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Old 12-08-2006, 04:26 PM   #61
 
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My husband's uncle gave me the Lancome's free gift with purchase he got when he bought my SIL a perfume
Oh, I can beat that one!

My cousins roommate got a Coach key chain for Christmas and her sister got the matching bag. She went to exchange the key chain and they told her it had been a GWP with a bag
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My husband's uncle gave me the Lancome's free gift with purchase he got when he bought my SIL a perfume
Oh, I can beat that one!

My cousins roommate got a Coach key chain for Christmas and her sister got the matching bag. She went to exchange the key chain and they told her it had been a GWP with a bag
Geez. I bet that really makes you feel like you're so not the favorite sister. People are crazy.
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My husband's uncle gave me the Lancome's free gift with purchase he got when he bought my SIL a perfume
Oh, I can beat that one!

My cousins roommate got a Coach key chain for Christmas and her sister got the matching bag. She went to exchange the key chain and they told her it had been a GWP with a bag
LOL, yup, you got me beat!
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From a boyfriend long ago, I got a basket of sex-type stuff: warming massage lotions, colored condoms, bath gels, etc. Funny thing, we only went out once more after that time, didn't get to use the stuff, and he broke up with me within a week or two to move away to help his family.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:05 PM   #65
 
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My husbands grandmother gives the WEIRDEST stuff. That woman is so nutty, and from the response of everyone at Christmas time, they are SO used to it, so it's not like she's just losing it with age.

It's really an amusing time going to Christmas at their house. Each person gets a ton of gifts and we all sit around and open presents, that I'm not even sure were meant for us. I think she just randomly buys stuff and then wraps them and slaps tags on them later. Half of the stuff has a story to go along with it and we have to sit and listen to what she was thinking when she bought it.

I've gotten dish towels, a trifle bowl, an extremely gaudy dragonfly broach, blue stretchy gloves - these are just some of the odd gifts off the top of my head.
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My husbands grandmother gives the WEIRDEST stuff. That woman is so nutty, and from the response of everyone at Christmas time, they are SO used to it, so it's not like she's just losing it with age.

It's really an amusing time going to Christmas at their house. Each person gets a ton of gifts and we all sit around and open presents, that I'm not even sure were meant for us. I think she just randomly buys stuff and then wraps them and slaps tags on them later. Half of the stuff has a story to go along with it and we have to sit and listen to what she was thinking when she bought it.

I've gotten dish towels, a trifle bowl, an extremely gaudy dragonfly broach, blue stretchy gloves - these are just some of the odd gifts off the top of my head.
Oh, that reminds me of the things my husbands (also nutty) grandmother gives for Christmas. She always gets me some sort of a 'whatnot' but it is generally something rather hideous. Last year I got a matching set of orange tabby kitty whatnots. They were really light, like hard plastic almost and their faces looked like they had been painted by an 8-year-old. But it's the thought that counts I suppose.
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A friend of my parents once gave my father a bag of "Chips Ahoy" cookies, and she gave me a ball of yarn.

Last year my BF's sister gave me a watch with straps made of wooden beads. I exchanged it at Walmart for some body wash, candy, and a toothbrush.
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My bad gift is now a family tradition. It started as a hideous ornament my mother in law recieved from a horrible woman she works with. I really wish I could find a picture of it because words can't describe how bad it is. She gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago with a note saying this would be a new family tradition to pass around this ornament from year to year. I can't remember who has it now, but hope I never get it back!

