I previously posted about Christmas memories as a child and the best presents you received. Now let's turn it around...what is the worst Christmas gift you've ever received?

Lotion, light bulbs, a diet book, room deodorizer...these aren't some of my favorite things.  Unfortunately each year we receive one or two gifts that drop to the bottom of our gift list. Of course it tis the season to give. And while we always say it’s the thought that counts, there are a few items that should never be given as gifts. In the past you've probably been on both ends, i.e., as the sender and the recipient.

So if you're thinking of a gift for that special someone, maybe you should steer clear of bathroom scales, self-help books and those sweet but completely useless gifts that are on clearance at the local convenience store. (Elvis soap-on-a-rope? Umm...no!)

Good luck and may the force be with you!