The worst present you have ever received at Christmas

(84 Posts)
marriedinwhiteisback Thu 10-Oct-13 20:34:39

Prompted by the Christmas wish list:

What was your worst Xmas Present
From whom; and
Why

Mine was a knit your own acrylic tank top and a pair of fake patent mule slippers from M&S - I was 24 (a very long time ago)

From my mum

And awful because she is incredibly stylish and it summed up her opinion of me as a mousey, boring, frump. sad.

My birthday's three days before Christmas, so I'm going to pretend my 18th birthday present from my then boyfriend was a Christmas present.

A single white candle - the type that is sold as a 'household candle' in a red box, for use in power cuts.

Three gurning ceramic frogs, about an inch high, with wibbly wobbly eyes, one of them clutching a key that had '18!' stamped across it.

A ceramic money box, in the shape of a treasure chest with a teddy bear lying on top of it.

It was a very good thing he was away in Costa Rica for four months at the time. Within thirty seconds of opening it, I decided he was regulated to 'ex' status.

One year I got the how clean is your house book, another year a set of coffe cups (I don't drink coffee) and a tea towel.

Ilanthe Sun 13-Oct-13 18:43:39

A 1kg bag of Tilda basmati rice.

It was a passive aggressive dig from my BIL about the fact that I should, as a woman, do the cooking.

imsureineverdo Sun 13-Oct-13 19:15:56

Memoirs of an Unfit Mother by Anne Robinson.

Clearly my ex-Mil was trying to tell me something!

Dededum Sun 13-Oct-13 19:22:22

A golf course membership. They couldn't deal with me giving up golf, they kept paying for it despite the fact that I played 3 or 4 times a year. Then they decided that it was my pressie, according to DH the look on my face was priceless.

paparoberts Tue 10-Dec-13 16:30:45

A laminator! Top of the range! I still haven't yet laminated anything and the thing is still boxed!

Marne Tue 10-Dec-13 17:07:19

My Nan (bless her) always gives us odd gifts, I enjoy opening her presents because they always make me smile, gifts have included:

A tin of ham
2 odd silver spoons (this was last years gift)
Lavender soap <boak> (I always give this to my mum so she can give it to her partners mum who is old and likes lavender).
Pineapple chunks
Novelty tea towels (with random places on, I think she picks these up at jumble sales)
Hankies (1880's style hankies)
Jigsaw puzzles with bits missing smile

Sadly she's getting very old so wont be doing gifts this year (as she no longer goes to jumble sales and charity shops) and will be giving money instead, I will miss her gifts sad.

Moreisnnogedag Tue 10-Dec-13 17:11:28

A barbie bubble bath bottle with the top half being an actual barbie with a skirt that covered the bottle. From my nan-in-law bless her.

cantheyseeme Tue 10-Dec-13 17:16:32

I love awful presents they make me grin a couple of years ago mil got me some stick on led lights for caravans.... we dont own or use a caravan, bless her haha!

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