Forget a gift certificate to Target, if you really want to be helpful this Christmas why not give your best friend with the marital problems a divorce advice voucher! C'mon—it's practical! Gift-Giving Etiquette For Tricky Situations
Reuters recently picked up a news piece about a London law firm, Lloyd Platt & Company, offering Christmas vouchers for a half hour session with a divorce lawyer. Reportedly, the vouchers have been a pretty popular seller—60 sold as of last Thursday. Remember, visiting a divorce lawyer is a pricey outing indeed, the equivalent of about $530 an hour. So in all honesty, this is a decent gift and a helpful push in the right direction when you swing by with sugar cookies and egg nog. Gifts To Improve His Life And Blow His Mind
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Of course, the Church of England is saying divorce is personal and "not really suitable" for the a fun holiday gift. Which got us thinking—what are some other highly inappropriate gifts? Gifting Birth Control?
1.) Workout tapes and a scale: Gifting weight-loss tools to someone, whether they need it or not, defines impropriety. Giving Proactiv to an acne-ridden teen or contact lenses to a disinterested glasses wearer fall into the same category.
2.) A breast job: Unless she asked Santa for one, plastic surgery should be on the "do not gift" list.
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3.) He's Just Not That Into You: The truth hurts, but not nearly as much as these six words. Self-help books for women with no dates for New Year's Eve and sexy underwear viewed only by her mirror and cat should be bought by themselves. When alone. And with a generous size purse where said book can be quickly hidden. The Top 10 Relationship Books Of The 00s
4.) Clothing that is either way too small or way too big: Buying small clothes in order to "push" someone into a workout/diet regime is about as successful as a inching them to their body goals with a pair of five-pound dumbells and a sweat band. Likewise, buying clothing a good three sizes too large is a wonderful way to let your dear lover know the real answer to the frequently asked "does this make me look fat?"