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Poll-worst Christmas present you've ever received?

I don't have a specific gift in mind, but I had a great-great-aunt who was up in her 80's and would do all her Christmas shopping at the Family Dollar, and all her gifts were tacky and age-innapropriate.  I think when I was 14 I got some play jewelry and plastic make-believe makeup.  We do Christmas wish lists with our family, so it's always a running joke that you better hurry up and send your wish list or you're getting Aunt Ruth gifts in your stocking.

Every year, my mom's step-mother-in-law gets her bath salts.  She doesn't have a bathtub in her house, only shower stalls.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_poll-worst-christmas-present-youve-ever-received?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:1c2608d1-27b1-472f-b41f-e654dbca8e87Post:75f3854e-c2ea-4886-a398-a03b90d55c67">Poll-worst Christmas present you've ever received?</a>:
    [QUOTE] Every year, my mom's step-mother-in-law gets her bath salts.  She doesn't have a bathtub in her house, only shower stalls.
    Posted by goheels05[/QUOTE]

    bwahahahaha  

    Well, that's one well thought out gift.
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    Not really the worst ever, but I have a "crazy aunt judy"

    when I was 12, she sent me the ceramic fruit magnets off her fridge because she "remembers how much I loved them".  Yeah.  When I was 2 and would play with them because everything else in the house was untouchable.

    Last year she sent my sister a kitten calendar because she knows how much she loves cats.  It was a used calendar from 1994
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    a can crusher. It was white plastic and you were to mount it on the wall.

    The first or second year we were married my MIL gave my DH a big box, when he opened it he found his high school diploma and a bunch of odds and ends of stuff like that.
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    FI actually just bought a can crusher, I really like it.

    I haven't really gotten anything legendarily bad, but I do remember when my brother and sister turned 15 or 16 (they're twins).  She got him one gift, and he pulled out a gigantic stack of gifts, taller than any of us.  It turns out that most of them were things he'd borrowed from her and never returned.  Pretty damn funny.  (He did get her an actual gift as well, I think.)
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    The first Christmas with my ex (We'd been together for almost a year at this point) he gave mea twin pack of Fix-A-Flat for my tires ... and that was it.

    I should have known then it wasn't going to get any better, lol.

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    I got a Macy's gift card one year and was told when I opened it that it "may or may not have money on it".  It didn't. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_poll-worst-christmas-present-youve-ever-received?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:1c2608d1-27b1-472f-b41f-e654dbca8e87Post:b79eb0a3-1a63-415e-b224-bf5d7f3adced">Re: Poll-worst Christmas present you've ever received?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I got a Macy's gift card one year and was told when I opened it that it "may or may not have money on it".  It didn't. 
    Posted by Stackeye210[/QUOTE]

    *blinks*
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    years ago we did a gift exchange with the family, I think it was no more than $25, I got a ugly sweater.=(  I guess it could have been worse!! 

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    This year for Christmas my Future Father in law sent us Bacon. 2 packages sliced and wrapped like in the grocery store. They were from Harry and David. What was even funnier is that it came in these 2 big boxes because they have to use ice packs. I totally thought I was getting a gift basket of some sort, but no just bacon. Though, we will use it and I'm sure will be having it for Christmas breakfast, it is one of the most amusing presents that wasn't intended to be funny, that I ever got.
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    A nightmare before christmas pencil pouch. From my ex boyfriend, we had been together five months and he was 22. You do not get a 19 year old a cartoon pencil pouch,  I wasn't  even in school at the time!
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    My mom loves buying movies for us for Christmas.  It is always things that she sees on the shelves by the check out at the Target or Walmart, she's a sucker for the impulse buys.  Two years in a row, I got "The Lakehouse."  Worst.movie.ever.
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    A few years ago a friend got me a framed picture of....myself. Now what am I going to do with a framed picture of myself?!?! I thought that was weird.

