Lyricsingray asked me to come up with an interesting and timely topic for debate last night so I thought long and hard about it and came up with this idea.
What was your worst Christmas present ever?
Was it those bunny slippers the squeeled with each step, a puppy that chewed up all of your other gifts, or perhaps an alarm clock that awoke you every morning to a real annoying sound ...
Dish out what it was, and know that you aren't the only one to get the gift no one would ever want.
oh Yoshi, I like all, none so far yet, maybe tomorrow, I can share if somebody will give me item I dont like
Mine would be the gift I've never received. Yes, I went one christmas without receiving anything. I found it to be an interesting feeling.
Whatever it was I received Christmas of 2004. I don't even remember. It was the *worst* Christmas of my life. 2008 was a close second, but I remember what I got, at least. The gifts were nice, the rest wasn't.
But those days are all gone.
A ped egg. I love getting pedicures, so my daughter thought I'd really like to have my own ped egg. The whole idea behind a pedicure is the fact that someone ELSE does it! lol!
My aunt is notorious for getting the worst gifts ever. If there was a contest, I think she would win. Last Christmas she sent me a spoon pen. Of course I was thrilled because I could write a paper and then use the same pen to eat a cup of soup.
I got gray wool socks at my company x-mas party today
I traded them with one of the guys who goes hunting.
My mother once gave me a wall to wall carpet for christmas. It was in an apartment I rented from her and the only reason she gave it was that the neighbors downstairs complained that the hardwood floors creaking above them bothered them.
Wow, I was thinking about this today. My worse Christmas present was a puzzle and some socks. That was my entire list of presents from my wife. That SUCKED!!!!
By the way I hate with a passion puzzles. They frustrate the hell out of me.
My socks were from company christmas party where 90% of the employees are guys, and the gifts were random. The guy I traded them to was happy to have them, so no harm no foul.
Now, if I had gotten wool socks from a family member, that would be a different story.
I would not have even considered giving my ex socks for x-mas when we were still married.
So far, I think you are the clear leader
I thought that my previous post was the worst. Frankly, this year's the worst. Being targetted as the cause of some one else's misery when I don't own it has to be the worst gift I could receive. thanks for this thread, but I prefer your apology and forgiveness thread Yoshi.
I got my "worst" Christmas present this year early. My daughter is 15 now and she decided she didn't want to deal with socializing with her Dad. Plus she blames ME for how her one brother is. My ex doesn't reply to my e-mails or text messages and if she forwards the information to our 2 kids she doesn't let me know she has done so.
Well, that and I still don't have FT job.
Thank God so far my paid writing has been keeping a roof over my head for the past few months at any rate but i still have unpaid child support to catch up on and credit card debt.
I'm not sure this is the place to be telling this but I will.
Okay, this was when I was 20 and had been dating this guy and a week or so before christmas I found out he had been cheating on me so of course I dump him. Christmas eve...A large group of my friends and some family gather to have a celebration and have some fun. At this gathering we all open one present. I go out to my car to head to the party and find a present at my door..all the tag said was Merry Christmas! I pick it up and take off, on the way I pick up my friend Ashley. The party is great and we are getting to the present opening, so Ashley say's open the one you found at the door..I tear open the box and pull out this quite large ( I hope I don't get in trouble for this )...it's a dildo...with a note from Mr.Cheater.."Since you dumped me you may need this because I doubt you will be getting a real one for a while".
Now I say it was the worst present ever...only because I opened it in front of all the friends and family...very embarrassing!!
I still have it five years later so it really was a great present!!
Hope I didn't offend anyone.
She said 'Dildo'...
If only all exes were that considerate!
Hm... my worst gift ever? Okay, well, this was about 2 years ago and I had been dating a guy for about a year and a half. We had just moved in together. For Christmas, we agreed that we'd get what the other person NEEDED instead of wanted since we were low on cash because of the move. Of course, being the girl that I am, I put tons of thought into his gift and got him some things he'd want as well as need. He opened his first upon my insistence. I think I got him some Christmas cookies, a card, computer headphones, a new pair of boots for work, and some other stuff I can't remember.
He loved it, but he quickly took my gift away from me and said it wasn't ready yet, that I'd have to wait. Me, not being so patient, grabbed it back and tore it open.
