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frankie80 Thu 18-Dec-14 23:07:48

So first xmas gift this year, from my secret santa.

A box of chocolates.

What's wrong with that, I hear you ask?

1, they are alcoholic chocs (I don't drink)
2, half the chocolates are missing.

Anyone got similar stories?!

flightywoman Thu 18-Dec-14 23:14:22

One of our cousins gave my nephew half a packet of quavers tipped into a tin.

ScooseIsLoose Thu 18-Dec-14 23:15:20

Some relatives gave me a gift set that stunk of piss and the perfume in it was half empty hmm

Reekypear Thu 18-Dec-14 23:17:45

The gloves I gave my step nan, given back to me the following year, same wrapping.

A cookie jar, no cookies, just the smell of them.

My husband got a Tupperware box of out of date cheese and a packet of crackers. Wrapped up.

frankie80 Thu 18-Dec-14 23:18:00

flighty - was that his only gift??? Was he too young to know any different??

MistletoeBUTNOwine Thu 18-Dec-14 23:20:41

Those are bad! shock
I've never had a really bad one..

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 18-Dec-14 23:22:43

I thought a turkey baster was bad, but not a patch on these... shock

bahfinghumbug Thu 18-Dec-14 23:23:04

Every year without fail my MIL gets me a hair brush from the pound shop for Christmas hmm

Psycobabble Thu 18-Dec-14 23:27:15

These are making me lol!! Keep them coming ladies

paddingtonbear1 Thu 18-Dec-14 23:28:36

One year my ex got me..
a pack of blank tapes
a pack of blank videos (we are going back a bit here!)
a pack of AA batteries.

My mum once gave me the yarn and needles to knit my dad a scarf - it was the biggest present in my stocking!

I almost never stood up to my mum, but that day, I did tell her that it didn't seem like a present for me, and she guilted me into keeping the present by saying she would give me the money, if I wanted, but it was a shame, because she knew my dad would love a scarf knitted by me!

I once got a ring binder and a stapler.Although,to be fair the ring binder was a lovely colour and faux suede so not a 99p jobby. It was because I like nice pens,paper etc that it was deemed I would love every form of stationary as a present.The binder,ok it was pretty.A stapler?!?!

Same person also bought me the book of Crap Towns because the town he lived in was in ithmm

I was engaged to him at the time...

Oh,also once got a set of garden lanterns while I was living in a top floor flatgrin

debbriana Thu 18-Dec-14 23:42:41

Sorry this just made me chuckle. Now laughing my head off. It's worse than someone forgetting.
You can't now imagine what you could have had as a wonderful gift.

debbriana Thu 18-Dec-14 23:48:49

I know people who recycle presents. Especially candles, baths stuff, scuffs and gloves. Always remember the person who gave it to you.

I can't think of a worse present. But am sure I must have had one over the years.

PinkFlamingoAteMyLipstick Thu 18-Dec-14 23:49:35

My mum bought me earrings for nearly twenty years even though I don't have pierced ears.

dingalong Thu 18-Dec-14 23:50:44

Dh's sister has form. Previous gifts have included a diary (previous year) and another year a pair of children's navy tights (we didn't have kids). It was a double pack but he only received one smile

Oh yeah,I've had a recycled present before! I once bought my mother a bottle of Baileys.I got it back as my present two days later.I don't really drink,used to have one occasionally but haven't for years.She got the same bottle back for her birthdaygrin

PinkFlamingoAteMyLipstick Thu 18-Dec-14 23:51:33

Dingalong smile

emotionsecho Thu 18-Dec-14 23:55:31

My IL's are lovely, but one year gave dh a tape of Wurlitzer organ music - we sat there with wtf faces - just why???

When dh was about 6 his gran gave him sock suspenders.

He always ends up with the odd/rubbish presentssmile

Leviticus Thu 18-Dec-14 23:56:24

When I was 17 my mum bought me a suspender belt. Red and black it was. I opened it in front of my dad and brother.

I'm still baffled about it. She's did nothing similar before or since.

Leviticus Thu 18-Dec-14 23:57:04


ArcheryAnnie Thu 18-Dec-14 23:58:06

I think the winner so far is half a pack of children's tights for someone with no kids.

VinoTime Fri 19-Dec-14 00:01:38

My dad once received a rude bottle opener (a lady that made a very suggestive noise when you took a cap off a bottle). My dad is quite, uh, straight laced at times and wasn't highly amused. Made all the worse by the fact it was my cousin who bought it for him - a cousin he and my mum used to babysit when she was teeny tiny grin

EthelCardew Fri 19-Dec-14 09:35:05

When left to her own devices, my mum has always got me slightly thoughtless presents like a cheapo make up set when she knows I've always had terribly sensitive reactive skin. Or a street vendor scarf-type wall hanging with 'Kurt Cobain R.I.P' on it for my 21st?!!

But nothing as random as these, these are awesomely awful!

I've also received a Benefit concealer set from a friend before. I'm sure it was just a 'shit, it's her birthday. Quick, wrap something!" gift but I was a bit offended. Is my face that bad?! hmm

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