Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift is frustrating enough, and sometimes all you have to do is think outside the box.  A Reddit user recently asked the Reddit community, “What is the most underrated Christmas gift?” 





From gift cards to socks, bed sheets and Q-Tips, see Reddit’s top answers below.



1. “One time at work, we were doing this white elephant thing (I don’t remember the exact rules, but essentially, everybody brings a gift, and everybody leaves with a different gift). The plan was to buy goofy, funny things, like the non-risqué stuff you see at Spencer’s or something. When I opened mine, it was a 124-pack of toilet paper. Everybody laughed and thought it was funny, but I’ve never even come close to receiving a gift as amazing as that. I have no idea why nobody tried to take it from me unless they somehow knew I’d physically fight them over it.”


2. “Extra phone chargers and wire organizers. I’ll be damn glad I have an extra charger if mine goes missing/breaks. It’s something I’d probably not think about until it happens, and then, I’m scrambling to find a charger before my phone dies.”

User: Oxbridgecomma

3.” Every year, my grandma would get everyone toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, Q-Tips…didn’t realize how great it was until she was gone.”

User: butidonthave2


4. “Nice sheets or towels. Everybody enjoys them, but no one I know can ever justify spending good money on sheets or towels. I have gifted a bunch, and they are always well received.”

User: erickadue32

5. “One year, when I was pretty broke, someone gave me a nice tote filled with non-perishables. I suddenly had a nice stockpile of stuff like soup, crackers, and cookies, and on top of that, had a tote to store stuff in when I emptied it! It was way more useful to me than a soap set or something else like that that they could have potentially given me.”

User: Likeomgitscrystal

6. “Premium subscription to something the person already uses the free version of. They’re guaranteed to use it, and it’s already something they’ve decided that they weren’t going to splurge on themselves for. So, as a gift, it’s both a necessity and a luxury. I did this for my wife last year, and she still talks about what a great gift it was.”

User: Iron_Rod_Stewart


7. “Restaurant gift cards, especially for local, non-chain restaurants. You give them a reason to go eat out with their S.O.;it’s thoughtful and usually will bring them a lot of joy.”

User: golf_boi_MD

8. “Grocery or gas gift cards.”

9. “Nice, comfy pajamas — I never buy them for myself. Usually, Pooh Bear it to bed.”

User: JoyIsADaisy


10. “My grandmother paid my gas bill one Christmas. I thought that was a nice present.”

User: misa9890

11. “Pet toys. I love when people remember my kitties.”

User: barbaramillicent

12. “Underwear. I never buy that sh*t. “

User: Drunk_Joe_Namath

13.“A one-time mobile detail or landscaping service. Got one of each once. Life-changing. Such a small but positive thing to motivate you to keep things that may have gotten out of hand clean.”

User: JohnSpartanBurger


14. “One year, when I didn’t have much money but a lot of wrapping paper, I bought random groceries and wrapped them. No one complained. People called when they used the box of pasta/cake mix/pancakes months later.”

User: myraleemyrtlewood
15. “Quality coffee.”

16. “Socks! As a kid, I used to pity my uncles for getting socks for Christmas. As an adult, I look forward to it, and it’s almost always one of my most appreciated gifts.”

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