3 Unlucky Gifts You Should Not Give This Christmas

If you are a firm believer of Feng Shui, you are aware that there are gifts that are believed to bring good luck to the receiver. At the same time, there are also items that may attract negative energy when given as a Christmas present.

In his livestream video for ABS-CBN News, Feng Shui expert Hanz Cua discussed the items you should never give this holiday season to avoid bad luck. Some of these items may cause bad luck in terms of finances, while other items may put a strain on relationships.


Here are the items you need to avoid giving your loved ones this Christmas season.

1. Wallets without money

Giving of empty wallets is a big no-no for Feng Shui believers. Cua advises to put money amounting to a figure ending in 8 to attract fortune and upturn bad luck.

2. Sharp items

While it’s practical to give knives and scissors as presents since they have tons of uses in the house, these items are also considered bad luck in Feng Shui. Cua said sharp objects symbolize cutting of relationships.

3. Pair of shoes, handkerchief or bonsai tree

Many would want to receive these items this Christmas, but Cua warns that giving a handkerchief, a pair of shoes and a bonsai tree represents stagnant growth, separation and a  sad relationship.

What is Feng Shui?

The term Feng Shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English and refers to a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing people with the surrounding environment. Its practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of “invisible forces” that bind the earth, universe and humanity together. In the past, it was widely used to orient buildings, dwellings and other significant structures like tombs.

The scientific community regards Feng Shui as pseudoscicence since it presents no replicable scientific evidence.