What's the most HORRIBLE present you have given or received?

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  1. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 14 years ago

    Some of my friends and family have a tradition of trying to outdo each other with strange presents - the wierder the better.

    Some examples of previous gifts are:

    - The mummified body of a rat that had been in a farm shed for about 30 years.
    - A jar of toenail clippings from dogs - baked into a cake with sultanas
    - A ghastly ornamental peacock with rainbow coloured tail feathers
    - A can of spam that has travelled around Australia several times in the toolbox of a 4WD.
    - A lime green Borat style mankini.

    What horrible presents have you received, or given to other people?

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Here are some fuuny gift list

      Funny Gift List

      1. Eric Graudins profile image61
        Eric Graudinsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Here are some fuuny gift list

        [url=http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Weird-Christmas-Gift-you-have-received/ wrote:

        Funny Gift List[/url]

        Seems that my friends and I are VERY tame compared with that lot!

    2. Raven King profile image60
      Raven Kingposted 14 years agoin reply to this
    3. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The cheapest perfume in the world.  It is called "Ambush" and my grandma used to give it to me every Christmas.

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image74
        Anti-Valentineposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds funny. Did it smell like the perfume one makes when one is ambushed? lol

    4. profile image0
      dennisemattposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This is some funny stuff!! They did it on puropse to be funny tho, right?
      I am sure I have given bad gifts, but every gift I have given was INTEDNED to be nice. As far as recieving, one year for Valentine's day, I got a box of chocolates, flowers, and a nice card from my boyfriend. We were going through some problems at the time, so when I got it (at his mothers house..she was watching our baby while I was at work...) I was touched. I went home,and left it all on the kitchen table. When he got there, hours later, he flipped out. He started throwing things at me and saying...who the F@#k gave you this!!!! He told me to leave, cuz I was clearly cheating on him......turns out he forgot V-day, and his mom thought it would be helpful if she got me a gift and pretended it was from him...

  2. profile image51
    hardrubposted 14 years ago

    i receive a USED WALLET AND LOW INKED MARKER in our x-mas exchange gift.... I'm so frustrated because my gift is expensive and i got wallet and marker in return.

              I FEEL SO BUSTED....

  3. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 14 years ago

    Wow, Eric, that is some seriously creative ghastliness!

    My weirdest is comparatively mundane - this last New Year's my husband treated me to a bottle of wine and a box of chocolate covered cherries, apparently because it's supposed to be some sort of tradition to give your wife alcohol and chocolate on New Year's? I don't know. He's never done it before.

    Anyway, I think he must have just forgotten that I hate maraschino cherries when he picked out the chocolate, but the wine was really bizarre, because neither one of us drinks!

  4. profile image0
    Lady_Eposted 14 years ago

    I gave an old computer (not flat screen) to the tenants of my old flat some years ago. I said it was a gift for their teenage boy. But I had really meant to throw it away cos it had been in the store room for a while.

  5. WeddingConsultant profile image65
    WeddingConsultantposted 14 years ago

    Every Christmas my brothers and I try to do a "gag gift" deal to one another. Naturally when this is reoccurring amongst siblings, everyone has to "one-up" the previous person. Things get quite interesting.

    My two favorites:
    -Something minuscule (can't remember what) was wrapped normally on the outside, but it was duct taped to the max on the inside. So once the outside decorative paper got taken off, there was a thick amount of duck tape on the inside.

    -A single pen was placed into a large box (maybe 3 feet by 3 feet). Then, something heavy was put inside. Finally, the box was sealed and wrapped with extra tape to make it hard to unwrap. The look of disappointment was hilarious.

    And if you think I'm cruel, try growing up with three other siblings smile

  6. profile image52
    techdeuceposted 14 years ago

    Got a pimp cup that was fake in the wrapper. I think from spencers gifts. But it had lipstick on it! wow!

  7. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    LOL Eric, are you trying to outdo Lgali? lol

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image65
      WeddingConsultantposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well, his grammar is correct, so he's on a different playing field.


      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        oh screw grammar lol

  8. Anti-Valentine profile image74
    Anti-Valentineposted 14 years ago

    @ Eric
    Good God, man! What family is yours anyway? The Addams Family? lol

    I thought getting a secondhand cellphone was bad. The horror! yikes

  9. Beth100 profile image66
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    As a wedding gift, I received from my aunt and uncle two cookbooks -- both of which had been used as the previous owners writing and personal recipes were still intact between the pages.  I wasn't so upset at the used part, but at the fact that in the card they printed that they chose these "new cookbooks at a recognized culinary boutique".  Why can't people just be honest...it's the thought that counts, unless you try to lie about it.

  10. LondonGirl profile image80
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    I gave my brother some loo paper with barbed wire printed on it last Christmas. I gave him a proper present, too (-:

  11. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 14 years ago

    My ex-husband gave me a headlight for my Ford Escort for Christmas the year that I left him.

    1. LondonGirl profile image80
      LondonGirlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a good reason for being an ex.

      1. profile image0
        pgrundyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, it takes me awhile sometimes, but eventually I DO wake up! lol! big_smile

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 14 years ago

    a old friend ( we are not friends anymore) lol

    gave me a pen that said

    "this pen has been stolen from...inn "...

