2018 is here and if you're into the paranormal and like attending ghost hunts at amazing locations then you're in for a paranormal treat because looking around there's more paranormal events companies offering ghost hunts at locations than ever before, and you never know, someone who knows you like spook seeking just may have got you tickets to a ghost hunt for Christmas and if they have you'll be pleased to know that there are worse presents that you could have got. Hey, you may have even got ghost hunt tickets and slimming pants or something similar.
Ghost Hunting is like that well know particular brand of Yeast Extract that you either LOVE or HATE, you may like it, your Pa could have a penchant for it, hey, even your Ma might (you see what we did there yes?)
Anyway, those people at MARMITE have sent us a list of presents that people have received, a list of the most hated Christmas presents. Spare a thought for those people who received breast firming cream or slimming pants. According to them us Brits get at least three gifts we hate EVERY Christmas, whilst a third of us have confessed to cheekily buying "grudge gifts" with bosses, exes and the mother-in-law.
It's not all about hate though, personalised gifts are one of the most loved presents with seven in ten feeling that something personalised with a name shows thought and consideration.
When it comes to our reaction when presented with a disappointing gift, 24 per cent said they see the funny side, saying receiving rubbish presents gave them something to laugh about. Some of us just won’t let it slide, with a whopping third admitting to falling out with their other halves due to the terrible gift attempt.
There is no need to let a present go to waste according to an over a third of us (35 per cent), who admitted to re-gifting to others. A quarter of Brits who get landed with a rubbish present like to exchange it for something else but 34 percent give it straight to the charity shop.
When it comes to who we are gifting, a third of us confessed to cheekily buying ‘grudge gifts’ with little thought for people who we are not fond of. Bosses and colleagues who were pulled out of the office Secret Santa were most likely to be on the receiving end of a shoddy present. Followed in second place, exes (on behalf of the children of course). A philosophical 83 percent said they were in agreement that it was the thought that counts but a materialistic 17 percent said it was all about the cost and extravagance of the presents you receive.
Shannon Lennon-Smith, spokesperson for Marmite said: "There is nothing worse than having to pretend that you love a present that you really hate. For a fail-safe gift, something personalised will let the recipient know that they were in your thoughts. For Marmite fans, our personalised jars make the perfect present and can be conveniently purchased online.”
Purchase a personalised 250g glass jars for friends and family, via the Marmite website at social.marmite.co.uk for £4.99.
- A pair of slippers
- Second-hand clothing
- An autobiography of someone you don’t like
- A workout DVD
- A hand-made gift like jam or chutney
- Sexy underwear from your other half
- A hairbrush
- An olive oil and balsamic vinegar set
- Underwear from a boss
- Novelty apron
- An opened box of chocolates
- A mop and bucket
- A dead plant
- A Christmas hamper from the PREVIOUS year
- Chocolate body paint
- A naughty calendar
- Slimming pants
- A dustpan and brush
- A coffee mug stolen from a well-known coffee chain
- A vacuum cleaner
- A new broom
- A gym membership
- Maternity clothes when you weren’t pregnant
- A half drank bottle of wine
- Expired bank notes
- A push up bra
- A basket of fruit ‘on the turn’
So, listen up, if you've received an olive oil and balsamic vinegar set but two tickets to a ghost hunt, just suck it up and live with it, hey, you can always give it away to someone else next year....
#dontbenormal BE PARANORMAL
written by Paul Stevenson, thanks to Marmite, I love you, I hate you, still not sure...
About Marmite: Since 1902, Marmite has been the nation’s most loved and hated breakfast spread. It was first discovered by a German scientist called Justus von Liebig who found that brewer’s yeast could be concentrated, bottled and eaten. Marmite is a French term for a large covered earthenware or metal cooking pot. Originally British Marmite was supplied in earthenware pots but since the 1920’s it’s been sold in the bulbous glass jars we are familiar with today. Available in supermarkets and independent retailers worldwide, Marmite comes in a variety of sizes, including 70g, 125g, 250g, 400g and 500g. Marmite is rich in vitamin B complex and is a source of folic acid. Marmite is a British brand made in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire by Unilever UK.