Post # 62
One year DH got me this very, very nice necklace – it was a white gold pendant with a sapphire in it. He spent a long time picking it out and picking the right chain to go with it, and I must admit that it is very pretty! However he missed the part where I hate wearing necklaces, and I have never worn one since I was a kid playing with costume jewelry. I wore it a few times when he was around, and for our engagement photos, but really I would have preferred something else.
Post # 63
On my birthday last year, we woke up, and I was feeling all cheerful and said let’s go for brunch, when my Fiance (then boyfriend) said he had to “run an errand”… ie go buy my present. Then he didn’t come back for 1.5 hours while I sat at home alone, starving, and showed up with the ugliest necklace I had ever seen. It had a huge pendant with green leopard print on it, it was seriously bad :P. If he had put some thought into it I would have sucked it up and pretended to like it, but since it was clear he had just bought the first thing he saw when he ran into the mall, and I was feeling seriously grumpy from waiting around all morning, I was honest when he asked if I liked it and said no. We went back to the mall together and exchanged it for a watch that I love and wear every day! SO I guess it had a happy ending :).
Post # 64
My Fiance are cracking up on the couch right now. That is too funny. Fiance says to be careful of what you call cute in the future, it may come back to haunt you!
Post # 65
+1 but this is a funny thread lol.
I dont think SO has ever got me a bad gift. He is great with little surprises, but for actual gifts he usually follows me around in stores and sees stuff i pick up and then goes back later and picks things from that. He was a gift card giver before I met him and I told nope, not gonna fly! lol
Post # 66
SO paid $60 for this ugly purse which is not my style at all. It lives in my closet.
That is adorable!
Post # 67
My DH is typically VERY good at gifts, which I guess means that he’s earned himself some high expectations from others. The Christmas after we got engaged he gave me…
wait for it…
a bottle of liquor, an electric toothbrush, and a perfume that he bought because he loved that it smelled like a stripper.
I tried sooooooo hard to be grateful. He thought that since the toothbrush was $200, that made it a good gift. It really was the combination of the three that was so upsetting. He ended up returning the toothbrush the first week of January and bought me a drill instead, which then became the BEST gift I ever got!!
Post # 68
My godfather used that prank box on me last year!!! What is hilarious is that he is the WORST gift giver ever! He gives me the most random stuff and it’s always more expensive than he really should be spending… for just oddball shit. So I really and truely beleived this was his gift to me for like 20 minutes.
Post # 69
O.o How could anyone sell that thing for $60?! I thought it was a weird looking vest at first.
Post # 70
@abirdword: My fiancé is pretty good with gifts. Last year he surprised me with this beautiful necklace. He usually listens to me and gets me what I want. Sorry I dont have anything!
Post # 71
@abirdword: DH and I are so broke we don’t do gifts!
Post # 72
@abirdword: Ahahahaha…. I don’t know about his gifts to me but as for my gifts to him, I know the worst was a gorgeous pocketwatch that really is lovely but he simply had no use for. (“…Thanks but… uh… isn’t my phone a pocket watch?”)
He still keeps it somewhere safe, I don’t begrudge him not loving him, I think it was a case of buying something I liked more than he’d like. ^^;;;;
Post # 73
A spice rack. Haha! And then the next year he “offered to pay for my oil change and hair cut” (that I had already scheduled) as my gift. He is getting better though!!!!
Post # 74
oh my! I don’t know if I could control my confused face it I opened up the gift and saw that purse!
Post # 75
SO is generally on-the-money with gifts, our first Christmas together (two years ago) he gave me a heart necklace that I still wear almost every day. I was a little disappointed last year with mad men season 2 DVD (which is a bit silly since we hadn’t watched season 1 together… but then again I’m not really a DVD type person), a handbag store voucher and lollies (nice but you eat them then they’re gone, unlike the necklace which is enduring. Probably because I put a lot of thought into personalising his gifts. But that’s nowhere near bad!
Worst ever? my aunt gave me a “grow your own bean plant”. I was 20.
She has a baaaaad history of inappropriate gift giving – although amazingly one of my most favourite gifts ever was from her the one year she knocked it out of the park with a small dachshund figurine that I have taken with me from move to move (even went I moved to Sydney for just a few months) that reminds me of my dearly departed sausage dog Dexter.
Post # 76
to the gift giver’a face, no it’s not but on an anonymous Internet forum? FREE FOR ALL