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Nothing quite says the holidays like having to spend time with people you don't like -- the cousin who smokes green cigars, the not-even-an-acquaintance who insists on a big, wet kiss underneath the mistletoe.
True, you could convey your dislike for them by getting them no gift at all. But why not kick it up a notch? This year get them something you know they will actively dislike -- something broken, cheap or frustrating. Not something so insulting, of course, that it lands you in court before you can say, "Dash away all!" But something that leaves the recipient with less doubt where he or she stands with you. The suggestions that follow are merely that -- suggestions. We're sure you can do better, if you put your mind to it. To give these gifts may not make you blessed, but you can revel in the knowledge that your message to recipients will have been received.