Black Friday is just around the corner, and so is Cyber Monday for that matter. Yes folks, the holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and no matter how tempted you might be, think twice before picking up that digital photo frame for your Secret Santa submission.
The British Video Association surveyed 2,000 Brits and asked them to reveal their most unused and unwanted gifts, with digital photo frames coming out on top. Also on the list are foot spas, blenders, digital organizers, electronic Sudoku games, coffee machines, digital radios, electric shavers, electric toothbrushes, and bread makers.
There's more. Other unwanted gifts include lady shavers, desk top vacuum cleaners, candy floss machines, yogurt makers, electric shoe polishers, shrink wrap machines, and electronic facial brushes.
"While the perfect gift is a personal thing, there are some general rules to getting it right," Gadget Show host Jon Bentley says. "A product that's worthwhile and likely be satisfying rather than a gimmick that seems clever at the time is a good bet, such as game consoles that let you play Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as games, or Internet-enabled mobile phones. Also, gadgets that improve recipients' experience of something they already enjoy, such as an electronic book reader."
So to recap: Digital photo frames, lady shavers, and electric shoes polishers are crappy gifts. Game consoles, smartphones, and eBook readers are A-OK. Got it?
Other than fruit cake (which wasn't on the list, btw), what are your least favorite gift ideas? Post your crappy gift suggestions in the comments section below!