Inappropriate Gift Ideas for Family and Friends


For loved ones who suffer from holiday colds and flu….

For those gun and grenade lovers on your list…

The perfect gift for your loved ones. Add a nice big life insurance policy to it and you’ll be good to go. Literally.

Even Santa has bad days.

Warning– If you give shoe polish as a gift, you’ll lose your guy/gal/whoever to a braless cutie stuck in a 1958 time-warp.

Handmade gifts and cards are always the best.

If you’re finding the holiday season a bit stressful, visit  It’s a wonderful post and a reminder of what the holidays are really about.

Enjoy your week!


About Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas, author. Coorganizer of the Arizona Novel Writers Workshop. Member Arizona Historical Novel Society, Member BooksGoSocial Authors, Transplanted Texan.!/themodernscribe
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14 Responses to Inappropriate Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

  1. Marcia says:

    Thanks for the chuckles, Diana! Love the Pall Mall ad! Things have changed so much! I was just saying to someone else, I think my future Decembers might just be spent in Bali with my husband and no one else! Have a great holiday!

  2. I’ve gotta beat the Christmas rush for a headstone? WTF?
    Unfortunately I am old enough to remember the days when cigs were advertised like that Santa ad.
    Sometimes when I get to thinking nothing changes your crazy ads remind me that the weirdness has gotten a whole lot more subtle.

  3. Love these, Diana! Your sense of humor is priceless (as are these graphics and captions)!

    Thanks for the chuckles, 🙂

  4. molly says:

    Thank you Diana for your gracious vote of confidence. Those Pall Malls – measuring mildness? Indeedy!! Advertising’s still mostly b.s. My favourite is “Don’t do it Santa”. Steered Jonathon, a friend who’s a creative director @ J Walter Thompson to your blog, he just loves the ads, cheers catchul8r molly

  5. What a wonderful post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much. You have an amazing blog here.

    You can change your life.

    Check it out – Everyone is Invited

  6. Barb says:

    These are tasteless…AND unbelievably hilarious. What a hoot. Who says Santa doesn’t have a sense of humor. Well, I guess the one posed like a tree ornament may not, but he shouldn’t harass the female help.

  7. Lafemmeroar says:

    Love this and what amazing pics!!!!!!!! I’m with Barb – tasteless and hilarious = awesome!!!!

  8. The one that blows me away is the shoe polish ad. I didn’t know they could show nipples in 1958.

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