    I did get a crystal clam once. Definitely a re-gift. Who the heck would want that?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_poll-worst-christmas-present-youve-ever-received?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:1c2608d1-27b1-472f-b41f-e654dbca8e87Post:b66fe043-8a30-4c20-aa54-45bcdb9ec2e2">Re: Poll-worst Christmas present you've ever received?</a>:
    [QUOTE]The year I wanted a Nintendo (the original 16 bit, I think), there was a large NIntendo-shaped box under the tree.  I opened it- and it was a wooden Labyrinth.  Not sure what my parents were thinking there, it was a serious disappointment.
    Posted by ThePinkSuperhero[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>the first nintendo was 8 bits :)</div><div>i know because i still play mine...i'm a total old-school nintendo junkie. FI gets me to try to play x-box with him and i refuse, all the games look boring. give me some 2D mario and i'm happy as a clam :)</div><div>
    </div><div>the lames gift i ever got was from my aunt when i was like nine. she sent me a talking, singing stuffed barney. what makes it worse, even as a little kid i had HATED barney.</div><div>

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    Last year's present from my brother and his girl...a shaver and a candle. Then his girl tells me how "we spoiled" you for christmas...It was a shaver! well, this year he got a  $10.00 massage pillow from walgreens.
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    Probably the year my (now ex-)husband told me he wanted a divorce. Yeah, there was nothing under the tree from him that year.
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    Probably the worst Christmas gift I've ever gotten would be the year my step-grandmother sent me lingerie...it wasn't even nice lingerie lol.  It looked like the Walmart kind.
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    I was 15 years old and my 2nd cousin bought me a Barbie... I opened it up and was like, "oh... it's a Barbie..." I wanted to say, "I stopped playing with these when I was 7" but I didn't want to hurt his feelings.
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    a snuggie... yeah FI must have missed me making fun of them on TV
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    I've gotten christmas towels every year since I was twelve from my mom's cousin. I've started using them all year round, because there are just so many of them!
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    My brother got me 98Cent thumbtacks for christmas last year. yes THUMBTACKS. wtf mate? its now the joke in our house to ask somebody if they got you thumbtacks or if you behaved better than that this year.
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    I'd have to say my worst Christmas presant would be abouttwo years ago my now ex-husband planned to leave me for his new girlfriend. I spent a lot of time planning what to get him and he bought me a pen, I thought it was weird but he made excuses like this was an expensive pen ect. I knew he had some gift cards to a pen shop so the cost was roughly(for him) 10 buck at the most, whereas I spent much more on him. Two days later while I was sleeping and his son (who was around 9 months old)was asleep he packed everything up and was gone...best christmass ever...also the year I turned 21(yep christmas baby...)

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    When I was about 17 and my brother was about 15, we each received matching (mine navy and his hunter green) extra large long sleeved corduroy winnie-the-pooh embroidered shirts from our Grandma!

    ...it was pretty strange...!!! LOL.

    My brother also received a t shirt one year for his 9th or so birthday that Grams had made that had a pic of him pasted in front of an American flag background with the words, "Ryan [Lastname]: Real American Hero." AHa hah ah ha hah a...if only we had kept it, how funny would that be now?!?!? One of his friends told him a few years ago (my brother is 23) that if he could find it, he would wear it out!! LOL.
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    When I was 13, my aunt gave me a collection of "cd's" that weren't actually cds..but gum, shaped as cd's...  it was a little disappointing... LOL!

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    Car wax-from an Ex!!!  LOL!!!  Gotta love it!
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    My Godmother gave me and my FI a gumdrop tree?? I had never heard of it but she was so excited to tell us about how she loved her gumdrop tree as a child but never could find it and cant even begini to think of what she had done with it. I thought it was a cute idea and told her I could not wait to use it! We got it home and I pulled it out the bag as I told my FI 'We should have stopped and bought a bag of gumdrops!' his response was 'ummmm....did you look at that thing?' It had sticky gummy  residue all over the tips of it and we just looked at each other with that 'we-found-what-you-did-with-your-old-gumdrop-tree!' look!!! Still, I know she meant well but my FI could not believe she gave it to us like that! lol
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    Just a couple of days ago, a co-worker gave me a half cooked smoked chicken. Sort of strange on its own, but since he smoked it himself, it wasn't wrapped up or anything, just sitting it a super-greasy paper bag. Um, thanks, can't wait to put this in my car.

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    I don't have a specific gift, but this year from my in-laws, I recieved a lot of "home items". like, Christmas ornaments, candlestick holders, a home depot gift card-some people might not find these real unreasonable, but I still live at home! No use for any of these items.
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