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Worst Christmas Gifts Ever

on December 6, 2013

With the Christmas season comes shopping and hopes of selecting just the right gift, as well as receiving the right gift. The thoughts on behalf of the giver are not necessarily synonymous with the thoughts of the receiver. Of course, ’tis the season to be jolly, enjoying the humor, but foremost being thankful…even if the gift is not what you wanted or expected.

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The Regifter

Of course, not in the picture is the obvious regift. While one might initially be delighted to get an elegant Italian dress shirt, beware. There may be initials monogrammed on the cuff gone totally unnoticed since it had never been taken out of the box and unfolded. Priceless? I would use a different descriptor. Thoughtless.

The Statement Maker

In a bizarre twist on the regift, a husband gave his wife the same Gucci purse — literally the same exact purse — two years in a row.

Wife: “I loved that purse, it was the best gift I’d ever gotten. I loved it so much I didn’t want to use it because I had two small kids and you know, it would get dirty,”

Husband: “Sure I rewrapped the purse and gave it to her again. Since she hadn’t used it, heck I thought I might as well just give it to her again — now maybe this year she’ll use it.”

The Non-Gift

We have all seen the ads of the car with the big red bow. I suppose there are actually those who gift a car for Christmas. A bit of caution here: One husband did. More than likely the idea came from one of the eye-catching ads. That big red bow did look pretty cool. Turned out it wasn’t anywhere near a perfect GIFT. The wife is still making payments of the Christmas gift they BOTH drive. Is he always this dense? Maybe it was that darn bow!

What’s the worst gift you have ever received? Better yet, have you surprised someone with a ‘trick’ gift that was awful?

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9 responses to “Worst Christmas Gifts Ever

  1. […] With the Christmas season comes shopping and hopes of selecting just the right gift, as well as receiving the right gift. The thoughts on behalf of the giver are not necessarily synonymous with the thoughts of the receiver. Of course, ’tis the season to be jolly, enjoying the humor, but foremost being thankful…even if the gift is not what you wanted or expected.  […]

  2. Teepee12 says:

    A beautiful cashmere cardigan. I don’t wear cardigans, specifically asked NOT to get a cardigan. And the wrong size … much too small. Now we go shopping after Christmas and buy what we want. It’s fun, the prices are much lower and the clothing FITS.

    • catnipoflife says:

      I always prefer to go shopping AFTER Christmas! It is sickening to pay the before Christmas prices! Found this last night…wanted to laugh but felt sorry for the sister! What’s your take?

  3. RoSy says:

    The top fave bad gift was when I gave my sis & bil a plate with their photo on it. It was cheezy & everyone thought it was hilarious. She actually has it displayed.

  4. Sherrie says:

    Those are hilarious…thanks for the chuckle. I hate to admit it, but I know my husband would wear that ridiculous robe. I had to stop buying him gag gifts years ago because he actually used them. I’m still waiting for Santa to bring him a sense of style.

  5. Hilarious!! Thank you, Sharla!! {{Hugs!!}}

  6. Raani York says:

    Worst Christmas gift ever… not hard to remember: spending Christmas with my very first boyfriend who started to unwrap my gifts to him with boyish shimmery eyes, enthusiastic like a boy, happy and nearly dancing about each one of the gifts – and then at the end telling me: “Oh, Sweetie – I don’t have anything for you.”
    I thought it was a joke – but fact is, it wasn’t…
    After he forgot my birthday too, 2 weeks later, he was history…

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