I dont do presents. I dont want them, Idont feel the need to receive. It is not a measure of love to me - giving of self is. I do give presents though. I understand that it is important to other people and they do see this as a measure of love.
There are no surprises with what I give. I ask what people want and that is what they get.
Read my hub on 'The Christmas Spirit, Stuff and Consumerism - Do Something Different!' to understand what I mean.x
Oopsie - I thought it was "best" Christmas gift. Worst gift: I can't say. I'd be worried the person who gave them to me may read this (35 years after giving me the gifts. Let's just say that sometimes young women would rather have a fifteen-dollar necklace or bracelet than some big, expensive, thing that lets her know you know she has interests and hobbies.
For me it's a repeat, every year, pretty much. The smelly stuff, those baskets full of soaps and what have you. They drive me mad part because I can't use them and part because those that buy them should know (or do know) that they send me into an itching frenzy.
Shows a complete lack of thought
And every single year I ask EVERYONE to buy me slippers and/or wooly knee socks and no-one ever bloody buys me any
Has anyone seen the Burger King commercial for some kind of dollar-meal gift certificates (or something), and they say something like, "it lets them know you almost care". Some smell gifts are kind of like that.
There's someone who often gives me a gift and who will say something like, "I was looking at the white ones, but I know you like blue, so I thought that would be better." The thing is, I don't like blue, never have, and never will. They say it isn't the gift but the thought that counts, but it bugs me that this person's thought is that I like things I've never liked. Gifts shouldn't come with a reminder of how little someone who ought to know me better knows me. Also, don't tell me about the thing I almost got because maybe I actually would have liked that one better.
It was like.. a regular bottle of coke from 7 Eleven or something. Probably something she bought at the completely last minute because she probably forgot me. At it was a crappy year, 2006, which was my 30th birthday, so I was double upset.
What ended up being the worst Christmas gift I've gotten also ended up being one I really learned to love.
Got these ankle boot slippers, that look like they're covered in long fur with Indian designs on a strip of leather going do the middle. Hard to explain but I laughed like a mad woman when I opened the box and saw them (luckily the person who got them for me wasn't there to witness) and almost wet myself! But, I brought them home and ended up wearing them that night because I had no other slippers and now I love them (and love their uniqueness).
a shirt that was way too big for me, my dads girlfriend took it back and started wearing it..surprisingly it was her size..hmmm I had a cat - I received tons of cat statues for every holiday..birthday. I loved the little girl, but really dont want to be crazy cat lady. I regift them now..hahaha Regifting is awesome!!!!
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