For me, it's gotta be:
2. Malcolm Gladwell books
3. CD Rack (received circa 2008)
Painted paper weights (looked like rocks), with non-descript markings on them. Terrible, just terrible.
And oh yeah, a bottle of Old Spice and Speedstick deodorant...I guess maybe they were trying to tell me something, I don't know.
LOL. How do you explain giving someone a stick of deodorant? If they stink, give them scented candles or cologne or something.
Also, only children under 8 are allowed to paint rocks and give them as gifts.
I felt like a total heel after this Christmas in particular. My best friend bought me a $200 biker jacket and I presented him with a $9 poster. Merry Christmas el cheapo!
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
*love is enough*
I got a secondhand box set of books and tapes on how to speed read.
When I was 13, from my parents!
Hubby found a pair of cute shoes for me for $2. He not only left on the tag, but the shoes were different sizes! Gaaah!
I love giving and receving gifts, i like them all...nobody gave me a gift in which I didnt like yet,,,maybe this Christmas...
Getting back the gift that I gave my friend the year before...
Actually, it was good for a laugh, and I re-re-gifted it to him last year...
We'll see what happens this year.
Worst Received – A Fruit cake, apparently this one was re-gifted, on the bottom of the wrapper was a sales tag from two years before.
Best Received- A bottle of really good scotch and a promise
Best Given: A 5-day trip to Disney World at Christmas time (most expensive anyway)
Worst Given: probably that shop-vac my wife got the same year (but she also got a diamond ring)
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.
When I was young I was given a fishing line... which was a great present and I couldn't wait to test my fishing skills
The anti climax was.... I didn't get any Hooks!!
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.
I gave my ex a milk carton for xmas to hold her books in. Probably why she's my ex.
I made up for it when we broke up: gave her a tattoo, a personal pleasure device, & a cell phone.
A 16 oz bottle of coke was the worst christmas present I have ever received. FROM MY WIFE! But she made it up on new years eve with a night at a hotel..
Was it a particularly fine and rare bottle of Coke? A particularly good year? Was it in one of those nifty gold gift bags designed for bottles of wine?
When I was a kid my parents gave me a robe for Christmas, I wanted toys so I wasn't happy. I did get toys though lol.
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!!!!
A re-gifted gift card that I gave to a friend. It isn't that it was re-gifted that was bad, it was the fact that she already used it all up! The balance on it was zero!
Already posted worst gift I've received on another forum
And I have never given any bad gifts.
Clothes! I have my own style it's kinda unpredictable,but nothing crazy, and also when they do it it's always from target or walmart or some cheap place like that.
by ptosis 10 years ago
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by Helen Murphy Howell 9 years ago
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