Post # 1
What was the worst present you got? (Doesn’t have to be just Christmas present.)
Mine was a super sparkly purse that my auntie claimed to be an “antique”. It was not “me” at all. I have simple/subdued tastes when it comes to my accessories. This was the time when the movie Titanic came out and the “in” thing was antique-y type accessories. A week later, I saw it in a dollar store. (PS: Love my auntie still. =)
Post # 3
I got a fake cat that had a hole on it’s butt where you put batteries.. and then it’s stomach breathed up and down for about 2 months straight. I told my mother that I wanted a cat, so she got me a “cat” for Christmas. She thought it was “hysterical” but everyone else thought it was realllly creepy and I ended up pitching it last year when I moved!
It came with a cat bed, and a brush, and a naming certificate. And then she really tried to get my to name it!
Post # 4
I can’t remember one gift specifically, but I do NOT like getting those cheap wal-mart baskets full of the off-brand body wash, the scrubby-sponge, etc..
Those are icky : / but I also realize it is the thought that counts.
I just wish people would just stick the $3 – $5 that it cost in an envelope and say “here, have fun at McDonalds” lol.
Post # 5
Anytime somebody who doesn’t know me that well buys me clothing it’s always a disaster
Post # 6
Used gloves, from a thrift shop. My step fathers family came over for a jewish holiday. They adorned my little brothers (their biological grandchildren) with lavish gifts and… handed me some leather gloves that had clearly seen better days. This was not due to lack of funds, it was the lack of bloodline and probably the fact that technically, my family is catholic. I was a teenager so I had no problem showing my discontent, I went up to my room and didn’t return until they were gone. Talk about teenage angst. I’m not bitter anymore lol. I’d of been fine with nothing, but what the heck is that?
Post # 7
Someone once gave me this scented fragrance set of bubble bath, shower gel, body spray, and lotion set. Only when I opened it to smell it I nearly gagged. I’ve never smelled anything that horrible that was meant to put on you before. It was terrible!
I tried to give it away at a garage sale last year. A lot of people started to snatch them up and then they smelled them and they all made faces and then immediately put them down. It was really hard not to laugh. I couldn’t even give them away in the free pile so I finally just gave them to goodwill. They’re probably still sitting on the shelves there, LOL!
Post # 8
I hate getting big pajama’s. I like the little cute VS ones or ones that just fit and are comfy and nice. I know that isnt that bad but I usually get them from an older family member who buys things like that that I always return them!
Post # 9
Clothing is always a disaster for me too. I am so tiny, I can’t shop at regular stores and it never gets worn. I also very much dislike the cheapo bath kits, but appreciate the thought there..
Post # 10
Wood ducks… three of them to be exact. All hanging in one from the next attached by fishing line, so that it looks like they’re floating. FMIL bought us these because she thought they were “neat”. They’re ment to be suspended from the ceiling as “decor” for our house. Now, if you know me at all, you know that I’m not exactly the wood duck type. I like simple, clean lines and muted colours when it comes to home decor. They’ve found a home in the corner of our office, right above the mirror she bought us that is framed with gnarly twigs.
Anyone want to trade their cheap bath soap for some floating ducks?
Post # 11
My mother is a hardcore Avon shopper, and has been for as long as I can remember. Seriously, I thought the Avon lady was my grandma when I was little because she visited so much.
Needless to say, there is never a shortage of cheap, crappy jewelry and knick-knacks from my dear mom. She just can’t let it go. And it’s always terrible. Gold-plated toe ring – check. Hideous cheetah-print chenille scarf – check, check! I love her.
Post # 12
Oh. So many to choose from.
A ugly snowman cookie jar that was most definitely a Walgreen’s Special. Cocomotion. Topping the list; a brown corduroy jacket from Eddie Bauer. I think Eddie Bauer stuff is nice but it’s just not my style and if you knew me you would know that. What would possess that person to buy a brown corduroy jacket from EB for me is beyond mine & FI’s comprehension.
Post # 13
A wood carved and painted cornucopia from my mom’s friend. No joke.. it was such an embarrassment!! (For her and me!!)
Post # 14
My dad’s wacky sister gave me and my sister flannel-lined “insulated” jeans. Like for people who work outside. When we were mall-obsessed junior high schoolers.
I never understood that one. They cost a fortune too.
Post # 15
The most memorible terrible gift was a family-sized food dehydrator…when I was 8. My eccentric aunt bought it from QVC. Why on earth she thought any kid would want to dehydrate an entire orchard’s worth of apples is beyond me. It sat in a box for years until we sold it for $5 at a yard sale.
Post # 16
I had a family member once get me a picture frame in the shape of a cell phone, which isn’t THAT bad. BUT, it was pink, with purple glittery words like, “Girlfriends!” and “BFF” on it. Umm, not me at all. And I was like 20 at the time.
A long time ago when my dad and I were still talking, I spent Christmas with his crazy new wife’s family, and a random guy got my sister and I long underwear. We had never met the guy. It was so weird, and we were a little creeped out.