Your Worst Christmas Present

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  1. yoshi97 profile image54
    yoshi97posted 14 years ago

    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. smile

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      oh Yoshi, I like all, none so far yet, maybe tomorrow, I can share if somebody will give me item I dont like

      1. yoshi97 profile image54
        yoshi97posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Somehow that doesn't surprise me, as your the most friendly and accepting person I know of. smile

    2. Cagsil profile image69
      Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. wyanjen profile image69
        wyanjenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        lol except for my wool socks, i would have been gift-free this year lol

    3. Daniel Carter profile image60
      Daniel Carterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 14 years ago

    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!

  3. EngagementRing profile image63
    EngagementRingposted 14 years ago

    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.

  4. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 14 years ago

    Oh, Engagement, now THAT is funny! Never heard of such!

    1. EngagementRing profile image63
      EngagementRingposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I had never heard of a spoon pen either but sadly now, I know they exist.

      1. yoshi97 profile image54
        yoshi97posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        A fork pen might have made it a complete set. smile

  5. wyanjen profile image69
    wyanjenposted 14 years ago

    I got gray wool socks at my company x-mas party today
    lol lol

    I traded them with one of the guys who goes hunting. lol

    1. Cagsil profile image69
      Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  6. Arthur Fontes profile image75
    Arthur Fontesposted 14 years ago

    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.

  7. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 14 years ago


  8. Jezzzz profile image44
    Jezzzzposted 14 years ago

    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.

    1. wyanjen profile image69
      wyanjenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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. lol

      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 smile

  9. Beth100 profile image67
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    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.

  10. wsp2469 profile image60
    wsp2469posted 14 years ago

    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.

  11. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 14 years ago

    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 )'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!! lol lol

    Thanks Mr.Cheater!!!

    Hope I didn't offend anyone. smile

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image73
      Mikel G Robertsposted 14 years agoin reply to this


      She said 'Dildo'...
      <-----not offended.

      1. profile image0
        StormRyderposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
        I knew you wouldn't have problem with it...but you know how some of these people are!!

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image73
          Mikel G Robertsposted 14 years agoin reply to this


    2. profile image0
      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If only all exes were that considerate! lol

      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 big_smile

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image73
        Mikel G Robertsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        LMAO  {did I mention you smell nice}

      2. profile image0
        StormRyderposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I guess it was better than a STD lol lol
        Or deodorant...Lady Speed Stick...doesn't that just say "Merry Christmas, I love ya"

        1. Stimp profile image60
          Stimpposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          It would have been a good gift if it had been the deodorant called "Tickle"...anyone remember that.  Logo:  "Tickle, the deodorant with the big wide ball".  That's right out of the 70's baby!!

  12. classicalgeek profile image82
    classicalgeekposted 14 years ago

    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!

  13. profile image0
    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    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...

    1. World Marketing profile image38
      World Marketingposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  14. TheGlassSpider profile image62
    TheGlassSpiderposted 14 years ago

    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. wink

  15. H.C Porter profile image77
    H.C Porterposted 14 years ago

    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...

  16. profile image0
    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    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.

  17. Stimp profile image60
    Stimpposted 14 years ago

    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.....

  18. revybaby profile image60
    revybabyposted 14 years ago

    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!

  19. marcel285 profile image64
    marcel285posted 14 years ago

    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.'

  20. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 14 years ago

    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

  21. RNMSN profile image60
    RNMSNposted 14 years ago

    not the gift but the way it was a teenager and the 2nd of 5...with baby sister bday the day after yr I got socks in my orange in the bottom, apple on top and candy all throughout...just  a pair of socks inside the stocking
    total bummer..
    however marcel 28 your young thing   smile at least i had my pot!!!!,no tin...makes too much noise but IT DID make that xmas a BIT better L0L

    1. marcel285 profile image64
      marcel285posted 14 years agoin reply to this



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