Passive-Aggressive Gifts for People You Don't Like

We've already read about the worst Christmas gifts, which was quite sad. Here's a gift guide that's a little more lighthearted that recommends actual products you can order -as long as you allow plenty of time for delivery. Supply chain issues, you know. When you feel obligated to give a gift to someone you really don't like, you don't show your hand by getting something way too cheap, or used, or ridiculously mundane. No, you get them something with plausible deniability. It's new, it's trendy, it came at the expected price, but it will eventually cause problems for the recipient.

Naomi Kritzer has published her annual gift guide for people you hate, broken down into categories. How about a kit or some supplies for a difficult new hobby that the recipient never expressed any interest in? Or maybe gadgets for a home office that is already cramped, or even your public office, where a tape dispenser that plays the cymbals when you use it will amuse coworkers (shown above). There are always single-purpose kitchen appliances that will be little used, but take up valuable kitchen space, whether on the counter or in the pantry. And you might consider a subscription to a magazine that completely counters the recipient's political ideology. Charity donations are good for that, too. Read more of these ideas, with links to specific products for giggles, at Will Tell Stories For Food. -via Everlasting Blort

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