We've all got a horror story about the time our mom gave us a box filled with tampons and a training bra in front of our entire family that one Christmas, or the time our new boyfriend gave us a membership to an S&M club, or, worse still, diet pills. In honor of the worst gifts we, the Outblush staff, have ever received, we present a special holiday edition of Doubtblush: Wreck the Halls, where we'll tell you the stories of the most awful gifts we've gotten, and find a modern counterpart to it.... You know, just in case you've got a White Elephant party coming up.
Marian the Contrarian writes: Something of a public service announcement here, folks. A gift doesn't have to be tacky, age-inappropriate, or out of line with the recipient's interests to be bad. It could just be, um . . . iterative.
If you have a few books, movies, household items, or whatever that you use as general default gifts, that's great - unless you gift someone with the same thing twice. Now is the time to start discreetly poking through your family's bookshelves and your friends' entertainment centers, and to start browsing here, at Outblush, in case your brilliant idea suddenly looks a little familiar.
(Ever accidentally done this? Or had it done to you? Drop us a line and tell us about it!)
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