7 Christmas gifts that even Santa didn’t want


Another Christmas has past and that means you are either making use of some fantastic gifts or you are one of the 20.8 million Australian adults that received an unwanted gift.* Either way I hope it was a safe and happy time with your family.

There’s always a gift or two that you have a fair idea are going to be shockers, even before picking them up from under the tree and unwrapping. Gifts like a knitted cardigan, handkerchief or an oven mitt have been a few that I’ve received over the years – but not wanting to hurt the person’s feelings I’ve always smiled and responded with an enthusiastic “thanks”! I know I’m not alone as the latest Gumtree survey reveals that as many as 70% of Australian adults received at least one unwanted gift last Christmas.

Before places like Gumtree came on the scene, I was like the 62%* of us that just put these unwanted gifts in cupboard and let them collect dust – now when I receive a gift I don’t want, I just jump online and put it up for sale. It easy, someone else is finding joy in it and I make some money.

Gifts Aussies wished they received this Christmas

Sometimes there are unwanted gifts that make us laugh and we keep as a memento or for keeps sake and I’ve received a few of these over the years – mainly inside jokes with the family. If you’re looking to sell your unwanted Christmas gifts or want to pick up a quirky gift for a post-Christmas gift, head to Gumtree as you can find just about anything you need – here are a 7 Gifts Santa didn’t want, but you may:

Russell Hobbs R-VAC Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – $300

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Dyson Hot+Cool Fan Heater – $480

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Candles – $5 each

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Vintage Swiss Cow bell – $25

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Snorkel Gear – $60

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Large Wine Barrels with McLaren Vale Logos – $179

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Cyclone Spinner Pool Toy – $90

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*Gumtree survey 2016

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