You better believe I’m taking notes!
Gift giving this time of year can be hard. It can feel like you will never find that perfect present and there’s pressure to be thoughtful, considerate, and find something exactly right for your loved one. I have to imagine that nina18baby was feeling the pressure when she asked the Reddit sub AskReddit, “What is the most underrated Christmas gift?”
1. Toilet paper
One time at work, we were doing this white elephant thing (I don’t remember the exact rules, but essentially, everybody brings a gift and everybody leaves with a different gift). The plan was to buy goofy, funny things, like the non-risque stuff you see at Spencer’s or something. When I opened mine, it was a 124 pack of toilet paper. Everybody laughed and thought it was funny, but I’ve never even come close to receiving a gift as amazing as that, I have no idea why nobody tried to take it from me unless they somehow knew I’d physically fight them over it.
My grandmother paid my gas bill one Christmas. I thought that was a nice present.
3. I LOVE this
Premium subscription to something the person already uses the free version of. They’re guaranteed to use it, and it’s already something they’ve decided that they weren’t going to splurge on themselves for. So as a gift, it’s both a necessity and a luxury.
Every year my grandma would get everyone toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, Q-tips….didn’t realize how great it was until she was gone
Grandma told us every year, “Just get me something I can smoke, drink, or eat.”
6. A tote
One year when I was pretty broke someone gave me a nice tote filled with non perishables. I suddenly had a nice stockpile of stuff like soup, crackers, and cookies and on top of that had a tote to store stuff in when I emptied it!
As a kid I used to pity my uncles for getting socks for Christmas. As an adult I look forward to it and its almost always one of my most appreciated gifts.
I might start being naughty just to get some coal with the energy prices
9. Gift cards
Grocery or gas gift cards.
New bedding. That sh-t is so expensive.
11. Car repair
Wiper blades. Stop pretending they’re “fine”, you can’t f-cking see!
Nice comfy pajamas, never buy them for myself. Usually Pooh bear it to bed 🤣
Extra phone chargers and wire organizers. I’ll be damn glad I have an extra charger if mine goes missing/breaks. It’s something I’d probably not think about until it happens, and then I’m scrambling to find a charger before my phone dies.
14. Local restaurants
Restaurant gift cards, especially for local, non-chain restaurants. You give them a reason to go eat out with their SO, its thoughtful and usually will bring them a lot of joy.
Nice sheets or towels. Everybody enjoys them but no one i know can ever justify spending good money on sheets or towels. I have gifted a bunch and are always well received.
16. Fast chargers
Extra long charging cables and a multi port fast charger. Go to the Anker website load up. Show up on Xmas with a bag and say lighting or usb c and hand them out or be god tier and give everyone one of each that’s 6ft long with a fast charger. Everyone needs more cables, not enough people think to go extra long or they just use the charger that came with the device.
17. Splurge Gifts
A gift card to a store that I don’t usually shop at much for a guilt-free splurge on exotic/expensive items. Think Williams Sonoma for $60 black truffle salt, embroidered napkins, rarely needed but nonetheless useful gadgets, etc
A blanket. I don’t care how many fucking blankets I have, I’ll always appreciate another one.
Got one of each once. Life-changing. Such a small but positive thing to motivate you to keep things that may have gotten out of hand clean.
20. Clean tush
A bidet, better than sliced bread