11 Emotional Reactions To Opening Gifts

Opening up a gift when you really have nooooo idea what’s inside is pretty exciting. Is it going to be that one thing you desperately, really, truly want? Sometimes it is, sometimes it’s cool something you weren’t even expecting, and sometimes it’s just… awful. Hey, still got to stick on that big smile and say “Thank You” though, right?

Opening presents really can be a make or break kind of moment for any holiday that circles around gift giving. We’ve found a few reactions to gifts – from kids to adults, from excited to disappointed – that we think capture the randomness of gift-opening. So get ready to laugh, “awwww” or just psych yourself up for any gifts you may be receiving during this holiday season!

The Gift Of “The Happiest Place On Earth”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpOhlGiRTM?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
I don’t know if I’ve ever been that excited in my entire life. Sooooo adorable.
The Gift Of Reading
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv4Hpz-GI3g?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
I mean, I love books a whole lot, but I can understand where this (hilarious) little kid is coming from.
The Gift of Gaming
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73eO3SiFSfE?rel=0&w=420&h=315]
The popularity of mid-90s gaming devices provided some good years for gift reactions.
The Gift To The Animals
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGVflTg-bOE?rel=0&w=420&h=315]
They deserve to get in on the fun too! (P.S. If you need some ideas, check out our pet gift guide!)
The Gift Of Commercialism?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egeHyqZN9NE?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
Has anyone ever had this product? I want to know how accurate this reaction would be.
The Gift Of Rejecting A Gift
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG0-qX-hb-U?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
This kid definitely knows what he does not want.
The Gift Wars: Nail Clippers > Half-Eaten Sandwich
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6SyvxoKBYk?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
Inspired by a Jimmy Kimmel Live bit to prank your kids last year at Christmas, this one is a little long, but I think it’s totally worth it. Plus, an “Elf On The Shelf” appearance!
The Gift of Disappointment
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB4_Z1MVNQs?rel=0&w=420&h=315]
Another Jimmy Kimmel Live submission. There’s some real parental creativity with that prank gift.
The Gift of Going Places, Part One
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTt4AwbKBSo?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
Pedal your heart out, little one!
The Gift of Going Places, Part Two
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvyTYSfKDyo?rel=0&w=420&h=315]
I probably would have been screaming even more.
The Gift of “AWWWWW!!!!”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qc3iTC-M4Y?rel=0&w=420&h=315]
Hey, we started on an adorable note, and now we gotta end on one too.
Did these videos get you psyched to open your own gifts? Do you have a favorite? What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? What’s the best reaction you’ve ever seen when someone has opened a gift? Tell us about it in the comments!


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  • Allison

    D’aww. That poor little boy in The Gift of Disappointment. His face when she told him it was a 3ds was like the most sad thing ever. And then he started crying. Awwww. And in the first Jimmy Kimmel that little boy was flippin’ adorable. He was pretenting to like the stupid nail clippers to make his mom happy. That’s so sweet! Meg Malone has done it again. Great stuff. 🙂