Books, booze, and socks are not cutting it as Christmas gifts in the year 2019. The Internet has made us too aware of all the wild sh*t out there to buy for our families, and it’s given us about 40 different platforms to buy stuff made to our exact specifications by actual artists.
Just spend twenty minutes on Etsy and you’ll see all the ways you can put your family’s faces on various products. Go on eBay and find the exact album your mom and dad first made out to, if they’ll share that info. There’s no excuse for a lazy or impersonal present anymore.
And the competition is steep. People on Twitter were sharing some of the sweetest, funniest, and most thoughtful and outright weird gifts they found under the tree this year—and they will make you feel insecure about your own choices.
Instead of wondering why you neither gave nor received anything this special or cool, let these tweets inspire you to do better next year. Or much worse, depending on how you look at it.
I’ve been an uncle for less than 3 months so of course I got my niece a WIG for Christmas. pic.twitter.com/Dxe0bJaRcB
— Carlos Maza 🌹 (@gaywonk) December 25, 2019
I think my family likes the shower curtain I got them. pic.twitter.com/vS8OCZ8leO
— John Moe (@johnmoe) December 25, 2019
Meredith literally cross stitch rick rolled me for Christmas pic.twitter.com/mWv0Dgxocd
— Marina (@marinaamiller) December 25, 2019
None of the kids wanted toys for Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. Understandable, but cash as a gift, while practical, always feels impersonal, so I made special packaging. Went over well pic.twitter.com/urXVCHtDyW
— Donnachaidha O’Chionnaigh (@TwoClawsMedia) December 26, 2019
My grandpa passed 7 months ago so this is my grandma’s 1st Xmas w/o him in 59 years. For Christmas we decided to gift her w/ letters we found her & my grandpa wrote to each other in 1962 while they were in college. He kept them all these years ❤️ pic.twitter.com/raRvAWxqW5
— L 👅 (@ForeverLAS_) December 25, 2019
i put “a set of pearl hair clips” on the list i sent my family for christmas and they did not communicate with each other that that’s what they had each bought for me so anyway here’s my christmas haul aka 24 sets of pearls on my head pic.twitter.com/EuJ1zsaPAt
— MISS BENNY (@Miss_Benny) December 25, 2019
He loves you so much & I know he’s so proud of you babe ♥️🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/4WX9UNI1cx
— Miss GOLD ✨ (@_beauce) December 25, 2019
My sister got everyone chicken leg socks and it’s truly the best of 2019 pic.twitter.com/xKZUyaSNK4
— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) December 25, 2019
told my boyfriend I wanted some bookends for Christmas and he only went and fucking handcrafted The Shining bookends for me with tiny model furniture that he’s painted (the typing desk has a tiny bit of paper with ‘all work and no play…’ written on it) pic.twitter.com/lCBJxIAgH2
— chloë (@kawaiigoff) December 25, 2019
the way my (blind) dog “looks” back at my parents when she realizes she got a big bone for christmas is so 🥺🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/A5cDnNvDC8
— jen merritt!!! (@jennifermerr) December 25, 2019