Post # 1
As I look back over my thank you note list, I’m really surprised and happy with all of the wonderful gifts our friends and family have given us. But as many of you know, there is always one or two that make you go "huh?!"
For us, it was a George Foreman grill in an opened box (side ripped off of it) and a Gift Certificate to Swarovski (not my style at all and cannot afford anything on the site with the amount given).
While it’s the thought that counts, what gifts left you scratching your head?
Post # 3
I love this question!
Background: My husband and I love to make pizza, and so we registered for quite a few pizza-making and serving items.
As we were opening presents, we unwrapped a huge box…the outside of the box said that it was a personal pizza oven. We didn’t register for it, but it looked really cool and my husband was totally excited about it! We didn’t open the box at the time, as we were unwrapping other presents, but a few days later, he really wanted to try it out. We opened it up and inside was not a pizza oven, but two of the ugliest platters EVER! They had just used the box to wrap the gift. Needless to say he was heartbroken. He still gets mad if you bring it up.
Post # 4
It wasn’t given to me but my fi’s cousin received dress shirts (which I guess is normal for Indian weddings because people give sari’s to the bride) the thing was that these shirts were size XL and XXL. The groom is no bigger than a size M or L. These were totally regifts because some didn’t have tags. Oh and it wasn’t just one person who did this but a few.
Post # 5
Omg Bree, lol. That is so funny! Poor guy. I hope you got him a personal pizza oven!
Post # 6
My friend’s sister got a purse as a wedding present!
Post # 7
We got the crockpot we registered for, which was great. But, then someone else got one we DID NOT register for…we literally took it to 10 different places to return it and the only place that would take it was Target…we got a wopping 10 BUCKS for it! For sure stands out as the worst.
Post # 8
Oh this is a great topic. Until recently, I was working at a small furniture store where I actually got a lot of my wedding planning done. well, one of my coworkers was an older Chinese lady who liked to hear about my wedding and insisted on getting me a present even though I told her she didn’t have to (I didn’t invite any of my coworkers to the wedding due to budget constraints). Well, after we got back from our honeymoon, my coworker gave me a fairly heavy gift all wrapped up. I took it home and DH and I opened it. Lo and behold…she gave us a set of 4 crystal goblets. You could tell they were old, and possibly used, because one of the glasses was in the box upside down, and the box itself was yellowing because of how old it was! We think she had them lying around her house and then gave them to us because she didn’t want them anymore. It was a sweet thought, but it was definitely one of those "are you serious?" kind of gifts.
Post # 9
We got a bread plate that we didn’t register for- it was a religious theme about breaking bread. While we did have a church ceremony, my husband is agnostic. It came with a gift receipt, so we took it back to Macy’s. We got $4.99 for it.
Post # 10
these are awesome! I can’t wait to read more…
Post # 11
Bree – I feel so bad for your fi! That’s so funny/cruel!
Post # 12
I can’t decide which was the most head scratching, so here are the top three:
1. A stuffed gorilla
2. A wooden laughing Buddah (neither of us is religious)
3. Glass measuring cups and spoons in the shape of fat birds
Post # 13
I have not had the opportunity to experience this yet since my shower will probably take place the end of summer. Anyway, I am the MOH for my great friend who is getting married this month. At her shower she received not 1 but 3 of the same Cusinart 3 cup food processors. Great gift… but 3? She also received a dupe of a gift I bought her.
I think the worst gift she got though was these large green rusted looking wedding bell wind chimes. It was probably about 2 feet tall. I wish I had a picture. It’s priceless!
Post # 14
Well, it’s a toss up between….
The bride and groom porcelain cartoon penguin salt and pepper shares where the bride’s nipples are clearly drawn and showing.
a metal nuts and bolts bride and groom sculpture that kind of looks like those vesicar commercial pipe people, only worse.
The funniest part about it is that both gift were from the same person!
Post # 15
Our was from a mutual friend of myself and my husband – we have both known him for ever. We opened his card and it said the usual congrats etc and then at the bottom, it said "Enjoy your gift!" ummm turns out – there WAS no gift from him. So then we started thinking, maybe we left it? what is going on? So we sent him a message basically saying that whoever packed up our gifts acidentally threw all the cards in the card box without thinking and now we are trying to figure out what gift is from which people, so if he could let us nknow that would great so we can thank everyone properly.
WE NEVER HEARD BACK FROM HIM!!!!
Why write Enjoy your gift if you aren’t giving one???? We didnt’ NEED a gift from him! He could have just given a card with his best wishes!!!!
Post # 16
Well I’ll get back to you on this one, since my shower is tomorrow morning, but for Christmas, FI’s grandmother gave us (the tag said it was for me and him) a musical carousel horse – like, just one horse that you wind up the bottom and it plays music – in a Guess shoe box, with no tags or anything. When I opened it I was waiting for the explanation, but there was none! Just a used musical horse in a shoe box. LOL