Your worst holiday gift ever?

Suzen well I guess when you finally got round to cooking you were set huh?
My friends sister gets her power tools. She thinks it's a mean gift but my friend really uses them. I guess that backfired on the sis

Whew dunno labels might trump the clapper. I can see me with the clapper, every time the dogs bark the lights strobe. Bad bad gift
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As the OP I judge that a water bottle is worse than The Clapper. However, I could be persuaded otherwise....try me.
Originally Posted by SuZen
I just thought The Clapper was one of those quinteseential bad gifts, like the Chia Pet. I could have gotten more use out of a water bottle than a Clapper. Plus I was just about to turn 22, not 82.

PS--It didn't work.
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As the OP I judge that a water bottle is worse than The Clapper. However, I could be persuaded otherwise....try me.
Originally Posted by SuZen
Oh come on!! I think that a pair of soiled sweatpants should take the prize!!!

Did I mention that it was very beautifully wrapped in newspaper?? And that it was her idea to exchange gifts??
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I received a pair of used sweatpants from my college roommate. She didn't bother to wash them first so I had a little suprise in the crotch area .
Originally Posted by solange
My friend got a pair of used pants for her birthday. They weren't even remotely the right size. You beat her with the, err, crotch surprise, though.
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As the OP I judge that a water bottle is worse than The Clapper. However, I could be persuaded otherwise....try me.
Originally Posted by SuZen
Oh come on!! I think that a pair of soiled sweatpants should take the prize!!!

Did I mention that it was very beautifully wrapped in newspaper?? And that it was her idea to exchange gifts??
Originally Posted by solange
And, yeah, now that I think about it you should win.
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My in-laws got me a suitcase and I wasn't going on vacation anytime soon, if you get my drift.
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A yellow v neck sweater from my brother. It was the first Christmas that he was divorced & it suddenly became painfully obvious that his ex wife had always bought my presents up until that point!
Originally Posted by loosecurls
I have a lovely scarf (from brother) from Christmas a few years back, which would have looked great on my brother's recently ex-girlfriend.
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My in-laws got me a suitcase and I wasn't going on vacation anytime soon, if you get my drift.
Originally Posted by sunday
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I had a coworker once and she was dating a guy for about six months. It was their first Xmas together and he bought her a generator. It was actually one of those things you throw in the back of your car and you can use it for emergencies. I forget what theyre called.
That would have been a deal breaker for me. First Xmas presents should always be easy. Jewelry, perfume, dinner, etc...
Originally Posted by aptheislandgirl
Are you talking about the battery starters for emergencies so you can jump your own car? That's an awesome gift!

My grandparents used to give us a bunch of money but always a gift too. I always got some kind of shirt and always took it back the next day. When they got me one of those high powered rechargable flashlights for keeping int the car I was ecstatic.

One man's junk...
When I was 14, my grandpa and his wife gave me a sweater with a puppy on it. It was a children's large. I was in adult clothes. It was also see-thru and they left the price tag on it; from the Dollar General.

The worst gift I've ever seen someone else get is what my hubby got the first Christmas we were dating. My grandparents didn't know him well at all, but they knew that sometimes we went bowling as dates. Mind you, he's not a big bowler and he didn't have his own ball or anything. They were really grasping for something that he'd like, so they got him a bowling bag (for his ball that he did not possess). Only it was baby blue and looked JUST. LIKE. A. PURSE. He opened it and looked over at me like " " and I'm sitting there thinking 'OH MY GOD, Why did my grandparents just give my boyfriend a purse?!" I felt so bad for him.

ETA: These are different grandparents btw! Hehe. The first is my paternal grandparents, the second maternal. Just didn't want anyone to think that my grandparents are just horrendous gift-givers.
Originally Posted by Rheanna83
Oh my goodness! The bowling purse story made me laugh.

I think the worst gift I ever received was a pair of pillows with geese on them. I was dating a guy and his mom made beautiful quilts and was always sewing something pretty. I really wanted her to give me a quilt for xmas but she gave me GEESE PILLOWS. I didn't know what to say when I opened them. They were sooo ugly!

