Post # 1
Because that just happened to me.
And save the “nobody owes you a gift” self-righteousness. I get it. Nobody owes us a gift. Noted. But after bragging endlessly about their Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors purchases and remodeling their kitchen to have a Tiffany & Co. theme (barf) and countless other things that I’m not going to get into…. a $10 picture frame (and I’m being generous with that estimate) that has doves all over it seems really….odd.
Has anyond got a gift that just left them puzzled? Please share funny stories.
To those that get all upset over this post, best to move on because we’ll just ignore it.
Post # 3
Are you close with this person?
This happened to my friend where they were actually given a PRICE estimate for the bride’s bachelorette present (she was a BM) but the Bridesmaid or Best Man presents were like 5 dollars…
Post # 4
@limekitty: Somewhat. It’s my longest running friend. i made a post awhile back about a friend that NEVER says “Thank You.” It’s from the same girl.
She just mailed me my gift and made a huge deal out of the fact that she sent it in the mail to me. I’m still scratching my head. I’m not pissed at her. i don’t need anymore money or another gift but….I’m telling you….this came out of left field.
Post # 5
Maybe she thought it was a really awesome picture frame???
I got a set of three GIANT heavy wood candlestick things from an older family member. My first reaction was WTF??? But then I put them in my non-working fireplace and they’ve grown on me. I also know exactly what I’ll grab if I hear an intruder…
We also received a bottle of soda stream syrup without a card. I thought it came from the friend who bought the soda stream, but they said no. So I dunno… But I still felt guilty for not sending a thank you card!
Post # 6
Pretty much everybody on my side of the guest list gave us weird stuff.
Post # 7
Not super strange but I ended up getting the 8 napkin rings off our registry but none of the napkins…we didn’t have any other cloth napkins at the time so they were kinda pointless for a while (through NO fault of the gift giver!) We just kind of laughed about it!
Post # 8
Given what you have said about her in your previous post, maybe this is not totally unexpected from this girl.
My husband got a weird Christmas present from my sister.
It was a kid’s book that had clearly been read. Super weird.
Post # 9
@FleeSircus: Yes, for christmas my Future Mother-In-Law brought me an oven mitt and tea towel.
Post # 10
Dh’s “closest” cousin got us 4 spoons. I’m sure she dislikes me for some reason. I promised Dh that she will also receive a similar gift when it’s her turn. I can’t wait to return the favor
Post # 11
@FleeSircus: sorry about the crappy gift. But, more importantly, what does a Tiffany themed kitchen look like???
Post # 13
@WestCoastV: I wondered that as well! I pictured something in Tiffany blue with rhinestones all over it….gag….lol!
Post # 14
@FleeSircus: My Future Mother-In-Law got me a candy bar for Christmas. I dont even eat chocolate.
My step mom once got me a 4 pack of chapstick from the dollar store. She even left the sticker on it. I hate her at the time though, and she knew it, so thats probably why.
Oh, another story about my step mom. I bought her and my dad a picture frame for Christmas one year. It wasnt anything special, but I was only 19 and had no money. I recently went to visit them at their place in Kansas. Tons of pictures everywhere, but I didnt see the frame I got them. Then we went to her sisters house… and I saw the picture frame there. I guess she regifted it? Idk, I didnt ask. 😛
Post # 15
My ex’s mom was always giving me pink cookware. I don’t cook. My ex LOVED to cook. Yet at the cookware was pink….and for me…. I got the (correct) feeling she didn’t like me.
Is it at least a nice dove picture frame? Hahaha, there’s a sentence I never thought I’d type.
Post # 16
I’m imagining something like this. Which I actually love, so I hope its something like this.
Or maybe this.