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Inappropriate gifts

Your Monkey Called:

Scrambling to find a replacement Christmas present; my coworkers inform me that a 12-month Curves membership is apparently “insensitive”.

Oh wow. Yes. Even if she wants to join a gym, do not give it as a gift. Especially that one, which is specifically marketed as weight loss instead of muscle-building or sports training, leaving absolutely no ambiguity. You can offer to pay for her membership later, at least a week after Christmas, but that’s not a gift — that’s just something nice you can do separately.

Other inappropriate gifts to get your girlfriend/fiance/wife:

A gift says, “I think you should have this.” Think of the messages these send:

And your original idea: