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ProtegeMoi Sun 14-Jul-13 19:24:35

Lighthearted thread by the way.

My grandmother popped round with a present for my DD today who has just turned one, now she has a pretty impressive reputation for the worlds worst presents but today she has finally beaten her own record!

She bought 1 year old DD a teddy bear, sounds good so far until you look closely and see it has a bloody cigarette in its mouth! And if you press its tummy it plays something resembling rave music!

Who the hell would buy a smoking teddy for a baby?

Can't stop laughing at it.

Worst part is she handed it straight to DD who now loves it and hasn't let it go since, she's headed to ruins now isn't she.

Maybe we should run out and buy a bear complete with diploma and boden outfit to compensate. wink

staffie99 Sun 14-Jul-13 19:26:16

Bit of a fire risk for teddy to start smoking in any case...

GeneHuntsMistress Sun 14-Jul-13 19:26:43

Could have been worse - clutching a Greggs and a fruit shoot..

schobe Sun 14-Jul-13 19:27:05


An elderly relative once bought cute little wind up toys for the kids, many years ago. The kids didn't like to point out that they were wind-up willies! They mysteriously disappeared once one of the other adults noticed amidst much hilarity.

babyhmummy01 Sun 14-Jul-13 19:27:15

haha aww bless your Grandmother!

I had a nan who was equally bad at presents, it became a bit of a family joke tbh.

Can you 'wash it' to get rid of the tunes and find a way of removing the fag? Although at 1 realistically your DD has no idea what the fag is

Whothefuckfarted Sun 14-Jul-13 19:27:27

A least it wasn't a golliwog doll

LisaMed Sun 14-Jul-13 19:30:48

My uncle bought ds a dog toy when he was eighteen months old. Not a toy dog, but a toy for a dog. It was a squeaky carrot. I thanked him profusely and explained that the squeak was a choke hazard.

He is lovely my uncle, out for all he can give, but has no idea. He is in hospital right now, and no doubt plotting how to get me to allow him to buy a full drum kit for my now six year old. I go with the flow mostly but I am still struggling with the four foot high cheap furred fuck off panda that took an entire car seat to itself when we took the bastard home.

londonrach Sun 14-Jul-13 19:33:31

Gota love your grandmother. One day this will be an excellent story, until then try and find replacement teddy. I remember my granny giving me knitted booties one year as I get cold feet.......I was in my late 30s and they were yellow and like something you give to a baby. I thanked her but...still....its gone down in family history like this teddy will.

phantomnamechanger Sun 14-Jul-13 19:37:50

oh dear, poor granny - you know she means well and does not have a clue - she only saw "bear"
I remember being first upset and then amused when DHs elderly aunt sent Ds age 2 a birthday card with a snooker playing beer drinking teddy on it - the sort you would get for your dad or uncle - again, she only saw teddy bear

ZingWidge Sun 14-Jul-13 19:39:42

grin a brilliant present!
I want one now!

mrspaddy Sun 14-Jul-13 19:50:24

Me too... sounds funny!! defo keep it for the 21st

Summerhasloaded Sun 14-Jul-13 19:57:22

grin Dd's grandpa bought her a metal goose doorstop for her first birthday. For her second birthday, he bought her a china cat hanger with a mouse dangling from it.

I could go on grin.

A teddy bear with a fag doesn't sound so bad! Perhaps as it was a musical bear, it was a flute/recorder/other musical thing hanging from its mouth?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 14-Jul-13 20:00:23

My ILs gave the kids these weird teddies that looked a bit like red jelly babies, and if you squeezed them they vibrated manically, giggled and said 'that's funny'. Being of slightly dubious Japanese origin, their voice boxes were crap, and what they actually said was. 'Arse fanny'!!! hmm confused grin
They were the MOST annoying things I have EVER seen!

MrsPercyPig Sun 14-Jul-13 20:00:32

My husband's great aunt bought dh's nan a bikini (nan was 80) and a pair of used shoes with room to let out her bunions!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 14-Jul-13 20:02:30

My gran is also slightly clueless. I nether in town one day wearing new shorts. They featured cartoon pictures of tortoises humping army helmets!!! grin

FondantNancy Sun 14-Jul-13 20:03:36

That bear sounds like something I'd have bought as a gag gift for a friend at age 18!

Summerhasloaded love the thought that the bear could be playing a flute while emitting rave music!

LottieJenkins Sun 14-Jul-13 20:06:41

Saggy I keep giggling about arsefanny now! grin

Chottie Sun 14-Jul-13 20:09:34

Actually your Gran sounds a real personality smile she remember DD's birthday - great story to tell her when she is older.

WaitMonkey Sun 14-Jul-13 20:09:58

grin I really want to see this bear, it sounds amazing.

HoldingHigh Sun 14-Jul-13 20:13:52

I'm loving this thread. My nan bought my youngest DC the film Ted a few weeks ago because it was relatively cheap. She thought it was about a 'sweet bear.' You can imagine her face when I explained what it was really about.

jojane Sun 14-Jul-13 20:14:15

Ds2 picked up a little parrot in a charity shop the other day, it mad a noise when you squeezed it. It wasn't until we were in the car and he was pressing it over and over that it registered that what it was saying was
Polly wants a fucking cracker...
Get your tits out...
And other such stuff!!!

Buzzardbird Sun 14-Jul-13 20:16:11

saggy are you sure they weren't butt plugs?

NorbertDentressangle Sun 14-Jul-13 20:18:54

Its probably not even a cigarette.

It'll be one of'funny' cigarettes <knowing wink>.

DameFanny Sun 14-Jul-13 20:27:39

I just want to know where on earth she found such a thing...

ProtegeMoi Sun 14-Jul-13 20:34:17

Definately a cigarette!

At first we tried to think what else it could be but the end is red so its a lit cigarette lol, didnt think if the fire risk!

Off to the chemist in the morning to get some nicotine patches for the teddy and will get a pic for you all once got the older kids settled into bed.

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