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The most popular and fastest selling Christmas gift of 2015 the Selfie Stick is now also considered to be one of the worst presents to receive this festive period, a new poll for Barnardo’s has revealed.

While 46 per cent of people in Northern Ireland said the selfie stick was the least wanted Christmas gift this year, unsurprisingly, musical socks (38 per cent), bathroom scales (34 per cent) and a set of saucepans (253per cent) were also high on the list of unpopular gifts.

Director Barnardo’s NI Lynda Wilson said: “Many of us may have received a festive gift this year that we didn’t like or was unsuitable.

“Instead of hiding them in the wardrobe, take them to one of our stores such as the one on Main Street in Ballymoney or Stone Row in Coleraine where they can be sold to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people across Northern Ireland. Our stores are very grateful for all the donations they receive. What better way to start the New Year knowing that your unsuitable gifts will help disadvantaged children and families.”