(Closed) Worst wedding gift received….

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 107
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We haven’t opened all our gifts yet, but so far the weirdest one has been a basket that held the movie It’s a Wonderful Life (best thing from the basket), a loaf of bread that was already expired before my wedding day, and a container of salt. 

Post # 108
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A Kool-Aid scoop and a blue plastic colander (definitely not the ones we registered for).  More “random” than bad, and the givers had good intentions.

Post # 109
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@bostongirl27:  Yep, the cake was a replica of Fenway 😀 DH and I are the biggest Sox fans out there, so it was definitely appropriate. Our “cutting” song was Sweet Caroline.

Is your Fiance a fan of that pinstripe team that shall remain nameless? Or just not a Sox fan? Booooo either way!

To keep this on topic… can you imagine cutting into a baseball park with a massive cut-crystal cake knife?! I laugh every time I picture it.

Also… Fiesta Fiestaware is my favorite so far. So much LOL going on here. 

Post # 110
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

lol wow…after reading all of these I am curious to see what wierd things we will be gifted.

Post # 111
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is not a wedding gift, but recently my Future Mother-In-Law sent is a GIANT box (which took us about 20 minutes to get into because she put so much tape on it) which she said was an early Christmas present.  The box contained, among other things: the hat from FI’s first job, now covered in dog hair; random xeroxes of random recipes; sweaters which are too big for Fiance (he told her when she said she bought the sweaters that they were too big); a melon baller; an ancient pants press (had no idea something like this ever existed) with a sticker on it reading $1; a postcard someone Fiance doesn’t even remember sent him in 1991; a cookbook from some Greek Orthodox church group from 1996, and FI’s family is not Greek or Greek Orthodox.

We opted to donate the clothes that don’t fit Fiance and toss the really cheap stuff, but much of it Fiance feels we should keep because his mother will be disappointed if we don’t keep these things.  I’m now paranoid my Future Mother-In-Law is trying to make me into a hoarder just like her.


ETA:  I adore my Future Mother-In-Law and she is so well-meaning and generous, she just misses the mark a bit.  Now I finally understand why Fiance is NEVER excited about receiving gifts… because this is the kind of stuff his mother has given him all his life.

Post # 112
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

An old big bird cookie jar.

We also got an empty vaccuum box from my uncle who is ornery and just wanted to see us try to get it open. Then he handed over a card with cash so we could buy a vaccuum lol. We’ve always done gag gifts though so that was actually amusing.

Post # 113
4322 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I got a hello kitty coffee maker. What? I don’t like hello kitty. It appeared no where on my list! Not sure where it came from… but my old coffee maker bit the dust, so I’m using it, even if it isn’t the most grown up appliance.

Post # 114
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got nothing odd for my 2nd wedding.   Best gift was my pretty red Kitchenaid toaster.   Love that thing!

Anyway, the first time I got married I got a box from one of my aunts (who we rarely see) that contained an already-opened ironing board cover, and one of these:

which was missing a few of the “bulbs”….  

Post # 115
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t really think this is a BAD gift but it was just odd. We got a $5 Starbucks gift card and on the back there was a sticker that said “Happy nurses week, thank you for your support” something along those lines. I’m not a nurse, but the person who gifted it was. This gift card was from 6 grown adults, who all ate and drank for free. lol…interesting is all I thought.

Post # 116
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@luv2shop08:  How random!

I can’t wait to see what we get…FI’s family is a bit…eccentric…

Post # 117
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love these threads. I have a few that were pretty terrible.

My divorced cousin gave me a regifted tarnished silver platter from her wedding. That was bad enough, but it was presented as a gift from her and her two sisters, so three guests total.

I had three (different) guests frame my wedding invitation and give that to me as a gift. It’s kind of a sweet idea, but they were really ugly and totally not our taste. I will never understand gifting a couple decor that is not returnable, it is beyond me.

One of my parents friends took a cheap vase they already owned, put it in a gift bag that was too small for it and give it to us as a present. No card, tissue paper or anything. The presentation itself was the odd part although I was kind of pissed that we couldnt’ return or exchange the vase.

Post # 118
3180 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This came with no card . . . 

Post # 119
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We received a check for $20 that bounced and actually ended up costing us money in NSF fees…  :-/ 

Post # 120
5091 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I taught English on a tiny tiny tiny island in Japan for two years, and I invited several of the little old ladies who adopted me while I was there.  I didn’t expect any of them to come, but three of them did!  It was so special.  The gifts they gave, however, were kind of hilarious.  You see, in Japan, you only give cash at weddings, never actual objects.  However, they had heard that you give objects in the US, and so that’s what they did… and they brought gifts from all their friends who couldn’t make it, too. 

DH and I picked them up at the airport a few days before the wedding.  When we got to their hotel, they invited us to their rooms, and they all opened up their suitcases to present us with the gifts right then.  They pulled out a bunch of incredibly gorgeous pieces of pottery they had collected for us, and that was great.  Then, however, the stranger items started coming out…

First, they pulled out a beautifully knotted piece of rope, and they handed it to me.  I had no clue what it was, so they pulled out some very, very old photos of a ship leaving harbour.  They then explained that when I am in labour with our first child, I am to hold the rope in my hand.  That way, just as a ship sails smoothly out of the harbour on its maiden voyage once the ropes holding it back are cut, the baby will sail smoothly out of my vagina and into the world.  That story was fun to translate for my husband.

…But it got better.  Next, they pulled out this little beanbag thing that had a ceramic rat’s head attached to the front.  They told me that I needed to display it somewhere in our bedroom.  They explained that rats have tons and tons of babies, and so if we put the fake rat on display, we’d have all the babies just like the rat!

And then the best part.  Finally, one of the ladies pulled out a pile of fabric.  When she brought it closer for us to examine, we saw that it was a book made up of hand-stitched pages.  She proudly announced that she and her craft group on the island had made it for us… or, more specifically, for our children on their third birthdays.  It’s a child’s birthday book that has a bunch of cars and trucks carrying cupcakes, cookies, candies, etc. to a big table at the end that has a birthday cake.  She was very insistent that this was for our children on their third birthdays.

…In other words, the Japanese grannies REALLY want me and DH to get on that baby-making.

Those presents weren’t bad – I actually think they’re really special – but they’re definitely a bit strange.  It’s a good thing DH and I do actually want kids!  That could have been awkward.

Post # 121
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My best friend and her husband got an S&M kit from her unassuming, demure 65 year-old aunt! It had this contraption that you put under the matress to anchor handcuffs to each corner of the bed, a whip and a feather. lol

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