(Closed) Funniest gifts you received?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Not mine, but my brother and his wife received some odd gifts during the holidays following their engagement.  They got a bagel platter (shaped like a bagel), and glass and metal salt and pepper shakers in the shape of chickens (not nice, normal chickens…these chickens look demonic and are downright scary).  

No idea what they did with the bagel platter, but they have the chickens proudly on display because they find them hilarious lol.   

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

@murmur:  Haha…some of your gifts are awesome! Like the leather bra! I bet that was just someone playing a joke on you :o) 

I had one similar to your cake stand. My roommate from my first 2 years in college got us a fondue set. Now, this would be a normal gift except that she knows that I don’t like cheese or chocolate. I gave it to my little bro who opened it and found a shower card inside the box that was to my roommate from some crazy aunt. If you’re going to regift…at least take out the person’s card who gave it to you!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

We received this really ugly set of dishes from my DH’s great aunt. They were green with purple roosters on them, they were atrocious lol! Also the box was warped and it looked like it had been in someone’s wet basement for 20 years. We ended up donating it to Goodwill, which was quite a bit of trouble because it was huge and very heavy! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is what we got from a couple we don’t really know (parent’s friends) about 4 months after the wedding:

I have no idea why we received it, especially because the couple had already gotten us a gift around the actual wedding. I couldn’t decide if it was a joke or not – since I don’t know them, I have no idea! It just seems like an odd gift to get people that you have never really met before and it’s not like we have a reputation for loving fish or decorating our house with orange or something.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@murmur: Haha…nice. Nothing like using the Target gift card before you gift it to someone!

@DeathByDesign:  OMG! Your story totally reminds me of a shower I went to once where the bride’s great aunt got her all of this 70s kitchen stuff. It was the 70s mustard yellow that was out, but got her the butter dish, sugar and creamer set, canister set. I think she honestly just cleaned out her attic, and this was the stuff people gave her for her wedding that she never used! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I recived a pink cattail wip!  I love it LOL Hillarious.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

An experts edition 365 sex positions book, from my bro and his Fiance.  This is a joke between my brother and I, because I once sent him to a bachelor party I couldn’t attend with a very graphic sex book in tow.  Turns out there were several mothers there while our friend opened the presents.

My bro and his Fiance said after they wrapped the book they wished they had gone through and added commments, crossed out their birthdays, etc.

 

One odd one was a cut crystal vase with this daisy pattern etched onto it.  It is brand name.  It is not at all our style.  Plus, it was brought to the reception, on the other side of the country, so we had to get it home.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Uh, my great-aunt gave us this weird figurine of a half-naked woman cradling a baby with a giant heart behind them. It’s all white porcelain, about a foot and a half tall, no real details. Just a random half naked lady and her kid with a big heart behind them.

I…don’t even know. I showed it to my mom (her aunt gave it to us) and she just laughed. We put it in our living room just to see if people would mention it. It’s gotten some great laughs.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@murmur:  LOL! Those are too funny!!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is hilarious. I don’t have any stories of my own yet, but when my mom got remarried, some friends of theirs gave them this massive, hideous bowl with… I don’t remember, I think it had pigs on it? Luckily it was exchangable, it was actually from a lovely local store and my mom and stepdad got a lot of great kitchen things instead– it was pretty expensive! We just joke about it being the weirdest gift card ever.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got a set of cedar hangers from a friend. Which would be nice, except I’m allergic to cedar! No way I was going to keep those.  

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