survey says: what’s your worst holiday gift ever? store-bought or homemade? fill out our holiday gift survey!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and all that crap, but it’s also the season to give. And receive. Because who doesn’t love presents, right? Take some time out from your holiday shopping (and wrapping, and unwrapping) to take this survey and tell us your real thoughts on gift giving. Do you prefer gift cards or something more personal? Wrapping paper or gift bag?

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Don’t be a Scrooge — just copy and paste these 20 fun questions into a comment below to share your answers with other gURLs!

1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year?
2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it?
3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest…
4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you?
5. Do you still have it?
6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping?
7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag?
8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart?
10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents?
11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool?
13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal?
14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah?
15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient?
16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts?
17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals?
18. What are you getting your best friend?
19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa?
20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten?

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  • Allissa

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year?
    A smosh themed T-shirt, hoodie, or wristband.

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it?
    Yes. I doubt I’ll get it anyway.

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest…
    Both. But if had to choose one, I’d choose give. I want to see the person’s reaction.

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you?
    A thong from my aunt. xD I’ve never worn it.

    5. Do you still have it?
    Yeah, it’s in my dresser somewhere.

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping?
    Nowhere, I usually do the baking or make homade gifts.

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag?
    Wrapped in paper- it’s fun to tear off!

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
    A snowglobe. What the hell would I use that for? Of course I didn’t say that though…

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart?
    From the heart. Money doesn’t matter.

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents?
    Idk.

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool?
    Cool. I <3 sparkles!!!!

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal?
    I don't mind them at all. They're better than useless junk.

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah?
    No thanks.

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient?
    Boooring! Unless I need them.

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts?
    Usually at my aunt's big house.

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals?
    I dunno.

    18. What are you getting your best friend?
    Not sure yet.

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa?
    I don't remember.

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten?
    A laptop. 😀

  • Tori.gurl

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? enough emo eyeliner to lest me for a year
    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it?yes it would be rude not to
    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… both duh
    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you?my sterio a christmas present od 09′ i use it everyday
    5. Do you still have it?yes
    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping?the good mall
    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag?paper it says they care enough to take the time to wrap it for you
    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?socks
    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart?something from the heart, my friend could the new iPhone 4 and i would be ‘cool’ and if he gave me something he make like a wooden card he made or something i would have screamed ‘omg i love you man!’
    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents?sweetie and besties
    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool?cheesey but in a cute goofy way
    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal?best its says that they didnt know what you wanted but want to give you what you want
    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah?hell ya, it gives you a bit of a rush trying to hurry (im a adrenilen junky)
    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient?conveint cuz where i come from it hot like all year xcept like 3 months that goes down some and we are islanders so we dont like the cold so we tend to really bundel up for that
    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts?my family does ot 3 times 1) at my grandma’s house 2)my gueta (meaning grandma in spanish) chely’s house 3)our house
    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals?pray eat all night the next moring heat up the left overs then open present
    18. What are you getting your best friend? a handmade card and anything tomboy and blue
    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa?tempreary highlights (hopfully)
    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten?iPod

  • Lori

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year?
    iPod speakers…or a Visa gift card.
    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it?
    nope, cuz I already know Im not getting either one.
    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest…
    receive, duh lol.
    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you?
    A temporary tattoo kit from my mother. she knew I was into collecting temp. tats so she got me the kit right before she passed away.
    5. Do you still have it?
    no 🙁 my demon little cousins tore it all apart, which is why I dont like them now lol.
    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping?
    I dont holiday shop. Im always broke on the holidays….
    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag?
    paper! the fun part is in tearing it away!
    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
    this ugly orange button-up shirt. I hate orange and dont wear button-ups.
    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart?
    from the heart. you could get me something expensive but if its not me, Im not gonna like it.
    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents?
    again, I dont buy xmas presents lol.
    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool?
    its all gonna get torn apart in the end…..
    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal?
    BEST GIFT EVER! let me pick my stuff out and just say its from you…cuz my family kinda sucks at that…
    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah?
    no thanks.
    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient?
    kinda boring…not REALLY boring but kinda boring.
    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts?
    at our respective houses. we dont go to other people’s houses or anything like that.
    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals?
    Xmas eve, we get to open ONE present. and its ALWAYS pajamas. so we can be wearing our xmas pj’s in the morning.
    18. What are you getting your best friend?
    not a damn thing lol.
    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa?
    we dont do that lol.
    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten?
    I dunno. Youre not supposed to know how much things cost.

