(Closed) Strangest Engagement Presents…

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve never heard of giving random presents for being engaged…I’m curious to see what other Bees post!

Post # 4
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I know some people give engagement presents, but since we hosted our own engagement party and billed it as a “One Year Countdown” we honestly didn’t expect any gifts.  Instead, we got a few gift cards and one truly epic gift…

A TARDIS Cookie Jar.  Complete with flashing lights and sounds. 

http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/d0dd/

It’s weird and we love it.

Post # 5
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674 posts
Busy bee

I think the pelt is awesome. Seriously, it’s one of those WTF things that will make for an awesome conversation starter in your home if you can find a place for it. I could so see something like that in front of one of our fireplaces or even on top of our ottoman. I would get such a kick out of it, but I may be too weird like that.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@globalmargaret:  I would probably die if I opened a present and saw little coyote eyes staring up at me.

I didn’t get any terrible gifts, but I did get a few “huh?” gifts. Like this tacky metal multiple picture frame/hanging thing that has a cheesy poem about love in one of the panels. It’s still sitting in the corner of our bedroom in its original packaging. Totally not our taste, but we don’t know what to do with it.

The other funny thing we got was Mezcal (complete with a worm) from Future Brother-In-Law. He had just gotten back from Mexico. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome gift and we have quite the liquor collection. It’s just funny that we got it at our engagement party… nothing says “forever love” like a worm in a liquor bottle.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My dad gave us a Christmas ornament that said Congrats on your Engagement [FI’s Name] + Chirstine.  Yeah, my name isn’t Chirstine. It’s Christine.  Not to mention the fact that we are NOT celebrators of Christmas and we are never having a Christmas tree. I threw it out.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@toshella:  I’m actually using that cookie jar as a top to my card box. How cool will it be when people go to put cards inside and it makes the tardis sound!

 

Strangest gift I got: A copy of the Kama Sutra, from Fi’s super religious aunt.

I wanted to die when I unwrapped it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My moms friend gave her shit because she didnt think of giving gifts at engagement partys which I guess is bad etiquette.

 

Oh I want the pelt I would so be cutting it appart however and using it to make bands around a tuque or a pair of mittens etc.

Post # 11
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i got some great ones…all from the same person:

  • “asparagus servers”
  • tiny little spoons that can only be described as coke spoons

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We recieved one ‘engagement gift’, a potted orchid. It wasn’t wierd or anything, but I pretty much killed it right away. I’m not so good with plants. 🙁

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@globalmargaret: Yes those things are a classic and I got one from my FHs dear great aunt for Christmas. It was looking at me…I got it home and my dogs won’t go near it.

It still wasn’t the craziest present I got…that same year I got one of those rings that fit over 3 fingers. I keep feeling obligated to wear it because she’s such a nice lady on a tight budget and got it just for me. Problem is…have you ever tried to type with a three finger flower decorated pimp ring? It’s not working out…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@globalmargaret:  I dont think its super-strange, but one of my mom’s coworkers gave me this tacky ring box, so I can put my ring in it, and put the box in my purse when I go to the bathroom (that’s how it was explained to me). 

yeah…I don’t know.

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