...It was a stick of deodorant. He had raided the house, apparently, trying to see what I needed and noticed I was running low on deodorant... I wish I would have let him go back to the store
I guess it was better than a STD
Or deodorant...Lady Speed Stick...doesn't that just say "Merry Christmas, I love ya"
My worst was a light bulb that someone had painted a Santa on. Of course I had changed to fluorescent bulbs a long time earlier to save money. The second worst was a small Santa gewgaw that had no purpose (not even a hidden compartment to hide candy)!
Oh well my ex got a light switch cover that depicted a flasher. I'll let you imagine the result!
when my husband was 8, his sister was 7, thier mother had recently remarried. They got one gift, to share. It was a handmade paddle, from thier new stepfather. Complete with holes drilled in it to reduce drag...
When I had just graduated college, my grandmother gave me a coffee mug for Christmas that said "Left-handed people are SMARTER!"
I was trying to give up caffeine at the time, AND I am not left-handed.
I kind of always thought she didn't like me very much anyway...That just cinched it for me.
You know those sample shampoos/soaps/shower caps you get from motels? Well... I got a brown paper bag full of those-complete with dust that had settled onto them from sitting for so long, lol...
I got a spandex, two sizes too small, exercise outfit, from my exes mother, one year.
It seemed rude, I had just had HER grandbaby, in July.
But Instead it motivated me to work out, and fit into it.
My X-mother-in-law (actually STEP mother-in-law) hated both my husband (her stepson) and I. She and my hubby's dad stopped by to give us our gifts for christmas. She came in the door with one of those cheap gold wire baskets you get from Hallmark for 3.95 when you buy 3 or more cards. I immediately took it from her....set it on the floor and put all the dog toys/bones in it and said "thank you, I was looking at getting one of those." beeeooooch.....
The first Christmas after my mother died, I received a nose-hair trimmer from my father. Now that wasn't the only gift, but it was horrible because he didn't realize that women didn't need nose hair trimmers. My husband said that Dad probably had bought one for himself and thought it was the greatest thing.
So, I checked with both of my brothers. They had indeed been given a trimmer too -- but theirs was a joint gift with their wives.
Anway, my husband appreciated it!
3 years ago, my dad gave me a tin of biscuits for xmas...He is one of these ppl who doesn't like their bank balance being under $20,000. Such a tight ass. I was thinking, 'Gee thanks dad, where's the rest of it?' Usually he gives the best gifts. And he said, 'Once you eat all the cookies, you can put your weed in there.'
Mine probably, to some, would not be perceived as your worst. It was the sentiment behind that made it bad for me.
I needed a new wallet this Christmas but I would not accept a leather one. As a vegetarian, leather is not for me.
I made it painfully clear, plus fabric/nylon/faux leather wallets are much cheaper. My one sister, who seemed the most compassionate about my beliefs, however, got me a leather one...she just liked the wallet. Said she wouldn't return it either and would use it herself. Bollocks.
Anyone want a designer, leather wallet for $40? Ahah xD
not the gift but the way it was given...as a teenager and the 2nd of 5...with baby sister bday the day after xmAS...one yr I got socks in my stocking..no orange in the bottom, apple on top and candy all throughout...just a pair of socks inside the stocking
however marcel 28 your young thing at least i had my pot!!!!,no tin...makes too much noise but IT DID make that xmas a BIT better L0L
by Helen Murphy Howell4 years ago
I think mine was about twenty years ago. On Christmas Eve I had a burst pipe upstairs that flooded the downstairs. We just got that sorted when both my TV and Christmas Tree lights packed in. On Christmas Day my oven...
by Susan Reid4 years ago
Not a topic I ever thought I'd be bringing up, but...This qualifies for me as the oddest holiday experience ever.I hesitate to use the word trailer trash because Brenda will come and berate me. But if the behavior...
by Tom.Gilbert6 years ago
For me, it's gotta be:1. Ties2. Malcolm Gladwell books3. CD Rack (received circa 2008)
by rlaha4 years ago
My best gift was hanging out at home with family.
by William2 years ago
I'm wondering what really sticks out in your mind after all these years.
by yoshi976 years ago
We dabbled over the worst ... now let's hear about the really special ones.
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