Post # 1
Well I’m assuming since this happened to me it had to have happened to other girls too so I want to hear them!
Some people (bless their hearts) who purchased gifts not on the registry (people I love, don’t get me wrong) pretty epically missed the mark on stuff we (or I’m pretty sure anyone else) would ever need.
1: DH’s grandfather (who only has 2 grandkids and is extremely wealthy) bought us a wire fruit basket. On the outside of the box it still had a sticker that said ‘Return: Sold AS IS’ and it was indeed completely broken when we attempted to assemble it.
2: DH’s step mom gave us a cake stand covered in biblical scripture. We are not religious, and I’m allergic to gluten(i.e cake).
3: One of my HS friends gave us a card good for a 1 hour massage by her at her business. The card was only made out to my DH. >_>
4: I had a package made out to only me with a leather bra and pair of panties and little cop hat with fake handcuffs. It was a size 40DD. I’m a 34B. This package had no name on it… /really confused me
What are the things that left you in a giggle fit after you received them?
p.s I don’t mean this at all to sound greedy like I’m disappointed people didn’t give us better stuff! I just had to share how funny some of our gifts were =D
Post # 3
Not mine, but my brother and his wife received some odd gifts during the holidays following their engagement. They got a bagel platter (shaped like a bagel), and glass and metal salt and pepper shakers in the shape of chickens (not nice, normal chickens…these chickens look demonic and are downright scary).
No idea what they did with the bagel platter, but they have the chickens proudly on display because they find them hilarious lol.
Post # 4
@murmur: Haha…some of your gifts are awesome! Like the leather bra! I bet that was just someone playing a joke on you :o)
I had one similar to your cake stand. My roommate from my first 2 years in college got us a fondue set. Now, this would be a normal gift except that she knows that I don’t like cheese or chocolate. I gave it to my little bro who opened it and found a shower card inside the box that was to my roommate from some crazy aunt. If you’re going to regift…at least take out the person’s card who gave it to you!
Post # 5
@ThingsThatShine: lol!! Evil chickens…so epic.
@2PeasinaPod: omg regift faaaaaaail. we also received a shower gift that was a target gift card with $50 written on it, when I went to use it it had 12.87 on it. I was like =O
Post # 6
We received this really ugly set of dishes from my DH’s great aunt. They were green with purple roosters on them, they were atrocious lol! Also the box was warped and it looked like it had been in someone’s wet basement for 20 years. We ended up donating it to Goodwill, which was quite a bit of trouble because it was huge and very heavy!
Post # 7
This is what we got from a couple we don’t really know (parent’s friends) about 4 months after the wedding:
I have no idea why we received it, especially because the couple had already gotten us a gift around the actual wedding. I couldn’t decide if it was a joke or not – since I don’t know them, I have no idea! It just seems like an odd gift to get people that you have never really met before and it’s not like we have a reputation for loving fish or decorating our house with orange or something.
Post # 8
@DeathByDesign: yah I think the cake stand will be going to a yard sale too..It’s just not pretty and I feel like it would be false advertising to have so much biblical reference in my house =x I’m glad I didn’t get anyones old dish set they didn’t like anymore lol.
@baliahi1029: yah, are you guys like alcoholics? Is it a hint that you are ‘drinking like a fish?’ That’s a really strange gift from people you aren’t close enough with to have inside jokes!
Post # 9
@murmur: Haha…nice. Nothing like using the Target gift card before you gift it to someone!
@DeathByDesign: OMG! Your story totally reminds me of a shower I went to once where the bride’s great aunt got her all of this 70s kitchen stuff. It was the 70s mustard yellow that was out, but got her the butter dish, sugar and creamer set, canister set. I think she honestly just cleaned out her attic, and this was the stuff people gave her for her wedding that she never used!
Post # 10
I recived a pink cattail wip! I love it LOL Hillarious.
Post # 11
An experts edition 365 sex positions book, from my bro and his FI. This is a joke between my brother and I, because I once sent him to a bachelor party I couldn’t attend with a very graphic sex book in tow. Turns out there were several mothers there while our friend opened the presents.
My bro and his FI said after they wrapped the book they wished they had gone through and added commments, crossed out their birthdays, etc.
One odd one was a cut crystal vase with this daisy pattern etched onto it. It is brand name. It is not at all our style. Plus, it was brought to the reception, on the other side of the country, so we had to get it home.
Post # 12
Uh, my great-aunt gave us this weird figurine of a half-naked woman cradling a baby with a giant heart behind them. It’s all white porcelain, about a foot and a half tall, no real details. Just a random half naked lady and her kid with a big heart behind them.
I…don’t even know. I showed it to my mom (her aunt gave it to us) and she just laughed. We put it in our living room just to see if people would mention it. It’s gotten some great laughs.
Post # 13
@murmur: LOL! Those are too funny!!!
Post # 14
This is hilarious. I don’t have any stories of my own yet, but when my mom got remarried, some friends of theirs gave them this massive, hideous bowl with… I don’t remember, I think it had pigs on it? Luckily it was exchangable, it was actually from a lovely local store and my mom and stepdad got a lot of great kitchen things instead– it was pretty expensive! We just joke about it being the weirdest gift card ever.
Post # 15
I got a set of cedar hangers from a friend. Which would be nice, except I’m allergic to cedar! No way I was going to keep those.
Post # 16
@baliahi1029: My mom has that jug! It actually makes really cool glugging noises (sort of like a fish) when you use it 🙂 I think it’s adorable!