When Hanes asked us to share an uncomfortable holiday moment, it was hard to pick just one! Somehow the holidays are rife with awkward and embarrassing moments. To us, though, there is none more embarrassing than when a friend, coworker or acquaintance gives you an unexpected gift. Sure, it's the thought that counts, but the uncomfortable feeling of not having a gift to give in return takes all the fun out of the moment.
What to do? We've gotten smart over the past few years and now keep a stash of generic, unisex gifts in our house, desk drawer and car. So the next time an unexpected gift is handed to us, we can joyously say, "Oh, I've got a little something for you too!" as we hand over a wrapped scented candle or bottle of wine. Whew, uncomfortable moment avoided!