Post # 1
Yeah, I know, we should all be appreciative of each and every wedding gift we receive.
And not to sound like a total creep– …BUT….for the sake of humor, let’s all share our “WTF is this? Why did you give me THIS?”
One of my husband’s weirdo cousins wrapped up a half-used bottle of lube, a feather boa and some scented candles. I guess it’s the thought that counts, right? I just wish I hadn’t opened THAT gift in front of everyone during the official gift opening.
Post # 4
That’s pretty hilarious.
The one and only thing I know about my Great Aunt Jenny, who passed away before I was born, was that she gave my parents an eletric weenie roaster for their wedding. Even in 1973 that was a weird gift.
Post # 5
@deetroitwhat: No, it wasn’t a joke. I think that’s the sad part of the whole deal.
She’s got some really deep emotional problems and is what I would call “socially stunted.”
But she did put forth an effort….it was just an odd wedding gift…
Post # 6
I’m not married yet but my grandma gave me thong underwear on my 13th birthday, which I opened in front of my DAD. She thought it was hilarious.
Also, my best friend got married last June and she had a present from her Grandma that she got on her 16th birthday that said “Do Not Open Until After Your Wedding.” She opened it in front of her parents and it was a very risque nighty from Victoria’s Secret. Her mother cracked up and her dad turned bright red. Lol.
Post # 7
omg does she hate you? I can’t imagine… sometimes showing up with NO gift is better than any gift… yikes
Post # 8
@JaneyDcat: Oh my… I would have been like, “Would have been nice to warn me that I need rubber gloves to open this.” Just ewwwww.
Post # 9
@JaneyDcat: If it is the thought that counts, that gift sounds like it had some dirty thoughts behind it.
Post # 10
OMG this JUST happened. We just got a gift in today that was ONE plate from our china. I called FI to let him know (excited we got another gift) what his family friend bought us, and he thought it was the weirdest thing EVER.
Mr. LR: “WTF, why did we get ONE plate? Are we both supposed to eat off that plate at the same time? Who does that?!”
Me: “Honey, we can take it back and get something else if it makes you that upset… It’s no big deal!”
Mr. LR: “Well, it’s the principle! Let’s take a picture of both of us eating off that plate at the same time and include it in our thank you note”
Me: crying, laughing, snorting.
He’s hilarious, and while I didn’t find it odd, he certainly did.
Post # 11
I just snorted into my drink. THanks 🙂
Post # 12
@deetroitwhat: Well, this thread will hopefully serve as a PSA to some brides out there….there’s bound to be ONE WTF gift in your haul.
I almost certainly guarantee it. Does that mean you should be scared to open gifts? Certainly not, but DO be selective on whom you invite to the gift opening festivites. Luckily for me, it was me, my husband, sister and BIL…and my parents. So we all got a kick out of the feather boa and laughed our asses off.
My sister also received a WTF gift too. She received some anal beads and a black teddy that appered to have been used. Without an attached card…so you know it was just some joker being a jerk.
Post # 13
@LaviniaRose2013: *snort* That’s funny. He clearly doesn’t understand that people buy pieces from your registry and you will (hopefully) end up with a whole set.
My father was trying to find something for the receptionist at work last Christmas. He came home with ONE placesetting. One plate, one bowl, one mug, one saucer. He was so proud. I was like “Um… is she single AND super proud of living alone?” Apparently, he thought he got a really, REALLY good deal on a FOUR **person** set (as opposed to a four PIECE set for one person). Poor guy.
Post # 14
Uhm… Oh my goodness! Yes, appreciate all gifts, but that is hardly an appropriate, or well thought out present!
Post # 15
Oh!! I just remembered my older cousin got one box that had some bubble gum tape, a National Enquirer, some bunny slippers and a lighter. But that was because me & my cousin (who were in our teens) went registering with her and thought we’d be funny. Apparently, her sister thought SHE’d be funny and actually buy the weird things!
Post # 16
My grandma (may she rest in peace) always gave the most laugh-worthy gifts. Christmastime used to get downright scary.
One notable Christmas, I got a bottle of shampoo. My dad got a music box and a porcelain doll. My mom got pantyhose and my sister got a half-used bottle of stale perfume.
And I know what you’re all thinking….”Aww…bless her heart, she tried, she must have existed on just social security and was just scraping by.” No. She was kinda nuts. Of course, she always gave us a lot of cash along with the gifts…we always just kinda wondered why she didn’t just give us cash and forget the gifts.
One year she gave my Mom’s cat a $500 bill.
So yeah. She just sucked major ass at gift giving.