Post # 1
To be completely honest I didn’t even know that people gave presents for engagements, but apparently they do and man have we gotten some weird ones.
The ‘greatest’ strange gift so far is……drum roll please….a coyote pelt. Yup, its dead, and its fuzzy, and Im not entirely sure what I am supposed to do with it, but I am writing a thank you not for it and trying to come up with a kind way to say ‘um… thanks?”
Just wondering if any other bees had interesting bizzar engagement present stories.
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of giving random presents for being engaged…I’m curious to see what other Bees post!
Post # 4
I know some people give engagement presents, but since we hosted our own engagement party and billed it as a “One Year Countdown” we honestly didn’t expect any gifts. Instead, we got a few gift cards and one truly epic gift…
A TARDIS Cookie Jar. Complete with flashing lights and sounds.
It’s weird and we love it.
Post # 5
I think the pelt is awesome. Seriously, it’s one of those WTF things that will make for an awesome conversation starter in your home if you can find a place for it. I could so see something like that in front of one of our fireplaces or even on top of our ottoman. I would get such a kick out of it, but I may be too weird like that.
Post # 6
oh it will certainly start a few conversations that is for sure. The part that creeped me out was that he still has a face on it, little eyes and a nose were staring at me when I opened the bag. My friends have had a blast posing it on things so it is staring at you. but I agree, it is totally a WTF present.
@toshella: that cookie jar is awesome, and probably prevents a lot of late night snacking urges if you can’t open it without blinking lights ! brilliant !
Post # 7
@globalmargaret: I would probably die if I opened a present and saw little coyote eyes staring up at me.
I didn’t get any terrible gifts, but I did get a few “huh?” gifts. Like this tacky metal multiple picture frame/hanging thing that has a cheesy poem about love in one of the panels. It’s still sitting in the corner of our bedroom in its original packaging. Totally not our taste, but we don’t know what to do with it.
The other funny thing we got was Mezcal (complete with a worm) from Future Brother-In-Law. He had just gotten back from Mexico. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome gift and we have quite the liquor collection. It’s just funny that we got it at our engagement party… nothing says “forever love” like a worm in a liquor bottle.
Post # 8
My dad gave us a Christmas ornament that said Congrats on your Engagement [FI’s Name] + Chirstine. Yeah, my name isn’t Chirstine. It’s Christine. Not to mention the fact that we are NOT celebrators of Christmas and we are never having a Christmas tree. I threw it out.
Post # 9
@toshella: I’m actually using that cookie jar as a top to my card box. How cool will it be when people go to put cards inside and it makes the tardis sound!
Strangest gift I got: A copy of the Kama Sutra, from Fi’s super religious aunt.
I wanted to die when I unwrapped it.
Post # 10
My moms friend gave her shit because she didnt think of giving gifts at engagement partys which I guess is bad etiquette.
Oh I want the pelt I would so be cutting it appart however and using it to make bands around a tuque or a pair of mittens etc.
Post # 11
i got some great ones…all from the same person:
- “asparagus servers”
- tiny little spoons that can only be described as coke spoons
Post # 12
We recieved one ‘engagement gift’, a potted orchid. It wasn’t wierd or anything, but I pretty much killed it right away. I’m not so good with plants. 🙁
Post # 13
@Mrs. Meowerson: I have no idea what an ‘asparagus server’ might be, but it sounds like a strange gift indeed. as do the spoons. Isn’t it amazing how some people have a knack for odd gifts.
@naturalysam: My mother wants to turn it in to a ruff for my parka, but my friends are having too much fun posing it at the moment. and If it is a ruff I want the eyes nose and paws GONE! It is quite possibly the creepiest think I have seen in a very long time.
Post # 14
@globalmargaret: Yes those things are a classic and I got one from my FHs dear great aunt for Christmas. It was looking at me…I got it home and my dogs won’t go near it.
It still wasn’t the craziest present I got…that same year I got one of those rings that fit over 3 fingers. I keep feeling obligated to wear it because she’s such a nice lady on a tight budget and got it just for me. Problem is…have you ever tried to type with a three finger flower decorated pimp ring? It’s not working out…
Post # 15
@globalmargaret: I dont think its super-strange, but one of my mom’s coworkers gave me this tacky ring box, so I can put my ring in it, and put the box in my purse when I go to the bathroom (that’s how it was explained to me).
yeah…I don’t know.