Scientists working at Amazon have developed a new technology which they claim could mean the end of unwanted presents. The on-line retailer has been granted a patent for a "gift conversion" system which allows users to swap dodgy presents before they even arrive.
It's said the system would allow users to "blacklist" friends and family who frequently give bad gifts and set "rules" for their presents. This could be an automated exchange for another item, a different clothing size or gift vouchers.
Always assuming your relatives shop at Amazon in the first place.