The Worst Gifts to Get on Christmas

Trey Wright made still lives of things we've all received and promptly stowed away to regift next holiday season.

by Trey Wright
25 December 2016, 7:40pm

There are always a couple of random gifts everyone frantically pulls out of storage this time of year. Their origin could be a yankee swap seven years ago, an ex-lover, or a well-meaning grandma. We all have received and gifted questionable, vanilla-scented things.

After a recent SNL skit immortalized the ever-circulated peach candle, VICE thought it was time to do a highlight reel of the type of present that no one wants or keeps. Photographer Trey Wright brought theses gems to life in the gallery below as a cautionary tale for this holiday season.

Inflatable fruit cake

Applebee's gift card

Nordstrom medium leather-wrapped stone

Yankee candle (buttercream scent) with mini cupcake

Bath and Body Works lotion in Dark Kiss and Velvet Sugar

Re-gifted old ornament

Nine bolt Duracell batteries

Celebrity perfumes (Meow by Katy Perry, Fantasy by Britney Spears, and Can Can by Paris Hilton)