"Never, I repeat, never, give gloves as a gift, or you will quarrel and fall out."
Old wives tale, courtesy of my Grandmother (Dearly Departed)
Footnote(6 hours later):-
I have just had a shocking revelation. I now recall that Grandmother (not so dearly departed at present) once sent me a pair of mittens. Not only that, but they were mittens knitted by her very own treacherous hand!!!