You're not alone, citadelle, judging from the comments on this thread. And that just makes me sad. (I've been in that mood myself, and it was really joy-robbing.)
Sometimes, in my pessimistic mood, I think that this sort of reaction means we should just stop giving presents. That the purpose is lost, there is too much stuff in people's lives, and we should just drop the rope. Instead, sit down with people (or call them) and have a nice chat, and call it good.
For one thing, how can you "screw it up"? If you give a gift chosen with affection and some level of thought that makes -you- feel closer to the person you're buying for, you can't possibly go wrong. Even if the person doesn't use it, it won't be wrong. We set up impossible standards. The only real purpose of a gift is to say "I love you."