(Closed) The “Gift But Not Really A Gift”

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

WOW.

That is….not….cool.  ๐Ÿ™  

The worst present I’ve ever received was a feather duster.  I got it for Christmas from my Aunt when I was around 12.  She hoped that it would “encourage me to keep my room clean because she noticed that I was having problems with that.”

 

Post # 4
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got expired cans of food from one of my mom’s friends at my bridal shower.  It was hard to keep a straight face when I opened that gift…

Post # 5
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1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

well my stepmom is always buying me clothing that is way to small, and buys me gift certificates to stores that i clearly cannot shop at.

Post # 6
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Riiiight. I’m sure it was in the damaged bin for like 80% off. Oh well, send her a generic thank you and be done with it. 

Post # 8
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This one happened to a friend — another friend boxed up random crap from her house and gave it to her as a wedding present. Like, a pad of paper in a yellowing plastic yellow holder to put next to your phone for messages… in a box that had seen better days. Best part? Upon inspection, all had clearance price tags on them. From a store that went out of business five years prior!!!!!!! Yep, just random crap she had in her attic…. 

 

Post # 9
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s a bit odd, but are you that offended? Did she include a reciept? Go exchange…

Post # 12
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Future Mother-In-Law gave my Fiance, (her son), a bottle of vitamin C for christmas.  500 count from Costco. That’s all she gave him.  It came as a two pack and she kept the other bottle for herself.  Everyone was speechless. The same year she picked out her own gifts from her husband, (FI’s step-dad).  For herself she buoght a diamond necklace and earring set. 

yeah….

Post # 13
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@linguo42: The only part I’d be like WTF about is the no reciept. Otherwise, I’d take the gift scrub that shit out and sport it ๐Ÿ™‚ afterall it’s a bra…

Post # 14
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7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@Mrs. Spring: wow – that one trumps all, IMO.  Sounds like the Christmas gifts we get from a certain older ‘aunty’ type in our family… it’s now turned into a bit of an amusing game to see what she comes up with!

Post # 15
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I was around 11 or 12 my grandma gave me a silk babydoll nightie. Like lingerie. Why does a little kid need that?! She’s bizarre.

Darling Husband is infamous for giving me presents with the disclaimer of “Well I wanted to get you ____ but they didn’t have any in stock in the five stores I went to, so I got you this instead so you’d have something to open. Here’s the receipt so you can go exchange it when they have the real thing in stock.” Gee thanks hon. You shouldn’t have. Really. The gift of waiting in line in the post-Christmas exchange/refund rush is just oh so awesome. Sigh. LOL!

Post # 16
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My aunt gave me a little ceramic swan thing for my wedding gift. The kind that looks like it’s from the dollar store. Luckily she doesn’t visit my house so we were able to donate it.

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