People Are Sharing The Most Underrated Christmas Gifts They Have Ever Gotten, And Most Of These Truly Deserve More Hype

Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift can sometimes feel like a fool's errand (even when it's for someone you know really well). But there are also times when you think outside the box a little bit and get the person a gift they weren't expecting —and might not be the most exciting thing — but that they truly love.


And recently, Reddit user nina18baby asked the AskReddit community: "What is the most underrated Christmas gift?"

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Lots of people chimed in to share the Christmas gifts that are totally underrated. Here are some of the top and best comments:

1."One time at work, we were doing this white elephant thing (I don't remember the exact rules, but essentially, everybody brings a gift, and everybody leaves with a different gift). The plan was to buy goofy, funny things, like the non-risqué stuff you see at Spencer's or something. When I opened mine, it was a 124-pack of toilet paper. Everybody laughed and thought it was funny, but I've never even come close to receiving a gift as amazing as that. I have no idea why nobody tried to take it from me unless they somehow knew I'd physically fight them over it."

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2."Extra phone chargers and wire organizers. I'll be damn glad I have an extra charger if mine goes missing/breaks. It's something I'd probably not think about until it happens, and then, I'm scrambling to find a charger before my phone dies."

Charging cables


"Extra long charging cables and a multi-port fast charger. Go to the Anker website and load up. Show up on Xmas with a bag, and say lighting or USB-C, and hand them out or be god-tier and give everyone one of each that’s six feet long with a fast charger. Everyone needs more cables; not enough people think to go extra long, or they just use the charger that came with the device."


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3."Every year, my grandma would get everyone toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, Q-Tips…didn’t realize how great it was until she was gone."



"My mom always gives me a 'care package' that includes: toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, and trash bags from Costco. I look forward to that shit every year. I don’t have to worry about buying that stuff for a couple months."


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4."Nice sheets or towels. Everybody enjoys them, but no one I know can ever justify spending good money on sheets or towels. I have gifted a bunch, and they are always well received."

Towels and linens


"New bedding. That shit is so expensive."


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5."One year, when I was pretty broke, someone gave me a nice tote filled with non-perishables. I suddenly had a nice stockpile of stuff like soup, crackers, and cookies, and on top of that, had a tote to store stuff in when I emptied it! It was way more useful to me than a soap set or something else like that that they could have potentially given me."

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6."Premium subscription to something the person already uses the free version of. They're guaranteed to use it, and it's already something they've decided that they weren't going to splurge on themselves for. So, as a gift, it's both a necessity and a luxury. I did this for my wife last year, and she still talks about what a great gift it was."



"My parents bought me the year's subscription to HBOMax for Christmas. HBO gives a slight deal if you buy the whole year in full, and my parents know I'd use the crap out of it."


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7."Restaurant gift cards, especially for local, non-chain restaurants. You give them a reason to go eat out with their S.O.;it's thoughtful and usually will bring them a lot of joy."

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8."Grocery or gas gift cards."



"This. If I don’t need to pay for certain necessities for a week or two, I’d be so thankful. I’d happily take a bulk order of toilet paper and paper towels."


9."Nice, comfy pajamas — I never buy them for myself. Usually, Pooh Bear it to bed 🤣."



"True. I don't think I have ever bought pajamas for myself once in my life. Gift pajamas feel more comfy somehow, too."


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10."My grandmother paid my gas bill one Christmas. I thought that was a nice present."

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11."Pet toys. I love when people remember my kitties."

Pet toys


"As a cat owner: cat food and cat litter for my cat (or a gift card for the respective shops). It’s something that is always needed and very much appreciated at any time of the year. Basically, if unsure: everything for the cat."


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12."Underwear. I never buy that shit. 😆"

Men's underwear


"My best friend from college buys me fancy panties every year for Christmas, and I love it so much."


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13."A one-time mobile detail or landscaping service. Got one of each once. Life-changing. Such a small but positive thing to motivate you to keep things that may have gotten out of hand clean."

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14."One year, when I didn't have much money but a lot of wrapping paper, I bought random groceries and wrapped them. No one complained. People called when they used the box of pasta/cake mix/pancakes months later."

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15."Quality coffee."



"A really good version of something that’s usually inexpensive. A nice pen, great tea or coffee, good leather bound notebooks. Even a nice version of most of those things is going to be under $50, but is still really luxurious."


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16."A bidet — it's better than sliced bread."

A bidet


"It is a game-changer! I received one as a gag gift and promptly bought another for the other toilet in the house."


And lastly...




"As a kid, I used to pity my uncles for getting socks for Christmas. As an adult, I look forward to it, and it's almost always one of my most appreciated gifts."


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You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.