oh yeah, inlaws....I remember the xmas my SIL gave me a yellow polyester dress (I've never worn yellow in my life) in a size 16......I wore a six 6 at the time.
That was the same year I got from another relative a black vinyl handbag, the kind you would see an 80 year old woman wear. I was 25.
It was also the year I figured out that the box of gifts I would get from relatives up North always came about a week after they would have received the box I sent up there with gifts for everyone. That had been going on for 5 years.
So, the next year I waited to send my box until after theirs arrived, just to see if it was coincedence. A box never arrived.
I believe a gift, regardless of its value, or if you personally think it's horrible, needs to be given with the intent of lighting up someone's eyes.
I also received once a teabag, that's right, one teabag, lipton I think. It came from this person I worked with, who disliked everyone there. It wasn't wrapped, just had a yellow post-it on it that said "merry christmas". Actually, that was more funny than anything. I laughed as I tossed it in the trash.