It’s the time of year when many employees and bosses search for the perfect gift … or just the easiest re-gift they can think of.
But in an attempt to find that ideal gift, sometimes people stray far from the mark – and wind up with items like the ones featured in a recent survey by CareerBuilder.
Yes, those wacky CareerBuilder surveys. Always an opportunity to laugh and learn. In this case, the lesson learned is to not give presents like these people did. But you probably wouldn’t do that anyway. So maybe this list is primarily for laughs.
The strangest gifts survey respondents received from co-workers included:
- Two left-handed gloves
- Coconut bra
- Jar of gravy
- A fake lottery ticket
- A real stuffed duck
- Toilet paper that looked like money
- Post-it Notes
- Dish detergent
- A pen holder that looks like a crime scene victim
- A comic book of an obscure movie
- A handmade ornament for a sports team the recipient had never heard of
- A singing chicken
- A whip
What’s a singing chicken look like anyway? I don’t know. But it’s probably pretty wacky.
Anyway, here’s hoping you didn’t receive any presents this crazy in 2016 and that 2017 is full of useful office presents, like a coffee mug that you can put pens in instead.