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What's the Lamest Gift you have ever been given?

  1. Sauvignon profile image56
    Sauvignonposted 8 years ago

    When I was fourteen my grandma gave me this broach/pin that was the size of my fist of a light up reindeer.  I was obligated to wear that dreadful thing every holiday for six years!

    1. cmlindblom profile image74
      cmlindblomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      worste gift would have to be a book of coupons...... i still had to buy the items and it expired in like a week

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    A tie. Great, another tie.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    never got a bad gift. if someone thinks enough of me to give me anything, i say thank you.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thats good, the thought itself is good enough fo me too.

    2. The Rope profile image55
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wish I had your heart.  The worst gifts I ever recieved were from the director of our department - she felt she had to buy gifts for the six staffers (myself included).  Thoughless, only done because she would look bad if she didn't do something. Bought at the dollar store had absolutely no meaning or connection to anything.  Left on my desk, didn't even get a personal note nor did she say anything - someone saw her leave it there and on the other's desks.  I'd rather not get that kind of gift.  I turned it into something good though - gave it to our church for their yard sale - they got $2. since it was new and had never been opened.

      1. Sauvignon profile image56
        Sauvignonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sweet! Now that's how to make something out of, well something you would rather not have!

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        its not my heart. im lucky, ive never gotten a “just to look good gift.” i can see how that would be lame

        1. The Rope profile image55
          The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Welcome to the corporate world!  I've experienced it more than once but she took it to an art form.  I like making lemonade out of lemons though so I was happy to donate it and know that a charitable group profited.

  4. EmpressFelicity profile image72
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    A bright red PVC handbag in the "Jackie O" style, also when I was 14.  NOT my cup of tea at all...

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I would have to say, the lamest gift I've ever received, was NOTHING, except a "Happy Birthday", which was given to me by my mother, my sister, my nieces(both), but received no gifts.

    Each of them said- "Happy Birthday", but didn't bother to take the time to buy a card or anything else for that matter.

    Christmas gifts- I've never received anything lame.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oh Cagsil, but they have given you enough already, love and warmth maybe...

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      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Logic!

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i always got nothing as a kid. not even a happy birthday. its why now, if i even get a phone call cuz someone thought of me, im excited. a real gift leaves me speechless.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh justine, when is your birthday

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          march. my kids always make me cards  smile

      2. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        how sad... Happy Birthday for all of those birthdays past!!! big_smile

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          awww, shucks. im fine, its not sad. thank you  smile

  6. Anna Erwin profile image54
    Anna Erwinposted 8 years ago

    When my x and I were getting a divorce... as he still kept trying to insist that he cared or payed any attention to me even knew me...

    He comes home one day and gives me a red tulip.  He says, "I know that the color red and tulips are your favorite."  I says, "No, Chris... orange is my favorite color and hibiscus is my favorite flower, tulips are the flower I least like."

  7. frogdropping profile image82
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I heard somewhere that a good mother is a great gift.

    Therefore my lamest gift was the one I got smile

    1. The Rope profile image55
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch! hmm

  8. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    A puppet, made out of a sock and some pillow fluff!

  9. Helen Cater profile image75
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    My Ex Mother in law once gave me her used leather jacket for Christmas. I was speechless. The next year she bought me a bright pink shell suit which my ex husband made me wear xmas day. Now that is abuse.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sad

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    I grew up in a wealthy family and always received nice gifts, but I never asked for anything. I try and make everybody elses Christmas nice now and Don't care if I get anything or not.

  11. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I can't remember my lamest... must have been very lame... hmm
    I did receive a few, one time one of those 7-11 roses that was already half wilted on our anniversary.

  12. sooner than later profile image55
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    My dad was the worst gift giver ever. I would usually get an "I owe you" on my b-day.

    On my 16th I was hoping to get my license and start driving as my older brother did. Instead he showed up early in the morning with a pregnant wild burro from an odoption deal with the BLM to "teach me some responsibility". It was an insult from him, but I pretended like its what I always wanted to take away his satisfaction.   

    I have to admit it was a terrible gift- but it felt good to put him in the worst retirement home I could find.

  13. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    I've been fortunate enough to get any real poor Xmas gifts. My sisters have purchased me questionable outfits...one got me a thong with a bell on it. Can't say I used it. big_smile

  14. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    One of my elderly relatives, bless her heart, gave me a homemade, purple and white beaded clip-on tie -- and just to clarify, it wasn't a tie with some beads on it. It was completely made of chunky, plastic beads. I'm still not sure if it was supposed to be a gag gift. But she proudly handed it to me, saying, "This is what all the girls are wearing!"

    1. sooner than later profile image55
      sooner than laterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      haha, that is funny.

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    I once got used scratch off lottery tickets that didn't win in a gift exchange at work.  The guy I got them from told me that he wanted to redeem them for me if they won, so that's why they were scratched off.

    1. sooner than later profile image55
      sooner than laterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Its the thought that counts. smile

  16. jayjay40 profile image81
    jayjay40posted 8 years ago

    My husband once bought me a set of green saucepans one Christmas. Notice I said once,- he never did that again

  17. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I have always appreciated gifts that are given with thought, no matter if they are to my liking or not.  I don't enjoy getting gifts from people who got them, just 'cause it is the thing to do.  I would rather get nothing, than something that feels like it was bought out of duty.  Because of this, I always opt out of all gift drawings that are work related or involve extended family.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    A whistle for calling fish, yes I know, but she was trying to be helpful she didn't have any idea what fishing is all about. Now on the flip-side I have had my nephews blowing there lungs out with it until my wife see's whats going on then she has some drama with me.

  19. dejajolie profile image55
    dejajolieposted 8 years ago

    my boyfriend @ the time (I was 18) bought me a Mickey Mouse broach, fake gold, fake diamonds and I didn't even like Mickey Mouse.....

 
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