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2017’s worst Christmas gifts

You don’t want to find these gifts under your Christmas tree. Source: Alamy stock agency
You don’t want to find these gifts under your Christmas tree. Source: Alamy stock agency

THEY say it's the thought that counts - but not when these novelty gifts are concerned.

From a Donald Trump car sticker to bacon-scented air fresheners, the team at comparison site Mozo.com.au have surveyed Australians to track down the 10 worst presents money can buy this Christmas.

Mozo director Kirsty Lamont said Aussies would rack up a $29 billion credit card bill this December - and she urged shoppers to think twice before snapping up a gag gift.

"While the opportunity to chauffeur President Trump around might get a few giggles, the

reality is that these novelty gifts are often stuffed away in the shed or cupboard after

Christmas Day, never to see the light of day again," she said.

"Although it might be hilarious to give your pet dog some peanut butter flavoured bubbles, or

gift dad a bacon air freshener for the car, you might be better off investing in a quality toy for

your dog or throwing some real bacon on the BBQ."

Ms Lamont said women in particular hated the toilet golf set while men loathed the inflatable cat unicorn.

Over 55s disliked the playable guitar T-shirt the most while younger voters weren't fans of the booze bracelet.

Unsurprisingly, people from warmer states didn't like the knitted beard beanie while Tasmanians and Victorians voted against the inflatable cat unicorn.

Still in the market for a truly heinous gift for your in-laws, or a Secret Santa present for that passive-aggressive colleague?

We've got you sorted.

1. RIDE WITH TRUMP STICKER

If someone in your life either loves or loathes President Trump, why not buy them a Ride with Trump sticker? It adheres to car windows, making it look like The Don is in the passenger seat.

$17.14, eBay

The Ride with Trump car sticker is the ultimate dud gift.
The Ride with Trump car sticker is the ultimate dud gift.

2. TOILET GOLF

Because bathroom time is the perfect chance to work on your technique, right?

$16.95, latestbuy.com.au

Toilet Golf.
Toilet Golf.

 

3. INFLATABLE UNICORN FOR CATS

Because everyone knows unicorns are greater than cats.

$12.99, yellowoctopus.com.au

Inflatable unicorn horn for cats.
Inflatable unicorn horn for cats.

 

4. BACON AIR FRESHENER

Everyone loves bacon (sorry, vegans) but would you want your car to smell like a butcher's shop?

$6.99, yellowoctopus.com.au

Bacon air freshener for cars
Bacon air freshener for cars

5. KNITTED BEARD BEANIE

For those who can't grow their own.

$19.99, yellowoctopus.com.au

Knitted beard beanie from yellowoctopus.com.au
Knitted beard beanie from yellowoctopus.com.au

 

6. PEANUT BUTTER FLAVOURED BUBBLES FOR DOGS

Why, though?

$14.99, eBay

Peanut Butter Flavoured Dog Bubbles
Peanut Butter Flavoured Dog Bubbles

 

 

7. THONG SOCKS

When it's cold outside, but you still want everyone to know you're a real Aussie.

$16.99, yellowoctopus.com.au

These thong socks scream ‘Straya!
These thong socks scream ‘Straya!

 

8. HOT COOKIE USB COFFEE CUP WARMER

For the person who has everything, I guess?

$34.95, coolthings.com.au

Hot Cookie USB Coffee Cup Warmer
Hot Cookie USB Coffee Cup Warmer

 

9. BOOZELET BRACELET

For that special someone who really should be in AA.

$39.95, gyrofish.com.au

The Boozelet Bracelet Alcohol Flask
The Boozelet Bracelet Alcohol Flask

 

10. PLAYABLE GUITAR T-SHIRT

For frustrated rock stars.

$34.99, popcultcha.com.au

Playable Guitar T-shirt from popcultcha.com.au
Playable Guitar T-shirt from popcultcha.com.au

 

 

alexis.carey@news.com.au

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