Last year my father in law gave us a FAKE security camera.
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My bad gift is now a family tradition. It started as a hideous ornament my mother in law recieved from a horrible woman she works with. I really wish I could find a picture of it because words can't describe how bad it is. She gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago with a note saying this would be a new family tradition to pass around this ornament from year to year. I can't remember who has it now, but hope I never get it back!
We have a pair of red underwear like that
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My sister and I give each other "special" gifts each year. They're "special" because they're really hideous, but it's the special thought that counts...we get each other crap, basically. She's given me a Yoko Ono album that she practically got for free, I gave her the "Everyone Poops" book, she gave me a reindeer last year that's a jellybean dispenser through the butt, and last year I gave her sea monkeys.
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My bad gift is now a family tradition. It started as a hideous ornament my mother in law recieved from a horrible woman she works with. I really wish I could find a picture of it because words can't describe how bad it is. She gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago with a note saying this would be a new family tradition to pass around this ornament from year to year. I can't remember who has it now, but hope I never get it back!
We have a pair of red underwear like that

Like you guys re-wrap it and pass it around to a different person every year?

We did that in my husbands family with a Big Mouth Billy Bass for a few years.
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My sister and I give each other "special" gifts each year. They're "special" because they're really hideous, but it's the special thought that counts...we get each other crap, basically. She's given me a Yoko Ono album that she practically got for free, I gave her the "Everyone Poops" book, she gave me a reindeer last year that's a jellybean dispenser through the butt, and last year I gave her sea monkeys.
Ha! That sounds really fun, actually. Instead of going crazy trying to find the perfect gift, you can go crazy trying to find the most offensive one.
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We have a pair of red underwear like that

Like you guys re-wrap it and pass it around to a different person every year?

We did that in my husbands family with a Big Mouth Billy Bass for a few years.
I'm so glad to know we're not the only ones! DH got a sweater in a super nice Bloomingdales box about 9 years ago. Well, my mother in law and I pass that box back and forth between each other every year! Around this time it's "Do you have the box this year or do I??" She's getting a nice set of pajamas this year in that box.
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she gave me a reindeer last year that's a jellybean dispenser through the butt, :
I gave my husband the sheep version of that last year as a stocking stuffer!! They're so tacky and cute!
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my SIL gave me a paris hilton perfume last year .

please note : she has known me for ten years, knows i am allegric to perfume and knows i don't wear any -- oh and did i mention it was paris hilton -seriously some people don't even try. i sold it for an mp3 player
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My bad gift is now a family tradition. It started as a hideous ornament my mother in law recieved from a horrible woman she works with. I really wish I could find a picture of it because words can't describe how bad it is. She gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago with a note saying this would be a new family tradition to pass around this ornament from year to year. I can't remember who has it now, but hope I never get it back!
We have a pair of red underwear like that

Like you guys re-wrap it and pass it around to a different person every year?

We did that in my husbands family with a Big Mouth Billy Bass for a few years.
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I have no idea where they came from, but they are probably a 4XL or something and you always forget about them until you wind up getting them! My aunt & uncle biked around Europe for a year and they got them that Christmas, then a few years later I was in Australia for Christmas and got them. Can't remember who got them last year, but I guess we'll find out when someone opens them this year
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my SIL gave me a paris hilton perfume last year .

please note : she has known me for ten years, knows i am allegric to perfume and knows i don't wear any -- oh and did i mention it was paris hilton -seriously some people don't even try. i sold it for an mp3 player
That just reminded me of my Dad! He is on Dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant and on a pretty restricted diet. His brother just had a transplant a year ago so knows the diet very well. One of the biggest no-no's is cheese, yet every year he gives my Dad a Pepperidge Farm (I think thats the name?) cheese basket thing. My Dad swears he is just re gifting some office gift!!! He doesn't drink, so this year my Dad got him a bottle of scotch
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Others got worse gifts, but a few years ago my aunt got me plastic hangers . No clothes, just a set of regular old hangers
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my SIL gave me a paris hilton perfume last year .

please note : she has known me for ten years, knows i am allegric to perfume and knows i don't wear any -- oh and did i mention it was paris hilton -seriously some people don't even try. i sold it for an mp3 player


I kinda like the smell of Paris' perfume.
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Okay this still isn't as bad as the soiled sweatpants, but when DH was younger he and his brother received jogging suits from their grandma. Which was fine until they asked their mom what 32 Bust means.
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