Christmas is a time to spend with loved ones, and to show them that you care by choosing thoughtful gifts.
Or it’s a time to mess with friends and family, by leaving prank presents and other ridiculous things under the tree.
Since Christmas morning, Redditors have been sharing some of the things they received during the holidays that they’ve found amusing, strange, or just plain exasperating.
Some have been the butts of pranks, while others have had to smile and thank grandma for a very useless present they can’t possibly use.
While few of the gifts are likely to have appeared on anyone’s wishlist — like the hunky shirtless firefighters calendar plastered with Taylor Swift’s face, or a pair of skintight leggings with a boyfriend’s smiling face all over them — at the very least, the laughter they’ve all inspired have provided some welcome Christmas cheer.
Thanks a lot… This Redditor said is family is big on ‘ironic gifts,’ so this year his little sister got him batteries — gift not included
It’s the thought that counts? Grandpa doesn’t look particularly thrilled by this framed picture
Prankster: This person bought is bought his brother tree trimmers — but with some very creative wrapping, it looks a whole lot like he’s getting a bike
That’s not what I meant… This was definitely not what this person had in mind when he asked his wife for an Apple watch
Never goes out of style! For six Christmases in a row, this Reddit user’s sister has bought him a Taylor Swift calendar. This year’s was a bit different
Ready for it? For 2018, it’s a calendar of hunky half-naked firefighters, with a slight alteration
Gorgeous: His sister glued Taylor Swift’s face onto the bodies for every month
Burn! This man’s mother sent him a message with this gift this year
Out of the loop: One grandma found this old Blockbuster gift card in a drawer and gave it to her grandson this year (luckily, she knows Blockbuster’s gone — it was a gag gift)
So fashionable: One woman received leggings with her boyfriend’s mustached face all over them
One user said his ‘sweet innocent mother’ didn’t realize that this monogrammed thermos seems to say something very inappropriate
Making him work for it! One grandma taped a single dollar bill to each of these toilet paper rolls
Creepy: This woman got a helmet for Christmas — oh, and also a balaclava with Drake’s face printed on it
In high Christmas spirit! This Reddit user didn’t have the heart to tell mom that these aren’t ‘tropical’ socks
Real smooth, granny… Grandma Pat wasn’t paying attention to the engraving when she regifted this snow globe
Great minds: Next time, this family will communicate about what they’re buying mom
In the family: These two brothers both bought each other the same shirt
Bet he’s got a ‘look’! This man got a green jacket and red plaid shirt from his girlfriend… and also a green jacket and red plaid shirt from his parents
Same brain? These twin brothers each bought the same mug for their father