My dad and I were having a discussion about the 'stereotypically good' and 'stereotypically bad' Christmas gift, and whether or not it's deserved. The fruitcake has this unfair reputation of being the 'stereotypically bad' present. I think people liken it to concrete because they're threatened that the cake is so heavy. It's heavy because of all the little nuts, fruits and orange rinds in there. It's delicous. It isn't a bad gift at all! It's actually a good gift! (Hostess gift, maybe, or something you'd give to a neighbor. My point is, it shouldn't be as dreaded as it is . . . . although the jokes made about it can be funny!) The 'stereotypically good' gift is always in the Sears pages for the handyman on the gift list . . . it's one of those screwdriver sets that have 56 different sized screwdrivers. Growing up, I would see those ads and think, "Daddy would really like that for Christmas!" Um, no, he wouldn't. It seems like such a wonderful thing, but nobody needs 56 different sized screwdrivers. They need one screwdriver with interchangable tips (and maybe a special little one used to fix glasses). What Christmas gifts do you feel have an unfair reputation (both good and bad) that you'd like to address?