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Unwanted Christmas presents abandoned across U.K. hotel chain

Unfortunate Christmas sweaters were just some of the items abandoned by hotel patrons.Was it a breakup, or a bout of forgetfulness?

Something led a guest at Premier Inn to leave behind a pair of diamond earrings this holiday season. The gift was one of many items on a list of abandoned gifts the hotel chain released last week.

The head of communications at the U.K. hotel chain said she was surprised at the gifts patrons left behind.

The 25 rolls of leftover wrapping paper and 137 gift cards were less surprising than a forgotten iPhone 5. The 18 Christmas jumpers (sweaters to us North Americans) might have been left accidentally-on-purpose, but who would give up a Kindle Fire?

The hotel chain says it is trying to reunite guests with their lost gifts through its Facebook page.

If no one claims the gifts, at least hotel staff can catch up on the latest book craze with 17 copies of 50 Shades of Grey. There was also a Furby that was reportedly still talking, a One Direction t-shirt and 19 pairs of Christmas socks.

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Guests leave strange things at hotels all the time. Last year, Travelodge U.K. released a list of forgotten items, including the keys to a Ferrari and a hamster named Fredrick.

Travelodge said the items left most often include clothes, teddy bears, books and phones.

Perhaps the least common was an 18 month old baby boy forgotten briefly by his parents as they rushed to a wedding.

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Hotel visitors abandon unwanted Christmas presents in U.K