10. Fruitcake

For heaven's sake, why waste your money on a bad gift? You may as well toss your money on a blazing yule log. Here are some common gifting gaffes to avoid: Gadgets they'll never use (golf-ball-finder glasses, battery-powered potato peeler) Desk clutter ("gone fishin'" plaques, Zen gardens, paper weights) Overly personal (lingerie, nose-hair trimmers, weight-loss books) Thoughtless (cookies for the diabetic, wine for the recovering alcoholic, or giving someone the same gift two years in a row) Tacky (holiday apparel, stuffed animals for anyone older than 10) Cliché (snow globes, coffee mugs, Chia Pets and, yes, fruitcakes)
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