  • paige

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? a wii
    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? yes
    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… receive
    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? idk
    5. Do you still have it? idk
    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? uptown
    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? wrapped
    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? cant remember
    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? both
    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? friends and family
    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? cheesy
    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? best gift eva
    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? no
    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? boring
    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? houses
    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? none
    18. What are you getting your best friend? gift voucher or jewelerry
    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? dont have one
    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? tv

  • Danielle

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year?I dont make a wishlist anymore, but either money, a makeup kit from sephora, or a sewing machine and gift card to hancock fabrics

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it?yes, i always do, except mymom can tell when i dont like it

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? being truly honest i like to recieve, but giving feels sooo much better. when i was little i actually gave my family and friends gifts randomly:)

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you?I cant remember the holidays in my past, but maybe my barbie blanket (even though i dont like barbie); and i have no idea who gave it to me.

    5. Do you still have it?yes the edge is chewed a little because of my dog

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping?Wherever i find the perfect gift

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag?i dont have a preference

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?i dont know

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart?from the heart

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents?my friends

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool?cool

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal?impersonal

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah?yeah

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient?a little bit of each

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts?in the living room

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? we play gmes and whenever someone wins they get to open one of their presents

    18. What are you getting your best friend?jewelry, she loves mine and she has so little (besides she looks great wearing hoop earings:)

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa?i dont have a secret santa

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten?my parents dont tell me prices

  • elevia

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? fishies in a fish tank 🙂

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? if i dont thats fine! i already know i am though

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… well of course receiving is great but giving is also great too!!

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? probably getting a puppy from my parents

    5. Do you still have it? sadly no

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? mall or online

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? wrapped!

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? probably some ugly sweater or something haha we all get those.

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? from the heart is the best.

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? parent… maybe friends more.

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? sounds pretty bomb to me

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? perfect.

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? psh hell yeah!

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? can be nice!

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? they live far away sooooo UPS?

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? secret santa on my dads side

    18. What are you getting your best friend? made her a warm scarf! she needs one.

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? gave some things from thailand, got $$

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? no clue

  • Shayla

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? Money so that I can buy a new pair of jeans or boots.

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? I'm pretty much fine with whatever I get, so I’ll be happy so long as it isn’t a bill. 😛

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… In all honesty, give. I'm too laid back to get much out of receiving. 😛

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? Probably my graphic tablet. My parents gave it to me.

    5. Do you still have it? Yep. :]

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? Walmart. xP

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? Bag. It's re-usable. 😛

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? Hmm… oh, probably a cheap pair of earrings… when I don't even have my ears pierced. xP

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? From the heart. :]

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? My parents.

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? Cool. xP

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? Best gift ever! Thank you for being considerate! 😀

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? Hell yeah. xP

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? Really convenient. :]

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? On the couch.

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? Mmm… we celebrate Hanukkah, so we light the Menorah, then we grab a gift and all open it. 😛

    18. What are you getting your best friend? A necklace.

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? We didn't do that. 😛

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? Possibly my graphic tablet… if not, my violin.

  • Lora

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? Easel and acrylic paint.

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? I won't need to pretend

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… I like getting.

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? My Wii

    5. Do you still have it? yah

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? anywhere and everywhere

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? wrapped

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? I liked all my gifts.

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? from the heart.

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? parents

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? cool

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? impersonal

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? NO NO NO NO N O NO!!!!!!!!!!!1

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? convenient i luv 'em

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? christmas tree, christmas morning

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? we video tape it

    18. What are you getting your best friend? I have three. One i'm getting accesories from Claires, one i'm making this adorable cat bag (cuz she's obssesed) the other I am gonna buy something funny cuz she's hilarious.

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? didn't have one.

