Mine was a cheap Zippo knock-off lighter from my first roommate in college whom I had ditched after one semester. She knew I would be opening it up in front of my parents who didn't know I smoked! The funny thing is, we're still friends 35 years later and I'm going to a Christmas party at her house Saturday night.
Mine was from my supposed best friend who took a really hideous Victorian-patchwork-HIDEOUS stocking she had gotten from someone else in years past and filled it with a bunch of....well...used crap from around her house. It might have been okay if it was stuff I actually would have liked or used, but it was just bizarre, random stuff. A package of Rainbow Fish book plates. A small, obviously worn, stuffed parrot. An empty tin box. Need I go on? Regifting at it absolute suckiest. :P
One year my parents bought me this ugly shirt/jacket/sweater/creature thingie. It looked like the picked it from the Grandma collection. It was some ugly dark paisley. I still get sick thinking about it.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel
One was a small tin of makeup meant to "smooth fine lines and wrinkles." It was obviously a regift because the original box the makeup came in was gone and the tin had been taped shut. Oh and I didn't have fine lines and wrinkles--I was a teenager.
The other was actually for my mom. It was in with a bunch of other bizarre regifts but this one took the cake--a single knife and the cardboard sheath had my SIL's stepmom's name written on it.
I got a few the first was from my grandma who got me a bunch of hair barrettes, when my hair was bob length.
And my Mother in-law is always gives the worst gifts period. And every year it just gets worse and worse. One year she got me this very horrid, large clown puppet. You know the ones with the strings? And with her, if there is something that we diffinately DONT want she will get it for us. I think she buys everything at the local gas station/cornor store.
Ha, it was a cappuccino maker I got from a Secret Santa gift exchange at my old job. It was manual (it looked more like a penis pump!) and it broke the moment I tried to use it.
3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.