FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

About Worst-Gifts.com

What’s Worst-Gifts.com?

We’ve all received a crappy gift  at least once in our life, be it our beloved grandma’s handcrafted itchy sweatshirt (thanks, Grandma!), a clothes drying rack for your new flat (thanks, mom…) or a Mexican Sombrero from your aun’t trip to Cancun (Gracias, tio).
All these sh**ty gifts have common characteristics: they are useless, often bulky, kitsch, cheesy and tacky, like the White Elephant Gifts.
So yeah, the saying says “It’s the thought that count!” or “Be happy with what you have!”.
But seriously, no, when you’re 21 years old you can’t be happy getting a set of saucepans.
So this time, you are going to hit back. Revenge is a dish best served cold, as they say.
Worst-Gifts.com lets you find and buy the crappiest* gifts in the world.
*Ok, some presents may not be that bad. Some are even pretty cool. But life’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?

What’s a crappy gift? How to successfully gift a white elephant gift?

We’ve asked a sample of Gift Scientists around the world what makes a bad gift. Here are some common features that these cheesy gifts share:
They’re :
  • Useless
  • Cumbersome, ugly and cheesy
  • Awkward to receive but entertaining to gift
  • Have no resell value (they generally only have a “sentimental value”)
  • … But most importantly, they can’t be declined!

To Whom, and on What occasion should you send a funny White Elephant gift?

Obviously, we think about Birthdays and Christmas for funny gifts. But it’s not very original. The worst gift you’ll ever get is the one you don’t expect!

And to whom should you send this prank gift? Well, there’s a wide range of choice: your immediate family (fathermotherbrother or sister) and your friends will often be the most forgiving, while people you’re less acquainted with (like your boss & coworkers ) might be more than embarrassed. For the latter, you should rather send your gift anonymously through Amazon!

How do I buy and order these Worst Gifts?

All of our products are selected and sold in partnership with selected reseller, because of it offers the largest range of great and no-so-great gifts and miscellaneous items.

How to properly wrap a (worst) gift ? How to send a gift anonymously? 

Through Amazon, you can add a gift wrapping easily and usually for free:
  1. Add a product to your basket
  2. Go to your basket
  3. Under the gift, check “this is a gift” (more details here)
  4. Add the recipient’s address
  5. For an anonymous send: by ticking the “This is a gift” option, your name will be hidden on the package. You can even leave an anonymous message on the wrapping paper.
    If you want to be extra-careful, you can follow this Reddit user guide:Here’s how I do amazon purchases anonymously for secret santa; I buy a gift card with the amount i need for the item and gift it to myself. I buy the item as a gift but use the gift card as your payment method. I make sure the person’s name and address is what is in both the billing and sending address.Since it’s a gift card it doesn’t matter whose address is in the billing section. After placing the order I double check the receipt to make sure the billing/shipping address info is correct. Sometimes amazon can screw up and it defaults to your default/normal billing address regardless of what you chose. That’s why i check and fix it as soon as the the order is made.I guess you could even use another account that doesn’t have any of your info on it. You would just use the account for gift card purchases/ anonymous gifts. That way there really is no risk whatsoever. 🙂

Order and Delivery Information

What are delivery options?

We offer free worldwide delivery options, and we try to offer as many delivery options as possible so that your packages arrive quickly.

What is “sent by a partner”?

As is often the case today in e-commerce, some of our gifts are shipped directly from our suppliers’ stocks without going through our storage location – and this to save you shipping costs. On most “partner shipped” products, we offer you delivery because it is slow and can take up to 3 weeks

Are gifts sent anonymously? Are the prices visible?

Gifts are always sent anonymously, your recipient will never have access to the name of the person who sent the package unless you decide to add a personalized word and leave your name on it.

We add to each package sent from our stock a delivery note, which contains legal information about our company, the name and address of the recipient and the list of the items contained in the delivery. Sometimes, a price can appear for customs regulations.

In which countries do you ship to?

We currently ship to all North American adresses. Shipping methods differ by department, country, and shipping costs are calculated when finalizing your order.

Can I modify or cancel my order?

We manage just-in-time orders, so it is no longer possible for us to modify its content and the information provided when placing your order (address, size, colour…). You can contact us via the contact form if you need any help.

The tracking of my package indicates it as delivered, yet I have not received anything. What to do about it?

If the tracking indicates that your parcels have been delivered, it means that the carrier has validated his depot at the specified address. Please contact the carrier, with your parcel number, to inform him that the parcel has visibly disappeared.

How to send the gift to someone else?

You can of course send the gifts to someone elese (and in a completely anonymous way). To do this, check the option provided on the last page of the order. You will still have to fill in your billing information, but we keep it for us.

What are the payment options? Are they secure?

We try to offer as many payment methods as possible so that you can pay for your order in complete serenity. The options currently available are Credit Cards, Paypal, and payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum via Coinbase. All our payment methods are at the latest security standards with SSL certificates.

Your account information

How do I create or access my account?

To create an account and take advantage of our special offers, you can register on the top right of the page.

To access your account, please go to this page to login with your login details.

I can no longer find my password, what should I do?

Choose the “Forgotten password” option on the form on the login page of your account (see paragraph above)

What are the options in my account?

On your account page, you can:

  • View your current and past orders;
  • See the products you have purchased;
  • Contact support;
  • Track your shipments;
  • Manage your promotional codes;
  • Change your addresses, passwords and info.
How to use a promotional code?

Your promotional code (or coupon) can be applied, under certain conditions, directly when placing your order. The coupon code filling field is located below the “Order” button on the last page of the order process. The amount will be updated automatically. Some coupons are valid only once, or for a fixed period of time.

Retours / Produits déféctueux

I would like to return items to you, what is the procedure?

If for any reason you’re not happy with your purchase, please tell us immediately. We offer a full money-back guarantee for all online purchases.

It’s ok if you changed your mind. These things happen. We’ll even cover the cost of return shipping.

If the product is faulty, we will refund your money or send you a new item – your choice.

If you purchased the wrong size or we sent the wrong item, we’ll swap it over no questions asked.

To start the process, please send us an email with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Order number
  • The issue (faulty product, wrong size)
  • What you’d like (exchange or refund)

Now for the nitty gritty – you have 30 days from the date of purchase to issue the return request form. after 30 days from the date of your initial purchase, you will not be eligible to exchange or refund your item.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us.

The products do not look like the picture on the site

The photos of the products are not contractual. The site editor cannot therefore be held liable if the characteristics of the objects differ from the visuals on the site or even if they are erroneous or incomplete. In this case, you can always send us back the item in question with the refund procedure.

I received a defective/broken product, what should I do?

You must contact our customer service department within 7 days of receiving your order. We recommend that you include with your message photos/videos of the defective/broken item as well as your NAME, FIRST NAME and ORDER NUMBER so that a solution can be found as quickly as possible.