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? wii

  • Stells11189

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? Money

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? I already know I'm not getting as much as I wanted I'm trying not to be a brat about it but I am pretty disappointed.

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… Give it honestly feels better. I'm almost always disappointed by the gifts I receive but I'm really good at getting gifts for my boyfriend and he always loves them which makes me happy.

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? My ipod touch a couple years ago from my parents.

    5. Do you still have it? Yep.

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? All over the place but this year I did a lot online.

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? No preference really.

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? My aunt bought us all Bibles with our names embroidered on the cover…I'm an atheist…

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? From the heart.

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? My boyfriend his birthday is the 21st so I always spend a bunch on his "birthmas" as he calls it.

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? I think its pretty.

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? Depends on the relationship between the card giver and the recipient and the relationship between the recipient and the store.

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? Nope I really kinda hate shopping any time.

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? Boring unless I specifically ask or they're really cute.

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? My house

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? Just wait till everyone is awake and in the room

    18. What are you getting your best friend? I got him original prints of one of his favorite pin-up models, one of his favorite movies, and a giant gummy bear

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? didn't do one this year

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? trip to L.A.

  • victoria

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year?money so i can get what i want

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? yeah i would even though i would be disappointed

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… Really BEING HONEST i like to give because i like to see the look on my friends face:)

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? The most memorable gift i got was a juicy couture bracelet.An my bestfriend that was a boy bought it

    5. Do you still have it? No he got mad cause i wouldnt go with him so i gave it back

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? I shop at the mall

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? I like it wrapped in paper..i like to open the gifts

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? Some used clothes..THAT WERENT EVEN MY SIZE!!!..EWWW

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? I would want both because i would want the gift to show that you thought of me and you werent afraid to spend alittle cash for me..lol

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? Well this year i spent more on my boyfriend cause we have the same taste..lol

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? I think its cool..it makes you even more excited to open up your gifts

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? I like gift card but ..they can be impersonal it show that you took the easy way out instead of puting your heart into a gift

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? Well i dont do it because its CRAZY and i get my gifts early but i love the rush soo HELL YEAHH

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? I think they are convenient you can always dress them up

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? We exchange them when we all get together for chirstmas dinner

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? We all get together and sit down and talk about past year christmas's and the good time an then we give our gifts out

    18. What are you getting your best friend? I have three an i got us matching shirt so we can stand out as the bff we are..lol

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? What i got was makeup that im soo happy for..yaay…An i gave a ed hardy watch..because i had a boy name

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? The most expensive gift i got was my lap top computer…

  • Chantelle

    1. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist this year? Headphones, mine broke a couple of weeks ago and I can't listen to my ipod. 🙁

    2. Are you going to pretend to be happy even if you don’t get it? I'm sure I'm getting it.

    3. Would you rather give or receive on the holidays? Be honest… lol, receiving, unless I find a good present for someone else.

    4. What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever gotten? Who gave it to you? The guitar my parents gave me. Unfounanitly, it's in the couner of my room because I never play it. 🙁

    5. Do you still have it? Like I said, it in the couner collecting dust.

    6. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? Target and Wallgreens (they have a ton of giftcards that I like to give.

    7. Would you prefer to get a gift that’s wrapped in paper or a gift bag? Paper, I love taring it apart.

    8. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? Umm, clothes, maybe.

    9. Would you rather get something expensive or from the heart? From the heart.

    10. Who do you spend the most money on during the holidays? Your sweetie? Your parents? Parents.

    11. Sparkly Christmas wrapping paper — cheesy or cool? A bit cheesy.

    13. Gift cards — best gift ever or impersonal? Best gifts because I get to choose what I want.

    14. Christmas eve shopping — no thanks or hell yeah? No thanks unless I need something.

    15. Getting sweaters/blankets/gloves as gifts — really boring or really convenient? Unless I ask for it, boring.

    16. Where do you and your family exchange gifts? The living room.

    17. What are your family’s gift-exchanging rituals? You have to wait until both siblings are awake, to open presents.

    18. What are you getting your best friend? Gift Card.

    19. What did you give to/get from your Secret Santa? didn't do it this year do to lack of money.

    20. What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever gotten? guitar.