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Christmas Gift Gadgets To Avoid Giving

Digital photo frames and organisers have been named as some of the most unwanted Christmas gift gadgets in Britain by a survey commissioned by the British Video Association.

Other gadgets that Britons didn't want to receive were bread makers, electronic sudoku machines, foot spas, shrink wrap machines and yoghurt makers. Even digital radios turned up on the list of unwanted presents along with electric shoe polishers and candy floss machines.

BVA spokesperson, Simon Heller, told Pocket-Lint: “Many of the gadget gaffs cited by our study are gifts that have a lot of novelty appeal, but perhaps a limited shelf life. A candy-floss maker is great for beating those Boxing Day blues, but a games console or 3D Blu-ray player are future-proof. They’re gifts you’ll go back to all year round.”

The survey, which interviewed 2,000 Brits, found that 31 per cent people who were given a gadget didn't use them, 39 per cent of the respondents said that they didn't have the time to use them while 23 per cent could not find any use for the gadgets.

Meanwhile, 7 per cent of Brits interviewed said that didn't how to use the gadget they received for Christmas and 18 per cent admitted that they didn't like the gadgets they were given.