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What is the worst gift you have ever received?

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Comedyshortsgamer Fri 15-Dec-17 00:01:27

a couple of years ago my brother got me 6 cans of pepsi max for christmas, that was strange.

73kittycat73 Fri 15-Dec-17 01:30:23

There are two that come to mind. One is my brothers ex-partner (I think they were together at the time.) 'accidently' bought me a mans smellies set. I 'phoned her up in case she got the presents mixed up somehow and she just laughed at me.
The other one doesn't sound too bad but upset me as I thought the giver (My mum!) knew me well enough to give gifts that would be suitable. She gave me 10 pink padded clothes hangers. fconfused
I hope I don't sound ungrateful, because I'm really not. I was just hurt and thought my mum at least would know me better!

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 15-Dec-17 01:49:46

I was given a truly awful log shaped tea light holder by a colleague. It was expensive too - it came from a local shop that sells pricey but naff trinkets - but totally not me. Still it's the thought that counts.

laudanum Fri 15-Dec-17 02:36:34

My ex bought me a Simpson's VHS compilation one year. He was in love with the show, but he knew I found it boring. So basically he bought it for himself. Of course I was an ungrateful bitch when I didn't respond in rapture.

tomatopuree Fri 15-Dec-17 02:37:09

A box of chocolate covered nuts from my brother and SIL

I'm anaphylactic...

VimFuego101 Fri 15-Dec-17 02:47:27

I got a knife, fork and spoon set in my work secret Santa last year. I had bought the same person a really nice present the year before (she cried when she saw it) and we know eachother pretty well so everyone gets a nice present rather than something generic.

Fadingmemory Fri 15-Dec-17 02:54:26

A knitted cover for a loo roll in the shape of a poodle. (From an elderly aunt who was unable ever to visit us and who had made the gift herself).

I thanked her enthusiastically but the object never made it past the kitchen bin.

eitak22 Fri 15-Dec-17 04:18:56

A plastic weasel necklace (although think that was my birthday), for christmas a wicker pramy with a pale green lace and cushion inside complete with a teddy wearing a pale green lacy dress (i was 8) and both were from my sister but she means well just has bad taste.

She currently buys house stuff such as cushions and calendars, this is better suited to me!

RaindropsAndSparkles Fri 15-Dec-17 04:25:06

Knit your own tank top kit.

Glittermakeseverythingbetter Fri 15-Dec-17 08:54:20

A very large bright torch. The giver was very excited to give it to me, and had hinted about my amazing present beforehand.
It was for my car, in case I had a break down on a country lane and needed to change a tyre!
I had just bought a brand new car from a showroom, so unlikely to break down any time soon, I was in the AA, and didn't have any plans of trying to change a tyre on my own down a dark country lane, in fact the safety advice at the time was to stay locked in the car and call for help grin

Ninepence Fri 15-Dec-17 08:57:45

A book on cats, 'because I love them'.

I don't (and I'm allergic fgrin).

Grabbed from a bargain bin on Christmas Eve, I suspect.

Tinselistacky Fri 15-Dec-17 09:10:29

Mil bought me a silver plated snake necklace. She only shops on ebay - I looked and it cost £3.75!!

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 15-Dec-17 09:16:12

One of those face steamers for clearing up spots hmm. Didn't realise a couple of spots every now and then was so hideous.

Newfleur Fri 15-Dec-17 09:23:51

From MIL: a bag of twiglets. Wrapped in festive paper and all 😂

rackhampearl Fri 15-Dec-17 09:29:13

A notebook from the pound shop from MIL
Mexican wrestling mask from ex as he’d just done a milatary tour in Belize (I actually loved it after we stopped laughing)

I actually hate receiving gifts, not because I’m ungrateful, just because I find adults buying each other gifts very weird, I always do buy gifts for people because I feel like I must but I long for the day that we all just agree to have a Christmas drink together and nibbles instead, would save us all so much money, (apart from MILgrin)

Youvegotafriendinme Fri 15-Dec-17 09:43:42

I received a box of tetley teabags from my grandparents one year. Not sure their thinking behind that one.

FairfaxAikman Fri 15-Dec-17 09:46:06

A single portion of Lucky Charm from the American section of the supermarket.
I hate Lucky Charms.

NameChangedAndForgotOldName Fri 15-Dec-17 09:48:58

A size 8 jumper from my nana who was constantly making comments about my weight..I was size 24

I'm smaller than her now, the jumpers too big 😆😆

PartridgeInAPetri Fri 15-Dec-17 10:02:08

This! It's a Gun and Holster Christmas Tree decoration!
I don't have a gun or ever want a gun! confused

PartridgeInAPetri Fri 15-Dec-17 10:04:17

I give up! MN won't let me post the photo.sad
It's a sparkly gun and holster Christmas tree decoration.
I don't own a gun and never want to own a gun!

PartridgeInAPetri Fri 15-Dec-17 10:04:44

Oh! There it is! ^

user1493413286 Fri 15-Dec-17 10:06:29

A toiletry set i’d given someone for their birthday a few months previously; if you’re going to regift make sure you remember who gave it to you

rackhampearl Fri 15-Dec-17 10:14:31

I LOVE that partridge... 😍

DeadButDelicious Fri 15-Dec-17 10:14:39

My grandparents in law once gave us one oven glove. I know it was meant to be part of a pair because my SIL got the other. Both individually wrapped and gift tagged to each of us.

Unicorn81 Fri 15-Dec-17 10:22:14

PIL are awful at gifts, ive had cheap necklaces, hand cream i had given them previous year, cheap tat watches, bath and body set which smell disgusting, old lady perfume too. Also given my partner a load of shit too

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