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She really needs to practise her ‘weird gift’ poker face…

From dodgy teddy bears and ridiculous dental floss underwear, to sparkling rings that don’t fit – men are notoriously clueless at buying the perfect gift.

The same goes for grandparents. We love them, but if we needed scented coat hangers we’d probably already have some in our wardrobes. Don’t even get us started on little brothers…

We recommend taking matters into your own hands by exchanging a lacklustre gift for one of these watches. How you go about asking for the original receipt is a battle you’ll have to fight all on your own…

With Exchange Value: £50 or less

Daisy Dixon Karlie Double Wrap watch

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Available in tan and orange and white and neon pink, these Karlie watches by Daisy Dixon are ideal for stacking with your bracelet collection. Stretch to both if you’re feeling in a good mood.

RRP £50 Shop

Fiorelli Red Leather watch

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Fiorelli jewellery has been a big success (they’ve recently launched a gold collection too), so it’s no surprise the brand has made the jump into watches. This red leather option with a gold tone case and patterned dial is right up our street.

RRP £39 Shop

With Exchange Value: £50-£100

Daniel Wellington Classy Oxford

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With a traditional NATO strap, this Daniel Wellington piece avoids being too masculine thanks to a smaller case size (just 26mm) and a smattering of diamonds. Perfect for summer.

RRP £99 Shop

Timex Pastel Original

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These hot-off-the-press watches by Timex are available in shades of blue, grey, olive, cream and pink giving you the chance to add a summery twist to your wardrobe.

RRP £59.99 Available from March

With Exchange Value: £100-£200

Rotary Petite

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New for SS16, this Rotary petite timepiece is inspired by an original Art Deco watch produced by Rotary in the 1920s. We like this black leather strap version, but there are also silver, rose gold and yellow gold tone finishes to choose from.

RRP £109 Shop

Skagen Rungsted Steel Mesh

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Unusual case shapes are having a moment and this Skagen is leading the pack with its not-quite-round, not-quite-square finish. Plus, it’s got an steel mesh strap which taps into another big trend of the moment.

RRP £175 Shop

With Exchange Value: £200-£300

Vivienne Westwood Edge Night

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Perhaps you’ve been gifted another day watch, but what you’re really after is an evening-ready dress watch? This inky blue Vivienne Westwood design is sleek but with a hint of rebellion – perfect with a little black dress.

RRP £250 Shop

Nixon Facet

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Go big and bold with this chunky 42mm Facet watch from Nixon. The glass dome on the case is cut a bit like a diamond, so it reflects a little more light than unusual. Instead of black, silver, rose and yellow gold hues we opted for this plum version, which offers just the right amount of intrigue.

RRP £210 Shop

With Exchange Value: £300 plus

Tissot PRC 200 Chronograph

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So, someone’s gone all out and spent a small fortune on you…well aren’t you a lucky girl! If you’re looking for a high value swap, we recommend this all-white Tissot. It’s perfect for everyday wear but still manages to be a conversation starter.

RRP £330 Shop

Burberry The City watch

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As Brit brands go, Burberry is up there with the best of them. This ‘The City’ watch includes just a hint of the Burberry check, softened by a textured dial and tan leather details.

RRP £350 Shop

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