(Closed) What was your “really?!?” gift that you received?

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 77
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh wow, me and my fiance are getting some really good laughs with these. I had tears laughing at some wow. My fiance’s favorite is the plastic Mickey Mouse wallet. 😀 😀

At my nephews school each year around Christmas they set up a little store in the school for the kids to buy gifts for their family. It’s real cheap stuff but just a way for the kids to feel involved in the holiday.
And each year my two nephews do the best they can with their selection and we always think it’s very sweet.

Well this year…no one really knows what was going through nephew M’s head when he packed up my fiance’s gift. Nephew M didn’t even really know I don’t think. Now remember my nephew is ten years old…intelligent, has his own laptop, etc.
My fiance is opening up his gift and think’s its just a little bag of some candy, some pencils, just some stocking stuffer things. But as he’s unloading the bag he finds half the pencils have been sharpened and used, a couple empty candy wrappers, a twisty tie, and a BILL for my sister for his after school care.

Me, my sister and my mom had tears just pouring out we were laughing so hard. The only thing we can come up with is maybe he forgot that bag was for my fiance and cleaned out his desk for winter break and put the junk in that bag. We really have no clue. But it made for some good laughs and good pictures.

Post # 78
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My friend who is a sex therapist got us a book called The Two-Step Dance Toward Intimacy. Ok, so, that’s to be expected, she loves giving sex advice, and it’s the thought that counts… the funny part though? ….

It came in the mail with the receipt from Amazon Marketplace…making it a used sex book!!!! Eww!

Post # 79
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just remembered a gift I wanted to add to this thread!

We opened all of our gifts that we received at the wedding after we returned from our honeymoon.  A majority were from my mother’s coworkers, who all gave me something from the department store they work for…most of the stuff was just random and not really anything we needed.

The most random gift of the bunch: a crystal cake topper of a bride and groom.  I guess they thought we’d be doing this again soon?  It went straight into the yard sale pile!

Post # 80
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My friend received a deer head that takes outdoor temperatures….they also gave her a GC but my jaw hit the floor when I asked her what her most random gift was! Inside joke, obviously, but holy smokes! ha =]

Post # 81
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This wasn’t a wedding gift, but was still random. From FI’s grandmother (who is very religious), we got a glass santa who holds a taper candle (which we actually use at Christmas time because he’s cute and festive), and a small oval glass plate with an image of the last supper engraved into it. Keep in mind, neither Fiance or I are very religious at all (albeit our parents tried, we still believe but aren’t active in a church or anything). We keep it downstairs with the Christmas stuff, but I would still feel weird putting something on top of the image of the last supper. It doesn’t look like it’s supposed to be decorative either – nothing to hang it with or set it on. Go figure. Oh, and I told my Fiance and Future Father-In-Law about the bong gift on here – they both cracked up laughing. I think that or the used lingerie has got to be the worst!!!!

Post # 82
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@cmk1215 – I actually know a guy who ALWAYS gives a step ladder for wedding gifts. According to him, the VAST majority of couples thank him for it within 6 months (and I’m not talking thank you card; I’m talking “woah, we were so glad we had this step ladder-how did you know!?”).

I am totally guilty about gifting horrible gifts, but only in addition to my real gifts! The summer after college especially, every wedding we went to, my roommates and I would leave beautifully wrapped ‘extra’ gifts (with no tags to tie them to us) – mostly hideous stuff my roommate recieved from parents of her elementary students for holidays.

I was also the one who gave another friend a six foot bullwhip (obv. a joke if you know her-she has had her DH whipped from the day she met him!) at her bachelorette/bridal shower combo party – with her mother, Future Mother-In-Law, Future Sister-In-Law and two FcousinsIN in the room. She’s pretty outspoken, but boy did she blush! It’s the most red I’ve ever seen her. She nows claims to have been plotting revenge for the past five years now. 🙂 bring it on!

Finally, Not Wedding Related, but I once (way back in high school) went with a boy I was dating to his family Christmas party, unannounced. His slightly senile Grandma felt so bad no one had gotten me a present that she disappeared into her bedroom and came back twenty minutes later with a box wrapped in very crumpled (read: used) wrapping paper. When I opened it, it revealed a box of andes chocolate mints, open on one end with three chocolates missing, with two regular ol’ number two pencils, sharpened to various lengths with smudged up erasers (read: VERY used) scotch taped diagonally across the top. It was such a sweet gesture of her, to try to include me, and hey – I don’t think I’ve ever turned down an Andes Mint, but boy did I tease that boy about it for a long time. I still laugh over it every Christmas when I inevitably pick up a few ‘just in case’ gifts myself.

Post # 83
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The Boy and I got engadged in november so for that following christmas my Future Mother-In-Law decided that all my xmas presents should be wedding related. So I recived a lovely wilton unity candle set (nevermind we are having a outdoor wedding) a many times regifted heavy crystal oddsized picture frame, a standing wedding flip album (which was cute so was regifted to a cousin getting married with a appropriatly large gift card inside the cover photo spot) and a regular photo album with a cartoon bride and groom stating “our wedding day” on the cover. When I got home I called my mom with a WTF and she said she just must be really happy her son is getting married!

Post # 84
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

My co-workers just threw me an AWESOME surprise shower on Friday at work.  Everyone got me gifts from my honeymoon registry and store registries except for one lady who I have never been too fond of.  She is the nosey, tactless office worker who came up to me the day I got engaged and said “I heard you got engaged, let me see your ring. How much was it?”!!!  So anyway, the gift she got me: a boxed set of wine glasses that she got from our White Elephant gift exchange this past December!!!  the box was dirty, glasses were dusty beyond belief and I totally remember her getting them at the party.  Too funny! I should bring them back to the White Elephant this year!

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