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Books Are Better: The Worst Gifts Ever And Books To Buy Instead

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For many, the holidays are about showing how much you care, but some family members, friends and colleagues have a peculiar way of showing it.

When it comes to gift-giving, it's certainly the thought that counts, but when we receive things like onesies or mismatched slippers, we have to wonder, 'what were they thinking?'

The right book, on the other hand, is always a thoughtful present.

So we asked our Facebook followers about the worst gifts they've ever received, and humbly offer suggestions for similarly themed books they could have been given instead.

After all, as the trending Twitter topic states, #BooksAreBetter.

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Filed by Maddie Crum