Terrible Gifts from SO

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 91
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This thread is great! For Christmas in our first year of dating my H got me a GPS for my car undecided He just loves to buy electronics for people so I think that’s why.  After that I was very specific with him on what I wanted. My high school boyfriend once completely ignored me on my birthday and then a few days later showed up with a calendar and a DVD of the movie Tommy Boy. At the time I didn’t like that movie at all. Looking back I think he was trying to be a jerk so I would break up with him because he didn’t want to be the bad guy. Luckily after that experience I learned to never tolerate that behavior from anyone.

Post # 92
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

For my birthday one year, my ex husband got me a few gourds — those misshapen deocrative pumpkin-like things.

Post # 93
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

This one is more of a misunderstanding, but last Valentine’s Day, I took my Boyfriend or Best Friend to see an opera (we are both opera lovers) and figured he would make reservations for dinner or something afterwards. He assumed we were “trading off” Valentine’s Day and that I would plan something one year, and he would make plans the following year. Have no idea how he got this idea, but that’s what he sincerely thought. So we get out of the opera and head to one of our favorite bars downtown since it’s still afternoon (we went to a Sunday matinee). I figure we are going to grab a snack and then head to dinner later. It comes out that he has nothing planned and thought that I had “taken care” of Valentine’s Day. He knows that occassions are important to me and had done something every other year, so I was confused. Needless to say, I will be more transparent in the future, and not assume he knows what I’m thinking.

Post # 94
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

All these people who don’t want household items! Those are my dream gifts. Boyfriend or Best Friend had a cutting board custom made for me last year and this year I got a Kitchenaid stand mixer. I’m getting him an espresso machine for Christmas. We love household stuff!

Post # 95
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

j9marie :  Holy crap, my ex husband got this exact gift for my birthday after he told me he was leaving me. I threw it out.

Post # 96
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This thread is hilarious!

My Darling Husband is one of those “expensive obviously means good” gift buyers, which I am not. He usually does pretty well, but last year ran out of time since he had just got back from deployment but was SO excited about one of my gifts. He got me a $100 swavarski crystal Starbucks coffee mug. Literally. It was black with black crystals and his reasoning was I have a sparkley personality but like understated things. I havent used it once but we laugh about it all the time. I tell him it’s going to be a heirloom coffee mug for out children haha.

We had been dating about a month before Christmas one year and I mentioned I liked these small clay animals by a local artist but could not believe how much they were. Well he got me one. That was a very expensive 3 inch clay penguin.

Post # 97
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh and those household gifts y’all don’t want, I’ll take them! Half of my Christmas list are household things and I am so excited! My Darling Husband is getting me Le Creuset pots and I am so excited

Post # 98
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

j9marie :  

My husband bought me the panda version of this and thought it was amazing! And some weirdly shaped panda salt and pepper shakers from a Chinese supermarket.

 

I like pandas but not every little thing ha ha 😀

Post # 99
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

LittleButtons :  Oh, I would love some Le Crueset pots! I got us the yellow tea kettle for our new kitchen and it’s a definite show-piece.

Post # 100
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I just remembered this: my first boyfriend was a bit older than me and liked me in trashy clothes and lingerie, which is totally not my style. For my birthday one year he got me a Victoria Secret’s sheer black body stocking. It was gross.

Post # 102
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Oh boy, I relate to this thread so much.  FI and I have been talking about getting a puppy for a while.  I researched breeds, brainstormed names, etc.  When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday I told him I wanted a puppy (partially-joking).  Well after that he kept hinting about the puppy.  Things like saying, “It won’t be long,” when I talked about it.  He was so obvious that I was sure he was getting me a puppy, and I wasn’t going to stop him!

My birthday rolled around and he made a big deal about me opening my presents.  I opened them and they were a stuffed animal puppy, a set of measuring spoons with wine glasses on them (I don’t like wine), and a picture of a pineapple.  He included a card that said, “Told you I’d get you a puppy!”  I was so deflated that I cried and he felt terrible.

Turns out we were in a store when I pointed out these measuring spoons with bumble bees on them that I thought were cute.  I’d never use them because I have nice, practical, dishwasher-safe plastic ones.  Well he sent his sister back to the store and told her to get the wine ones because I guess that’s what he thought I was pointing at.  Basically these:

I contemplated figuring out how to display measuring spoons but then I didn’t even bother.  The pineapple picture was because we were in the process of moving into a new apartment and he thought I’d like something to hang on the wall?  I have no idea why a pineapple though.

As for the stuffed puppy, he said he didn’t think I was actually being serious when I said I wanted a puppy.   I guess he hinted so hard about the puppy just to play along?  I have no idea.  It wasn’t the best time to get one anyway but I was pretty upset.

Post # 103
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Blushing bee

Can i be the terrible gift giver?

 

My now ex has made it super clear that he doesn’t like concerts or even live music for that matter. Well, a few months before his birthday I saw an announcement that his all time favorite band from FOREVER was calling it quits and doing one more tour .  (Anberlin is the band.) For some reason I thought THIS would be different. You know, last time playing, favorite band since the beginning of time….. etc. So I got him all hyped up that I had a surprise date for him and it was about two weeks after his birthday and he’d have to wait to find out what it was. Finally the night of the concert arrives and I just get this sinking feeling. … like.  wtf were you thinking? He’s not going to love this. So finally I tell him and his face was so disheartened. We ended up going anyways but he hated every moment and made it very clear. Totally felt bad at the time.

 

Oops. Glad a dumped that turd. 9 years and 1 ring later, but still:P

Post # 105
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Some of these postings have made me really laugh. My H2B isn’t the best at picking presents unfortunately. Have received some shockers over the years…a lime green clock one Christmas stands out! Another was a travel diary and passport…I don’t travel out of the country that much!! I was so disappointed. My birthday is in 2 weeks & God only knows what he’ll give me this year. I have picked out my birthday and Christmas presents for the last few years so this year I think I’m going to keep quiet. Hopefully after 9 years together he’ll pick something nice out #fingerscrossed 

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