  13. cindyvine profile image68
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    I often get strange gifts from kids in my class throughout the year.  The Christmas before last, I got this crystal in a box that looked just like a penis.  I wondered why the hell the kid gave me a crystal penis as a gift.  My young daughter opened the box and I watched in anticipation to see her reaction to the crystal penis.  She said, "Oh, strange gift.  A crystal mouse!"  I replied, "It's not a mouse!"  I didn't want to tell my eleven year old it was a penis.  Then she said, "Not a real mouse, silly!  A computer mouse made of crystal!"  Crystal penis, crystal mouse, same difference.  What the hell do you do with that?

  14. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 14 years ago

    One Christmas, my hubby gave me a garlic press, a vacuum cleaner and a blender. Needless to say, we are now divorced. smile

    1. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You're a hard woman!
      Normally you'd only divorce a man if he gave you power tools, car accessories, or a subscription to Penthouse lol

      1. blondepoet profile image67
        blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        A garlic press a vacuum and blender wow I would adore that esp if it was one of those robotic vacuums. Garlic is great good cooking, keeps vampires away and blender, woo hoo, you can make some great love potions in them, or put them on full speed when he won't give u attention, and is trying to watch sport on telly.

      2. lrohner profile image68
        lrohnerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Nope. A power tool says "please join me in the garage". A garlic press says "stay the heck in the kitchen, biotch!"

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
          Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe he was thinkin along these lines Iroher

          http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:KuTqdKEXTSstrM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/TombRaiderUnderworld.jpg  lol

          1. lrohner profile image68
            lrohnerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Or maybe I just wasn't buying the "biotch" part! smile

    2. WeddingConsultant profile image65
      WeddingConsultantposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Can I have the garlic press please? wink

    3. Anti-Valentine profile image74
      Anti-Valentineposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      My dad once gave my mom a pop-up telephone directory for Christmas. I expected to see it used to hit him over the head with, but it hasn't happened yet.

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    A former friend of mine has never given me a gift that has not been regifted. She'd never admit it but I have always gotten Christmas gifts from her after Christmas and they never have anything to do with me at all. We don't exchange gifts anymore and barely see each other smile

    She gave me a small picture frame that looks like a briefcase once, and told me it cost $45 smile I actually still have it though smile When she got back from England she brought me a miniature of a milk tank. It was always kind of entertaining to wonder what she would give me next.

  16. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 14 years ago

    The most horrible pressie someone ever gave me was a screwdriver cos he wanted it for himself

  17. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 14 years ago

    hubby bought me speakers ?? (does that sound like a red dress)

    and he wanted me to open them christmas eve!! lol

    a photo frame that said best friends forever ( wrong year)

    probably was a bargin price  lol

  18. curiozities profile image61
    curiozitiesposted 14 years ago

    The old "package of underwear" for Christmas as a kid.  Typical "old lady" gift, i.e., it was the type of thing given to me and my brothers as a gift from a great aunt on a fixed income. 

    I always thought the best "old lady" gift was those Danish butter cookies that come in a tin.  I always loved the cookies--they're delicious--and it was an inexpensive gift to boot.

  19. AsherKade profile image58
    AsherKadeposted 14 years ago

    underwear that belonged to a very morbidly obese person. At the time I was a small person. I found it in my bed but my ex said it wasn't an affair, it was a gift...

    (this pic was all I could find that related to my comment....sorry....)

  20. HealthCare Basics profile image60
    HealthCare Basicsposted 14 years ago

    July 4th I had a huge patio party. Friends of ours, who I gave a nice bottle of wine to last christmas brought me the  same bottle in the same wine wine jacket.........

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image74
      Anti-Valentineposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch! That's the thing with regifting. You've got to take notes about who gave you what, and who you can give it to without them finding out!

  21. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 14 years ago

    I had purchased two identical crystal showpieces which where so pretty that words could not describe it it had fushia and pink blending into the center. I got it as a house warming gift for two of my best friends thought it would be a symbol we would share. When i gifted it to my second friend she didnot seem to be happy i was quite surprised as she didnot seem excited. Later she revealed that my first friend had presented the same piece to her. I felt cheated and irritated just got reminded of this so shared.

    Moral of the story:Dont exchange gifts you losers, we are intelligent enough and you will get busted real bad... lol

  22. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    My story doesn't involve one individual gift, but a whole Christmas worth of gifts sent to me, my husband, and my kids by an in-law (who just does't think like, or know us, very well).  Every single gift for every single person was offensive.

    She gave one son a violent toy.  She gave the other (and very young) son a violent (REALLY violent) book.  There was a doll for my youngest child (daughter), but it was made in another country and not safe for a child under three.  She gave my husband a box with ivory decorations on the it (I'm against using ivory).  My gift was the least offensive - an ugly, ugly, robe fit for a lumberjack.   smile

  23. profile image0
    iamqweenbeeposted 14 years ago

    I bought my husband a watch for his birthday, but because he pissed me off, I took the watch back and gave him a brick all wrapped up in beautiful paper.


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