DID you get a Christmas present you were less than impressed with?

A charity shop poll has revealed the most unwanted Christmas presents based on donations to their stores in January.

The survey of Acorns Children’s Hospice’s 54 shops, which includes stores in Worcester, Malvern and Droitwich, found the classic board game to be the most undesirable gift.

Acorns, which has a hospice on Bath Road, Worcester, has found donations of board games soared in January as families take the time to have a clear out their unwanted - or perhaps duplicate - gifts.

Women’s toiletries have also come flooding in after Christmas and, despite the popularity of shows like the Great British Bake Off, celebrity cookbooks were offloaded in recent weeks coming in at number three.

The results of the poll are as follows:

1. Board games

2. Toiletries (women’s)

3. Celebrity cook books

4. Onesies / pyjamas / night wear

5. Socks / slippers

6. Celebrity autobiographies

7. Toiletries (men’s)

8. Christmas jumpers

9. Fitness DVDs

10. Selfie sticks

But the unwanted gifts are great news for Acorns as it helps them raise funds to continue supporting life-limited children and their families

Kevin Ives, Acorns head of retail, said: “It’s fantastic that local people are choosing to donate their unwanted gifts to Acorns shops and very interesting to see the common items being donated throughout January.

“I’d encourage people not to leave unloved gifts gathering dust around the house, but to give them a new lease of life by donating to Acorns.

"That celebrity cook book you never wanted may be someone else’s perfect present.”

The network of Acorns charity shops across the West Midlands raises around £1.5million per year towards the charity’s work caring for life-limited and life-threatened children and young people.

Mr Ives continued: “There is always someone out there who will make use of your unwanted items and the money raised is vital to help Acorns continue to provide specialist care.”

Acorns needs to raise more than £9 million every year and it relies on the local community, including income from shops, for the majority of this amount.

For more information on Acorns shops and to find your nearest shop, visit acorns.org.uk/shops