(Closed) Worst wedding gift received….

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve got two…one just kinda odd, and one that was an appallingly obvious re-gift.

The odd one was a set of dishes…like a $40 set from Home Goods or something. We’d registered for stoneware place settings, and already received the whole kit, at the shower. I was pretty baffled by that, who doesn’t check someone’s registry, and just buys them a random set of plates? It was a guy friend from high school though, not sure he’d attended any weddings before so I guess I’ll give him a pass on that one, haha.

The re-gift was a picture frame…but when we went to remove the backing to use it…there was already a pic in there. Of the couple who gave it to us…yeah. So either re-gift, or they meant to give us a picture of them? Either option isn’t good!

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Samanthalovesjames- OMG!  My husband and I were just talking about this.  We received the same EXACT gift at our wedding (a relationship advice book for older couples) with no name….we have no clue who gave it to us.  We are in our early 30s as well.  After looking through the book we are thinking its a Jehovah witness related material because of the content.  Wow. How funny.  

Post # 34
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Honey bee

These are hilarious!

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i got this…. i had to google and ask before i figured it out and only used it once

 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

These are good! My sister, for her wedding recieved an enormous box, 4 ft x 4 ft, In it was a box, and in that was a box and so on. At the end, there was a TON of tissue paper, lots of boxes inside boxes and a tiny little…tea cup. Just one. No card. No name. I think it was supposed to be funny but in the moment we all were stumped!

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@SoupyCat:  is a butter curling thingy-me-bob!  you curl pretty butter pieces to serve for when the queen decides to visit i guess

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think our weirdest one was a big black glass monkey sculpture.  it was from my husband’s friends and afterwards one of the wives pulled me aside, apologised for such a strange gift and said that they’re never letting the boys go shopping on their own again and that we were welcome to return it. 

 

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ddd

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My in-laws gave us this massive print from Ducks Unlimited Canada of a lynx in a winter scene.  When Father-In-Law brought it over to us, he proudly complained “this is something you’ll have forever, instead of the cash we were originally going to give you, which you’ll just spend on something frivolous”. 

It’s mainly blue, and we have nothing that matches it in our colour scheme (which is reds and browns), and Father-In-Law expected us to hang it up right away, since we were were selling our house, and “this would help us sell it!”.  Luckily, we didn’t have the proper support to hang it, and it’s been hiding underneath a bed since the wedding – I shudder to think of one of my walls in the new house being defaced by this lynx though. 

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

These are so funny!

I don’t have a worst gift story, but I do have a weird one. For my shower, I received a small statue of a frog, sitting cross-legged with his arms in the air, leaning to one side. I’m not sure what he’s heing, meditating? But we love the thing and its prominently displayed in our living room 🙂

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Star_dust

They’re actually awesome, my mom has one and loovesss it. She puts green beans w. ham in one, chicken in one, and black eyed peas in one. 

They’re also awesome at parties because you can put those little weenies in one, dip in one, and meatballs in one 🙂

 

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