Blackpool answers: what are the most offensive Christmas gifts to receive?

The most offensive Christmas gifts to receive according to people in and around Blackpool...
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As Christmas draws closer and closer, the Blackpool Gazette asked its readers 'What would you be most offended to receive as a Christmas gift?'

Of course many people were quick to comment that there was no such thing - after all we should always be grateful - but others did have some humerous suggestions so take a look below!

There were some common themes...

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Terry Gibson: "A Preston or A St Helens , Shirt." - Alan Smith and Charlie Rushton also said a PNE shirt.

Keith Duncan: "Preston scarf"

Toorie Alec: "A man utd top" - Brian Foster and Pete Bowley also said this.

Kelly Marie Wilson: "A liverpool shirt" - Pete Bowley said this too.

Jenny Fenny: "A Burnley football top"

Chris Alcock: "A Blackpool shirt"

Another pattern...

Paulette Alma Armstrong-bell: "Diet book"

Liz Auger: "A second hand weight watchers book"

Lynne Carless: "Weighing scales"

Rachel Logan: "A friend's boyfriend gave her the Atkins diet book ...he was out by new year ! There is a time and place for these hints."

Worst Christmas presents you could receive according to Blackpool Gazette readers. Image: Clint Patterson on UnsplashWorst Christmas presents you could receive according to Blackpool Gazette readers. Image: Clint Patterson on Unsplash
Worst Christmas presents you could receive according to Blackpool Gazette readers. Image: Clint Patterson on Unsplash

And again...

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Amy Bickerstaff: "... 'wouldn’t be offended because they thought of me' but I am sorry I would be if it was household equipment eg my ex once bought me a microwave."

Joanne Frances: "Anything that had a plug on the end of it!"

Victoria Knowles: "Hoover"

June Kane: "My husband bought me an iron........he's no longer my husband......."

Then a few food related answers

Craig Moyes: "Non alcoholic beer."

Liz Auger: "Cheap red wine"

Elle Marie: "A satsuma"

John Garside: "An Easter egg"

Some more bespoke responses

Lou Blackledge: "Something I had gifted to the person the year before" - this was repeated by Andy Adshead and Annemarie Gregory

Gina Louise: "Anti aging cream or tena lady."

Victoria Lyons: "Plastic surgery voucher."

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Christina Ni Ruairc: "I don’t know I was pretty offended when I realised my new tv was a pay weekly so technically it was a bill I recieved..  we still laugh about it now lol But his heart was in the right place and we had a great oul giggle about it!!"

Jane Paul: "Toiletries, I would find that offensive iff supposed to be from a friend!!!!"

Colin Rushton: "Lynx"

Thomas Roberts: "Anything to do with smoking. The ultimate insult."

Mark Slater and Phil Owens both said "Membership of the Conservative Party"

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Similaraly, Kevin J Mcmullan said: Nadine Dorries's latest book.

Danny Papper and Pauly Groocock both said "My ex back"

Jo Webster: "Something the buyer could not really afford...."

And some suggestions made us regret ever asking...

Dave Balshaw: "A Blackpool Gazette"

Derek Rogers: "12 month subscription to the gazette"

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