10/12/2015 8:51 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

The Worst Christmas Present I Ever Received Was...

There's nothing worse than waking up on Christmas morning and opening that present you've been eyeing off under the tree, only to find it's not the latest Macbook but a secondhand board game from the eighties. Or worse, old socks, à la Petunia Dursley.

What are you supposed to do? Feign joy? Laugh your head off? Run into your room to cry?

And, once the shock, disappointment or terror has worn off, what do you do with with the gift? Sometimes it's easy to re-gift, to pass on the sickly sweet perfume your mother-in-law got you to your teenage cousin. Other times it's more difficult -- what does one do with a lump of coal? Or a broken birdcage?

We headed out onto the streets of Sydney to find out.

Avoid the Christmas awkies this year. Add some Instant Scratch-Its to your gift!