrase ‘misery loves company’ is their motto. It could be something they don’t want anymore and decided it’s going to be your problem now. Then there are those who will take a gift they got and hated, rewrap it and give it to you. This becomes lethal when that gift just so happens to be one you’d given someone else before. Just how many people hated it before it was unknowingly returned to sender? Gasp!
Coal Level: Medium You can smell the lack of preparation or thought behind this present. It was probably bought from the supermarket that morning since it’s the only store still open on the 25th. It may not even be wrapped! Or there are those who did feel a pang of embarrassed panic and ordered the gift you wanted on Christmas Eve. They’ll usually tell you that the gift was delayed and should arrive way past Christmas. (In their defence, it could be something that you want so we’ll cut them some slack.)
Coal Level: Medium This present looks familiar. Oh wait, the giver bought you the exact same scarf they have on now. Their excuse is that they loved it so much they had to get two. Or they bought an item in bulk during a sale and now have to find a way to offload them. Now your entire extended family has matching sweaters. Yay.
‘ALL HAT, NO CATTLE’ GIVER
Coal Level: Down-right Cold They asked you what you wanted and insisted too. So when you see the neatly wrapped box you know that it’s the iphone 7 waiting for you. When you unwrap it, it’s the iphone 7 box and you scream your heart out. You open the box and inside is a pair of earrings from the corner store. Whether you’re just a big talker with very poor follow through, or just a cruel prankster, this. Is. Not. Cool.
THE SELF-PROCLAIMED GIFT WHISPERER
Coal Level: Medium They are practically patting themselves on THEIR EXCUSE IS THAT THEY LOVED IT SO MUCH THEY HAD TO GET TWO. OR THEY BOUGHT AN ITEM IN BULK DURING A SALE AND NOW HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO OFFLOAD THEM.