Ok, so my story probably doesn't top the regifted sweat pants or the CLAPPER . But to get a better idea of just how hideous these pillows really were, take a look...

Can you belive they actually sell the pattern on ebay!


Except mine were red and had lace on them. Now really, I was 19. What did she think I was going to do with GEESE PILLOWS?! But hey, it's the thought that counts, right?
Are you talking about the battery starters for emergencies so you can jump your own car? That's an awesome gift!
Originally Posted by Munchy
I think they are called PowerStations or something like that. You can use it for several different things...I dunno but she told him that she needed one but when she opened her gift she was like .

Needless to say that relationship didn't last.

I'm not saying I wouldn't need or want one but would I want my new boyfriend to buy me one for Xmas? Hell no!
My in-laws got me a suitcase and I wasn't going on vacation anytime soon, if you get my drift.
Originally Posted by sunday

My parents got me some for high school graduation and I wasn't leaving town for college.
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I don't have a story for myself, but my Mom just recieved a pretty terrible Christmas gift: a pickle ornament. A big, wrinkly PICKLE.

However, we have been having some great "hide the pickle" jokes since that has surfaced.
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I don't have a story for myself, but my Mom just recieved a pretty terrible Christmas gift: a pickle ornament. A big, wrinkly PICKLE.

However, we have been having some great "hide the pickle" jokes since that has surfaced.
Originally Posted by Poopsie

There's some folklore about the pickle ornament, maybe from Germany...I cannot remember. It's one of those gifts that the thought was good, but actually following through with it, not so much.




I always love practical gifts: cookware, powertools, appliances, etc. I'll buy my own clothes and other fun stuff, but a food dehydrater? WOW! YES! I got one for my birthday and I was thrilled

Last year for Christmas, my mom gave me a submersible power scrubber and I wore that puppy out. I have 3 kids and two bathrooms. One day blue smoke rolled out of it. I was so sad....
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Okay, mine doesn't top the soiled pants.

My mother gave my husband and I a joint gift. It was a cuckoo-clock. A very expensive cuckoo-clock and unreturnable because the store went out of business. I found out later she had bought it for my sister and her husband who would have loved to have it. But she ended up buying something else for them so we ended up with the clock. Needless to say, when she asks what we want for Christmas ... we now give her ideas.


We have moved that darn clock with us for the last 5 years. it is now packed up and in storage. I plan to be rid of it some day on e-bay.
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Originally Posted by CSI Gal
That's bad!!!!
I don't have a story for myself, but my Mom just recieved a pretty terrible Christmas gift: a pickle ornament. A big, wrinkly PICKLE.

However, we have been having some great "hide the pickle" jokes since that has surfaced.
Originally Posted by Poopsie

There's some folklore about the pickle ornament, maybe from Germany...I cannot remember. It's one of those gifts that the thought was good, but actually following through with it, not so much.




I always love practical gifts: cookware, powertools, appliances, etc. I'll buy my own clothes and other fun stuff, but a food dehydrater? WOW! YES! I got one for my birthday and I was thrilled

Last year for Christmas, my mom gave me a submersible power scrubber and I wore that puppy out. I have 3 kids and two bathrooms. One day blue smoke rolled out of it. I was so sad....
Originally Posted by goldencurly

Yep, The pickle story...
I think this it is something like this.

It is an ornament to teach children to appreciate the tree instead of strorming the gifts.
The first child to find the pickle ornament receives an extra gift. Then once the pickle is found all hell can break loose.
OK - it wasn't for Christmas but please let me play!

For my 23rd birthday, my then-boyfriend gave me a used toaster. His old used toaster. When I had the audacity to question the gift, he reminded me that he also took me to see Die Hard III. Oh, sorry. My bad.
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One year at a work gift exchange I got a huge bottle of crappy wine. The label had on it "..WITH SULFATES!!!" -- like that was a good thing. The person next to me to a DVD player. The injustice of it all !
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