Your mother taught you to be polite and say "thank you" when you receive a gift. It's the thought that counts, right?
But, what if the "thought" behind a gift doesn't square with much thought at all?
Apartment dwellers are familiar with the well-meaning, but oversized, gifts from people who don't understand the reality of tight living quarters
Not surprisingly, physically large gifts can be the least of worries...
For example, the vegetarian given a meat cookbook or the year-plus girlfriend gifted a frozen pizza. These and other true tales of gifts gone wrong can be found at myworstgiftever.com
, an inventory of gifts submitted anonymously by people throughout the world.
is equal parts PSA, OMG and WTF," said Harry Lin, CEO of Lottay, a Los Angeles-based online gift-giving and wish-list company that launched the site last week, according to the Chicago Sun-Times
If you're fearful you need gift-giving ideas, look no further than our recommendations. Here's a compilation of eight no-fail gifts in our holiday gift guide
. We've also offer opinions on holiday wines under $10
and easy-peel wall decals
to boost any decor. We're also down with decorating under $20
and healthy doses of DIY
This holiday season say thanks for the generosity of others ... even if you're silently wondering "what were they thinking
via Chicago Sun-Times