ESSENCE Poll: What's The Worst Gift You've Ever Received?

"You shouldn't have!"

Maybe it was that unbearably itchy sweater that auntie gave you, bless her heart. Or maybe your co-worker's idea of a perfect secret Santa gift was a Chia Pet. Your sweetheart may have even missed the mark a bit and proudly presented you with a slow cooker.

We've all had our share of pretty bad Christmas gifts.

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On a holiday that's all about giving and being grateful, sometimes it's hard to admit that you absolutely hate a gift, but it happens to the best of us. Trying to pass off a grimace as a smile, or your surprised face as an "OMG I love it" face as opposed to a "What is this?" face is hard work.

Good thing for us, some of the worst gifts make the funniest stories! So, what's the worst gift you've ever received? Tell us your story below!

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