(Closed) Worst gift you've ever received from your SO

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Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MrWigeon once got me a tyre pressure gauge. 

Also, this wasn’t for an occasion, he gave me half a packet of lasagne sheets. I won’t ever let him live that down 😛

Post # 49
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

He got me this for our first Christmas. Apparently we once went to Walmart and I picked one up and said it was cute.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Omg I love this thread.

Post # 51
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@newname_99:  OMG, are we engaged to the same person?! My Fiance is obsessed with what I call rocks, and he calls “rocks, stones, minerals, and fossils.” He’s been collecting them since he was a kid and honestly does not know why I dont find them fascinating like he does.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@abirdword:  it was a fish fossil so it did actually look like a fish. he found it on his ranch. i think id have been more inclined to think it was cool if there hadnt been a “i got you a present” build up haha.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Okay so…in theory this was going to be a pretty awesome, sweet gift…but something went haywire along the way…

My DH and I were long distance (3 time zones apart) when we first started dating. At the time, I only had a cheapo “pay as you go” flip phone, and I was eating through my minutes so, so fast due to the nightly hour/2 hour-long phone calls. He had an iPhone, and it was due for an upgrade. He upgraded his phone, added a line to his phone plan, and sent me the old iPhone for my birthday. Cool!  Going from a flip phone to an iPhone was exciting and awesome! But…

Somehow he hadn’t deleted any text messages he’d received on his old/my new phone. So I got quite the eyeful of his ex-girlfriend’s desperate attempts to win him back, dated from after we’d already been a couple…like texts about the new panties she was wearing and worse. Granted, his replies were one word if any, like “I’m wearing these sexy new red undies I just bought!  You’d love them!” with a response of “ok”…but I WAS LIVID!!!!!!!!!! I know I probably shouldn’t have read through them, but come on…you give me your phone and it is loaded with stuff that is going to make me seethe.  

He’s never given me anything since then that I didn’t absolutely love, and that was years ago…so now I can laugh about it. But talk about adding insecurity to a long-distance relationship.  Yikes.

Post # 54
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Busy bee

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@peachacid:  Oh my gosh, the same thing happened to me! I haven’t worn a watch for years since I found out I have a super power: I kill watches. If I wear one on my left hand, it dies in 2 weeks. No idea why. He’s never seen me in a watch but he has seen my lovely pocket watch. One year he bought me a lovely watch. I’ve worn it once. I feel so awful because he is so thoughtful with gifts and trying to make sure that he gives something you will truly love. 

The other one was birkenstocks. His whole family wears then and he swears by them. Even though I told him I wasn’t interested, I have a pair. Worn them 4 times. They are the most uncomfortable shoe. And so not cute. But he was truly trying to do something nice for me which I appreciate. So I wear them a couple of times a year. 

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

a rose dipped in 24K gold.  It was not cheap but is 100% useless.  He was trying to be sweet and romantic but unfortunately it just sits in a box.

Post # 56
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Busy bee

@abirdword:  I can’t really say it was a bad gift, because I actually love it, but most people would be like, “You bought her a what!!?” This year for my birthday he got me an aluminum fishing cart. Yup, one of those carts with wheels that holds an ice chest and all of your fishing poles so you can easily carry them to the pier and beach. 🙂 

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee

My SO is pretty good at gifting. I can’t recall anything that was way out of left field and made no sense. I’m generally happy if the gift is actually there by Christmas/my birthday/whatever the occasion is. He has trouble ordering things in a timely manner, and almost ever year, without fail, I can’t open my present until a week after my birthday or Christmas LOL. I was kind of upset like, “YOU FORGOT!” the first year we were dating, but now I realize that since my birthday is in the first week of the month it’ll be the second week of the month before, and he will be like, “her birthday isn’t until next month, I have time!” Guys…

ETA: I saw someone wrote about a terrible gift that they received from an ex-BF. I was only with my ex for about nine months before we broke up, so that was only enough time for Christmas and my brithday. For Christmas he gave me this giant stuffed dog for no reason at all. He said it’s because I like dogs…no kidding, that’s why I have five real ones LOL. He also gave me a dozen roses….made out of paper towels. I mean, he put the time into it to make them which was sweet, but what am I going to do with roses made out of paper towels? For my birthday he gave me a necklace that was really ugly and pretty much just bent in half fro me trying to put it on. He also gave me a box that looked like it had other jewelry in it, but instead it had pink and yellow starburst. Starburst is my favorite candy, and pink and yellow are my favorites, but I like the other flavors too! He took the red and orange out and ate them himself, and only gave me those four pieces! I guess I’m only worth half a pack of Starburst…LOL

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Fiance didn’t get me a gift for my birthday last year after talking it up so much. He kept saying, “I can’t wait till your birthday! You’re going to be so surprised!!” But he ended up being a raging asshole because he was tiling my parent’s bathroom and it was his first tile job ever, and barely remembered to say happy birthday. No gift. My birthday is a freaking holiday that everyone I know in America celebrates.

This year for Christmas he thought it would be a good idea to surprise me with a TV.

I HATE TV. I rarely watch movies.

I specifically asked for a new purse that I’ve been in love with all year, and he told me we would have to postpone my purse for this surprise gift! I begged him to tell me what the surprise was because I couldn’t believe anything would be better than what I asked for, and when he told me, I cried. It was more of a gift for himself than for me. But he decided to put the TV on hold and get me the purse, thank god.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

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@blushpinkbride:  You’re obviously a better person than 
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@Nona99 and I. 

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@blushpinkbride:  Booo! 

I like that this community gives everyone a safe place to vent. Don’t take that away. 

 

We started dating at 16 and there were many occasions where he just neglected to do presets. Which sucks because it’s my love language. Even trinkets help me remember and I love it.  He’s getting better now though! (over 10 years later!)

Post # 61
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

One year, he got me a video game that he wanted… two weeks after my birthday, but gave it to me and called it a belated birthday present. It was 2-player and the kind that I do like, but I really hate playing video games with him because I’m awfully slow and he gets frustrated. He then sold it to GameStop when we finished it. It was so bad. He’s gotten much better. 

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