DAMMIT JIM. FIL gifting fail strikes again!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2136 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Bahahahaha! That’s…cute even tho it’s frustrating!

Post # 9
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s a good point.. the whole kitchen sink without a tub sort of thing… technically kitchen sinks have more bacteria than the toilet. OOOH but it looks like bed bath and beyond carries it! I’d totally take it in for store credit. They don’t require a receipt!

Post # 12
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hell yeah! I totally found it on the website lol!

I did that with an ugly set of “crystal” goblets and decanter my grandma gave us for the wedding, which was missing two of 4 goblets so I’m PRETTY positive she bought it at Ross. They totally took it back though beacuse I found it on their website 🙂

Post # 14
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Sink baths are a right of passage in my family and that flower thing looks great.  Regift it to another mommy if you can’t use it or return it.

Post # 15
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@iarebridezilla:  Bed bath and beyond OWNS buy buy baby and you can return things there. Don’t take off the tag!!! YOu can also interchange coupons.

Post # 16
2772 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@iarebridezilla:  If you have a local moms swap & shop facebook group you could sell it on there, or even your local online classifieds! Your post made me laugh though! We have the same issue with my in-laws too. DH’s mom is an avid thrift-store shopper. She visits Value Village at least once a week, and buys all her name-brand clothing for her and DH’s half-brother and step-dad there. That’s fine. Except I think she picks random garbage up when she sees it and thinks it’s a good deal, and then she stores them, waiting to figure out who she can give these things to. Every birthday and every Christmas we get a box shipped to us, and it’s always totally random, useless, strange crap. Last year for Christmas we got: a skunk-tail keychain (totally real – our dog kept trying to eat it), a small plastic guitar on a stand (like a nik-nak), a bag of colored clothes pegs (for our non-existent clothesline?), a tub of body scrub (that was so old the bottom half was petrified), a hemp mitten-loofah, a sharp hook on a stick (supposedly for turning meat while cooking), a Budweiser t-shirt in a plastic bag (the kind that comes free with a case of beer – neither of us drinks Budweiser, and neither of us is a size Small), a clay rendering of what I can only assume was a turd – WITH matching little dish (we couldn’t figure out what the intended purpose of that was), and a tan faux-suede purse that said Victoria’s Secret on it (one of those gifts-with-purchase type things).
Every time this happens I want to call them up and tell them to save money on shipping a box of sh!t and JUST send us a card next time. Instead we have a good laugh (seriously, we almost look forward to these boxes now because we end up in hysterics, rolling on the ground clutching our stomachs and crying laughing), then throw everything in the garbage, or give things to my friends’ kids.

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