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Best and Worst Christmas Gifts

19 Dec, 2014 McKell Naegle

Best and Worst Gifts for Christmas

Giving and receiving gifts are two of the best parts about the holidays. However, they can also be among the most stressful aspects. We have compiled a list of the best and worst gifts for Christmas in hopes that this year your gift shopping will be a little less stressful.

Best Gifts

  1. GoPro Hero4 Silver

With its built-in touch display and professional video quality, the GoPro Hero4 Silver is sure to be on more than a few Christmas lists this year. This powerful camera has new settings for after dark that offer customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds for single and time-lapse photos. The GoPro Hero4 Silver is a great gift for new shooters as well as the most experienced shooters.

Price: $399.99



  1. Sony PlayStation 4

With superb graphics, stellar performance, and an amazing control (it has a touchpad located on the top of the controller!), the PS4 is a great gift for your gaming and non-gaming loved ones alike. Doubling as a Blu-ray player and streaming box, this is the gift that keeps on giving.

Price: $399.99



  1. Rustic Brown Italian Leather Journal

Whether you have a writer, artist, or other creative mind on your list this year, this journal is bound to impress just about anyone. With its fine rustic brown leather and tie, it’s great for carrying around and jotting down your latest ideas and adventures.




  1. Apple iPhone 6

We are big Apple fans here at Fluid, so it’s no surprise that we are putting at least one Apple product on our list. With a larger display screen and sleek design, the iPhone 6 is the perfect gift for your loved ones. A higher-resolution Retina HD display, great battery life, and faster wireless are just a few of the great features in the iPhone 6.

Price: iPhone 6 from $199

iPhone 6 Plus from $299



Worst Gifts


  1. Roomba


With the best intentions to clean floors like no vacuum can, the Roomba is best left on the shelf of the store. Giving someone any kind of cleaning product usually ends up with tensions running high and people feeling like they have been slapped in the face. It’s best just to stay away from the whole realm of cleaning gifts.


Price: $349.99-699.99


  1. Advice or Diet Books


Just like cleaning product gifts, you should probably stay out of the realm of advice or diet books. Giving someone an advice book sends the message that you are asking or looking for them to change. Even if this is not the case, this will more than likely be the message that will be conveyed.


  1. Socks


You didn’t think we would go through this whole list of bad Christmas gifts and not include socks, did you? It’s inevitable—every year someone will be mortified when they rip open a nicely wrapped present topped with ribbons and bows only to feel the emptiness in their soul when they see a pair of socks staring back at them. It’s simple—don’t gift socks.


  1. “As Seen On TV” gifts


We’ve all been there—it’s late at night, we’re on our fifth plate of nachos, and we find the guy on the TV becoming more and more convincing at trying to sell us a cat toilet training kit. The best advice I can give you: don’t give in. Trust me on this one; no one will be pleased to open a gift that includes the Better Marriage Blanket or the Fridge Lock.


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